Exposure of pregnant women to certain pesticides affects pregnancy: study

VANCOUVER — A new study by a Simon Fraser University researcher says exposure of pregnant women to a pesticide that attacks insects’ nerve systems may affect both length of pregnancy and a newborn’s weight. “For an individual child, a . . . 150-gram (5.3 ounce) reduction in birth weight is of little consequence, but this is just one of many

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Review: American Reunion

Thirteen years after American Pie, the characters return for a high-school reunion. The result is vulgar and clunky, although Seann William Scott is a scene-stealer as Stifler, and Eugene Levy has some nice squirmy moments. For fans of the original only. Starring: Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan and Seann William Scott Directed by: Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg Parental advisory: nudity,

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Research raises hope for new generation of longer-lasting painkillers

MONTREAL — A team of Montreal researchers has solved the mystery of why the soothing effects of morphine and other similar drugs often wear off within hours, raising hopes of a new generation of longer-lasting painkillers to treat chronic conditions such as arthritis and nerve pain. Morphine is part of a class of analgesics or painkillers known as opioids, derived

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Pop Forecast

“You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows,” but these days, a guide through the seemingly endless flurry of pop culture is just what we need. With that in mind, here is what’s on the radar screen in TV, music and film for the coming week. Movies Big release: The Three Stooges (April 13) Big picture:

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Yorkton Springers host invitational gymnastics meet

Springers results at the recent Yorkton Springers Invitational Gymnastics Tournament held at Scared Heart High School included: Provincial Level 1 Argo – Brynn Jarvis, third (47.566). Provincial Level I Tyro – Bryn Nystrom, first (49.670); Sydney Shyiak, third (46.917); Jessica Gascho, fourth (46.120); Jenna Schofer, fifth (45.983); Hayley Fayant-Stephens, sixth (45.186). Provincial Level 1 Novice – Shalysa Brown, first (48.450);

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YRHS Sumobots battle to top place

YRHS students did very well, says Pearce. Liam Pool and Ty Nelson were on the consolation side. Nelson claimed first place in the consolation pool. Rachel Machnee placed 10th in the main pool. Veronica Pinette and Gabrielle Thomson, both Grade 9 students, claimed sixth place. Bo Chiasson placed fourth. Michael Kozushka, in his first competition, won first place which earned

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