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Lost UBC 'sailbot' found off coast of Florida over a year later

The self-guided autonomous sailboat Ada, designed by students at UBC, is shown after it was recovered by the crew of the 'Neil Armstrong' research vessel off Florida on Dec. 1, 2017. (ADEON / University of New Hampshire)

Shut out: Lack of sign language at concerts frustrates deaf Canadians

Gaitrie Persaud didn't think she could go see Jay Z perform in Toronto next week — not because she's deaf but because she didn't know if the venue would provide the sign language interpreter she requires. 

Healthy Food, Exercise and Apple Cider Vinegar May Help Prevent Looming Diabetes Epidemic

2017-09-27 prnewswire
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Sept. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- "More than one-fourth of all Americans may have dangerously high blood sugar levels and do not know it," says international health pioneer, Dr. Patricia Bragg, CEO of Bragg Live Food Products. ( "This often leads to type 2 diabetes, but there are simple things everyone can do right now to get healthy again!"

ProfNet Experts Available on North Korea, ADA Laws, More

2017-09-20 prnewswire
NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Below are experts from the ProfNet network who are available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area.

ProfNet Experts Available on Climate Change Business Risks, Workplace Attitude, More

2017-09-18 prnewswire
NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Below are experts from the ProfNet network who are available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area.

New Blood Glucose Monitoring System Launched By ARKRAY USA

2017-08-09 devicespace
MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- ARKRAY USA, Inc., a leader in diabetes care products, announced today the launch of the GLUCOCARD Shine XL blood glucose monitoring system (BGMS). Highly accurate with a large LED screen, the GLUCOCARD Shine XL BGMS offers an ergonomic designed meter to provide a secure grip during testing. The large screen is intended to facilitate quick and easy viewing of blood glucose test results.

ARKRAY USA Launches New Diabetes Management Systems for Healthcare Providers and Consumers

2017-08-04 prnewswire
MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- ARKRAY USA, Inc., a leader in diabetes care products, announced today the launch of the ARK Care® Advance real-time diabetes management system and the ARK Care® Vita mobile app. Both systems are designed to help people with diabetes, and the healthcare professionals that care for them, have real-time access to blood glucose readings using an easy-to-use tool for monitoring and managing the disease.

Dental lobby bares teeth on care laws

2017-07-02 mercurynews
AUGUSTA, Maine – Little in politics has surprised Richard Malaby as much as the power of dentists.

U.S. judge allows first transgender person to sue under disability law

2017-05-19 reuters
A U.S. judge ruled on Thursday that a transgender woman could move forward with a sex discrimination lawsuit against her employer under the Americans with Disabilities Act, even though the ADA explicitly excludes transgender people from protection.

'Predatory' health insurers put the bite on dentists

Australian health insurance firms have been accused of anti-competitive conduct, as they expand their reach to also become major healthcare providers.

Dentist in Amber Athwal case denies any wrongdoing

An Edmonton dentist named in a $26.5-million lawsuit filed by the family of a young girl who stopped breathing during an office visit says if he is found negligent, the girl's parents should share the blame.

Hearing set for Edmonton dentist in Amber Athwal case

A hearing has been set for Dr. William Mather, the Edmonton dentist charged with unprofessional conduct after administering a general anesthetic to a four-year-old patient who suffered a permanent brain injury.

ADA Commends Environmental Protection Agency for Adhering to High Standards of Science in Rejecting Anti-Fluoridation Group's Request

2017-02-27 prnewswire
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Dental Association (ADA) commends the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its scientifically sound decision today to deny a request to ban community water fluoridation.  Hundreds of communities across the country optimally fluoridate their water supplies, providing an estimated 211 million people with increased protection from dental disease.

Dr. Usa Bunnag Chosen as 2017 ADA Humanitarian Award Recipient

2017-01-20 prnewswire
CHICAGO, Jan. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recognition of more than three decades of service, which includes a continuing commitment to Thailand and her community in Maryland, the American Dental Association announced today that Dr. Usa Bunnag has been named the 2017 ADA Humanitarian Award recipient. She will be honored at ADA 2017 – America's Dental Meeting, taking place in Atlanta from October 19-23.

Trail of slaughter in prisons shocks Brazilians as gang war explodes | World news | The Guardian

2017-01-10 theguardian
‘Brazil is getting out of control’ warns police investigator after a series of horrific massacres by rival drug gangs sweeps the country’s penitentiaries