‘I would have died without STARS’: Heart attack patient thankful for fleet’s new helicopter

The Alberta government announced the purchase of a new $13-million helicopter to help replace the aging STARS fleet on Saturday in Calgary. STARS Air Ambulance was founded in the 1980s and many of its 11 choppers that are in use today are part of that original fleet. “They are now legacy, which means they don’t make them as they are […]

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'I've more confidence now than I did before' – meet the young woman who lost a leg through cancer; and gained a new modelling career

A young woman who had her leg amputated last year is preparing to step out on the catwalk in a glamorous new modelling career. 22-year-old Bernadette Hagans from Belfast went through the trauma of losing her leg in October after being diagnosed with a rare cancer. She had to learn to walk again using a prosthetic limb, and now, less […]

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Remedy for sleep disorders often superfluous or even risky

Consumer advocates: effect of the products against insomnia doubtful Million people in Germany suffer from sleep disorders. Too little sleep not only ensures that those Affected are during the day, mostly tired, but also is a risk to health. The use of over-the-counter remedies to promote better sleep, is not usually recommended nevertheless. Some of these drugs can even be […]

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First Look: 'We want to make rock stars out of our instructors' – €2m New York-style boutique gym opens in Dublin

Two Dublin brothers who introduced Crossfit to Ireland are opening a €2m boutique gym in Dublin next week. Michael Price, an ex-professional rugby player who in his heydey at Blackrock College kept a young Brian O’Driscoll benched, and his brother David, say the Irish gym scene is dominated by budget gyms – and very little teaching about fitness integrity. The […]

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Community Recovery Team launched in Prince Albert, Sask.

A new Community Recovery Team (CRT) has been launched in Prince Albert, Sask., to help people facing complex mental health challenges. Related Sask. minister says future of mental health assessment unit to be revealed budget day Saskatchewan author releases book highlighting struggles of mental health CRTs use a holistic, team-based approach to provide clients with access to intensive supports in […]

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Narwhals spend at least half time diving for food, can fast for several days after meal: Tracking data from male Narwhal shows whales regularly dive to depths of over 700m

Narwhals — enigmatic arctic whales known for their sword-like tusk — spend over half their time diving to find food but are also able to last up to three days without a meal, according to a study by Manh Cuong Ngô and colleagues from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, published in PLOS Computational Biology. Narwhals are deep-diving whales that […]

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