Friday, May 26, 2017

Researchers found link between using popular drugs and failure of immune system

Australian researchers are a step closer to understanding immune complications caused by commonly prescribed medications. ______ Many well-known and commonly prescribed drugs that are successfully used to treat diseases can also have harmful side effects. While it has been known that some drugs can inhibit the immune...

Unimaginable radiation levels inside Fukushima’s crippled nuclear power station

Unimaginable radiation levels inside Fukushima's crippled nuclear power station. According to the institute, just 4 sieverts of radiation exposure would be enough kill a handful of people. Tepco said it had found a two-metre hole in the metal grating under the reactor that would need to be patched after a robot was sent in to asses some of the damage.
Radiation levels recorded inside Fukushima's crippled nuclear power station are at the highest levels since its catastrophic meltdown in 2011. Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings Inc (Tepco) said the radiation level in the containment vessel of Reactor 2 in the Fukushima No 1 power plant...

Strangest photos found on Google Earth – Just try to explain (if you can)

Google Earth compiles images from various sources, from satellites in geosynchronous orbit that snap low-resolution photos from tens of thousands of miles above Earth, to satellites closer to Earth that capture higher-resolution shots and even aerial photos taken from airplanes, kites, drones and even...

Albania: Lots of people never heard about, here is what to see and do on a weekend break in Tirana

It may be over a quarter of a century since Albania opened its borders, but mention you’re off for a weekend in the capital Tirana, and eyebrows will flex. Under communism, Albania was an isolated state. It was the preserve of hardy travellers, with Americans,...

Killing of N. Korean brother Kim Jong Un was organized by government

The killing of the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was organized by the reclusive state's ministry of state security and foreign ministry, according to South Korean lawmakers briefed by the country's intelligence agency. The eight North Korean suspects include four officials of...

Superbug bacteria found in people, animals and food ‘alarming’ threat to public and animal health, EU warns

Superbug bacteria found in people, animals and food across the European Union pose an "alarming" threat to public and animal health having evolved to resist widely used antibiotics, disease and safety experts warned. ______ A report on antimicrobial resistance in bacteria by the European Food Safety...

Yes, Madame Le Pen could become French president, commentators say

With the polls narrowing and one of her main rivals embroiled in an expenses scandal, far-right leader Marine Le Pen could feasibly become French president in May, senior politicians and commentators say. ______ At the headquarters of her National Front (FN) party in Nanterre outside Paris,...

U.S. is considering withdrawing from the U.N. Human Rights Council

The United States is considering withdrawing from the U.N. Human Rights Council, a weekend report on the Politico news site said. The Council is considered not only vehemently anti-Israel, but also has failed time and again to criticize governments that inflict death and terror on...

Saudi Arabia is committing systematic war crimes, verging on genocide in Yemen

Saudi Arabia is committing systematic war crimes, verging on genocide in Yemen
Five children have lost their lives in an attack, which targeted al-Mokha District of Ta’izz Province in Yemen’s southwest. Two other people were also killed in another Saudi air raid in Dhamar province in central Yemen. The United Nations has warned about the dire humanitarian...

Terror attacks killing 42 people in Syria city of Homs

Simultaneous bombings have targeted separate areas across the western Syria city of Homs, claiming a total of 42 lives. ______ The attacks struck the city on Saturday. Some reports said the fatalities included a senior security official, named Hossein Da’aboul (pictured below). The so-called Syrian Observatory for...

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