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After withdrawing from the French Open, injured Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova will rely on a Canadian to get her back on track. Calgary’s Marcin Goszczynski, a strength and conditioning coach and massage therapist rolled into one, will be a key ingredient in coaxing Sharapova’s problematic right shoulder through what...
The playoff beard has been an annual tradition at this time of year for decades, dating back to the New York Islanders dynasty of the 1980s. According to a recent study, however, the seasonal hairiness can come with unwanted bacteria – more than you’d find in the average dog’s fur. Microbiologist...
It’s Monday morning and your alarm clock is shrieking at you. The numbers read 7 a.m., but that’s impossible — you’re foggy-headed, but you swear it should only be 5 a.m. Eventually, you either hit the snooze button, bury your head under your pillow, and hurl your alarm across the...
Polluted air does more than hurt your lungs, it can affect your heart, according to research. Heart conditions are responsible for a huge portion of the millions of deaths caused by air pollution worldwide every year, according to a recent study. A paper published in the European Heart Journal estimated that air pollution was responsible...
If you suffer from migraines, you know firsthand how debilitating they can be. From painful headaches to feelings of nausea and light sensitivity, migraines impact day-to-day functioning. While they’re more common in women, an estimated 2.7 million Canadians say they’ve been diagnosed with having a migraine at one point or another — a...
A new study says the practice of feeding dogs a raw meat-based diet is on the rise, and with it, the chances of harmful bacteria being transferred from dog to owner. “A great opportunity for dogs to transfer potential pathogenic and antimicrobial-resistant bacteria to humans is by ‘kissing’ people in the...
The rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is a human health crisis — but few people appreciate the impact of this phenomenon on their lives. On this week’s Super Awesome Science Show, we’re going to take a very personal look at what happens when someone gets a resistant infection and how a treatment from a...
OTTAWA – The House of Commons justice committee has approved a bill that would ease secrecy by allowing former jurors to discuss all aspects of a stressful criminal trial with a mental-health professional. Private member’s bill C-417, introduced by Conservative MP Michael Cooper, is now slated to return to the...
Canada’s long-anticipated revised food guide was released Tuesday morning, and it has some big changes from previous guidance on healthy eating. As hinted at in public consultations and draft documents, the new guide does away with the four food groups and advice on the number of servings to eat each day – something even...
WASHINGTON, N.C. — Floodwaters rose about 15 inches into Danielle Rees’ home in September when Hurricane Florence drenched this tidewater city on the Pamlico River and overwhelmed a local creek and marshland. The first floor was a sopping mess of gritty, swampy water in three bedrooms, a bathroom and...

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