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One in three Adult Asthma Patients May Not Have Asthma, study reveals

One in three Adult Asthma Patients May Not Have Asthma, study reveals

A new Canadian research suggests that 33 per cent of people diagnosed with asthma do not actually have the respiratory condition. The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, concludes that some adults diagnosed by their doctors as having asthma should be reassessed. “It’s impossible to say how many of these patients were originally misdiagnosed with asthma, ... Read More »

Canadian Jeep and Dodge owners suing company; Report

Canadian Jeep and Dodge owners suing company, Report

Canadian purchases of 2014-2016 diesel Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Ram 1500 trucks have launched a class action lawsuit seeking $250 million in damages. The class action alleges that on January 12, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) issued a notice of violation to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (“FCA NV”) and to FCA US LLC (“FCA”) for alleged violations ... Read More »

NTU successfully launches Singapore’s first satellite from International Space Station

NTU successfully launches Singapore’s first satellite from International Space Station

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has successfully launched its 7th satellite into space from the International Space Station (ISS). Named the AOBA VELOX-III, it is the first Singapore satellite to be launched from the ISS, a 110-metre habitable human-made satellite that orbits the Earth. NTU’s satellite was delivered to the ISS last month by Japan’s national aerospace agency, the ... Read More »

2018 Audi Q8 Concept debuts in Detroit Motor Show (Video)

2018 Audi Q8 Concept debuts in Detroit Motor Show (Video)

THE Audi Q8 concept has been unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show, hinting at a smart-looking, hybrid engined fastback SUV that will one day challenge the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe and BMW X6. The concept shares a similar footprint to the current Q7 – it’s over five metres long and has a wheelbase of three metres – but is 40mm lower. ... Read More »

Nigeria Refugee Camp Bombed, More Than 100 Dead

Nigeria Refugee Camp Bombed, More Than 100 Dead

A Nigerian air force fighter jet on a mission against Boko Haram extremists mistakenly bombed a refugee camp on Tuesday, killing more than 100 refugees and aid workers and wounding 200, a government official and doctors said. Maj. Gen. Lucky Irabor confirmed that “some” civilians were killed in the northeastern town of Rann, The Associated Press reports. In the military’s ... Read More »

McDonald’s Canada issues franchise-wide tree nut allergy warning

McDonald’s Canada issues franchise-wide tree nut allergy warning

McDonald’s Canada is adding nuts to the menu, meaning the restaurant chain is now off limits to thousands of Canadians who live with allergies. A statement on the fast food chain’s website says starting today it will begin to serve products that use nuts that are not individually packaged. That means all food in Canadian restaurants will now come with ... Read More »

Antiretrovirals might raise susceptibility to syphilis, says new study

Antiretrovirals might raise susceptibility to syphilis, says new study

New study suggests that antiretroviral drugs used to treat HIV could boost the susceptibility of gay and bi men to the bacteria which causes syphilis. Syphilis cases in several countries have risen sharply in recent years, primarily affecting men who have sex with men. In this study, researchers investigating the outbreak hypothesize that medications used in highly active antiretroviral therapy ... Read More »

2017 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback: Smart-driving SUV Alternative (Video)

2017 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback: Smart-driving SUV Alternative (Video)

Despite its affordable price, the 2017 Chevy Cruze Hatchback doesn’t feel or look like a budget hatchback. Its exterior is attractive, as is its two-toned interior, but beyond its good looks, there’s lots of tech packed inside to help make the Cruze look and feel like a more premium vehicle. The Cruze slots in the middle of Chevrolet’s sedan lineup, ... Read More »