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Upsurge In Paralysis Condition Accompanies Zika: Doctors

Zulay Balza fails to close her eyes as neurologist Jairo Lizarazo tests her facial muscles at the Erasmo Meoz Hospital in Cucuta, Colombia. (AP Photo) CUCUTA, Colombia:  The doctor taps Zulay Balza’s knees with a hammer and she doesn’t feel a thing. She can’t squeeze his outstretched fingers or shut her eyelids. Her face is partially paralyzed. “The weakness started ... Read More »

Solving The Evolutionary Puzzle Of Menopause

Biologists have long puzzled over why women lose the capacity to reproduce after menopause. (Representational Image) Paris, France:  Menopause in women and females from a few other “higher” species is probably a fluke of nature rather than evolution at work, according to a study published Wednesday. Biologists have long puzzled over why women lose the capacity to reproduce during roughly ... Read More »

This No-Meds Approach To Fighting Depression May Work

It’s well known that physical activity is a mood elevator. But writing in “The Athlete’s Way” blog on Psychology Today’s website, endurance athlete Christopher Bergland discusses a study indicating that combining movement with the attention-focusing benefits of meditation can be an extra-effective tool in fighting depression. The small study, conducted at Rutgers University in New Jersey, was based on a ... Read More »

In A First, Patient Wears 3-D Glasses During Brain Surgery

A handout picture released by the Angers university hospital shows a patient wearing virtual reality glasses on February 16, 2016 during his brain operation at a university hospital in Angers, western France. (AFP PHOTO) Paris, France:  In a world first, a patient in France undergoing brain surgery while conscious wore virtual reality glasses as doctors removed a cancerous tumour, the ... Read More »

Will a tax on sugar cure obesity?

(Fotolia) Thirty-five years ago, I warned readers about the dangers of excessive sugar consumption and labelled sugar the “white devil”. The sugar industry was not amused, and complained to the College of Physicians and Surgeons that I should be disciplined. I won, after a trying, difficult battle. How things change. Five countries currently have a sugar tax. Now the British ... Read More »

Pfizer recalls liquid Advil products for kids over ibuprofen dosage

REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton OTTAWA — Pfizer Consumer Healthcare is recalling 124 lots of Advil liquid products for infants and children. There could be inconsistent doses of ibuprofen in the products if they have not been shaken as directed before use. Health Canada says the products being recalled are Advil Pediatric Drops, Children’s Advil Cold, Children’s Advil Fever from Colds or Flu, ... Read More »

Winnipeg South blue: Insurance broker eyes stepping to fill Bruinooge’s shoes

David Schioler, the CEO of the Insurance Brokers of Manitoba, told the Sun on Tuesday he is intrigued by the opportunity that exists in the riding that was vacated when longtime MP Rod Bruinooge stepped down last week. A Winnipeg lawyer and head of the provincial association of insurance brokers is giving strong consideration to running for the Tory nomination ... Read More »

Walk 5K in their shoes

Participants enjoy the first CNIB Night Steps event last year at The Forks. The second annual event goes Sept. 11 to raise funds for CNIB’s vital services. It truly is like taking a walk in their shoes. The second annual CNIB Night Steps fundraising event is a five-kilometre walk under the stars at The Forks on Sept. 11. “The reason ... Read More »

Customize your wedding fashion your way

Here are a few trends and tips you can use to personalize your wedding Walking down the aisle is more personal than ever before for brides and grooms. That’s because they’re using their big day to not just celebrate their love, but their personal style too. While the big white gowns and custom black tuxes may never go away, brides ... Read More »

Wedding night do’s and don’ts for a memorable time

If you think all wedding nights are wildly romantic, sex-filled romps – think again. When stationary company Paper Shaker recently surveyed 1000 newlyweds, they found that 25% of couples said “I don’t” to sex on their wedding night. This figure shouldn’t be surprising. Based on how our culture builds up the event, couples are expected to re-enact a hybrid of ... Read More »