Record-setting Winnipeg grandfather to receive Order of Manitoba for ultra-marathon charity work

A local grandfather and ultra-marathon cyclist will be receiving the Order of Manitoba on Thursday for his years of dedication to charity work that give new meaning to the term ‘extreme’. Winnipegger Arvid Loewen has spent the past 15 years cycling across Canada (four times), the United States (twice) and beyond, all in support of a street children’s rescue mission […]

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Student’s headaches from ‘exam stress’ caused by a BRAIN TUMOUR

Student whose crippling headaches were dismissed as ‘exam stress’ discovers she has a golf ball-sized BRAIN TUMOUR during an eye test at Vision Express Rhiannan Harris had just graduated from university when symptoms appeared She never imagined regular headaches and blurred vision were due to a tumour Opticians referred her to hospital during a check-up in July 2018 Doctors believed […]

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First US murder conviction overturned using DNA, family tree evidence

An American man was exonerated Wednesday for a decades-old murder he did not commit, using evidence based on DNA and a genetic family tree, the first such result using a revolutionary investigative technique. Christopher Tapp, 43, had served 20 of his 30-year sentence for the 1996 rape and murder of Angie Dodge. On Wednesday, a court in the state of […]

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Eilish O'Regan: 'Key questions unanswered as new plan to decentralise HSE unveiled'

Key decisions about the future of surplus health staff, including highly paid managers, in the new-look HSE were dodged yesterday, despite claims that it will be slimmed down and streamlined. Health Minister Simon Harris confirmed the HSE would be divided into six regional health areas. These will have more power over local decision-making, with their own budgets, while answering to […]

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Older adults: Daunted by a new task? Learn 3 instead: Learning multiple things simultaneously increases cognitive abilities in older adults

Learning several new things at once increases cognitive abilities in older adults, according to new research from UC Riverside. UCR psychologist Rachel Wu says one important way of staving off cognitive decline is learning new skills as a child would. That is, be a sponge: seek new skills to learn; maintain motivation as fuel; rely on encouraging mentors to guide […]

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