VANCOUVER—Conditions such as sleep problems, irritable bowel syndrome and depression are more common among multiple sclerosis patients five years before they develop medically recognized signs of the disease, a new study from the University of British Columbia suggests.
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VATICAN CITY—The Vatican is drafting guidelines to help Catholic dioceses find appropriate ways to decommission unneeded churches so they don't end up as discos, gymnasiums or gelato shops.
CHICAGO—Go ahead and have that cup of coffee, maybe even several more.
New research shows it may boost chances for a longer life—even for those who down at least eight cups daily.
In a study of nearly half-a-million British adults, coffee drinkers had a slightly lower risk of death over 10 years than abstainers.
NEW YORK—From the positively medieval to the beat of contemporary music: brencheese, deathshildy, and hip-pop are among about 1,000 new or refreshed entries added in June to the online Oxford English Dictionary.
The additions are part of the company's quarterly update of its searchable subscription website, Oed.com
NEW YORK — From the positively medieval to the beat of contemporary music: Brencheese, deathshildy and hip-pop are among about 1,000 new or refreshed entries added in June to the online Oxford English Dictionary.
MONTPELIER, Vt. — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is reconsidering its plan to require that pure maple syrup and honey be labeled as containing added sugars.
Maple syrup producers had rallied against the plan, saying the nutrition labels updates were misleading, illogical and confusing and could hurt their industries.
BERLIN—A couple in eastern Germany have gotten married in a swing dangling from a motorcycle atop a tightrope, 14 metres above the ground.
The German news agency dpa reported a pastor standing in a cage atop a fire service ladder presided over the wedding of Nicole Backhaus and Jens Knorr in the town of Stassfurt on Saturday.
NEW YORK — Are the fiber counts for foods getting bloated?
Browse supermarket shelves, and it’s easy to find ice cream, yogurt and brownies with impressive fiber totals. That’s because companies add ingredients to boost the fiber, a practice they say helps people enjoy treats with less guilt but that critics say distorts ideas about what’s healthy.
BERLIN — A couple in eastern Germany have gotten married in a swing dangling from a motorcycle atop a tightrope, 14 metres (46 feet) above the ground.
TAMWORTH, N.H.—Beaver-flavoured whiskey, anyone?
A New Hampshire distillery has a new bourbon, Eau De Musc, flavoured partly by the secretion from a beaver's castor sacs.
Tamworth Distilling said the secretion, called castoreum, has a history of being used as a flavouring and is on a small list of FDA ingredients called “generally recognized as safe.”