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Health

UN urges Israel to repay Lebanon $850mn in oil spill damages
The US General Assembly has nearly unanimously approved a resolution urging Israel to pay Lebanon some $850mn compensation to cover the clean-up cost of an oil spill caused in 2006 by the IDF jets attack on oil storage tanks during the war with Hezbollah.

20.12.2014 04:15

Experimental Ebola drug helped critically ill doctor – study
An anti-Ebola prototype drug has helped a critically ill doctor from Sierra Leone, according to the latest study. The medic, who was flown to a German hospital in September with severe Ebola symptoms and discharged a month later, fully recovered.

19.12.2014 13:50

​Brain GPS: UK scientists identify ‘internal compass’ controlling directional sense
The precise part of the human brain that controls people’s sense of direction has been identified by leading scientists in a groundbreaking piece of research.

19.12.2014 16:53

​Abortion debate in Ireland re-ignited as clinically dead pregnant woman kept on life support
Irish health authorities sought legal counsel Thursday night about whether a clinically dead pregnant woman, who had suffered catastrophic brain damage, should be kept on a life support machine to save her unborn baby.

19.12.2014 12:58

Accident & Emergency ‘worst week ever’ as winter flu spreads
Emergency rooms in UK hospitals experienced an unprecedented crisis this week, failing to meet a record number of their targets, with patients waiting hours for treatment. Nearly half of people in a recent survey think NHS care is deteriorating.

19.12.2014 13:08

‘No borders in space’: Russian cosmonaut, US astronaut get ready for longest ISS flight
While tensions between the US and Russia are high, an astronaut and a cosmonaut are “great friends, colleagues and professionals,” the pair said ahead of their joint year-long ISS flight in preparation for a manned Mars mission.

19.12.2014 09:28

Air pollution in late pregnancy elevates risk of autism – Harvard study
The chance of children developing autism doubles among mothers exposed to high levels of air pollution during late pregnancy, compared with those living in cleaner areas, a major US study reveals.

19.12.2014 08:29

Law enforcement is most obese profession - study
A study on the prevalence of obesity by occupation found nearly half the cops, firefighters and security guards in the United States are obese. Economists, scientists and psychologists scored the lowest rates of obesity.

19.12.2014 03:18

8 children stabbed to death in Australia, mother in serious condition
Eight children aged from 18 months to 15 years have been found stabbed to death inside a house in Manoora suburb of the city of Cairns in far north Queensland, police have confirmed.

19.12.2014 03:02

Chinese villagers sign petition to isolate HIV-positive child
A petition to isolate a small boy has attracted more than 200 signatories in a remote Chinese village requesting “preventative isolation measures by taking Kun Kun [the child] away from the village, and protect the health of the villagers and children.”

18.12.2014 15:44

Nuclear warning: Scotland’s radioactive emergency response under threat
​Scotland could become unable to respond quickly to nuclear emergencies if staff cuts go ahead at a radiation monitoring station, a source claims.

18.12.2014 17:49

Police investigate 3 murders in alleged Westminster pedophile inquiry
The Metropolitan Police are investigating the suspected murder of three boys in relation to the so-called Westminster pedophile ring, which allegedly serially abused boys during the 1970s and 80s.

18.12.2014 13:19