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After a year on Medicare, advice for journalists on stories that need to be told

The annual Medicare open enrollment period ends soon.  America’s seniors have faced a blizzard of dismaying news about the program. Here are some excerpts from newsworthy stories that you should be aware of. Excerpt: “The federal government recently redesigned a digital tool that helps seniors navigate complicated Medicare choices, but consumer advocates say it’s malfunctioning… Read More »

‘Time outs’ don’t do any harm, parents told

Using “time outs” to discipline children is not going to harm them or your relationship with them, US research suggests. Despite criticism of the “naughty step” strategy, children’s anxiety did not increase and neither did their aggressive behaviour, the eight-year study of families found. But a UK psychologist said the key was how the technique… Read More »

Boy with allergy died after cheese was flicked at him, inquest told – The Guardian

A schoolboy with a dairy allergy was left gasping for breath and shouted “I’m going to die” minutes after a fellow pupil flicked cheese at him, an inquest has heard. Karanbir Singh Cheema, 13, known as Karan, went from “absolutely fine” to unconscious in under 10 minutes after the incident at William Perkin Church of… Read More »

‘I had a severe itch in my leg… later I was told it was cancer’ – Woman (30) on shock diagnosis

Rebecca McDonald Rebecca McDonald is now recovered. Since her recovery she has learned to drive and is now learning to swim. ‘I had a severe itch in my leg… later I was told it was cancer’ – Woman (30) on shock diagnosis Independent.ie A 30-year-old woman who suffered an incessant itch in her leg for… Read More »