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Health, Science and Technology

Parents influence pain felt after children’s vaccination: study

A long-term study of children shows that the amount of pain and distress felt by preschoolers after vaccination is strongly related to how their parents help them cope. Researchers at York University in Toronto found that preschoolers can cope with» 

International, Military, Politics

Conversation with the Canadian General fighting Daesh

Canada has been with the Coalition forces to defeat Daesh in Iraq since 2014. This year Brigadier-General Daniel MacIsaac took over command of the Canadian contingent. I spoke to him from a Canadian base in Kuwait about the mission and» 

International, Politics

UN and humanitarian agencies sound alarm on Saudi-led blockade of Yemen

The United Nations and humanitarian agencies working in war-torn Yemen are sounding the alarm over the continuing blockade of much of the country’s air, sea and land entry points by the Western-supported coalition of Gulf states, calling on them to» 

Arts and Entertainment, History, International, Military

Artistic documentary: Remembering Vimy

Historical century old military films presented in a new and fascinating way. This year marks the centennial of a number of incredible yet tragically costly Canadian victories in the First World War. Canada had also sent photo and film units» 

Animals, Environment

Consider livestock emissions at climate change talks, say activists

Delegates attending the World Climate Change Conference in Bonn this month are being asked to consider the contribution that livestock make to greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). As they digest food, livestock emit methane gases contribute an estimated 15 per cent» 

Animals

Measures coming to protect endangered whales

The Canadian government is considering several measures to protect critically-endangered North Atlantic right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence in eastern Canada. The minister of fisheries and oceans held a meeting yesterday to discuss the matter with scientists, indigenous» 

Health

Doctors seek better data on maternal deaths

The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) is calling for uniform data collection on why women die or get seriously ill after childbirth and wants it to include information about drug use, suicide, violence and accidents. Doctors are» 

Animals, Environment, Science and Technology

Urbanization can affect evolution, human health

As cities expand they are changing the evolution of some plants and animals and that could have unintended effects such as increasing the spread of disease, according to a recent study. For example, there are now mosquitoes that live in» 

Health, Science and Technology, Sports

Young hockey players may return too soon after concussion: study

New sophisticated imaging shows that young hockey players who have had a concussion may still have changes in their brains after having been cleared to go back to playing. Researchers at Western University studied players between the ages of 11» 

Remembrance week: A monument to those who served in Afghanistan

On November 11th, millions will gather at cenotaphs in cities and towns across Canada, and in many other countries around the world. This is to reflect upon the sacrifices of so many men and women who fought for freedom in»