Starwatch: young moon heads for encounter with Jupiter and Saturn
35 articles from SUNDAY 1.9.2019
Yukoners feel shakes from magnitude 5 earthquake near Alaska-B.C. border
As the moon passes its first quarter phase this week, it will share the sky with the two largest planets in the Solar SystemAt the beginning of this week, keep a watch out for a young moon. The lunar month began on 30 August, and from tonight it should be relatively easy to see a thin crescent moon. It will appear low in the west shortly after sunset. Find an unobstructed western horizon,...
Why don’t doctors trust women? Because they don’t know much about us | Gabrielle Jackson
From Whitehorse, to Carcross, Tagish and Squanga Lake, Yukoners felt the shakes from an earthquake near the Alaska-B.C. border Saturday...
Dorian strikes Bahamas as dangerous Category 5 storm
The medical community have known for a century that women are living in constant pain. They’ve done nothing about itIt’s frustrating to have questions that don’t get answered. It’s altogether disturbing to find out that those questions haven’t even been asked.When I was diagnosed with endometriosis at age 23, I didn’t know enough to ask the right questions. I assumed my gynaecologist...
Research finds extreme elitism, social hierarchy among Gab users
Hurricane Dorian struck the northern Bahamas on Sunday as a catastrophic Category 5 storm, its 185 mph winds ripping off roofs and tearing down power lines as hundreds hunkered in schools, churches and other shelters.
Inspired by teen climate activist Thunberg, Latin American activists converge in Chile
Despite its portrayal as a network that "champions free speech," users of the social media platform Gab display more extreme social hierarchy and elitism when compared to Twitter users, according to a new study published in the September edition of the online journal "First Monday." Researchers found a small number of Gab users hold a large amount of influence, sharing more homogeneous content...
Inspired by teen climate activist Thunberg, LatAm activists converge in Chile
Inspired by Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg, a group of young activists from several Latin American countries have converged in Chile to exchange ideas on how to battle climate change. In a mountainous area on the outskirts of Santiago, representatives of Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Paraguay and Uruguay exchanged ideas for actions to...
Great ball of fire: Edmonton region lights up with reports of meteor
Inspired by Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg, a group of young activists from several Latin American countries have converged in Chile to exchange ideas on how to battle climate change. In a mountainous area on the outskirts of Santiago, representatives of Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Paraguay and Uruguay exchanged ideas for...
Early education, relationship with teachers paramount for children success, study says
An apparent fireball blazing across the sky was captured by doorbell and dash cameras in the Edmonton region late...
Pope Francis trapped in Vatican lift for 25 minutes
To many, it may not come as a surprise that children who receive education such as basic vocabulary and math skills early in life, starting in preschool, are more likely to develop life-long skills that help them do well in school for years to come, especially those in low-income communities. “Behavior management and teachers’ health help create a quality program for children” Dr. Dana...
Cities urge federal leaders to wade into wastewater debate
It has long been claimed by supporters of the Catholic faith that God moves in mysterious ways. But so, apparently, does Pope Francis's personal lift in the Vatican - which broke down on Sunday, trapping the world's most powerful clergyman inside for 25 minutes. The 82-year-old pontiff had to be freed by Vatican firefighters after an electrical fault brought his tiny private lift to a...
For patients with diabetes, ticagrelor reduced heart attacks, strokes
Some municipal leaders want wastewater to be a federal election...
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Flu vaccination linked with lower risk of early death in patients with high blood pressure
A clinical trial evaluated whether adding ticagrelor to aspirin improves outcomes for patients with stable coronary artery disease and diabetes mellitus but without a history of heart attack or stroke. Researchers found that taking ticagrelor in addition to aspirin reduced the risk of a composite of cardiovascular death, heart attack, or stroke.
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Childhood cholesterol, blood pressure, weight and smoking predict adult heart disease
Influenza vaccination in patients with high blood pressure is associated with an 18% reduced risk of death during flu season, according to new research.
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Preventative artery repair provides major benefit after serious heart attack
The first reliable evidence of a link between major cardiovascular risk factors in children -- serum cholesterol, blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), and smoking -- with cardiovascular disease in adults is being presented today. The study highlights the need to lay the foundations for heart health early in life.
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Screening for genetic high cholesterol could help patients and families avoid heart attack
A new study has shown that opening all the blockages is better than treating only the one blockage causing the heart attack. This led to a 26% reduction in the patient's risk of dying or having a recurrent heart attack.
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Five ways to be sober-curious (and make a success of not drinking)
Genetic high cholesterol is underdiagnosed and undertreated, according to new research. Screening could identify patients and family members affected by the condition so that lifestyle changes and treatments can be started to prevent heart attack and stroke.
Pope urges everyone to change lifestyle to save planet
Staying alcohol-free at social events can be daunting, but be open to the new experience and own itThe most recent survey on adult drinking habits in Great Britain found that as of 2015, 29% of 16- to 24-year-olds do not drink alcohol – an increase of 18% from 2005. With so many young people abstaining from drinking altogether, there has concurrently been a rise in the “sober-curious”...
Pope urges politicians to take 'drastic measures' on climate change
Pope Francis called Sunday on individuals across the world to make changes to their daily habits to stop climate change in its tracks, and to put pressure on their leaders "before it's too late". "We have created a climate emergency, which seriously threatens nature and life, including our own," he said in a message to mark this year's World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. Francis, a...
What lies beneath: Singapore plans a subterranean future
Pope Francis challenged governments on Sunday to take "drastic measures" to combat global warming and reduce the use of fossil fuels, saying the world was experiencing a climate emergency. Francis issued his appeal, a written message for Sunday's World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, ahead of the United Nations Climate Action Summit this month in New York, a follow up to the 2016 Paris...
Brazil's Amazon basin fires keep surging
Space-starved Singapore has expanded outwards by building into the sea and upwards by constructing high-rises but planners are now looking underground as they seek new areas for growth. Singapore has already built an underground highway and state-of-the-art air conditioning system, but is now looking to house more facilities beneath the surface in order to optimise land use above it. There are...
Pole caught in customs web with tarantula haul
The number of fires in Brazil's Amazon basin is still on the rise, even though the government has banned burning, officials said Saturday.
Hunger for concrete eats away at mountains
Customs officials caught a Polish man was after trying to smuggle nearly 100 tarantula spiders in his luggage, at Cayenne airport, French Guiana, regional officials told AFP Saturday.
Northern Bahamas hunkers down as Hurricane Dorian closes in
Soon, Jamal's voice will no longer ring out over the mountain slopes he's roamed for years with his herd in northern Cyprus.
Arrival of refugees in Eastern German communities has no effect on voting behavior, attitudes on immigration
A dangerous Hurricane Dorian closed in on the northern Bahamas early Sunday, threatening to batter islands with 150 mph (240 kph) winds, pounding waves and torrential rain as people hunkered down in schools, churches and other shelters.
The arrival of refugees in eastern German communities has had no effect on local residents' voting behavior or on their attitudes toward immigration, finds a new study of citizens in more than 200 regional municipalities.