Data shows upswing in child exploitation cases

WASHINGTON — Government investigators who uncover child exploitation initiated more than 4,000…

Beer insulting California utility PG&E brews backlash

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — Anger over devastating California wildfires sparked by Pacific…

A present for the earth? How to cut holiday waste

While the holiday season is a time of giving and thoughtfulness, it…

Family: Life is what happens …

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

  • Nov 11, 2019

Study finds emergency department visits jumped after valsartan recall

TORONTO — A large recall of contaminated medications appeared to spark confusion…

U.S. retirement home gives residents makeovers, photo shoot

It hit Tracy Shanks in the middle of her morning drive to…

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…