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Pussy Riot inmate claims Russian prison took away water

Jailed Pussy Riot punk Nadezhda Tolokonnikova on Friday accused Russian prison officers of cutting off her drinking water on the fifth day of a hunger strike — a move the prison service denies. Tolokonnikova began a hunger strike at her penal colony in central Russia’s Mordovia region in protest at…

Copper ingestion may lead to the development of Alzheimer’s disease

Scientists on Monday reported new evidence that copper can lead to the plaque buildup in the brain that causes Alzheimer’s disease, fueling fresh debate over the mineral’s role in dementia. The scientific community is divided on the question of whether copper — found in red meat, vegetables, dairy products as…

‘Radioactivity found in Swiss lake’ near nuclear plant

Scientists have discovered a radioactive substance in sediment under a Swiss lake used for drinking water and situated near a nuclear plant, the Le Matin Dimanche weekly reported Sunday. While scientists cited in the report stressed there was no danger to human health, the discovery raises concerns about safety practices…

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