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The University of British Columbia has been researching that elusive thing that America’s constitution is dedicated to pursuing, and presumably catching: Happiness. Apparently happiness is now regional, rather than national.

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,summer sports can leave kids out of time and out 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.

School district agrees to end discrimination against Latinos

A school district in Louisiana has agreed to end its discrimination against Latino students as part of a settlement agreement with the U.S. Justice Department.

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.

Video: Nissan's 'nano-paint' guards your car from bird poop

Nissan has introduced a type of paint which causes liquids to fall off of your car. Rain, dirt and even poop slide off of your vehicle due to the protective layer this paint forms.

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.

Burger King and Starbucks cited in Chinese meat safety case

Husi Food is a major supplier of meat and other products for a variety of businesses. Factories belonging to the company closed due to reports of tainted meat. New allegations have also arisen that Starbucks and Burger King used this meat.

First Direct to slash ISA rates yet continues to advertise 2%

From July 1 this year, UK savers had been given the opportunity to invest up to £15,000 in tax-free savings by putting the cash into an ISA (or NISA). First Direct had some of the most competitive rates about.

Canadian Corvette buyers get schooled

General Motors of Canada is giving purchasers of the new 2014 Corvette Stingray the perfect gift — the chance to learn how to drive it properly.

$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.

Insurance premiums skyrocket when teens sit behind the wheel

According to a recent report issued by insuranceQuotes.com, the insurance policy premium for a married couple jumps by a national average of 79 percent when adding a teenage driver to the roster.

Op-Ed: Inflation and quality of life in North America

Financial commentators have written about the 2.4% rise in inflation that Canada recently saw. Media writers are correct worry and there is plenty of evidence for that assertion.

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.

Review: Six Flags Great Adventure journeys through the cute and deranged Special

Six Flags Great Adventure & Safari in Jackson, New Jersey isn’t the biggest amusement park, but what it lacks in layout it makes up for in individuality.

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.

Driver-less cars could be a criminal's dream

With all the talk about automated driving making roads safer, due to lessening the chances of human errors, many are overlooking the possibility that automated cars could also make our roads more dangerous, due to criminal activity.

Op-Ed: The 10 coolest movie cars you can buy

Sofa seat belts on; this week sees the release of Need For Speed on DVD. The film’s raison d’etre is to see how many ridiculously fast cars they drive (and destroy) in 132 minutes of fully-leaded action.

Wine, tradition and Matej Ivanic remembered: Bogdanusa on Hvar

The Hvar Wine Association's impressive summer continues in Svirce on an evening of wine, song, sport and remembering a hero from 1514.

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.

Rescued Puppy Mill pooch finally enjoys her first ever snuggle

A woman who owns a so-called "kennel" in the Boston area will likely face charges relating to owning and operating a puppy mill. But the real story here is not the woman and her puppy mill, but rather a little puppy named Noisette.

He had flowers in his hair, Oops, I mean flowers in his beard

The hottest men's fashion trend today is not what you might guess. No macho sleeveless T-shirts or "hunky-looking" pants can compete with..are you ready for this? It's the "floral beard." Man has come a long way in his quest for masculine beauty.

Op-Ed: Controversial ‘homemade food law’ in France has chefs skeptical

A new French law requires all restaurants to add the phrase "Les plats 'fait maison' sont élaborés sur place à partir de produits bruts" (Homemade dishes are made on site from raw produce) to their menus.

Wider parking spaces for Chinese women drivers spark controversy

A shopping mall in Dalian, in northeast China's Liaoning Province has opened a female-only car park that features wider parking spaces to make women feel comfortable when parking.

Photo Essay: Take a look at the Tybee Island Light Station Special

There is a lot to see on the grounds of one of America’s most intact light stations, including keepers’ cottages dating back to the late 1800s, the lamp atop the lighthouse, and the Tybee Lighthouse itself.

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.

Op-Ed: Colleges take reporting sexual assault data further

Colleges have been instrumental in changing the culture of reporting sex assaults on their campuses. After what happened at Penn State, colleges see that they can save reputations by encouraging students to take action and report.

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.

Rise in car finance deals across the UK

The last two years have seen car finance steadily become more and more popular. Although it hasn't always been an obvious choice many are considering it to help raise their credit rating.

Photo Essay: Museum of the Great Lakes, Toledo, Ohio Special

The Museum of the Great Lakes in Toledo, Ohio, shows the importance of the five Great Lakes in World War II, American Independence, commerce in the United States and throughout the world and recreation. Digital Journal took a tour of the museum.

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."

Is your palate ready to try Gummy Bear Bratwurst?

Gummy Bear Bratwurst is exactly what you think it is; Gummy Bears mixed into sausage. The dish itself incorporates extremely sweet and very savory flavors into each bite.
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