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AAP calls for public health approach to opioid misuse by pregnant women

AAP calls for public health approach to opioid misuse by pregnant women

Opioid use in pregnancy has increased dramatically in the past decade, leading to increased rates of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) supports a public health-based approach to engage and protect these maternal-infant dyads. Vanderbilt neonatologist Stephen Patrick, M.D., co-authored the AAP’s report, which states that, while some state governments have prosecuted and jailed mothers for ... Read More »

Researchers cautiously lay ground rules for rewriting human DNA “Report”

Researchers cautiously lay ground rules for rewriting human DNA

National Academies report paves a path for future germline editing, but only under strict conditions. The joint report from the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine outlines several criteria that should be met before allowing genome editing clinical trials to move forward. According to the report, these editing tools could one day be used on human ... Read More »

New $240 million water tunnel to withstand quake now operational

New $240 million water tunnel to withstand quake now operational

Metro Vancouver has opened a new $240-million tunnel built under the Fraser River to ensure drinking water keeps flowing to Surrey and South-of-Fraser residents in the event of an earthquake. The Port Mann connection is one of the key links between Metro Vancouver’s watersheds and the communities south of the Fraser. Replacing this crossing was the first in a series ... Read More »

Margot Robbie: New Nissan Electric Vehicle ambassador (Video)

Margot Robbie: New Nissan Electric Vehicle ambassador (Video)

Nissan has appointed actor Margot Robbie as the new face of Nissan Electric Cars, and have sent her racing round Monaco in the BladeGlider EV to celebrate. The prototype 190km/h Nissan BladeGlider, which hits 100km/h in less than five seconds, challenges the conventional thinking of what an all-electric sports car could look like in the future. Showcasing all the fun ... Read More »

2017 Hyundai Ioniq raises the bar for a green car (Video)

2017 Hyundai Ioniq raises the bar for a green car (Video)

The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq is a small hatchback that comes as a hybrid, a plug-in hybrid, or an all-electric model; it’s an important new player in the world of high-efficiency cars. 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid – All 2017 Hyundai Ioniq hybrids are powered by a 1.6L GDI Atkinson Cycle 4-cylinder engine. It makes 104 horsepower and 109 lb-ft of torque. ... Read More »

Six Alleged UFOs Flew Past the ISS in Mysterious NASA Video (Watch)

Six Alleged UFOs Flew Past the ISS in Mysterious NASA Video (Watch)

New and strange footage from NASA’s live feed of the International Space Station appears to show six large objects scurrying by. This is not the first time this sight has been seen, but this instance contains unique characteristics. The 31 second video appears to focus on the outside of the American station and within seconds, ‘six large’ glowing orbs crept ... Read More »

2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack named Canadian Car of the Year (Photo)

2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack named Canadian Car of the Year (Photo)

The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) has named the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack as this year’s Canadian Car of the Year at the 2017 Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto. The winning vehicles were crowned following an intensive week of back-to-back testing by automotive journalists gathered from across Canada. Despite having driven a few dozens of new and significantly ... Read More »

Britax Recalls Strollers Due to Fall Hazard; Report

Britax Recalls Strollers Due to Fall Hazard, Report

Britax has recalled more than 600,000 strollers after discovering an issue that could cause child seats to disengage from the device. The recall affects Britax B-Agile and BOB Motion strollers, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Britax has received 33 reports of car seats unexpectedly disconnecting from the strollers and falling to the ground, resulting in 26 reports of ... Read More »

OPP: Innisfil man dies in head-on snowmobile collision

OPP: Innisfil man dies in head-on snowmobile collision

Barrie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are investigating a two snow machine collision, that occurred at 1:46 pm Saturday, Feb. 18 just off Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Club Trail B near Line 15 north in Oro-Medonte Township. A Red Yamaha snowmobile traveling southbound near OFSC Trail B collided head on with an Arctic Cat travelling north bound off the trail. The ... Read More »