Narcotic Painkillers Another Threat to Traumatized War Vets: Study

  Iraq and Afghanistan war  veterans who have psychiatric disorders, especially post-traumatic stress  disorder, are more likely than mentally healthy vets to use prescription narcotic painkillers, a new study finds. Use of these opioid pain medications, such as OxyContin, Percocet and  Vicodin, can become addictive and cause more serious problems, researchers  say. “Veterans using these narcotic painkillers had worse clinical  […]

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President Obama Unveils Housing Initiative at Super Tuesday News Conference

  President Obama today unveiled his administration’s latest plan to tackle the housing crisis, announcing new mortgage relief for U.S. military personnel and homeowners with government-insured loans at his first news conference of the year. Obama told reporters at his 19th solo White House news conference that he is not satisfied to “sit by and wait while the housing market […]

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Netanyahu Signals Determination on Iran, but War Will Have to Wait

    Had he been speaking Hebrew in a dramatic TV broadcast back home, parts of Benjamin Netanyahu’s fire-and-brimstone speech on Monday night might have been mistaken for the words of an Israeli Prime Minister about to launch a fateful war. He painted Iran’s nuclear program as an apocalyptic extermination threat redolent of the Nazi Holocaust, stressed Israel’s power and […]

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U.S., others agree to nuclear talks with Iran

  The United States and other countries agreed Tuesday to resume negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program. Iran also signaled a willingness to let international inspectors visit a key military base at Parchin, which international inspectors suspect could be involved in a nuclear weapons program. The United States, France, Britain, China, Russia and Germany said they would resume stalled […]

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Apple Wants to Upend the TV Business: Will Big Content Play Ball?

  Over the course of his career, Steve Jobs revolutionized three industries: personal computing, digital music and mobile communication. Before his death last fall, he had turned his attention to a fourth — television — according to Walter Isaacson’s biography of the Apple co-founder. Jobs’ vision was an integrated device that would combine Apple’s famously intuitive design interface with seamless […]

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