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CPR Survival Rates Biased Towards Men When Administered By A Bystander

A new study suggests women are less likely than men to get CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation) from a bystander and more likely to die if there are no paramedics around when that kind of emergency intervention is required. Researchers think a

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Bill Gates Donates $50 Million – Alzheimer’s Research

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is donating 50-million-dollars to help fight Alzheimer’s disease. He says the donation to the London-based Dementia Discovery Fund is personal and not through his charitable foundation, revealing that men in his family have suffered from Alzheimer’s.

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Celebrating World Kindness Day!

Today is WORLD KINDNESS DAY!  Simple acts of kindness go a long way in today’s society. World Kindness Day was introduced by the World Kindness Movement in 1998. Take a moment to do something kind for somebody in celebration of World

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Celeb Gossip Columnist Liz Smith Passes Away

She was the closest thing to TMZ before TMZ came along. Syndicated gossip columnist Liz Smith has died at the age of 94. For more than a quarter century, her column was one of the most widely-read celebrity-driven features in

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Senators Win In Sweden

In the first of back to back games against the Colorado Avalanche at the sold out Ericsson Globe, the Senators this afternoon scored a 4-3 overtime victory in Stockholm, Sweden. Mark Stone scored the winner, his second of the game.

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“Magnum P.I.” Actor Dies At 84

One of the supporting stars in the T-V series “Magnum P.I.” has died. John Hillerman played the straight-laced Jonathan Higgins to Tom Selleck’s lead character in the popular 1980s T-V series. Hillerman was 84, and reports say he had been

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Take Time To Remember

Sunny skies and chilly temperatures in the forecast for Saturday’s Remembrance Day ceremonies around the Ottawa-area.  The biggest ceremony of all is the one that takes place in downtown Ottawa at the National War Memorial. Diana Abel of Brampton serves

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The Future of Skin Cancer Detection

Four students from Hamilton’s McMaster University have won a $50,000 prize to further develop their idea for a handheld device that detects skin cancer. The recent grads in electrical biomedical engineering earned the International James Dyson Award for their final

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First Taste Of Wintry Weather

Much of Ontario will be getting its first taste of winter this evening — and areas around Lake Huron and Georgian Bay may get the worst of it. Environment Canada has issued snow squall watches from Sarnia through Barrie and north to Sault

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Property Taxes, Water Bills, To Increase In 2018

Mayor Jim Watson released the draft 2018 budget today. Property taxes will increase two per cent In addition to the property tax increase, the budget also proposes a four per cent increase in the water rate, the waste water rate

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Vote In Ontario College Strike Set For Next Week

The bargaining team for Ontario’s 24 colleges says striking faculty members will vote on the employers’ latest contract offer next week. Talks between the Ontario Public Service Employees Union — which represents the striking workers — and the College Employer

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Iconic “Ottawa” Sign Now Has A Permanent Home

Mayor Jim Watson celebrated the official opening of the York Street Plaza today, a new public space in the ByWard Market. The plaza is the new home of the iconic OTTAWA sign. The plaza is located at the west end

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If You Want To Curb Cravings For Salt…Eat Spicy Foods

Can’t resist that bag of potato chips or a few extra handfuls of salted peanuts? Add some pepper to your meals.  A new study finds that eating spicy foods may increase one’s sensitivity to salt, consequently curbing cravings for high

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Sens In Sweden

The Ottawa Senators are now in Stockholm and didn’t waste any time hitting the ice just after landing there. After taking a seven-hour overnight flight last night, the Senators took a one-hour skate Tuesday afternoon to try to get accustomed

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Andrew Lloyd Webber Tells All In New Book

Attention musical theatre fans! Famed composer Andrew Lloyd Webber is writing his autobiography! It’s called “Unmasked” and it comes out March 6, two weeks before his 70th birthday. Lloyd Webber is promising to dish on such celebrities as Barbra Streisand,

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