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Mine dust victims call for coal levy

Queenslander Keith Stoddart can barely lift a bucket of water after spending three decades working underground as a coal miner. The 69-year-old was diagnosed with black lung three years ago and travelled to Melbourne to demand more assistance for sufferers from BHP and other mining companies. “I can’t hardly carry a bucket of water,” Mr… Read More »

Call for more transparency over ‘add-on’ fertility treatments

Many add-ons are available – but do they work?Phanie / Alamy By New Scientist staff and Press Association Clinics offering fertility treatment must be more transparent about the effectiveness and costs of “optional extras”, the UK’s fertility regulator has said. The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority says there is “no conclusive evidence” that any so-called… Read More »

Scientists call for halt in stem-cell trial over alleged data fabrication

Days after Harvard Medical School said it found extensive falsified or fabricated data from the laboratory of a prominent heart researcher, doctors and scientists are urging a halt to a medical trial based in part on his work. They say that sick people should not be subjected to the risks of an experiment whose underlying… Read More »