Daily Archives: October 20, 2017

Backyard chicken trend causes spike in infections, 1 fatal, CDC reports

Luke Gabriele was a healthy 14-year-old football player in Pennsylvania when he began to feel soreness in his chest that grew increasingly painful. When his breathing became difficult, doctors detected a mass that appeared to be a tumour. For a week, Dan and DeAnna Gabriele thought their son was dying until tests identified the cause: not cancer, but chickens — the ones ...

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Trudeau says federal government will 'look carefully' at implications of Bill 62

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the federal government is looking into the implications of Quebec’s Bill 62, which would require Muslim women wearing a niqab or burka and anyone else using public services to uncover their faces. “I don’t think it’s the government’s business to tell a woman what she should or shouldn’t be wearing,” said Trudeau while campaigning in Alma, ...

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Your brain knows when you've just died, researchers say

Researchers at New York University’s Langone School of Medicine said in an interview that people who’ve temporarily died are aware that their life has ended, and might be able to hear a doctor announcing their death. Scientists at the New York City school told The Independent newspaper that they’re studying patients who’ve suffered cardiac arrest but have been revived. These doctors ...

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'The old guard in revolt': Why ex-presidents are violating code of silence to fight 'Trumpism'

In an extraordinary violation of a golden rule about ex-presidents criticizing a successor, former U.S. presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama both implicitly rebuked Donald Trump on Thursday. But Bush’s critique is particularly remarkable, experts say, since it’s seen as an attack on a fellow Republican in a civil war over the soul of the Grand Old Party. That the back-to-back takedowns came from two ...

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Holden the line: End of an era as the last big Australian car factory closes up shop

The last mass-produced car designed and built in Australia rolled off General Motors Co.’s production line in the industrial city of Adelaide on Friday as the nation reluctantly bid farewell to its auto manufacturing industry. GM Holden Ltd., an Australian subsidiary of the of a U.S. automotive giant, built its last car almost 70 years after it created Australia’s first, ...

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MMIWG inquiry leaves Manitoba families wanting more

After five days of hearings, the stories of at least 50 missing or murdered Indigenous women and girls were heard by the national inquiry in Winnipeg. More than 80 survivors and families testified, including the family of Jennifer Catcheway, who’s been missing for nine years. “I feel a load of weight off of my shoulders,” said Bernice Catcheway, the mother of ...

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'It's been a long time coming:' mogul's downfall sparks a 'Weinstein effect' of calling out harassment

The mounting allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein have ignited a powerful, widespread discussion — online and off — about how pervasive sexual harassment and assault remain in our society today. It’s provoked a sort of “Weinstein effect,” with waves of accusers coming forward to publicly call out powerful figures, and institutions acknowledging their allegations and quickly responding — heartening activists who’ve long ...

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Pollution causing more deaths worldwide than war or smoking: Lancet

Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. One out of every six premature deaths in the world in 2015 — about 9 million — could be attributed to disease from toxicexposure, according to a ...

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