Study finds that plain packaging actually boosted tobacco consumption in Australia

In December 2012, Australia became the first country to introduce regulations for the plain packaging of tobacco products as part of its bid to come into line with many European nations when it comes to strictly controlling and reducing tobacco consumption. With the provisions, the Australian government had hoped to make tobacco products less attractive to potential smokers by preventing...

Trump threatens to ‘close down’ Twitter after it marks tweet with factcheck warning – Channel 4 News

President Trump has threatened to “close down” the social media platform Twitter – after it flagged up two of his posts for fact checking – linking to an article describing Mr Trump’s claims about postal ballot fraud as “unsubstantiated”. The President did not waste any time in hitting back, accusing Twitter of stifling free speech and warning vaguely of “big action to follow”....

Kingston’s Belle Park becomes unofficial campground; city gives campers June 5 move-out date – Kingston

Belle Park in Kingston, Ont., has become an unofficial campground after the city permitted those who are homeless to pitch a tent.Over the last month, the encampment grew to over 40 people, according to one of the initial campers, Nathan Rosevear.The encampment has brought people from around the province to the park, some travelling from as far away as Niagara, Ont.Global News has spoken to...

COVID-19 update for May 23: Here’s the latest on coronavirus in B.C.

Article content continuedTo date, B.C. has identified 2,517 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of those, 890 are in the Vancouver Coastal region, 1,244 are in the Fraser Health region, 127 are on Vancouver Island, 144 are in the Interior, and 62 are in the North.1 p.m. – No PNE but you can still get the mini donutsThe Pacific National Exhibition may have been cancelled for this year, but you can...

Cardiologist Targeted by Social Distancing Snitch Pushes Back

A Wisconsin man joined the ranks of what some reports say are many people nationwide snitching on those in their communities for not following arbitrary orders of wearing masks in public and social distancing. Kevin Rusch, according to the New York Times, saw a photo of a cardiologist from his town, Dr. David Murdock, at a recent protest, not social distancing or wearing a mask, and Rusch...

Isolation of key coronavirus antibody in Israel called ‘significant breakthrough’ toward possible COVID-19 cure

JERUSALEM — Israel has isolated a key coronavirus antibody at its main biological research laboratory, the Israeli defense minister said on Monday, calling the step a “significant breakthrough” toward a possible treatment for the COVID-19 pandemic.The “monoclonal neutralizing antibody” developed at the Israel Institute for Biological Research (IIBR) “can neutralize it (the...

UK coronavirus live: Some ‘disruptive’ lockdown measures set to remain in force for rest of year, says Whitty | Politics

Nicola Sturgeon said she was increasingly optimistic Scotland has passed the peak in cases after “really encouraging” data showed a continuing fall in hospital admissions and intensive care cases. The number of intensive care patients in Scotland fell for the seventh day running to 155, the lowest number since 1 April. Covid-19 hospital admissions by ambulance fell to 156 on Tuesday, the...

Biggest diet myths busted including carbs making you fat and gaining weight with age

We're bombarded with diet, exercise and health facts and figures – but just how much weight can we put ­behind them? Does eating after 8pm really make you pile on the pounds? And will 100 sit-ups a day give you washboard abs? With so much conflicting information, it’s no wonder we sometimes feel overwhelmed and confused. But today, the Sunday People is here to bust the myths and the big fat...

New York Times Claims Trump ‘Could Have Seen What Was Coming’ on Coronavirus

CLAIM: The New York Times claims that President Donald Trump “could have seen what was coming” on coronavirus. VERDICT: MOSTLY FALSE. The president considered the advice of experts and took some early, drastic actions. The New York Times has published what could just as well be a Democratic National Committee oppo dump against Trump, claiming that he ought to have known what the...

“That is a surprise”: Doctors still waiting for feared surge of COVID-19 patients in Canadian ICUs

They have been bracing for the worst, a deluge of desperately sick patients who strain resources to the limit and lead to desperate choices over how to ration care.Doctors, nurses and other staff who run the nation’s intensive-care units have feared for their own safety, too, amid shortages of protective equipment.But, perhaps surprisingly, some critical-care physicians in the hardest-hit...