Ontario judge grants cannabis store licensing stay, rejected applicants seek review

TORONTO – An Ontario judge has paused the licensing process for the province’s latest round of cannabis retail stores. Superior Court Justice David Corbett granted a two-week stay, which was requested by a group of 11 people who won the government’s licence lottery but were later disqualified. The 11 applicants are requesting a judicial review of their rejection, as well […]

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Zantac Has Low Levels of a Cancer-Causing Chemical, the F.D.A. Says

The Food and Drug Administration said on Friday that it had detected low levels of a cancer-causing contaminant in samples of heartburn medicines containing the drug commonly known as Zantac. It was advising patients who take over-the-counter versions to consider switching to a different medication. But no recalls have been initiated, and the agency said patients who take prescription versions […]

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N.B. confirms legionnaires’ disease outbreak in Moncton is over

New Brunswick’s regional medical officer of health has confirmed that the legionnaires’ disease outbreak in Moncton is now over. At a press conference Thursday, Dr. Yves Léger said that the outbreak was officially marked over on Tuesday. Sixteen people in total were affected by the disease, but there were no reported deaths. Léger says patient ages range from mid-30s to […]

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Ontario government’s cannabis Crown corporation lost $42M in latest fiscal year

TORONTO – Ontario Cannabis Retail Corp. lost $42 million in the latest fiscal year, according to newly released public documents. The provincial Crown corporation tasked with online sales and wholesale distribution of recreational pot reported revenues of $64 million for the year ended March 31, 2019. However, Ontario’s consolidated financial statements show the OCRC, which operates as the Ontario Cannabis […]

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Tori Spelling Has 'Perpetual' Mom Guilt Balancing 5 Kids With Her Career

Uh-oh! It isn’t easy for Tori Spelling to balance her five kids with her successful career. “I live in a state of mom guilt, a perpetual state,” the BH90210 star, 46, told Us Weekly exclusively at a luncheon to celebrate BB Lifestyle on Thursday, September 12. “It should be tattooed across my forehead. It’s really bad.” That being said, the […]

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Simple model captures almost 100 years of measles dynamics in London: Disease dynamics are well predicted despite major disruptions caused by historical events

A simple epidemiological model accurately captures long-term measles transmission dynamics in London, including major perturbations triggered by historical events. Alexander Becker of Princeton University in New Jersey, U.S., and colleagues present these findings in PLOS Computational Biology. Previous studies have extensively explored how disease outbreaks are affected by variations in demography, such as birth rate, and variations in person-to-person contact, […]

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IVF birth rates improving, multiple birth rate at a record low

IVF success rates in Australia and New Zealand have continued to improve, while the number of IVF twins are falling, a new UNSW report has shown. IVF success rates in Australia and New Zealand have continued to improve, while the number of IVF twins are falling, a new UNSW report has shown. The Assisted Reproductive Technology in Australia and New […]

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Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes’ Best Quotes About Love and Parenthood

Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes might keep their family life on the down-low, but one thing remains certain: the A-listers are parenting pros! The La La Land star, 37, and the Ghost Rider actress, 44, quietly tied the knot in September 2016 and share daughters Esmeralda, 4, and Amada, 2. Although the family of four lead private lives, Gosling and […]

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Niger unveils measles vaccination plan for 4 million children

Niger launched a campaign on Friday to vaccinate more than four million children against measles, one of the biggest causes of child mortality in the country, the health ministry said. The one-week nationwide vaccination programme aims to “eliminate measles by the end of 2020”, Health Minister Illiassou Mainassara said, adding, it “will reach 4.254 million children” aged from 9 months […]

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Jennifer Lopez Says Son Max, 11, Will Walk Her Down the Aisle When She Marries Alex Rodriguez

Here comes the bride — escorted by her little guy! On Thursday, Jennifer Lopez spoke with Entertainment Tonight during a surprise appearance at a Miami screening of her new flick Hustlers, where she played mostly coy about her upcoming nuptials to beau Alex Rodriguez. The former MLB player hinted during a recent appearance on Strahan, Sara and Keke that it was “gonna be […]

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