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Admin February 24, 2018

This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly roundup of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news emailed to subscribers every Saturday morning. If you haven’t subscribed yet, you can do that by clicking here. That deep vein thrombosis risk you’ve heard about on long airline flights? It can also happen after binge watching TV. If you’re planning […]

Admin February 24, 2018

Three bombs rocked the capital of Myanmar’s restive Rakhine State, Sittwe, early on Saturday, police said, adding that a police officer was slightly injured and the authorities were still working to determine who was behind the bombings. Sittwe is the capital of Myanmar’s violence-torn Rakhine where Rohingya Muslim insurgent attacks last year sparked a massive military […]

Admin February 24, 2018

Orlando Bloom only has time for very important people. The 41-year-old actor spent some quality time with his 7-year-old son, Flynn, whom he shares with ex-wife Miranda Kerr, on Friday. The former Lord of the Rings star and his boy had a lunch date and shared the adorable moment on Instagram. Simply captioned, “Very important […]

Admin February 24, 2018

Samuel Archibald says he can finally relax after he spoke out about being denied disability insurance last fall, even though his doctor had ordered him to take medical leave for major depression. The Montreal novelist and literature professor received a call from UQAM’s group insurance company, Desjardins, on Thursday morning informing him that they had reviewed […]

Admin February 24, 2018

Eastern Ghouta is running out of almost everything, but there is no shortage of ways to die. It was an attack on eastern Ghouta, back in 2013, that put chemical weapons back into the modern world’s lexicon of war. Now, days into a brutal campaign by Russian-backed Syrian government forces intent on clearing it of […]

Admin February 24, 2018

Taylor Lautner says goodbye to his beloved pet. The 26-year-old Scream Queens star shared an emotional post on Friday, mourning the death of his dog, Roxy. Alongside a picture of Lautner holding up his pup and kissing her on the face, the actor recalled when his parents first gave him Roxy. “Roxy, my family surprised […]

Admin February 23, 2018

It’s pretty extraordinary for people in their 80s and 90s to keep the same sharp memory as someone several decades younger, and now scientists are peeking into the brains of these “superagers” to uncover their secret. The work is the flip side of the disappointing hunt for new drugs to fight or prevent Alzheimer’s disease. […]

Admin February 23, 2018

With the 2018 Winter Olympics closing ceremony set for Sunday in Pyeongchang, one wonders if somewhere nearby there aren’t boxes of new Russian uniforms waiting to be opened, each stamped with RUSSIA and in the country’s full colours, along with Russian flags waiting to be unfurled. The Russian National Olympic Committee is officially suspended from […]