Doctor: Hoodies are a health risk

Thursday, November 16, 2006 According to New Zealand doctor, Doctor Glenn Twentyman from Child, Youth and Family Services at Wiri, South Auckland, hoodies can be a health risk because they block sunlight which causes a vitamin D deficiency, thus weak bones and low energy. Dr Twentyman said: “It’s the hoodies and the hats and the […]

Wikinews Shorts: September 29, 2008

A compilation of brief news reports for Monday, September 29, 2008. Contents 1 Iceland nationalises second biggest bank Glitnir 1.1 Sources  Contribute to Wikinews by expanding these briefs or add a new one. Retrieved from “,_2008&oldid=778357”

Basic Considerations When Choosing A Printing Company In Los Angeles, California

Read An Opinion On: 10 Ft Shipping Container Dimensions byAlma Abell It’s not uncommon for a business to need printed materials from time to time. Whether it’s promotional printed materials for brochures or for sales packets or whether it’s informational flyers to promote a particular sale or special that the business is offering, if your […]

Swiss President visits Ghana

Wednesday, July 11, 2007 The President of the Swiss Confederation, Mrs. Micheline Calmy-Rey, has begun a 2-day visit to Ghana. The trip is part of an African tour which includes Senegal, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Rwanda and Burundi. She has already been in Benin. She held talks with John Kufuor her host. Mrs. […]

Neuroscientists tell Wikinews about empathy and harm aversion observed in lab rats

Thursday, April 30, 2020 In findings published last month in the journal Current Biology, neuroscientists from the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience examined harm aversion in laboratory rats for conspecifics — rats not wanting to hurt other members of the same species — and reported which region of the brain was crucial for it. Wikinews caught […]

Inventory Kpi In The Aviation Industry

Read An Opinion On: Avlaw Inventory KPI is important in any customer-oriented organization, from suppliers down to the end users. In the aviation industry, for instance, the end users may be the pilot, the flight crew or the passengers. With the field of aviation changing its business paradigm into something new, so does its inventory […]

Author of My Billion Year Contract reflects on life in elite Scientology group

Thursday, January 14, 2010 Wikinews interviewed author Nancy Many about her book My Billion Year Contract, and asked her about life working in the elite Scientology group known as the “Sea Org“. Many joined Scientology in the early 1970s, and after leaving in 1996 she later testified against the organization. Published in October, Many’s book […]

Gastric bypass surgery performed by remote control

Sunday, August 21, 2005 A robotic system at Stanford Medical Center was used to perform a laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery successfully with a theoretically similar rate of complications to that seen in standard operations. However, as there were only 10 people in the experimental group (and another 10 in the control group), this is not […]

Iranian International Master Dorsa Derakhshani discusses her chess career with Wikinews

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 In February 2017, the Iranian Chess Federation announced two teenage chess players, Dorsa Derakhshani and her younger brother Borna Derakhshani, were banned from representing the national team. The federation announced their decision although Dorsa Derakhshani had previously decided and informed the chess federation she did not wish to play for Iran. […]

What Are Auditory Processing Disorders?

Read An Opinion On: Communicate Speech APD can affect people of any age. It usually begins in childhood, but some people get it later in life. It affects between 2% and 7% of children, with boys being more likely than girls to have it. Because the disease can cause academic difficulties, children with it may […]

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