Expert tips on how to win the lottery

The chances of winning the lottery are extremely low, as you're four times more likely to be struck by lightning than hitting jackpot. However, with the Powerball and Mega Millions having a combined jackpot of over $2 billion in October 2018, it the largest prize in U.S. lottery history, according to a CNN report. Therefore, irrespective of how minimal the chances of winning are, it is s [...]

15 May 2019

Congo Ebola outbreak exploding, right on schedule… hospital workers flee

(Natural News) Ebola is overtaking the Democratic Republic of Congo, a nation that is also currently being ravaged by war and unrest. Some 100 militias control the area around Butembo, a city in the nation’s eastern region. Butembo is the epicenter of Congo’s Ebola outbreak, but it is also home to other dangers — especially for healthcare workers. As Economist notes, loca [...]

10 May 2019

Health benefits of Himalayan salt lamps: Fact or fiction?

(Natural News) Have you heard about the health benefits of Himalayan salt lamps? There are many positive claims about Himalayan salt lamps on the internet, but much of the so-called benefits are just conjecture — not based on any concrete evidence. A Himalayan salt lamp is basically a handcrafted brick of salt taken from salt mines throughout the world. Most of the salt is harvested [...]

10 May 2019

Will a rap video convince you to buy this Toronto home?

When a realtor is selling a home, they'll often post an online listing accompanied by photos. If they want to step it up, they may include a virtual home tour. But for Toronto real estate agent Arty Basinski of Real Estate By Bike, neither of those were enough. So instead, he created a rap song and music video. As he states in the video's description: "Why do a virtual tour wh [...]

10 May 2019

Toronto paramedics facing $4M funding cut from province, says city manager

Toronto paramedics are facing a nearly $4 million shortfall thanks to a funding cut from the provincial government, according to a memo circulating among city officials. On April 26, the Ministry of Health informed the city the province's 2019 land ambulance grant funding would remain static from the year before — and without a cost of living allowance increase, re [...]

10 May 2019

People in York Region, Toronto and Niagara exposed to measles

A case of measles has been confirmed in the Niagara Region. The Niagara Region Public Health and Emergency Services says an adult caught the infection while travelling outside of Canada. The exposed individual arrived at Pearson International Airport in Toronto from the Philippines aboard Philippine Airlines flight PR118 on Sunday, April 28 between the hours of 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. [...]

10 May 2019

No new streetcars, a hit on accessibility? Why a $1.1B Toronto transit funding cut has some feeling 'ill'

Transit advocates are calling on the province to reverse a $1.1-billion funding cut that could see the TTC run out of money before it can it can purchase new vehicles next year, and could mean a hit on accessibility projects.  At a board meeting Wednesday, the TTC painted a bleak picture thanks to the province's cancellation of a planned hike in municipalities' share of the ga [...]

10 May 2019

Manage your cholesterol levels while you’re still young to lower your risk of heart problems as you age, advises study

(Natural News) Having high cholesterol levels is usually a problem for older adults. However, young people are now encouraged to watch their cholesterol levels as well. This is because a new study found that having high levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol at a young age can become a huge problem later in life. Published in the journal Circulation, the study looked at whet [...]

21 April 2019

Natural treatments for whooping cough

(Natural News) Whooping cough is a serious respiratory infection that requires plenty of bed rest and careful treatment. Thankfully, there are a number of home remedies that can hasten your recovery from the illness. These natural treatments can relieve the discomfort and trouble caused by the symptoms of the cough. Formally called pertussis, whooping cough is an infe [...]

21 April 2019

Can oxygen treatments help prevent neurodegenerative disease?

(Natural News) Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) limits the amount of oxygen that reaches important parts of the body. Patients with this condition are, thus, very prone to developing neurodegenerative diseases. But a Canadian-led research team advised that giving these patients extra doses of oxygen could help prevent the onset of dementia. For their e [...]

21 April 2019

China tried to grow cotton on the moon – and failed. Here’s why it’s still important

(Natural News) Early this year, China’s lunar probe Chang’e 4 landed on the unexplored far side of the moon carrying with it a canister of plant seeds. A couple of days later, Chinese scientists confirmed that some of the cotton plants have sprouted – the first time plants were able to do so on the far side of the moon. But even though the sprouts were not able to withst [...]

21 April 2019

A fit body makes a healthy heart: Research says regular exercise can reduce your risk of heart attacks by HALF

(Natural News) “Fitness” can mean a lot of things. There’s physical fitness, which pertains to health and the proper functioning of a human body – and there’s biological fitness, which has more to do with an organism’s ability to reach reproductive age. And there’s also cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) – fitness related to heart health. According to Bjarne Ne [...]

21 April 2019

Drake Isn't (Really) a Culture Vulture

Sitting around the dinner table a few years ago, my dad and I got into a debate about cultural appropriation. We’d been talking about a news story that had gone viral about a white couple who’d hosted a Bollywood-themed wedding, and in response to the irritation in my voice, my dad told me he thought I was getting riled up about nothing. Despite having witnessed the lingering eff [...]

19 April 2019