NYC journalist mocked for piece about trip to Midwest

NYC journalist mocked for piece about trip to Midwest

This guy’s take on fly-over country crashed and burned. A journalist from Brooklyn got mercilessly mocked for a “condescending” article about his trip to the Midwest — after writing he was stunned to find “more than just corn fields” and even “trendy restaurants.” The Insider article by Frank Olito chronicles his recent road trip to Chicago and Detroit … Read more

Calculator can predict risk of being diagnosed with dementia

Calculator can predict risk of being diagnosed with dementia

You can count on Canadian researchers to build a calculator that can predict your chances of developing dementia. Researchers at the Ottawa Hospital, the University of Ottawa, the Bruyère Research Institute and ICES developed an online calculator empowering people over 55 to understand how they can reduce the risk of being diagnosed with dementia in … Read more

Lava streams from crater as Indonesia’s Mount Merapi erupts

Lava streams from crater as Indonesia’s Mount Merapi erupts

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesia’s most volatile volcano erupted Friday, releasing plumes of ash high into the air and sending streams of lava with searing gas clouds flowing down its slopes. No casualties were reported. Clouds of hot ash shot 3,280 feet into the sky and an avalanche of lava and searing gas spilled down Mount … Read more

Blood test that detects more than 50 cancers now available

Blood test that detects more than 50 cancers now available

This cancer-finding blood test has gotten the green light.  A blood test capable of detecting more than 50 kinds of cancer — before a person even shows symptoms of the disease — has proven accurate enough to roll out as a screening test for those at higher risk, including asymptomatic patients age 50 or older, … Read more

275 million people used drugs worldwide in 2020

275 million people used drugs worldwide in 2020

BERLIN — Around 275 million people used drugs worldwide last year, while over 36 million people suffered from drug use disorders, according to the World Drug Report released Thursday by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime in Vienna. The report also said many countries saw a rise in the use of cannabis during the … Read more