Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Millions of elderly Germans are in care (file photo) A Polish care worker who worked in German nursing homes for years has been charged with six counts of murder for killing his elderly patients. Himself a diabetic, he used insulin to kill his victims, police said. He is also accused […]
According to the exit polls, the biggest issue in the 2018 elections was health care. A full 40 percent of Americans identified health care as their prime concern; by contrast, the second-ranking issue, immigration, lagged 17 points behind. Indeed, a nationwide map of political advertising this year showed that health care was the hottest topic. […]
China immediately denounced Tuesday’s unsealed U.S. indictment of ten Chinese agents for a five-year plot to steal aerospace technology as “sheer fiction and completely fabricated.” The U.S. Justice Department promised those charges were just the beginning of a major pushback against intellectual property theft and made good on Thursday by filing charges against a state-owned […]
Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Beetles represent the largest insect group Heatwaves can damage the sperm of insects and make them almost sterile, according to new research. Scientists exposed beetles to experimental heatwaves in the laboratory, which resulted in reduced male fertility. The effects could be passed down to the beetles’ offspring. Further work could […]
Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Many mothers carry wipes for convenient cleaning All wet wipes sold as “flushable” in the UK have so far failed the water industry’s disintegration tests, the BBC has found. Water companies say wet wipes don’t break down and are causing blockages which cost millions to put right. Manufacturers insist their […]
Image caption Culling badgers has a “modest” effect in slowing the spread of TB say experts An independent scientific review has said that badger culling can have a “modest” effect in reducing cattle TB. But it adds that the policy would lead to more than 40,000 badgers being culled a year. The report says that […]
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