AVMA delegates pass policies on milk, livestock genetic modification

The American Veterinary Medical Association has new or revised policies on raw milk, use of prescription drugs, reporting of adverse events, genetic modification of animals in agriculture, and approval and availability of antimicrobials for food-producing animals. The AVMA House of Delegates approved the policies during its regular annual session, held July 28-29 in Philadelphia in … Read more

Ontario govt ordered to pay $3.5M to company at heart of 2003 tainted-meat probe

Ontario’s highest court has ordered the provincial government to pay $3.5 million to a company at the heart of a tainted-meat scandal nearly two decades ago, pointing to the province’s “litany of bureaucratic ineptitude” in temporarily taking over the business. In a decision released last week, the Court of Appeal for Ontario ruled the provincial … Read more

Inu-Oh’s Gender Politics Are Anime Performance Art

Ash inu-oh rocks theatres, I keep thinking about Tomona Dan-No-Ura, whose narrative ostensibly begins and ends the movie. As he passes through all the stages of his life, becoming Tomoichi when he joins the Biwa priests and then Tomoari when he begins his own musical theater sect, his art becomes intimately tied to his gender … Read more

Final Fantasy 16 director says series is ‘struggling’ to adapt

One of the most iconic franchises in videogame history is having a hard time staying relevant, according to Final Fantasy 14 and 16 director Naoki Yoshida. “In terms of whether Final Fantasy is successfully adapting to industry trends, I believe the series is currently struggling,” Yoshida told Inverse (opens in new tab). “We’re now at … Read more

Medical device first used at London hospital reverses stroke symptoms in minutes

In what is a medical first for London Health Sciences Center (LHSC), a procedure using a new medical device to help stroke patients has been successfully performed. The device is called a balloon distal access catheter (BDAC) and was developed to rapidly remove a blood clot in 10 minutes, reversing stroke symptoms and preventing brain … Read more

Drew Barrymore Reveals The First Person Who Told Her She Had A ‘Crooked Smile’

Jimmy Fallon was feeling the heat while reminiscing about “Fever Pitch” with his co-star Drew Barrymore. The two dropped a few juicy details about working together on the 2005 rom-com in a recent bonus content video for “The Drew Barrymore Show.” The “Charlie’s Angels” star revealed in the video, which was posted earlier this month, … Read more

Mountain of dirt appears in Toronto neighbourhood

Residents of a Toronto neighborhood want answers after a massive pile of dirt appeared and no one seems to know where it came from. “It’s an eyesore. Look at it. It’s a mountain. A three-storey mountain of dirt,” Francesca Pivetta told CTV News Toronto at the site near Old Weston Road and St. Clair Avenue … Read more