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Health funding cut said to threaten levelling up

BBC News

But it pointed out people in the poorest areas could expect to live nearly 20 fewer years in good health than their peers in wealthier areas - a gap likely to have been made worse during the Covid pandemic.


Study: Dogs Have Some Understanding of Language

U.S. News

Researchers then conducted functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging scans on the dogs while their owners stood in front of the machine calling out the name of each object while showing the corresponding toy. The owners also called out meaningless words while displaying random objects. The fMRI results showed increased activation in auditory regions of the dogs' brains to the unassigned words compared to the trained words.


Your Dog Knows Exactly What You're Saying

National Geographic

The first step was not an easy one: Training dogs to remain absolutely still in a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scanner. It took several months for dog trainers to work their magic on 13 pet dogs that live in Hungary, including six border collies, four golden retrievers, one German shepherd, and one Chinese crested.


Could a blood test reveal your AGE?

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It can predict a person's age with 84 per cent accuracy, say researchers The machine can guess how old someone is within a 10 year range While most of us know how old we are from our birthday, there are some - like those who are orphaned at a young age - who have no idea when they were born. But now a new technique may make it possible to determine a person's age with a simple blood test.


US to buy 500 million Covid vaccine doses for the world - reports

BBC News

The White House has indicated that he intends to cover a "full range of pressing issues" with his Russian counterpart, including arms control, climate change, Russian military involvement in Ukraine, Russia's cyber-hacking activities and the jailing of Russian dissident Alexei Navalny.