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SpaceX puts 10 next generation satellites into orbit (Video)

SpaceX puts 10 next generation satellites into orbit (Video)

SpaceX launched 10 communication satellites into Earth low orbit on Monday, then watched its spent Falcon 9 first-stage rocket booster stick a landing on a drone ship in the Pacific Ocean. The launch was the first of two planned this week by SpaceX. Today’s Falcon 9 lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 5:37 a.m. PT, loaded ... Read More »

Three people found dead in Nanaimo house fire, Police

Three people found dead in Nanaimo house fire, Police

A house fire in Nanaimo Tuesday afternoon led to the discovery of three bodies inside, local officials confirm. On Tuesday night, RCMP confirmed that the bodies were those of two adults and a seven-year-old girl. “This is a terrible tragedy to hit our community,” said Cpl. Jon Stuart. “We are working with the fire department to investigate this incident.” Read More »

Scientists Find Women Make Better Surgeons Than Men

Scientists Find Women Make Better Surgeons Than Men

Patients operated on by female surgeons have slightly lower death rates than those treated by men, study suggests. A new research in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) found a small but significant reduction in death rates of 12% for those patients treated by women compared with men. However, the study cannot establish cause and effect, and the researchers stress that ... Read More »

Dealing with an Employee Suffering from Depression

Dealing with an Employee Suffering from Depression

Today is World Mental Health Day and according to the World Health Organization (WHO), on a global scale, more than 300 million people suffer from depression and more than 260 million have anxiety disorders, many of whom live with both. For many employers it is now second nature to consider their employees over all health, but in recent years tackling ... Read More »

Ibuprofen better than ‘morphine’ for childrens after minor surgery

Ibuprofen better than morphine for childrens after minor surgery

Ibuprofen has fewer adverse effects and may be better than oral morphine for pain relief in children after minor orthopaedic outpatient surgery, according to a study published online today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. “This result suggests that adequate pain management should be an important goal of care, even after minor outpatient surgery, and that more effective pharmacologic and ... Read More »

Gigantic “Tree Lobsters” Not Extinct After All, Says New Study

Gigantic “Tree Lobsters” Not Extinct After All, Says New Study

Scientists identify the Lord Howe Island stick insect on the remains of a large volcano in the Tasman Sea between Australia and New Zealand. In the 1960s, rock climbers on Ball’s Pyramid, a small, isolated volcanic stack located in the Tasman Sea, discovered a treasure that would mark the beginning of an incredible story of survival. The treasure was the ... Read More »

75 percent of World’s Honey Laced With Pesticides

75 percent of World's Honey Laced With Pesticides

Scientists have foundtraces of neonicotinoid chemicals in honey samples taken from numerous bee populations across the world, according to a recent study in the journal Science. Researchers tested around 200 samples of honey gathered from all over the world, except Antarctica. The results were startling, as they discovered high pesticides levels. Leading the way in honey pesticide contamination is North ... Read More »

Singer Shania Twain’s Now tops Billboard 200 chart

Singer Shania Twain's Now tops Billboard 200 chart

After a 15 year absence from music, Shania Twain has returned to the very top of the Billboard 200. With more than 137,000 units sold, Twain dominated the sales charts in the United States and beyond. She became the first female country act in more than three years to debut at the top of the Billboard Top 200 albums chart ... Read More »

Now dentists are being blamed for the antibiotic crisis, says new study

Now dentists are being blamed for the antibiotic crisis, says new study

DENTISTS prescribing unnecessary antibiotics could be spreading an antibiotic-resistant superbug infection, researchers have claimed. Taking antibiotics can put patients at risk for developing C. diff and illustrates the importance of using the medications only when needed. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) tracked community-associated C. diff infections — meaning those in patients who did not have an overnight stay in ... Read More »

New research finds increased risk of obesity in working night shifts

New research finds increased risk of obesity in working night shifts

People who work night shifts have a 35 percent higher risk of obesity because the nocturnal schedule derails their metabolism, a new study reveals. In an analysis of 28 published studies, night shift work was associated with a 29% increased risk of becoming obese or overweight. The findings, which are published in Obesity Reviews, suggest that modifying working schedules to ... Read More »