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Bathrooms are one of the most used rooms in the home, and while we tend to focus on renovating and updating other rooms, we tend to forget the bathroom.

Massive U.S. fruit recall underway because of Listeria risk

A number of major food retailers are being forced to recall some of their produce this week after a packing company's discovery of possible listeria contamination in several of their products.

Best choice for summertime hydration

Kids need proper hydration not only to preform and feel their best, but to stay healthy and out of danger. High heat indexes and summer sports can leave kids out of time and out of fluid. Learn what exports are saying about energy drinks and hydration.

Australian ministers launch initiative to prevent HIV

Australian ministers have declared their commitment to end new HIV infections by 2020. In June they created a pledge they call the AIDS 2014 Legacy Statement; and this week, at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, it became active.

Sterile products produced by Downing Labs recalled

U.S. FDA is alerting consumers not to use drugs marketed as sterile produced by Downing Labs LLC, also known as NuVision Pharmacy, in Dallas. This is because products may be contaminated.

Ibuprofen and Oxcarbazepine tablets mislabelled

American Health Packaging (AHP) has recalled Ibuprofen tablets because they may contain individual blistered doses labeled as Oxcarbazepine tablets. This warning comes via the U.S. FDA.

$1 million prize for global water solution

The ruler of Dubai and vice president of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoumhas, has offered $1 million USD to the research institute that comes up with an effective solution to the global water shortage problem.

Heavy marijuana use affects dopamine response

People who use marijuana heavily appear to have blunted brain responses to dopamine, according to a new study. Dopamine is a chemical messenger associated with pleasant feelings, motivation and reward.

Why doesn't Mackenzee Wittke age?

Mackenzee Wittke is a girl who stays young from year to year. In fact her body changes very little in any way. This case is drawing worldwide interest from scientists and the media since her condition stands out even among similar children.

Plain packaging linked to decline in Australian smoking rates

In January 2012, Australia introduced plain cigarette packaging in a bid to lower smoking rates. It was the first nation to do so.

Med records privacy breached in mystery phone call Special

A Sarnia, ON woman is asking how a medical company knew details of her surgery when they tried to persuade her to change surgeons.

Op-Ed: When kitty gets cancer: A detour of grief, a lesson for humans? Special

The unexpected detour or perhaps life-journey began over two months ago back in May. And, while most people know about cancer in some way, it is seldom ever anything this reporter considered on the list of common pet diseases.

Drug safety warnings

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has updated its list of drug safety warnings and errors to labels and information leaflets.

First Chikungunya case contracted in U.S.

A Florida man has become the first U.S. resident who has not recently traveled outside the country to be diagnosed with an infection from the mosquito-borne virus chikungunya.

FDA health alert concerning caffeine powder after student death

The US Food and Drug Administration issued a health alert Friday on the use of powdered pure caffeine, following a June Ohio Coroner’s Court finding that an 18-year-old student died as a result of toxic levels of caffeine in his bloodstream.

Does culture influence strategy?

People strategize better with those from their own culture and they are poor at predicting the behavior of those from different cultures. This is the outcome of a new study published by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Is Canada delaying the release of cancer medication?

The organization that reviews oncology medicines in Canada is unnecessarily delaying approvals according to a new study released by the Fraser Institute.

U.K. pledges to lead antimicrobial resistance fight

Newly anointed British Science Minister Greg Clark has announced a new 'war cabinet' of the UK's seven research councils to lead the fight against antimicrobial resistance.

Study finds marijuana increases paranoia in some users

A new study from the University of Oxford has found that the primary psychoactive ingredient in cannabis can cause paranoia in some users. Using 121 subjects, the double-blind study subjected some to THC and others to a placebo.

Arthritis drug halts Alzheimer's progression in small trial

Finding ways to treat Alzheimer’s disease has become a focus of researchers. A new investigation that included 41 people suggests a drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis might stop Alzheimer’s disease from progressing.

Mountie who witnessed Greyhound bus beheading commits suicide

A retired Mountie who witnessed Vincent Li stab and behead a fellow passenger on a Greyhound bus in 2008 has taken his own life. The former dog handler had been suffering from PTSD.

President Barack Obama releases statement concerning VA Scandal Special

Journalist receives unexpected reply from The White House concerning VA Scandal. Says she never expected a reply to come but went out on a limb anyway, this was a topic that breached the heart of our nation. The worst that could happen was no reply."

Link found between global warming and kidney stones

According to a recent press release, a link has been found between the extreme hot or cold temperatures of global warming and the high risks of developing kidney stones. The six-year study involved 60,000 adults and children across the United States.

Mexico bans TV ads for high-calorie foods and soft drinks

Mexican officials are banning ads for any sort of food that is high in caloric content. Many believe that this is due to new health figures on BMI that place Mexico at the top on obesity charts.

Sister makes worldwide plea for brother with rare disorder Special

Aplastic enemia is a rare disorder in which bone marrow ceases to produce enough new blood cells. The sister of Angelo Farrugia, Sophia, wants to find bone marrow donors for the Anthony Nolan organization in hopes of helping her brother.

Some well-known human traits are now linked to creativity

Creativity is something that has always fascinated humanity — now scientists in those fields that typically deal with creativity have discovered a whole range of human traits which they believe indicate creativity in human beings.

Parasite found in litterboxes may aid cancer treatment

Toxoplasma gondii is the name of a parasite which lives in the fecal matter of cats. The body's response to the organism may be useful for defeating cancer.

Cannabis really does cause paranoia, study finds

A new study conducted in association with The University of Oxford and King’s College London has found a definitive link between cannabis use and feelings of paranoia in vulnerable individuals.

Heroic pets — Swoosh, therapy dog for children with cancer

Part of a new clinical trial in pediatric oncology, a little Pomeranian named Swoosh is being tested along with cancer-stricken children, in order to determine how animals can help in the management of ill patients.

7 ways to reduce serious back pain during long road trips

One of the top orthopedic surgeons in the United States has published an article titled, "Seven Ways to Reduce Back Pain During Long Summer Road Trips"--- Los Angeles, CA, orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Gary Brazina of DISC Sports & Spine Center.

Kayden Elijah Kinckle has 'got it' as he learns to walk (Video)

Back in January, little two-year-old Kayden Elijah Kinckle had his right foot and left leg amputated. He may have lost those limbs, but he certainly hasn't lost his spirit, as he learns to walk with his new prosthetics.

Infants in strollers at risk through sun cover

There has been a lot of talk recently about children and dogs dying after being left locked in hot cars. Now a pediatrician in Sweden is pointing out that it is equally dangerous to use a blanket to block sun from entering a baby's stroller.

Tackling the $51-billion-per-year Problem Special

ScholarLab, a Leading eLearning Company Partners with the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) to help erase the stigma of mental health in the workplace.

Research suggests that antioxidants may protect cancer

Doctors David Tuveson and Navdeep S. Chandel have published a study in the New England Journal of Medicine asserting that antioxidants may do more harm than good when treating cancer sufferers.

Op-Ed: Mental illness — Survivable with help Special

A mental illness survivor, Carol Koji has endured electric shock treatment, been Baker-Acted, divorced, heard voices, and has had arrests.

One in three Alzheimer's cases is 'preventable'

New research from the University of Cambridge argues that one in three cases of Alzheimer's disease worldwide is preventable.

Op-Ed: Stress makes women put on weight? Study shows some grim figures

Stress is bad enough, but does it make women gain weight? A new study indicates that the changes in metabolic rates brought on by stress may be the key to weight gain.

Africa begs for more Ebola protective gear for medical caretakers

The need of Ebola protective gear for medical personnel in Liberia is lagging behind the daily acts of medical heroism. Caretakers on all levels provide round-the-clock care for the dying, while simultaneously face death themselves from the same virus.

New Alzheimer’s blood test

Scientists have identified a set of proteins that can predict the development of Alzheimer’s disease-related dementia with 87 percent accuracy.

Undergraduate loses eyes after leaving contacts in for six months

An Acanthamoeba had the perfect conditions in which to grow since Lian Kao, 23, had left her contacts in for six months straight. Her eyes were eaten away due to this.

Fitness expert: No gym required with the Spyder 360 Special

Let’s face it, many homeowners and condo dwellers alike in the city and the suburbs have hectic schedules. Juggling the commute back and forth to work and balancing family commitments and a variety of obligations can be overwhelming to say the least.
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