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Exercise is best for reducing breast cancer recurrence, says new study

Exercise is best for reducing breast cancer recurrence, says new study

For women who have recovered from breast cancer, exercise appears to be the most important lifestyle choice to reduce the risk of death from a relapse. Dr. Ellen Warner, of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Canada and study co-author, said: “Of all lifestyle factors, physical activity has the most robust effect of great cancer outcomes. “Weight gain of more than ... Read More »

Researchers discover four species of tiny frogs in India

Researchers discover four species of tiny frogs in India

Researchers have discovered new frogs so tiny they can sit on a thumbnail. After six years of trudging through the rainforests of the Western Ghats in southern India, scientists have discovered seven new endemic species of Nyctibatrachus, or night frogs. Four of these species are hardly 14 mm in length. Measuring in at between 12 and 16 millimetres head-to-toosh, the ... Read More »

Watch the first trailer for Alto’s Odyssey, game to release summer 2017 (Video)

Watch the first trailer for Alto's Odyssey, game to release summer 2017

An actual trailer for Alto’s Odyssey, from the folks behind Alto’s Adventure, has gone up onto YouTube. The video provides us with our first, albeit short look at what is coming later this year. The new trailer reveals the blazing sun and desert dunes of Alto’s Odyssey, promising sandswept landscapes as pretty as the first’s mountainous regions. The wingsuit and ... Read More »

Drug treatment could combat hearing loss, says new study

Drug treatment could combat hearing loss, says new research

A simple injection could restore the hearing of thousands of people, after researchers successfully grew hair cells from the inner ear in the laboratory. Thousands of hair cells detect sound waves within the inner ear and translate them into nerve signals which allow hearing. Damage to these cells is one of the leading causes of hearing loss – and once ... Read More »

Vancouver Aquarium to end display of beluga whales by 2029

Vancouver Aquarium to end display of beluga whales by 2029

The Vancouver Aquarium plans to bring back beluga whales by the spring of 2019, despite not knowing what killed two of the mammals last November. “For 50 years the Vancouver Aquarium has worked to protect beluga whales in the wild, by introducing the species to Canadians who might never have otherwise heard of it, and with research and understanding gained ... Read More »

Snakes stolen from Thorold residence

Snakes stolen from Thorold residence

Police are warning people that a number of venomous snakes stolen from a Thorold home Saturday night include young cobras with the full venom strength of adult snakes. The stolen snakes include several juvenile cobras, rattlesnakes, adders and vipers, and a pregnant albino boa, Niagara Regional Police report. The stolen snakes range in size from 12 to 106 centimetres. The ... Read More »

Right decision? Elor Azaria, Israeli Soldier Sentenced to 18 Months for Killing Palestinian

Right decision? Elor Azaria, Israeli Soldier Sentenced to 18 Months for Killing Palestinian

An Israeli military court sentenced on Tuesday Sgt. Elor Azaria to 18 months in prison after he was convicted of manslaughter for shooting dead a wounded Palestinian assailant last March. Elor Azaria was convicted of manslaughter last month after he was filmed killing the Palestinian in the West Bank city of Hebron. The 20-year-old conscript medic could be seen in ... Read More »

AAP calls for public health approach to opioid misuse by pregnant women

AAP calls for public health approach to opioid misuse by pregnant women

Opioid use in pregnancy has increased dramatically in the past decade, leading to increased rates of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) supports a public health-based approach to engage and protect these maternal-infant dyads. Vanderbilt neonatologist Stephen Patrick, M.D., co-authored the AAP’s report, which states that, while some state governments have prosecuted and jailed mothers for ... Read More »