To Keep Polio At Bay, Israel Revaccinates A Million Kids

In early August, Israel launched a mass campaign to vaccinate children against polio, including this little girl at a clinic in Rahat.

Enlarge image i In early August, Israel launched a mass campaign to vaccinate children against polio, including this little girl at a clinic in Rahat. David Buimovitch/AFP/Getty Images In early August, Israel launched a mass campaign to vaccinate children against polio, including this little girl at a clinic in Rahat. David Buimovitch/AFP/Getty Images Israel is […]

Mass. firms mull cuts in health benefits

WASHINGTON — Some Massachusetts companies are considering trimming employee insurance benefits as they prepare to implement provisions of President Obama’s health care overhaul, a move that follows announcements by several national firms that they plan to cut coverage, according to business leaders. In recent weeks, UPS and Delta Airlines, among others, have said they would […]

First Thoughts: Health-care battle continues

Health care battle continues… OFA releases new TV ad trying to boost the health law’s popularity, while GOP politicians try to chart a course on how to roll back the law… Gingrich: GOP can’t just be against Obamacare… Violence in Egypt represents foreign-policy disaster for U.S… The sequester’s impact on science funding… And the latest […]

Wal-Mart’s Electronics Problem: Where are a Hot New Gadgets?

AFP/Getty Images By Shelly Banjo and Drew FitzGerald Wal-Martsays a business need some new toys. The world’s biggest tradesman on Thursday blamed a disappointing second-quarter sales results in partial on a disaster of wiring makers to shake out new record and some-more sparkling gadgets. “Consumers will spend, though we have to give them a good […]

Ke$ha’s Penis-Shaped Jewelry Sells Out

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Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images You snooze, we lose! If we were one of a large Ke$ha fans who fanciful some new phallic-shaped valuables to call your own, we sadly contingency surprise we that you’re now out of luck. That’s right, a individualist singer’s Kesha Rose by Charles Albert collection, that only launched final week, is […]

‘Deplorable’: 14 women and children killed by bomb at Afghan graveyard picnic

Noorullah Shirzada / AFP – Getty Images A wounded boy receives treatment at a hospital in Jalalabad after an explosion in a graveyard in Nangarhar province on Thursday. KABUL — At least 14 women and children were killed on Thursday when a bomb went off as they were having a picnic beside the grave of […]

Do Children Bring Happiness—or Misery?

Getty Images Evolutionary psychologists tell us that wanting offspring is hardwired, but for most of us, the decision to have a child is intensely personal—and has become all the more daunting in recent years thanks to several high-profile research studies that have suggested that parents are miserable and stretched to the limit. Along with a […]

Health care exchanges threatened by delay

Some health care exchanges won’t be ready for business by the official Oct. 1 target date, experts warn.(Photo: David Sutherland, Getty Images) SHARECONNECT 37 TWEETCOMMENTEMAILMORE Less than 90 days before government-run health exchanges are due to open up shop under President Obama’s new health care law, Web insurers are still being locked out of helping […]

Obama to speak on health care law Thursday

President Obama(Photo: Brendan Smialowski, AFP/Getty Images) SHARECONNECT 143 TWEETCOMMENTEMAILMORE President Obama returns to a familiar topic on Thursday: Health care. Obama will discuss the economic benefits of the new health care law, spokesman Jay Carney said, a day after New York state reported that it expects private health insurance rates to drop by more than […]

Are We Underestimating How Much Help Aging Parents Need At Home?

Getty Images Lots of people cruise of a probability that their aging relatives competence need a small help. The relatives might be struggling, though don’t wish anyone entrance into their home.  They contend “I’m fine” when their children advise a helper.  So, they all wait. No one calculates a tangible cost of assistance until a […]