• William and Kate begin tour of Canada – BBC News
  • Punctuation: Yep, it’s got its own holiday
  • Sir Bradley Wiggins: No unfair advantage from drug – BBC News
  • Fidel Castro’s son and photographer — I don’t listen in to his conversations
  • The neuroscientist who’s spending the Chan Zuckerberg $3 billion

William and Kate begin tour of Canada – BBC News

On their eight-day visit they will have about 30 official engagements, in which they will pay tribute to veterans of the Afghanistan conflict, visit pregnant women struggling with addiction, and meet First Nations communities, as well as Canada’s prime minister and his family. Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Trudeau and his wife Sophie have three young children including Ella-Grace, aged seven Like the royal couple, Mr Trudeau is at…


Sir Bradley Wiggins: No unfair advantage from drug – BBC News

There is no suggestion that either he or Team Sky, his former team, have broken any rules. ‘Cure these problems’ Sir Bradley’s use of the substance has come under focus following revelations made by computer hackers known as Fancy Bears, last week. The details were revealed after the group accessed the private medical data of some of the world’s leading athletes from the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada). Dozens of athletes…


Fidel Castro’s son and photographer — I don’t listen in to his conversations

Havana, Cuba (CNN)If you’ve seen photos of Fidel Castro meeting with dignitaries or celebrities in his home in Havana, then you have seen the work of Alex Castro. He’s not only the retired leader’s personal photographer, he’s also a son of the former Cuban president. During the 49 years he ruled Cuba, Fidel Castro insisted on privacy concerning all matters of his personal life. Cuba’s state-run press never even mentioned…


The neuroscientist who’s spending the Chan Zuckerberg $3 billion

(CNN)Hearing the words “$3 billion,” most of us felt vaguely stunned, so we missed hearing what came next during Wednesday’s announcement from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Dr. Priscilla Chan. The Silicon Valley couple also introduced the world to the new president of Chan Zuckerberg Science — now perhaps the most influential scientist on the planet. “One of the world’s most respected neuroscientists and geneticists” and a “legitimate rock star,”…


Monty Python’s Terry Jones diagnosed with rare dementia

(CNN)Terry Jones, best known for his part in the British comedy group Monty Python, has been diagnosed with a rare form of dementia, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts confirmed today. “Terry has been diagnosed with Primary Progressive Aphasia, a variant of Frontotemporal Dementia,” a representative for Jones said in a statement released through BAFTA. “This illness affects his ability to communicate and he is no longer able…


What is a traumatic brain injury?

(CNN)Cell phone video released Friday recorded Rakeyia Scott, the wife of Keith Lamont Scott, who was fatally shot by Charlotte police, screaming, “He has a TBI,” or traumatic brain injury. On Thursday, Scott’s mother told CNN affiliate WCSC about a “near-death” motorcycle accident her son survived last year. “He had some issues with his brain, and he had two broken hips, and (his) pelvis broke in half, and his nose…


He transformed a trailer into a free dental clinic

Barbourville, Kentucky (CNN)When Dr. Edwin Smith was a young dentist beginning his career in eastern Kentucky, he encountered many patients with rampant tooth decay. “I saw a lot of patients who hadn’t seen a dentist before,” said Smith, a Kentucky native. Dr. Edwin Smith on CrowdRise Source article at =>http://edition.cnn.com/ Recommended ProductsEasy Link Cloaker – Rock Solid Stealth Affiliate Marketing Link Cloaker on Steroids! Easy Link Cloaker Software Bundle -…


Rio reward? Female rugby stars ‘deserve more money’

(CNN)Rugby sevens took Rio by storm — but will its successful Olympic debut bring financial rewards for the players as well as increased profile for the sport? The women’s game is still catching up with the men in terms of pay parity, though one of its pioneering players hopes that will change. Emily Valentine: ‘The first lady of rugby’ The ruling body said its member unions had received an extra…


Smoking leaves 30-year legacy on your DNA

(CNN)Smokers have a “footprint” of their addiction on their genes that could be used to identify, and develop treatments for, smoking-related diseases such as cardiovascular disease and cancer, according to a new study published Tuesday. An analysis of almost 16,000 blood samples from smokers, former smokers and nonsmokers found that tobacco smoke leaves a lasting legacy of people’s addiction on the surface of their DNA. See the latest news and…


Wife Of Real-life ‘fault In Our Stars’ Couple Dies Days After Husband

 (GoFundMe) The wife in the so-called real-life Fault in Our Stars couple has died, her family announced on Facebook, mere days after her husband died of the same terminal illness. Lex18.com reported that Katie Prager, who suffered from the respiratory illness cystic fibrosis, died early Thursday morning. Her husband, Dalton Prager, also had cystic fibrosis and died Saturday. The duo met online at age 18, married two years later, and died…


Wells Pharmacy Network recalls hundreds of products

(CNN)A major recall has been issued for all sterile products recently produced by the compounding pharmacy Wells Pharmacy Network. The recall was prompted by concern from the US Food and Drug Administration “over a lack of sterility assurance,” according to the recall announcement issued Thursday. “Administration of a drug product intended to be sterile that has microbial contamination may result in infections that may be serious and life-threatening,” the announcement…


Blue Bell Recalls Some Ice Cream Distributed In The South

(AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File) BRENHAM, Texas –  Blue Bell Creameries recalled select flavors of ice cream distributed across the South after finding chocolate chip cookie dough from a third-party supplier for use as an ingredient was potentially contaminated with listeria, the Brenham, Texas-based company announced Wednesday. Blue Bell said it was recalling half gallons and pints of Blue Bell Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and half gallons of Blue Bell Cookie…


Student mental health ‘lacks support’ – BBC News

It calls for more continuity of care, such as allowing students to be simultaneously registered with a GP both at their parental home and at university. ‘Vulnerable’ Universities are urged to carry out a review of their current services and find what can be improved. In many cases, funding for counselling and mental health services is inadequate, says the study. Related Topics Mental health Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-37429394 Recommended ProductsPLR Rewriting…


UK to increase aid to 100m to help war-torn Yemen – BBC News

‘Children dying’ For more than a year, a military coalition led by the Saudis – and backed by the UK – has been bombing rebel forces in Yemen, in a bid to reinstate the government that was overthrown in 2014. More than 3,000 civilians have been killed in the conflict, and millions have been forced from their homes. The fighting has pushed one of the poorest countries in the Middle…


Gonorrhea outbreak in Hawaii shows increased antibiotic resistance

(CNN)Seven gonorrhea patients in Hawaii are the first known US cases in which the sexually transmitted infection showed reduced susceptibility to the single available effective treatment option, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today. The patients were diagnosed in April and May. The six men and one woman were all cured by ceftriaxone and azithromycin, the two-drug regimen recommended for treating gonorrhea by the CDC. However, laboratory tests…


Chicago to add almost 1,000 police to beleaguered force

(CNN)Reinforcements are coming to a violent Chicago. As a major part of a plan to combat crime — including the city’s worst homicide rate in decades — the police department said it will be adding nearly 1,000 positions to ranks. Officers — $47,604Training officers — $54,552Detective — $70,278Sergeants — $76,932Lieutenants — $87,402 Source: Chicago Police Department There will also be promotions for existing officers, with 200 new detectives, 112 new…


China’s giant space telescope starts search for alien life

Hong Kong (CNN)The search for alien life just got bigger. A lot bigger. The world’s largest telescope will be completed this week in China and it has scientists very, very excited. China’s ‘Cape Canaveral’ Next space superpower? Moon’s dark side to be explored Top astronaut wants cooperation China plans Mars rover Photos show moon’s surface China’s space race How astronauts prepare Longer term goals include putting a man on the…


Husband Of Real-life ‘fault In Our Stars’ Couple Has Died

(GoFundMe) They’ve been likened to the fictional couple battling cancer in The Fault in Our Stars, and there will be no fairy tale ending for Dalton and Katie Prager. Instead of cancer, each had cystic fibrosis, and after striking up an online relationship seven years ago, they met in person against the advice of doctorsCF patients can easily pass bacteria to each otherand fell in love, recounts CNN. They married…


Health officials investigate Popeyes after woman claims she was served fried rat head

 (iStock) New York City health department officials are investigating a Popeyes franchise location after a woman claims she was served a cooked rat head in her fried chicken meal. On Sunday, Rosemary Thomas shared a series of images on Facebook, which she claims show a rodent head that had been breaded and deep-fried. Friends and family, this is a meal Popeyes in Harlem served my daughter, my niece and sister….


Woman With Ms To Run 7 Marathons On 7 Continents In 1 Year

Cheryl Hile and her husband, Brian, plan to run seven marathons on seven continents within a year a goal Cheryl made shortly after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS).  (Courtesy the Hanger Clinic) Cheryl Hile uses a brace on her right leg that corrects drop foot, an MS symptom that causes her to trip and fall.  (Courtesy the Hanger Clinic) Cheryl Hile began running in 2000, saying her husband, Brian,…


Invasive Asian Hornet spotted in Britain for first time, experts confirm – BBC News

In the summer, the non-native species was discovered in the Channel Islands of Jersey and Alderney for the first time. Identifying an Asian hornet Vespa velutina queens are up to 3cm (1.2in) in length; workers up to 2.5cm (1in) Entirely dark brown or black velvety body, bordered with a fine yellow band Only one band on the abdomen: fourth abdominal segment almost entirely yellow/orange Legs brown with yellow ends Head…