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Gut bacteria may protect against asthma in infants, UBC research

Gut bacteria may protect against asthma in infants, UBC research

Parents should stop being so paranoid about bacteria, according to new UBC research that found babies exposed to four types of bacteria have a lower chance of getting asthma. The researchers, led by senior author Brett Finlay, professor of microbiology and biochemistry at University of British Columbia, report in Science Translational Medicine that children with lower levels of these four ... Read More »

Lena Dunham: Actress Stops Using Twitter Because of Bullying

Lena Dunham: Actress Stops Using Twitter Because of Bullying

Lena Dunham no longer runs her own Twitter account. The Girls creator, who has almost three million followers on Twitter, now relies on another person to publish her posts. Dunham described being bombarded by misogynistic comments after posting a photograph of herself in her boyfriend’s underwear on Instagram during a discussion on Re/Code Radio. Read More »

Cathriona White: Jim Carrey’s girlfriend dies of alleged suicide

Cathriona White: Jim Carrey's girlfriend dies of alleged suicide

Cathriona White, an Irish beauty therapist and former girlfriend of actor Jim Carrey, has been found dead in her Los Angeles residence, according to police in the US. TMZ reports that police were called to a Los Angeles residence on Monday night, having responded to a call. They found 28-year-old Cathriona, alongside a suicide note addressed to the Hollywood actor. Read More »

Medical marijuana appears to be safe, study shows

Medical marijuana appears to be safe, study shows

A Canadian research team has completed a benchmark study that looks at the effects of cannabis when used in pain management. The team led by Dr. Mark Ware from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) in Montréal has completed a national multicentre study looking at the safety of medical cannabis use among patients suffering from chronic ... Read More »