E-cigarettes with a cigarette-like level of nicotine are effective in reducing smoking

E-cigarettes that deliver a cigarette-like amount of nicotine are associated with reduced smoking and reduced exposure to the major tobacco-related pulmonary carcinogen, NNAL, even with concurrent smoking, according to a new study led by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University and Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The study, which will be published in […]


Pregnant mum shares ‘horrendous’ moment she was told she had terminal cancer

A mum-of-three has spoken of the horrifying moment she was diagnosed with incurable breast cancer while pregnant. Kirsty Hart, 41, was pregnant with her third son Dylan when she received the shock diagnosis. It has since spread to her lungs and is incurable. Ms Hart, who lives with her partner John Humphreys, said she had […]


NHL, NHLPA agree on protocols to resume season

The NHL and NHL Players’ Association agreed Sunday on protocols to resume the season, a major step toward the return of hockey this summer. Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly told The Associated Press there was an agreement on protocols for training camps and games and the sides are still negotiating an extension of the collective bargaining […]


Feeling insecure about your relationship? Your biology may play a role

Imagine tracking your feelings during daily interactions with your romantic partner. What would you learn? That’s what approximately 100 heterosexual couples in Montreal did each day for 3 weeks during a study run by researchers from McGill University. They were interested in whether a fairly common genetic variant in the opioid system, seen in about […]


Carlos Ghosn’s accused smugglers unlikely to win quick bail

A U.S. judge said she is unlikely to quickly release a Massachusetts father and son being held on charges they helped smuggle former Nissan Motor Co (7201.T) chairman Carlos Ghosn out of Japan. At a Wednesday hearing in Boston, U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani said she was “anticipating” denying expedited bail to Michael Taylor and […]


You can now try Ubisoft’s subscription service Uplay+ for free for a week

You can tell Ubisoft is really ramping up to this weekend’s Ubisoft Forward event, as they’re now offering seven days of Uplay+ for free to new and returning subscribers. The week-long free trial to Ubisoft’s gaming subscription service will give you unlimited access to over 100 games from the developer. Like PS Plus or Xbox […]


Liz Truss warns Boris Johnson over Brexit border plans

An extraordinary cabinet row has erupted over Brexit with Liz Truss warning that Boris Johnson’s border plans risk smuggling, damage to the UK’s international reputation and could face a legal challenge from the World Trade Organization. The international trade secretary wrote to the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, and Michael Gove on Wednesday warning of four “key […]


NHL Power Rankings: Fun ways the free agent frenzy could go

With at least some of the NHL future getting less muddy, it sure looks like the next “Free Agent Frenzy” will take place on or around Nov. 1. Unfortunately, an expected flat $81.5M salary cap could make the NHL “Free Agent Frenzy” more of a flurry. But managing a flat salary cap — likely by […]


Facebook suspends disinformation network tied to staff of Brazil’s Bolsonaro

Facebook Inc (FB.O) on Wednesday suspended a network of social media accounts it said were used to spread divisive political messages online by employees of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and two of his sons. The company said that despite efforts to disguise who was behind the activity, it had found links to the staff of […]