In a poetry competition associated with his inclusion in a high-school writing program, Fletcher won, in part with a poem about the prejudice targeting Muslims following the September 11 attacks.
How many people have you spoken with today? Chances are that most of them lied to you—and that they did it more than once. It’s a hard fact to accept, but even your closest friends and co
Changing our behavior is one of the hardest challenges we ever take on. Why is it so difficult, and what can we do to overcome the obstacles?
An Australian study focusing on women in their 20s and 50s pointed to some interesting discrepancies between the two groups.
Divisions among Republican U.S. Senators are making it difficult for them to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
I have a friend who’s beautiful.
She’s vivacious, smart, funny, kind, great at what she does and turns heads just walking by, but for some reason, constantly doubts her self-worth and str
India has reported its first three cases of the Zika virus, including two pregnant women who delivered healthy babies
The World Health Organization says India has reported three cases of the Zika virus that occurred last year in western Gujarat state
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has told "confidants," including the head of the Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt, that he plans to leave a landmark international agreem
Hearing about how often date rape drugs are used was the last straw that has led to the first straw.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India has reported cases of the Zika virus, the World Health Organization said, adding that efforts should be made to strengthen surveillance.
Outcomes research now points to a change in how we should approach persons in cardiac arrest: It involves only the use of chest compressions, known as #HandsOnlyCPR, shown to be just as effective in t
Escaping to Mount Engadine Lodge for a screen-free getaway recharged all of our batteries. My nine-year-old and seven-year-old stepsons are extremely active. They love sports of all kinds and often ar
ANKARA (Reuters) - An earthquake of 5.1 magnitude hit Turkey's Manisa province east of the Aegean coastal city of Izmir on Saturday, broadcaster CNN Turk said, adding that initial reports showed no ca
My recent post, “10 Ways Smart People Stay Calm,” really struck a nerve. The trick is that managing your emotions is as much about what you won’t do as it is about what yo
VANCOUVER — The British Columbia government is being accused of using a vast supply of taxpayers’ dollars to win a legal war of attrition against advocates for two-tier health care by the
South Carolina teen death renews concerns about the safety of energy drinks.
It is a health condition that affects about 50 per cent of all women, yet it often seems no one wants to talk about it. In 2012, Okotoks resident Hope Smith (name has been changed to maintain con
SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria said on Saturday it would conduct checks on different food products of multinational companies sold in the Balkan state and compare them with food sold in richer western Eur
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has added more brands to its recall list of flour and flour-based products, over further fears of E. coli contami
TAORMINA, Italy (Reuters) - In an unusual admission, Group of Seven (G7) leaders said in their final communique on Saturday that they had failed to bridge differences over climate change, with the Uni
Two separate studies this week threw cold water on the theory that moderate drinking improves heart health and a health reporter says research linkin
BEIJING (Reuters) - China needs to shift away from over-reliance on heavy industries, large-scale and careless expansion, and the depletion of the country's natural resources, President Xi Jinping sai
TAORMINA, Italy (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said in a Twitter post on Saturday that he would make a decision on whether to support a landmark international agreement on climate change next
If you've spent money and time for your autistic child to receive therapies targeting "sensory integration" or other sensory-related methods and wondered if they do anything, here is your answer.
The winds are balmy but firm atop the seaside cliffs of La Jolla, Calif., just right for lifting the tandem para gliders from the grassy edge and carrying them gently out over the sea. They swoop over
Patients who are told their medication can have certain side-effects may report these symptoms more often than patients who aren't aware their treatm
Technology to keep you on top of your health
Opportunities abound today for older adults to get up, get out and meet up. And whatever activity you choose, the Internet has no doubt made it easier than ever for older adults to connect with friend
Prosecutors say a Texas nurse who is in prison for the 1982 killing of a toddler and who faces new charges in the death of an infant a year earlier is suspected of killing as many as 60 young children
Fraser Health is investigating the third unexpected death this year linked to Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre after a patient was discharged with serious injuries and died two days late
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The reluctance of U.S. federal regulators to require operators of nuclear reactors to spend $5 billion to enhance the security of spent fuel rods stored underground threatens th
The National Autistic Society says it is deeply concerned about NHS plans in south-west London.
A woman has been sentenced to 11 years and three months in prison for performing illegal cosmetic silicone injections _ including one that caused a woman's death