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Does Being Over Weight Matter?

When it comes to nutrition, public health professionals seem to agree on very little. Yet for decades, they could agree on one thing: Being over weight is bad for you, carrying too much weight can lead to diabetes and heart

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

Canadian Becomes First Woman To Lead Changing Of The Guard

A Canadian soldier has made history as the first woman to lead the Changing of the Guard ceremony at London’s Buckingham Palace. Captain Megan Couto led her unit as it changed Queen Elizabeth II’s guards on Monday. The unit was

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

Summer And Barbecue Brush Dangers

Canadian surgeons are urging people to throw out wire-bristled barbecue brushes, because none of them have figured out a surefire way of removing the wires when they get stuck in people’s throats. The tiny thin, sharp wires can come off

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

The Hamilton Globe Ball Getting a New Paint Job

Hamilton Renewable Power plans to paint the city’s distinctive blue and yellow globe at the Woodward Avenue Treatment Plan and it could cost the corporation hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost revenue during the shut down to paint the

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

Stop Sticking Things Into Your Ear

For the most part, the rules by ear doctors haven’t changed much. Seth Schwartz, chair of the guideline group, says that “ear candling” is now called out specifically as something patients definitely should not do, the practice of ear candling,

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

No Member Of The Royal Family ‘Wants to be King or Queen’

That’s one of the many revelations shared by Prince Harry in an extraordinary interview. Britain’s Prince Harry has suggested that no one in the Royal Family including his brother William really wishes to rise to the throne. Harry says that

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

Rescue Center Uses Artificial Intelligence to Name Guinea Pigs

The Portland Guinea Pig Rescue center asked Janelle Shane a computer research scientist if she could build an AI system that generates guinea pig names quickly. The facility frequently rescues animals and they needed a swifter way to give each

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

Doctors Want ‘Cancer-Causing’ Foods Out of Hospitals

A major American doctors’ group hopes to put an end to a great irony served up daily at most U.S. hospitals: The food offered there tends to contribute to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, stroke and cancer — the very same

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

Ken Doll Gets Makeover: Man Bun And More

He’s been overshadowed by Barbie for decades, but now Ken is finally getting some attention. Mattel is introducing 15 new looks for the doll, giving him new skin tones, body shapes and hair styles. The makeover is part of the

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

NASA Runs Its First Ever Competition With A $5 Million Reward

The competition is called the Cube Quest Challenge. Teams will launch small CubeSat satellites, about the size of a loaf of bread, as secondary payloads on the Space Launch System rocket in 2019. There are two parts of the competition.

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

35 Tons Of Confiscated Fidget Spinners To Be Crushed

It sounds like a dream come true for teachers, coaches, parents or anyone else who has had to deal with distracted kids playing with this year’s must-have toy, the fidget spinner. Frankfurt airport customs authorities confiscated 35 metric tons of

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

Should You Get a Prenup Before Settling Down?

Marrying couples will put a lot of time and effort into planning even the smallest of weddings – but what about preparing for what come after the “I dos?” With so much at stake down the road – like children,

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

Eating Moldy Fruit?

Summer is here, Strawberries, raspberries and blueberries, as well as peaches, plums and blackberries. But all this fresh produce also means that some may become moldy . If you accidentally eat a piece of fruit with mold, [chances are] nothing

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

Fifth Grader Creates Device To Prevent Hot Car Fatalities

School is out for the summer for ten-year-old Bishop Curry of McKinney, Texas and he’ll be spending a lot of it developing his idea to help prevent deaths related to hot cars. He calls his design, “oasis” and with the

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

Sylvia Maracle and Gord Downie Receive The order of Canada

Gord Downie and indigenous activist Sylvia Maracle will be appointed to the Order of Canada on Monday, while the other members of the Tragically Hip will also receive one of the country’s highest civilian honours at a later date. Maracle

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

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