Cholesterol levels dropping in U.S., but many still need care

WASHINGTON — Some good health news: Americans’ cholesterol levels are dropping, and…

Family: Life is what happens …

As we crunch through November it seems the question on everybody’s lips,…

  • Nov 11, 2019

Health: Appendicitis: To operate or not to operate

This year about 700,000 appendectomies will be performed in North America. And…

U.S. officials identify ‘strong culprit’ in vaping illnesses

NEW YORK — U.S. health officials announced a breakthrough Friday into the…

Fashion Fridays: Tips for the holidays

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

  • Nov 8, 2019

Fashion Fridays: 5 stunning winter coats

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

  • Nov 8, 2019

Surgical objects left in patients on the rise in Canada, data shows

TORONTO — More than 550 objects have been unintentionally left in Canadian…

Doctors try CRISPR gene editing for cancer, a 1st in the U.S.

The first attempt in the United States to use a gene editing…

Gardening: Amaryllis bulbs are one of the easiest plants to grow

Amaryllis bulbs are sold in stores and garden centers mid-October until they…

  • Nov 6, 2019

Canada’s Down syndrome community helps teach Google how to understand speech

VANCOUVER — Anyone who’s been frustrated with digital voice assistants Google, Alexa…

‘Goodness and humour’ celebrated as ‘Sesame Street’ turns 50

NEW YORK — Fifty years ago, beloved entertainer Carol Burnett appeared on…

Woman hiking 24 miles to and from work gets surprise from South Carolina neighbors

A South Carolina woman’s 24-mile daily walk to and from work came…

Google buys Fitbit for $2.1B, stepping back into wearables

Google is buying Fitbit for about $2.1 billion, enabling the internet company…

‘She had the biggest heart.’ Fresno’s first Little Free Pantry dedicated to homicide victim

FRESNO, Calif. —Guadalupe Rivera’s name is inscribed on a small golden plaque…

Retailers seek to stretch shortened holiday shopping season

NEW YORK — All they want for Christmas is more time. Faced…

Fashion Fridays: Things a stylist would remove from your closet

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

  • Nov 1, 2019

Measles saps kids’ ability to fight other germs

WASHINGTON — Measles has a stealth side effect: New research shows it…

The nutritionists’ case for not setting limits on Halloween candy

TORONTO — For a lot candy-crazed kids, Halloween is synonymous with sugar,…

Online thrift stores give deal-hunters new ways to score

NEW YORK — It’s not just eBay anymore. A slew of websites…

Gardening: Take stock following a bad storm

Strong wind, steady or in gusts can damage trees by breaking limbs,…

  • Oct 30, 2019