Health

Everything you know about police gun use is wrong

Everything you know about police gun use is wrong

THE woman with the advanced Harvard degree says, “Why did the cops shoot him so many times? Why not just wound him?”...
Australia’s oldest brothel in the outback

Australia’s oldest brothel in the outback

WHEN CARMEL was feeling a little depressed after being widowed for the third time in her early 50s, her doctor suggested she find a new interest....
Mum finds maggots in Woolies chicken

Mum finds maggots in Woolies chicken

A MOTHER made a stomach-turning discovery after her son ate a piece of Woolworths BBQ chicken she had just purchased to find that it was infested with maggots....
Getting a second opinion for a medical problem can bea life saver. Here's how to do it.

Getting a second opinion for a medical problem can bea life saver. Here's how to do it.

Thanks to a boom in second opinion consulting services, it’s easier and cheaper than ever....
An 'epidemic' of verbal abuse against women humiliates and isolates them.

An 'epidemic' of verbal abuse against women humiliates and isolates them.

Before seeking help, many victims suffer decades of attacks that demean, undermine them....
Born conjoined at the head, Delaney twins separated at Philadelphia hospital are doing 'fantastic'

Born conjoined at the head, Delaney twins separated at Philadelphia hospital are doing 'fantastic'

Fifteen-month-old twins Erin and Abby Delaney, who were fused at the tops of their heads until June, are responding so well, their doctors at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia...
How Philadelphia surgeons separated twins conjoined at the head

How Philadelphia surgeons separated twins conjoined at the head

Disconnecting head-joined twins poses a boggling array of risks. Surgeons at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia came up with an innovative way to try to reduce some of those risks...
AFN delegates set Native agenda; politicians talk about Trump, Twitter, climate, Alaska

AFN delegates set Native agenda; politicians talk about Trump, Twitter, climate, Alaska

Highlights from the final day of the 2017 Alaska Federation of Natives convention in Anchorage....
Season’s 1st snowfall arrives in Anchorage — along with over 2 dozen car crashes

Season’s 1st snowfall arrives in Anchorage — along with over 2 dozen car crashes

Girdwood and Portage Valley had several inches of snow Saturday afternoon....
We tried it: A seriously intense workout with Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez

We tried it: A seriously intense workout with Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez

What Is It: TruFusion’s 60-minute “Tru Barefoot Bootcamp” tests your mobility, endurance and resilience through a combination of yoga, Pilates, kettle bells and other movement...
Does drinking cow's milk help children grow taller?

Does drinking cow's milk help children grow taller?

Children who drink alternative milks seem less likely to grow to the same height at age three as those who drink cow's milk, Toronto researchers have found....
‘I fell in love with a gay man’

‘I fell in love with a gay man’

LIKE most people, Monica Davidson was devastated when her boyfriend dumped her. “He broke my heart into a million, billion pieces,” she says....
Why happy people have affairs

Why happy people have affairs

INFIDELITY is a matrix of entitlement, arrogance, risk and eroticism. It is a powerful taboo, despite how ubiquitous it has always been in society....
Cocaine Cassie’s sister makes plea

Cocaine Cassie’s sister makes plea

CASSIE Sainsbury’s family is hopeful that she will be given a second chance, after a new plea deal could see her released in three years....
The woman with the job every man wants

The woman with the job every man wants

BEER scientist is the kind of made-up job you’d expect a bratty 17-year-old boy to pitch to his Year 12 careers counsellor, but it’s how Birgitte Skadhauge has been making a living...
Cigarette taxes are the best way to cut smoking, scaring Big Tobacco

Cigarette taxes are the best way to cut smoking, scaring Big Tobacco

Why a pack of cigarettes costs $13 in New York City but less than $5 in Kentucky....
The story behind nature's killers--those deadly volcanoes, hurricanes, floods

The story behind nature's killers--those deadly volcanoes, hurricanes, floods

Nova looks at past disasters, what might happen if they struck today and whether they were a prelude for worse....
Aching feet can be debilitating. Here are some common causes and how to treat them.

Aching feet can be debilitating. Here are some common causes and how to treat them.

Corns, calluses, pinched back nerves and even diabetes can be to blame....
Beware costume contacts to avoid a scary Halloween, doctors say

Beware costume contacts to avoid a scary Halloween, doctors say

Eye experts say many stores and online vendors are illegally selling dangerous, non-prescription contact lenses that are marketed as cool Halloween accessories....
Plaintiffs in Denka suit: EPA should ignore company's request to change chloroprene guidelines

Plaintiffs in Denka suit: EPA should ignore company's request to change chloroprene guidelines

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should ignore a plea to change health-related chloroprene emission guidelines made by a company already releasing concerning amounts of the...
Brutal conditions challenge workers on Manitou Incline

Brutal conditions challenge workers on Manitou Incline

With both feet planted firmly so as not to slip and tumble down into the clouds, Hugo Benitez glanced over his shoulder, down to the shrouded ties and water-diverting structures...
The hottest trends in workout wear this fall

The hottest trends in workout wear this fall

The athleisurewear trend isn’t going anywhere. Particularly in California where so many of us swear by clothing that can transition from workouts to the rest of our lives....
Teens are sleeping less than ever before, and smartphones could be to blame

Teens are sleeping less than ever before, and smartphones could be to blame

New U.S. research has revealed that teenagers are sleeping fewer hours per night than generations before them, with evidence suggesting that smartphones could be to blame....
Judge tosses US$417M award against Johnson & Johnson

Judge tosses US$417M award against Johnson & Johnson

A judge on Friday tossed out a US$417 million jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson talc-based baby powder for feminine hygiene....
N.S. psychiatric hospital criticized over unescorted patients going missing

N.S. psychiatric hospital criticized over unescorted patients going missing

After a patient from the East Coast Forensic Psychiatric Hospital in Dartmouth, N. S. was accused of an indecent act while out on a day pass, questions are being raised about how...
Discredited vaccine paper highlights issue in retraction process, experts say

Discredited vaccine paper highlights issue in retraction process, experts say

Canadian researchers say retraction should be 'instantaneous,' but note that's not always the case, and that flawed studies continue to live online....
$417M settlement overturned in case linking talcum powder to cancer

$417M settlement overturned in case linking talcum powder to cancer

A judge in Los Angeles has tossed out a $417-million US jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson talc-based baby powder for...
Snack attack: Exploring the myth of so-called superfoods

Snack attack: Exploring the myth of so-called superfoods

Think you're snacking smart? Don't be so sure. CBC’s Marketplace looked at some popular snack-food labels that may fool shoppers into thinking they’re getting a dose of guilt-free...
‘I can make them have a baby’

‘I can make them have a baby’

SEX robot inventor Sergi Santos isn’t just changing how men pleasure themselves — he’s potentially changing society as we know it....
Facebook post destroys a cafe

Facebook post destroys a cafe

WHEN a coffee shop owner’s 23-year-old daughter went on a Facebook rant about police officers late last week, little did she realise it would ruin her beloved business forever....
How to lose weight in 20 mins a day

How to lose weight in 20 mins a day

IF YOU had just 20 minutes a day to burn as much fat as possible, what would you do? Run? Squat? Burpee like there’s no tomorrow? Or stare blankly at the treadmill, trying to work...
‘Skyrocketing’: Australia’s changing sex trends

‘Skyrocketing’: Australia’s changing sex trends

TEN years ago, Australia’s sexual appetite was very different. Not only have our sexual desires changed over the past decade, our wants and needs have also vastly affected the way...
New thong jeans are a disgrace to denim

New thong jeans are a disgrace to denim

IT CAN be hard for fashion labels to put their own spin on the classic jeans look — but one Japanese designer may have taken it way too far....
10 dishes you’ll only find in Australia

10 dishes you’ll only find in Australia

THERE are some things about Aussies the world will never understand — namely those foods we can’t get enough of. It’s hopeless trying to explain them. Let’s just tuck in and be...
Dogs do ‘puppy eyes’ on purpose

Dogs do ‘puppy eyes’ on purpose

HAVE you ever wondered whether your pooch is trying to tell you something by giving you puppy dog eyes?...
Catfishing scheme ends in real romance

Catfishing scheme ends in real romance

A COUPLE have had their own fairytale ending after a catfishing scheme unexpectedly ended well....
The struggle of being a mom with cancer, from the author of ‘Cancer Hates Kisses’

The struggle of being a mom with cancer, from the author of ‘Cancer Hates Kisses’

Jessica Reid Sliwerski was exploring her three-months postpartum body when she found a lump in early 2015....
I don’t know what my deaf child is going through. ‘Wonderstruck’ helped me understand.

I don’t know what my deaf child is going through. ‘Wonderstruck’ helped me understand.

Even though “Wonderstruck” focuses on deafness, its lessons of acceptance, advocacy and love could be applied to any disability or challenge a child may encounter, and how we as...
Medicare open enrollment and what you need to know

Medicare open enrollment and what you need to know

Beneficiaries have until Dec. 7 to decide on best ways to get drug coverage....