New research claims that drinking too much water killed Bruce Lee

New research claims that drinking too much water killed Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee statuePhoto: MN Chan (Getty Images) 50 years after the death of Bruce Lee, a team of researchers is taking a second look at the cause. Though Lee’s official cause of death is the result of cerebral edema or brain swelling, what this new research supposes is maybe he didn’t. A research paper from … Read more

Doctors’ tricks to make your flu shot work better as virus thrashes the US

Doctors’ tricks to make your flu shot work better as virus thrashes the US

From getting vaccinated early, to sleeping it off and avoiding pain medication — there are surprisingly easy hacks to make vaccines work better. And as the US battles with the biggest flu outbreak in more than a decade, the timing could not be more important. The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) says everyone … Read more

China’s Guangzhou locks down millions in ‘zero-COVID’ fight

China’s Guangzhou locks down millions in ‘zero-COVID’ fight

TAIPEI, Taiwan — The southern Chinese metropolis of Guangzhou locked down its largest district Monday as it tries to tamp down a major COVID-19 outbreak, suspending public transit and requiring residents to present a negative test if they want to leave their homes. The outbreak is testing China’s attempt to bring a more targeted approach … Read more

‘Preparing for disfigurement’: Wait for B.C. cancer surgery leaves time for nurse’s tumour to grow

‘Preparing for disfigurement’: Wait for B.C. cancer surgery leaves time for nurse’s tumour to grow

A B.C. woman who has been waiting months for a cancer treatment plan finally has a surgery date on Dec. 1. However, due to the delay in getting that date and a treatment plan in place, Fayra Krueger now faces the loss of her right ear and permanent disfigurement. A registered nurse, Krueger had a tumour about … Read more

Alberta NDP calls on Premier Danielle Smith to come clean on pursuing health-care user fees

Alberta NDP calls on Premier Danielle Smith to come clean on pursuing health-care user fees

Alberta’s Opposition says Premier Danielle Smith must dump health spending accounts — and if she doesn’t dump them, clarify if she still believes they’re a good way to convince people to pay out of pocket for doctor visits and surgeries. “Danielle Smith’s agenda is literally advocating for the dismantling of public health care,” NDP Leader … Read more

Whether You Really Need to Pee After Sex, According to Science

Whether You Really Need to Pee After Sex, According to Science

Photo: VGstockstudio (Shutterstock) If you have a vagina, you’ve probably been told that it’s an absolute must to pee immediately after having sex to prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs). But it turns out there isn’t a lot of evidence to support this idea. There is shockingly little research on the question of whether this oft-repeated … Read more

He didn’t know how painful his reminiscing was to me

He didn’t know how painful his reminiscing was to me

DEAR HARRIETTE: I ran into an old friend from my hometown recently. He was good friends with my ex-husband. All he wanted to do during the brief time that we chatted was to reminisce about times that we had spent together with my ex. My ex and I had a bad breakup, and he is … Read more