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Dozens of nuclear alerts underreported by British MoD, new study reveals

Dozens of nuclear alerts underreported by British MoD, new study reveals

  The UK Ministry of Defense has been accused of downplaying the real dangers stemming from the UK nuclear deterrent after the report by a safety watchdog put the number of accidents, involving British nukes, at 110, four times higher the official count. Unveiled on Wednesday by the Nuclear Information Service (NIS), an independent nuclear […]

‘Frankenstein effect’: Dormant memories can be revived with magnetic pulse to brain, study says

‘Frankenstein effect’: Dormant memories can be revived with magnetic pulse to brain, study says

Those who struggle to recall even the most recent of memories could one day be able to revive them with a zap of magnetic energy to the brain, according to a new study which sheds further light on the “working memory.” The notion of working memory has to do with the part of the brain […]

Tory cuts may be killing pensioners, Oxford study suggests

Tory cuts may be killing pensioners, Oxford study suggests

Conservative government cuts are killing vulnerable and poor elderly people, a new study has found, drawing a “significant link” between cuts to pension credits and the avoidable death of over 85s. The report was released on the day of Chancellor George Osborne’s eighth budget, where he will announce further cuts to disability benefit, forcing 200,000 […]

Nano-sized particles cure final-stage breast cancer in mice – breakthrough study

Nano-sized particles cure final-stage breast cancer in mice – breakthrough study

Nanotechnology has helped scientists cure mice which have breast cancer in its terminal stage. The study could be a turning point in treating the disease with clinical trials on human patients expected to be conducted as early as next year. “I would never want to over-promise to the thousands of patients looking for a cure […]

US women 80% less likely than men to enjoy retirement security – study

US women 80% less likely than men to enjoy retirement security – study

American women are at a higher risk of poverty after retirement than men, because their existence is conditioned by a combination of lower pay, a longer lifespan and other factors such as taking time off to be with their families. A new study by the Washington, DC-based Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS) found that retirement […]

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