Day: October 8, 2019

Dog owners have reduced risk of dying from heart problems

TORONTO — Cats may have nine lives, but owning a dog may extend yours, a Toronto researcher says. A study released Tuesday suggests dog owners live longer than their canine-less counterparts, experiencing nearly a one-third lower risk of dying from heart problems. Caroline Kramer, an endocrinologist at Mount Sinai Hospital,

Exercise lowers the risk of depression

Running is cheaper than therapy,” as the popular Instagram saying goes, but beyond the anecdotal evidence, there’s a robust body of research backing the benefits of exercise, in any form, for mental health. “We can definitely say that exercise can reduce the risk of someone developing depression. The evidence is

Massive swarm of asteroids including a space rock larger than the Great Pyramid of Giza is soaring past Earth

A SWARM of asteroids is currently soaring past Earth with more than a dozen expected to make close passes by the end of the week. An unprecedented eight space rocks will have careened past Earth by Tuesday evening alone – and Nasa has admitted it nearly missed one of them.

Sony confirms PlayStation 5 holiday 2020 release date

The PlayStation 5, Sony’s next-generation video game console, will officially release in holiday 2020. The new console, which is set to release alongside Microsoft’s competing Project Scarlett, will also be called — as many assumed — the PlayStation 5. “The name of our next-generation machine is ‘PlayStation 5’ (PS5), and

‘South Park’ banned in China after mocking Chinese government censors

With its most recent episode, Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s fearless animated TV series, South Park, has garnered a great deal of attention across the world. The highly controversial Season 23 episode, Band in China, premiered last Wednesday, Oct. 2, and less than a week later was banned in China (no

Gold prices push slightly higher following 0.3% drop in U.S. PPI

The gold market continues to hold its ground with prices holding above $1,500 an ounce as pipeline inflation pressures fell sharply last month Tuesday, the U.S. Labor Department said its Producer Price Index (PPI) fell 0.3% in September, following August’s 0.3% rise; the data was weaker than expected with economists’