Way up north, another kind of oil controversy

Not many people have heard of Fort Chipewyan, Alberta, nor the Athabaskan Tar Sands. Not these days, anyway, with the Deepwater Horizon disaster spewing oil into the Gulf of Mexico. But in Fort Chipewyan, the ongoing effects of bitumen oil extraction continue as the top news of the day.

Study: A mother’s voice does wonders for girls

During stressful times, girls might turn to ice cream and chocolates for comfort. But, according to a study by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, something else can comfort them during times of stress: their mother's voice.

Laugh your way to better health

As funny as it may sound, laughter may be the new exercise, according to American health researchers. "A term I like to use is called laughercise," said Dr. Lee S. Berk, a preventive care specialist and psychoneuroimmunology researcher.