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Link between poking nose and pneumonia discovered in research

Human nose is designed to stop infectious bacteria from reaching lungs, but if its content is put into mouth, a person inserts bacteria, also the ones that cause pneumococcal infection, in his or her body putting it behind the protective mechanism, British scientists have concluded.

Avoid eating meat to prevent devastating climate change, scientists call

The humanity has to considerably cut its meat consumption to prevent devastating climate change, scientists found in the most thorough study so far on how what we eat affects the environment.

Bulgarian man accused of journalist Marinova's murder

In Germany, a citizen of Bulgaria has been arrested and charges with the brutal killing of journalist Viktoria Marinova, according to Bulgarian authorities.

Romania referendum against gay marriage ends with insufficient turnout

Romania has held a referendum on the definition of marriage in the country's constitution to exclude the possibility of homosexual marriage, but a low voter turnout means that the definition would stay unchanged.

Exit polls: Harmony, ‘Attīstībai/Par!’ and National Alliance in top 3

Exit polls conducted outside polling stations in Latvia showed that in the election of the 13th Saeima, the largest voter support has been attracted by the party Harmony, ‘Attīstībai/Par!’, the National Alliance, the New Conservative Party and KPV LV.

Vatican sued to make it reveal identities of child abusers in clergy

An American citizen, who has unveiled he had been raped by a priest as a child, has sued the Vatican with the aim of identifying accused Catholic clergy members in the world.

Lithuania: rural ambulatory care precincts under threat

An overhaul of Lithuania’s hospital network, the brainchild of Lithuania’s Health minister Aurelijus Veryga, has yet to override many hurdles and some say it has stalled amid the overwhelming resistance, however, the new «victim» of it may be the country’s ambulatory care centres that are on the bottom chain of medical services and which are especially popular among the rural population.

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