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Out of control: Fukushima manager admits to ‘embarrassing failure’
The manager of the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant has admitted not having full control of the facility. Contrary to the statements of the Japanese PM, TEPCO’s Akira Ono said attempts to plug the leaks of radioactive water had failed.

18.04.2014 05:01

​Medical misdiagnosis affects 12 million Americans a year – study
Around one in every 20 adults who seeks medical care in a US emergency room or community health clinic receives a misguided diagnosis, a new study found, estimating that 12 million Americans a year are affected by erroneous medical conclusions.

17.04.2014 21:12

2,300 tubes containing SARS virus samples missing in France
A major French biomedical research body, the Pasteur Institute, have launched an investigation into the disappearance of some 2,300 test tubes containing samples of the SARS virus. The loss was discovered during an inventory.

15.04.2014 09:43

Mammogram tech who faked cancer tests played ‘Russian roulette’ with patients’ lives
A former hospital technician in Georgia has been sentenced to up to six months behind bars for editing mammogram results so that 1,289 patients were given false negatives. Ten of those women in fact tested positive, and two of them have since died.

17.04.2014 01:32

Aliens attack: Killer shrimps invade Britain while giant hornets approach
Alien wildlife species, such as killer shrimps and zebra mussels, are invading Britain at a rate never seen before, the UK parliament’s green watchdog warns. Meanwhile, giant Asian hornets that have caused six deaths in France are on their way to the UK.

16.04.2014 12:09

Britain among worst hospital bed supply in EU
Patient capacity at British hospitals has dropped to the second-worst level in Europe, maintains an international report. The maximum occupancy rate was exceeded last year, and waiting for a bed seems to have become commonplace.

16.04.2014 05:23

UN investigator of violence against women barred from UK detention center
A UN special rapporteur investigating violence against women has been denied access by the UK government to the controversial Yarl’s Wood Detention Center after a recent death. A former inmate said, “It’s not a detention center, it’s a prison.”

16.04.2014 10:10

HIV-infected people may face obligatory fingerprinting in Russia
A new bill prepared by a nationalist MP and approved by federal ministries proposes the introduction of obligatory fingerprinting for all people with dangerous diseases, including HIV, and the creation of a national database.

16.04.2014 07:12

Colorado presents marijuana vending machine
Marijuana legalization in Colorado has already sparked innovation in the state – pot tours, anyone? – and now one company has even created a vending machine capable of dispensing the drug to legally verified users.

15.04.2014 16:21

Asian pollution fueling storms across Northern Hemisphere – study
Increasing levels of pollution in Asia are strengthening storms over the Pacific Ocean, a study has revealed. Scientists warned these changes could have a radical knock-on effect on climate systems around the world if left unchecked.

15.04.2014 04:49

​Drug users moving to buy narcotics online, says Global Drugs Survey
More drug users tend to buy both legal and illegal drugs over the Internet, including cannabis, LSD and MDMA, with US and Brazil topping the list of cannabis use, a new report by the Global Drugs Survey says.

14.04.2014 04:45

No room for error? Fukushima basements mistakenly flooded with 200 tons of radioactive water
A pump at Japan’s battered Fukushima power plant has mistakenly flooded its basements with highly contaminated cooling-tank water. But the latest mishap follows a far more worrying discovery about one last year’s leak.

14.04.2014 05:06

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