Manning’s Treatment Assailed

Mar 12, 2011
“Ridiculous counterproductive stupid" Those are the words chosen by US State Department spokesman PJ Crowley to describe the country’s treatment of Pfc Bradley Manning, the alleged WikiLeaker being held in solitary confinement in a military jail Crowley to describe the country’s treatment of Pfc Bradley Manning.

AIDS Still an Uphill Battle

Jun 3, 2008
Every year about a million HIV patients globally are given potentially life-saving treatments, while about 2 1/2 times that number are infected. On top of that, the vast majority of HIV-positive people around the world don't know they're infected.
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Study Raises Doubts About ADHD Meds for Kids

Nov 18, 2007
Here's a study that the makers of Ritalin probably won't love: Researchers working on the Multimodal Treatment Study of Children With ADHD, which has been tracking 600 kids in treatment for ADHD since the 1990s, now question earlier findings about the effectiveness of medication and raise new concerns.

Breast Cancer More Deadly to Blacks Than Whites

Mar 22, 2006
Black American women are 19% more likely to die of breast cancer than white women, according to a new study. This is just the most recent of many studies illustrating that within our healthcare system, even after controlling for socioeconomic factors, blacks still receive a poorer quality of healthcare than whites.

Annan Backs Guantanamo Closure

Feb 17, 2006
In the wake of a UN report condemning the US treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the U secretary-general says America must shut down the prison "as soon as possible" U officials react about as you might expect Earlier: Read about the former U interrogator whose book blew the lid off inhumane practices at Gitmo Update: From the Jordan Times (via Watching America): "It is immensely sad that the U should end up imitating the worst aspects of the very systems it says it wants to 'democratize'".