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Scientists warn of overwhelming costs of mental illness: ‘We will be overwhelmed by brain disorders’

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) – Health systems could be “overwhelmed” by the costs of coping with mental illnesses such as dementia, depression and addiction if nothing is done now to boost investment in research, leading neuroscientists said on Thursday. Publishing a study that put the estimated costs of brain…

U.S. lawmakers blast Guantanamo’s $2.7 million per prisoner cost

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic lawmakers pushing to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay said on Wednesday its cost has skyrocketed to $2.7 million per inmate this year and argued it is too expensive to keep open while the country is fighting budget deficits. “This is a…

Voters think Republican climate dissenters are ‘ignorant, out of touch or crazy,’ bipartisan poll finds

Results show risks that deniers in Congress pose to GOP as majority of younger constituents back Obama’s carbon plans Republicans in Congress who reject the science behind climate change could soon be reduced to political fossils, with new polling on Wednesday suggesting three-quarters of young voters find such views “ignorant,…

Republicans prepare for ‘Obamacare’ showdown, with eye to 2014 elections

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – With the Obama administration poised for a huge public education campaign on healthcare reform, Republicans and their allies are mobilizing a counter-offensive including town hall meetings, protests and media promotions to dissuade uninsured Americans from obtaining health coverage. Party officials, political analysts and lobbyists…

Pope Francis warns Latin America against legalizing drugs

Pope Francis has warned Latin America against legalizing drugs, arguing in sharply-worded and highly political remarks that liberal policies under consideration in his home region will not reduce the problem. The Argentine-born pontiff delved into the hot topic on Wednesday after celebrating the first public mass of his week-long visit…

George H.W. Bush shaves head in support of child with cancer

Former US President George HW Bush shaved his head this week in solidarity with the young son of a member of his security detail who is suffering from leukemia. A photo released by Bush’s office shows two-year-old Patrick, who is undergoing leukemia treatment, and the elderly ex-president sporting bald heads…

Japanese women retake top spot for life expectancy

Japan’s women retook their place as the world’s longest-lived last year, edging out Hong Kongers as their life expectancy bounced back from the dip caused by the 2011 tsunami, officials said Thursday. Health ministry data showed girls born in Japan in 2012 could expect on average to live to 86.41,…

Church of England declares war on payday loans firm

Church of England leader Justin Welby has told a company offering short-term high-interest loans that the church wants to “compete” it out of existence by promoting not-for-profit credit unions. Welby, who as Archbishop of Canterbury is spiritual leader of the world’s 85 million Anglicans. He said in an interview published…

Illegal Pennsylvania same-sex marriage licenses show stir in ‘battleground states’

Two women were married in a religious ceremony Wednesday near Philadelphia after getting a same-sex license from Montgomery County officials…  …

Cyclist doping revelations a shock to no one

When the names of the cyclists whose retroactively tested blood samples had come up positive for EPO became known, there was a palpable and collective sense of nothing new. There were no surprises, no scandalous revelations, no intrigue, no ambiguity. The results merely confirmed what was either already known or…

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