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Probiotics only benefit those with a bad diet, says new research

Probiotics only benefit those with a bad diet, Says New Study

Probiotics could be damaging to your gut health unless you have an atrocious diet, according to a new research. Scientists in Australia found an extra dose of ‘good bacteria’ – like Lactobacillus found in yogurt – had a transformative effect on rats with poor diets. The study out on Tuesday, conducted by the University of New South Wales, tested the ... Read More »

Cystic fibrosis patients living ten years longer in Canada than US, Study

Cystic fibrosis patients living ten years longer in Canada than US, Study

Canadians with cystic fibrosis live 10 years longer on average than US patients, likely because of differences in the two countries’ health systems, researchers report in a study published online in the Annals of Internal Medicine. After adjusting for differences among patients’ overall health, disease severity, and clinical factors, a team of American and Canadian scientists found that cystic fibrosis ... Read More »

Police: Highway 401 closed in both directions after chemical spill

Police: Highway 401 closed in both directions after chemical spill

One person has died and 28 others are being treated in hospital following a massive pileup that involved a hazardous chemical spill on Highway 401 in eastern Ontario. It happened at about 2:00 p.m. on Highway 401 westbound, in Leeds and the Thousands Township. Police say there were two separate collisions, the first one occurred just east of Highway 137 ... Read More »

UK cruise ship crashes into coral reefs in Indonesia

UK cruise ship crashes into coral reefs in Indonesia

A British-operated cruise ship has smashed into Indonesian coral reefs in an area regarded as one of the world’s best preserved marine environments. The Caledonian Sky, which was carrying 102 passengers and 79 crew to the Philippines, ran aground in the Dampier Strait after a bird-watching trip to the island of Waigeo in West Papua. Tabloid Jubi reported that after ... Read More »

Truck Plunges Through Lake Winnipeg Ice (Video)

Truck Plunges Through Lake Winnipeg Ice (Video)

Two people are lucky to be alive after their truck fell through the ice while they were attempting to drive across Lake Winnipeg Tuesday afternoon. Manitoba RCMP said the incident happened at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. They received a call that a truck had gone through the ice on the lake near Hecla, Man. Emergency crews arrived to find a man ... Read More »

Vibrator maker to pay out $3 million for tracking customer usage

Vibrator maker to pay out $3 million for tracking customer usage

We-Vibe, the vibrator manufacturer, has agreed to pay $3.75 million because their sex toys were tracking users’ sexual activity without their knowledge. After being spanked in the court case, We-Vibe has agreed to pay customers up to $10,000 each after its “smart vibrator” and the connected app was found to be secretly tracking owners’ use and recording metrics such as ... Read More »

NASA: Electric Propulsion Will Thrust Exploration into Deep Space “Photo”

NASA: Electric Propulsion Will Thrust Exploration into Deep Space (Photo)

NASA Glenn engineer Dr. Peter Peterson prepares a high-power Hall thruster for ground testing in a vacuum chamber that simulates the environment in space. In the image, Peterson can be seen preparing the high-power thruster – a device that the agency says is ‘critical’ in the future of deep space exploration. Called the Hall Effect Rocket with Magnetic Shielding (HERMeS), ... Read More »

Failed Fertility Treatment Linked To Heart Risk, Says New Study

Failed Fertility Treatment Linked To Heart Risk, Says New Study

New study suggests that women who undergo fertility treatments and do not get pregnant may be more at risk to develop health problems later in life. “We found that two-thirds of women never became pregnant after being managed for fertility treatment and these women also had worse long-term cardiovascular risk, specifically higher risks of stroke and heart failure, compared with ... Read More »