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‘National moral disgrace’: Over 1 in 5 US children on food stamps & living in poverty
Over 20 percent of US children ‒ an estimated 16 million youths ‒ are on food stamps, according to the latest government figures. That number has almost doubled since the Great Recession began in 2007. Nearly a quarter are living below the poverty line.

28.01.2015 23:02

Friends are best predictors of our long-term health, lifespans – study
Friends are the most accurate readers of our potentially fatal habits. A study has found that our pals are more likely to predict when we'll die and if we'll get ill, since we're often blind to our own traits.

28.01.2015 20:07

1 in 3 on federal disability have mental disorder - report
Just over 35 percent of Americans receiving disability benefits from the federal government have a mental illness, according to the latest data, while the total number of disabled beneficiaries is up nearly 50 percent from a decade ago.

28.01.2015 16:37

White House wants $1.2bn to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria, looming superbug epidemic
The White House has called for increased investment to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria to prevent resurgent diseases once thought eradicated and new superbugs that similarly gain strength thanks to the modern penchant for profligate antibiotic use.

28.01.2015 15:19

Blitzkrieg turned mayhem: Hacktivists claim they reveal Ukrainian troops’ annihilation
Ukraine's subversive hacker group CyberBerkut has published documents allegedly exposing dreadful situation with the Kiev's troops attacking separatist forces in the East: war crimes, tremendous loss of lives and wholesale desertion of entrapped troops.

28.01.2015 12:39

​UKIP unveils anti-immigrant, populist wish list of 100 policies
With fewer than 100 days left before the general election, the UK Independence Party has announced a shopping list of policies titled, “100 reasons to vote for UKIP.” They include scrapping prisoners’ right to vote and an emphasis on “British identity.”

28.01.2015 11:18

Fake church set up in Australia to evade vaccination for children
New “no jab, no play” childcare laws introduced in two Australian states have prompted a controversial anti-vaccination group to create a “church” of its own that rejects vaccination, but is actually merely a business, according to local media reports.

28.01.2015 10:03

Humans can stop global warming and maintain ‘high quality of life’ – UK govt
Future generations can enjoy a higher quality of life while also making huge cuts to carbon emissions, a new UK government study has found. This will only be possible if massive changes to infrastructure are made, however.

28.01.2015 09:14

Gaza war ‘unlawful’: Israeli rights group blames IDF for deliberately targeting residential areas
An Israeli human rights group has accused the IDF of war crimes during last year’s Gaza invasion by launching airstrikes that intentionally targeted residential areas, killing women and children, while claiming that Hamas was hiding behind civilians.

28.01.2015 06:33

Breakthrough in cancer research? Scientists quickly un-boil an egg
Which came first, the chicken or the egg? It turns out scientists care less about that age-old question than about getting a cooked egg back to the form that a mother hen would recognize. That ability could have dramatic implications for cancer research.

27.01.2015 22:35

​Sleeping aids, hay fever cures increase risk of Alzheimer's risk by 63% – study
Over-the-counter hay fever and sleeping pills can vastly increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a new study has found.

27.01.2015 14:27

​Public inquiry into Litvinenko poisoning begins
The public inquiry into the death of Alexander Litvinenko is under way, eight years after the former KGB officer was poisoned with deadly Polonium-210 in London.

27.01.2015 13:59