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Swimwear that’s pretty, playful and  good for all

Aussie raised fashion designer, Hayley Elsaesser has set up shop
here in Ontario and she’s making waves with her line of swimwear, Inclusive sizing is a big part of Hayley’s brand with ranges from 2x’s to 6XL. In her own words…. “We clearly need to see more diverse bodies in swimwear more often so that it becomes something that is no longer a talking point but just a common occurrence.”

DNA samples trace pet droppings to owners

A new piece of proposed legislation in Israel would see dog owners to facing hefty fines for not collecting their pet’s excrement. Citing the fact that left behind feces causes harm to the city’s appearance, quality of resident’s lives and poses a serious sanitary hazard, the bill has actually made it through first reading. The program run by the country’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development would see local vets using DNA to record dog ownership and local municipalities testing poo samples at the lab to allow the department to find and fine the owner.
Source: The Kit

Do humans need milk and is it good for you?

Is milk still considered good for you? Evidence does show that cow’s milk is full of essential nutrient’s like calcium, zinc, magnesium, phosphorus, protein, fat and more…all needed to help our bodies run. However, for a variety of reasons, someone may be lactose intolerant which is only present in dairy.  Today experts suggest that there are other alternatives but caution that milk is still the most cost effective source of calcium which
is an integral  part of what our body needs. 
Source: Inverse

Good news!

Thumbs up to scientists who helped a blind man regain partial visual function thanks to optogenetics. A cutting-edge technology, optogenetics uses gene therapy and light stimulation, a protein from red algae and a harmless modified adenovirus. Blind people who are eligible are those who have lost their sight due to an inherited eye disease called Choroideremia.
Global Good

Thumbs up to the team who treated a woman with leukemia and likely cured her HIV at the same time with a transplant that included stem cells from banked umbilical cord blood. The result suggests a way to expand the pool of available stem cells for curing HIV in people who require transplants for other medical conditions.
National Institutes of Health

Thumbs up to Calgary’s Daughter Creative, a brand marketing agency that created a campaign to draw attention to the alarming and often unacknowledged rates of childhood literacy in Canada. One in 6 kids struggle with low literacy and more than a million are reading below grade level. Part of the campaign was to place a book that couldn’t be read at Calgary’s biggest book sale. The “left unread” platform also included a website, lawn signs, stickers bookmarks and the placement of a book that couldn’t be read at the city’s biggest bookstore.

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