Immigrants demand to stop deportations

Published on May 1, 2014
RT America

Immigrants gathered in front of the US Capitol as part of a May Day “Stop the Deportations” rally. Some documented and some undocumented, the protesters hope that their voices will be heard before the August congressional recess, after which members of Congress will turn their attention to mid-term elections. While immigration reform has been pushed by President Barack Obama, Congress has blocked most attempts to change the system. For some families, that means whether they will be able to stay with their loved ones is in question. RT’s Lindsay France reports from the Capitol and speaks to some of the immigrants rallying for change.

Gov workers get diarrhea at Food Safety Summit

Published on May 2, 2014
RT America

The Food Safety Summit is a giant event that brings together the best and brightest in the US food industry to discuss methods to keep food safe. So it’s extremely ironic that more than 100 attendees from the FDA, USDA, Department of Agriculture, and our huge corporations with food interests came down with bad cases of gastroenteritis at the summit. What’s worse, the experts can’t figure out why. The Resident discusses.

Portland plans to use pee water

Published on May 2, 2014
RT

The city of Portland, Ore. has new plans for its reservoir of urine-contaminated water. In April, security cameras caught a teenager urinating into an uncovered drinking-water reservoir. Officials decided to flush the entirety of the reservoir’s 38 million gallons of water at a cost of $175,000, but after a backlash from the city’s notoriously eco-friendly citizens, the government decided a new plan was needed. RT’s Lindsay France has the details.

3D mirror reveals internal organs

Published on May 4, 2014
Reuters

May 2 – A three-dimensional digital mirror which reveals the interior of a person’s body has been developed by a team of researchers in Paris. Straddling the worlds of art and science, the mirror could one day find a place in hospitals and doctors’ offices as an educational tool for patients facing surgery. Jim Drury reports.

Brain helmet finds pulse of depression treatment

Published on May 4, 2014
Reuters

May 4 – An Israeli company is making inroads into the treatment of depression with a helmet-like device designed to stimulate neuronal activity in affected areas of the brain. Brainsway says its technology could also be used to help Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s patients, if clinical trials prove successful. Elly Park reports.

Overmedicated nation: children in danger

Published on May 3, 2014
RT

American children are increasingly being prescribed behavior-altering drugs. Medications for emotional and behavioral problems are prescribed to 7.5 percent of children aged 6 to 17, with those from poor families more likely to be on some type of medication. While evidence-based alternatives are available, drugs are often easier, offering a quick-fix. RT’s Lindsay France discusses what this means for America and its children with Dr. Galina Mindlin, author of “Your Playlist Can Change Your Life.”