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Exercise ‘boosts mental health in over-50s’, Says New Study

Exercise 'boosts mental health in over-50s', According to Study

Aerobic and resistance exercises can improve thinking skills of the over 50s, according to new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, and led by University of Canberra researchers. Those mind-strengthening benefits even provided a boost to those who were already suffering from mild cognitive impairment, which is often a precursor to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The scientists ... Read More »

Scientists Discover a Caterpillar that Can Eat Plastic

Scientists Discover a Caterpillar that Can Eat Plastic

Scientists have discovered a species of caterpillar capable of eating a common form of plastic. What lessons can nature teach us about cleaning up the nearly indestructible pollutant? Galleria mellonella caterpillars are more typically referred to as “wax worms” because they live out their larval stage as parasites in beehives, where they consume beeswax. They’re extremely widespread and represent a ... Read More »

Research Documents the Rise of Sex “Trend” Called “Stealthing”

Removing condom without asking partner is a dangerous trend, A New Study Reveals

A new study explores the phenomenon of “stealthing” ― the purposefully nonconsensual removal of condoms during sex ― and how those who fall victim to the practice can move forward. The study, by Alexandra Brodsky for the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law, is an important addition to the literature and conversation about how we define sexual assault, sexual violence, and ... Read More »

Frito-Lay recalls some potato chips “Report”

Frito-Lay recalls some potato chips, Report

Frito-Lay issued a voluntary recall of Jalapeño Flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked potato chips and Jalapeño Flavored Miss Vickie’s Kettle Cooked potato chips on Friday.  A supplier recalled the seasoning blend, Frito-Lay said. No salmonella was found in the seasoning supplied to Frito-Lay, but the company recalled the chips on Friday “out of an abundance of caution,” according to a press release. No ... Read More »

Scientists Find Yet Another Reason Why Naked Mole-Rats Are Just Weird

Scientists Find Yet Another Reason Why Naked Mole-Rats Are Just Weird

Naked mole rats — yes, like Rufus from “Kim Possible” — are really weird mammals. Naked mole rats (Heterocephalus glaber) have never been the most conventional mammal – the scrotum-looking creatures are resistant to cancer, can survive almost 20 minutes without oxygen, and can barely feel pain. But new study has revealed that they’re even more bizarre than scientists could ... Read More »

Winnipeg scientists develop 1st new antibiotic in decades

Winnipeg scientists develop 1st new antibiotic in decades

Researchers at St. Boniface Hospital have developed a drug that could finally beat antibiotic-resistant infections. The drug, dubbed PEG-2S, has received a provisional patent, and its development is highlighted in a study published today in the Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology (CJPP). Without affecting healthy cells, the drug prevents the proliferation of a harmful bacteria that possesses a specific ... Read More »

Woman, 32, With Two Vaginas Reported To Be Pregnant, Report

Woman, 32, With Two Vaginas Reported To Be Pregnant, Report

A Woman born with two vaginas and two wombs is expecting a “miracle” baby, after doctors warned she was infertile. Medics believed Krista Schwab could never get pregnant, because of complications caused by her rare condition. “I always felt the separate sections during intercourse and smear tests but I just thought that feeling was a normal thing every woman had,” ... Read More »

April Is Parkinson’s Awareness Month, How Can You Help?

April Is Parkinson's Awareness Month, How Can You Help?

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month, when Parkinson’s organizations around the world draw attention to Parkinson’s disease, a progressive brain disorder affecting over 100,000 Canadians and 6 million people worldwide. Across Canada, Parkinson Awareness Month activities will include Parkinson tulip sales, concerts, breakfasts, educational presentations, conferences and other informational events. “Ten regional partners with 240 chapters and support groups are reaching ... Read More »

Youngsters using smartphones lose out on sleep, Says New Study

Youngsters using smartphones lose out on sleep, Says New Study

Researchers have warned that children’s increasing use of mobile electronic devices is leaving them at risk of permanent damage. New study in the UK has found that the use of smartphones and tablets is causing significant sleep problems among babies and toddlers. Tim Smith, who lead a team at Birkbeck University in London, quizzed 750 parents about their kids’ touchscreen ... Read More »

Running can increase your lifespan, says new research

Running can increase your lifespan, says new research

A new study shows running could help people live longer. After collecting data from 55,000 adults, the Iowa State University study found one hour of running can add seven hours to a person’s life. This is more than any other form of exercise. The findings, which used data from studies of men and women aged 18 to 100 over 15 ... Read More »