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Study shows fitness trackers help older people lose weight

A study from Wake Forest University in the U.S. shows the use of fitness trackers helps older people to lose weight. The researchers worked with 48 obese persons from 65 to 79 for ten months.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Breakthrough Hepatitis C drug cures 90% of patients in 12 weeks

A new hepatitis C drug is being hailed as a "major breakthrough" by scientists and a "turning point" in the fight for a cure. The research was conducted in four countries and lead by scientists at the University of Texas Health Science Center.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Mudder, I'm stuck! Ellen shows viral video of snow-stuck Canuck

"Mudder I'm stuck" and "Jumpin' Jesus" were the refrains of choice on the Ellen Degeneres show this week when she showed a video of a Canadian man, well, getting stuck. Barry Horlick got stuck in snow trying to walk out of his Mudder's Newfoundland home.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Toe-sucking man arrested, charged with assault on a female

A man in North Carolina, Michael Anthony Brown, has been arrested at his home in Concord and charged with assault on a female. There was a manhunt out for him after a woman had her toes sucked in a WalMart by a stranger claiming to be a podiatry student.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

FBI agent cleared after killing man connected to Boston bombers

Media reports say the FBI agent who killed a man while interrogating him on the Boston bombings has been cleared of any wrongdoing. The New York Times said that sources say he was cleared "by a prosecutor in Florida and by an F.B.I. internal review."
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez cuddle in Texas - back together?

The off-again, on-again couple Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, who of late have been more off-again, may once again be on-again. The two dined together in Austin, Texas and the restaurant manager called them "really affectionate" and like a couple.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Op-Ed: Arizona veto makes life easier for gays, lesbians and straights

We should be thankful — thank God if you like — that the grotesque bill the Arizona legislature passed was vetoed today by Gov. Jan Brewer (R). She chastised her own party in doing so and saved the citizens of her state, all of them, from chaos.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 2 comments

Op-Ed: On anniversary of Steenkamp death, Oscar Pistorius speaks

Media, motivated by their ethical standards, recently used words like "tragedy" to describe the killing of South African model Reeva Steenkamp. It is being revisited now because her life was taken a year ago and her killer has now broken his silence.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 1 comment

Trial: Costa Concordia captain delayed so first mate gave orders

On the night of the Costa Concordia tragedy, it was first mate Roberto Bosio who gave the order to abandon ship. As Bosio told the court in the trial of the Captain Francesco Schettino, Schettino refused to.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 1 comment

Justin Bieber's private jet searched for drugs

Justin Bieber‘s jet was held at an airport in New Jersey on Friday on suspicion that it was carrying marijuana. Bieber was on his way to the Super Bowl.
In the Media by Matthew Hendricks

Latest weight loss idea: Study says being cold helps lose weight

As parts of the U.S. deal with freezing temperatures they might take solace in the thought that the cold is helping them lose weight. That's what cold can do for you, according to a study from the Maastricht University Medical Centre in the Netherlands.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Notes on Sarah Palin, Phil Robertson, reading and Russia

There are numerous comments from Sarah Palin seemingly uttered without her having thought them out. Recently Palin uttered a defense of Phil Robertson without having read the comments that Robertson made which she felt worthy of defending.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 7 comments

Anti-aging compound works in mice, researchers now look to humans

It appears that there is a type of fountain of youth on Earth but the catch is that, for now at least, only mice have benefited from it. It is a compound, referred to as an anti-aging compound, and researchers intend next to use it in human trials.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 2 comments

Scotland Yard: No evidence SAS involved in death of Princess Di

The investigation by Scotland Yard into the death of Princess Di has found no credible evidence that the SAS was involved. Already the father of a man killed with her in France in 1997 has called it disappointing.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 2 comments

Canadian federal minister sorry for mean hungry kids remark

Canada's minster of industry, Conservative James Moore, is trying to get himself out of a jam borne of remarks he made to a reporter about child poverty. James Moore made remarks to the effect that it wasn't the government's "job" to feed hungry kids.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Tributes from Hollywood, U.K., pour in for departed Peter O'Toole

The death of actor Peter O'Toole has become a major event as tributes to the charismatic star of Lawrence of Arabia are lighting up social media. O'Toole died Saturday at age 81 in London's Wellington Hospital after a lengthy illness.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 4 comments

Justin Bieber visits Philippines on typhoon relief campaign

Canadian pop-singer Justin Bieber is in the Philippines where he has launched a worldwide campaign to aid victims of last month's typhoon. Bieber went there after completing his massive 15-month 'Believe' tour with 7 shows in Australia.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 1 comment

Canadian research finds diet of Dad contributes to baby's health

Research published out of Montreal's McGill University found the diet of the father, like that of mom, may play a big role in a healthy baby. For mothers the previous research looked at sufficient Vitamin B folate;that appears also true for dads.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Victoria SPCA forgets how to care for animals by killing 2 dogs Special

The Victoria SPCA claim two dogs they killed last month, Bear and Dozzer, were put down due to behavior. But while they call it euthanizing, and necessary, that's not how it looks from the outside. From the outside it looks unwarranted and uncaring.
Digital Journal Report by Marcus Hondro - 3 comments

Florida cop arrests local Mayor for drugs: 'This isn't Toronto'

The embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is making the news in his country of Canada and elsewhere, especially in the U.S. where he's been the butt of TV show sketches and talk show jokes. Now even a small-town U.S.A. cop has made a Ford reference.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 1 comment
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