Singapore's first prime minister hospitalised with pneumonia

Feb 22, 2015

Singapore's first prime minister hospitalised with pneumonia

Singapore’s first prime minister and the man widely credited with the city state’s economic success, Lee Kuan Yew, is hospitalized with severe pneumonia. Lee, who turned 91 last September, was admitted on Feb. 5, the office said. “His condition has stabilized and he remains ...

'Obamacare'  clients given wrong tax information

Feb 21, 2015

'Obamacare' clients given wrong tax information

President Barack Obama’s signature health care program has run into another problem. About 800,000 customers of, the website where people can sign up for insurance under the program, got the wrong tax information from the government, the Obama administration said Friday. Officials are ...

Feb 18, 2015

Scores of elderly restrained in Tokyo retirement homes

Scores of elderly people living in retirement homes in Tokyo have been routinely tied to their beds or locked in their rooms, officials said on Wednesday. A Tokyo authority has ordered a care provider to stop the abuse of elderly people in three separate ...

Feb 15, 2015

Chinese patients turn to black market for blood

China’s rising demand for health care is exposing a chronic shortage of an essential commodity: blood. With hospital blood supplies tight, desperate patients are turning to agents known as “blood heads,” who sell certificates that give patients access to state blood banks, creating a ...

Feb 12, 2015

Scientists unravel mystery of how snake venom causes seizures

Scientists have unraveled the mystery of how venom from the Costa Rican coral snake causes seizures in its victims, a finding that could boost research into schizophrenia, epilepsy and chronic pain, researchers said Monday. The recipe involves a pair of proteins called micrurotoxins (MmTX) ...

Full text of Obama's State of the Union address

Jan 21, 2015

Full text of Obama's State of the Union address

The full text of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night, as prepared for delivery and provided by the White House: Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, my fellow Americans: We are 15 years into this new century. Fifteen ...