The Giants at the Heart of the Opioid Crisis

There are the Sacklers, the family that controls Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin. There are the doctors who ran pill mills, and the rogue pharmacists who churned out opioid orders by the thousands. But the daunting financial muscle that has driven the spread of prescription opioids in the United States comes from the distributors […]

Mournes wildfire: Over 50 firefighters battle blaze

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionOver 50 firefighters battle Mournes blaze More than 50 firefighters are battling to bring a blaze under control on the Mourne Mountains in County Down. The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service received a report that a fire had broken out in Donard Forest at 20:30 BST […]

Gonzaga’s Tillie to test NBA draft waters

SPOKANE, Wash. — Gonzaga forward Killian Tillie will test the NBA waters. The school said Sunday that Tillie will submit his name for the NBA draft, but the junior could return to school. Under new NCAA rules, college players can retain the services of an agent during the evaluation process, but must end the relationship […]

Top climbers die in Canadian avalanche

Image copyright AFP Image caption The group had been missing since last Wednesday whilst on an expedition in Banff National Park. Three professional mountaineers have been found dead after an avalanche at Canada’s Banff National Park. Austrian climbers David Lama, 28, and Hansjörg Auer, 35, and US citizen Jess Roskelley, 36, had been attempting to […]

Recipe: Polish Easter Babka | Kitchn

Easter Baba (or babka, or babka wielkanocna) has graced Easter tables for Polish families for centuries — along with mazurek cookies, painted eggs, and cheese desserts. The backstory is this: The dessert was originally said to be made in pans that resembled a tall Bundt pan, but without the hole in the center. One medieval […]

Older women exploited by IVF clinics, says fertility watchdog

Image copyright Science Photo Library Older women are being exploited by IVF clinics “trading on hope”, the fertility watchdog has warned. Sally Cheshire, chairwoman of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), told the Daily Telegraph some private clinics were using “selective success rates” to target older women. IVF is less likely to be successful […]