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Umami

Ability to Taste Fully Can Be Health Indicator

The ability to taste all five of the basic tastes, particularly the least well known one umami, can have an effect on overall health, according to researchers in Japan.  The five tastes are sweet, salty, sour, bitter and umami and being able to taste the last of these is particularly important for older people’s health. The study showed that when elderly patients lose their … [Read More...]

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Scottish Nurse

UK Ebola Screening Procedures Under Scrutiny After Nurse Diagnosed

The procedures used to screen health workers who are returning to the UK after treating patients suffering from Ebola need to be reviewed following the travel of an infected nurse from London to Glasgow despite concerns. Pauline Cafferkey told officials at Heathrow that she was feeling unwell but was allowed to travel from the London […]

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Windows 10

Microsoft Announces Details of Windows 10

Microsoft have started giving the details of their new Windows 10 operating system by announcing that their voice-controlled assistant Cortana will be brought to the PC.  They also unveiled their new headset that will eventually lead to the projecting of the operating system over the real world view of the user. The company also said […]

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State of Union

Obama Wants to Spread Wealth – State of the Union

Tweet US President Barack Obama gave his annual State of the Union speech to Congress last night and in it he declared that the financial crisis in the country had ended and that he was introducing new economic policies that would benefit everyone. In a speech aimed, according to experts, at working families, the president […]

2014

2014 Officially Warmest Year on Record

Tweet 2014 Officially Warmest Year on Record An announcement on Friday confirmed what many people had already thought – that 2014 was officially the warmest year on record, with an average temperature 0.07 degrees Fahrenheit higher than the previous best. The National Climatic Data Centre, a division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), […]

Belgium

High Alert in Place Across Europe Following Raids

Tweet Countries across Europe are on high alert following anti-terror raids and the arrest of a number of suspected Islamist militants.  Over 20 people in Belgium, France and Germany were arrested after Belgium joined France in sending troops to work with the police. A number of countries have tightened their security following the deadly attacks […]