June 22, 2011

James Richard Verone, a 59-year-old North Carolina man, was arrested earlier this month after handing a bank teller a note demanding $1, then waiting peacefully for the police to arrive—all so he could receive free medical attention in jail. Of course, this begs the obvious question: Why didn't he just try to hold up a doctor's office?

Federal health officials yesterday unveiled new, graphic warning labels for cigarette packaging. Because if there's one thing that's proven to get through to smokers, it's the long-term repercussions of their actions.

A new study from the CDC finds that approximately one in 13 U.S. children suffer from food allergies. So fair warning, kids: about one in every 13 birthday parties is going to be extremely lame.

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