Patients hearing about palliative care for the first time can get a little scared about implications that it spells the beginning of the end of life. But a bigger barrier to wider acceptance of the approach isn't patients' resistance but foot-dragging by their doctors.
It started with Ben Smith of Politico writing that Donald Trump's mother, "it should be noted, was born in Scotland, which is not part of the United States. His plane is registered in the Bahamas, also a foreign country. This fact pattern — along with the wave of new questions surrounding what he claims is a birth certificate — raises serious doubts about his eligibility to serve as President of the United States."
Highly toxic plutonium has seeped into the soil outside the troubled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power complex in northeastern Japan, officials say. The amounts detected in five different soil samples taken from the facility did not pose a risk to humans, safety officials say.
The plutonium levels found were so low, they could have been from soil almost anywhere on Earth, NPR's Jon Hamilton reports from Tokyo. A government spokesman said Tuesday that an analysis of the specific radioactive isotopes suggests the material came from a nearby reactor.