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CNE, ‘The Ex’ opens tomorrow in Toronto

The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) officially opens tomorrow. Canada’s largest fair, with about 1.5 million visitors last year, is more affectionately known as ‘The Ex’ as in, short for Exhibition. The All-Canadian Red Hot Burger is a nod to Canada’s 150th» 

Education, Health, International, Society

Pornhub makes way for sex therapist Laurie Betito

Pornhub, the Canadian site that’s one of the largest in the world, is also one of the first to include content on sexual health. Laurie Betito, a Montreal-based psychologist with a private practice specializing in sexuality, has also been listening» 

Health, Lifestyle, Politics

Legalization of marijuana in Canada: read RCI’s reports

Legalisation of marijuana in Canada : read RCI’s reports According to the federal government’s plan, by July 1st next year, marijuana will be legally available for recreational use in Canada. Even though the Liberal government was elected in 2015 on a platform that» 

Health, Science and Technology

Thyroid cancer over diagnosed: new study

A new study suggests that an increase in the incidence of thyroid cancer is mostly caused by the over diagnosis of one type which is rarely dangerous. Evidence collected from around the world shows the increase mostly involves small papillary» 

Animals, Health, Immigration & Refuge, International, Science and Technology

Chinese baby formula made in Kingston, Ontario

Chinese authorities are preparing for the baby boom they anticipate as they phase out their “one child” policy. They’ve invested in a manufacturing facility in the small city of Kingston, Ontario, to provide baby formula for the next generation. “It» 

Health

Pressure mounts to ban junk food marketing to children

The Canadian government has just closed its online public consultations on the plan to ban unhealthy food advertising aimed at children. A coalition of 12 non-governmental organizations will keep up the pressure for it to restrict the commercial marketing of» 

Health, Science and Technology

Oral cancers caused by sexual activity increase

A new study found that an increasing proportion of oral cancers was caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) compared to that linked with alcohol and tobacco use, and that men were more affected than are women. The study in the» 

Health, Science and Technology

Can smartphones track Parkinson’s better than doctors?

Researchers are studying the feasibility and accuracy of having patients use their smartphones to track the progression of their Parkinson’s disease and the effect of medication they are taking to slow it down. Parkinson’s is a degenerative brain disease that» 

Environment, Health

Noxious giant hogweed plant spreading in Canada

The Nature Conservancy of Canada is urging Canadians to document sightings of the giant hogweed plant which it says can pose a serious health hazard for humans. The extremely invasive plant is thought to have come to Canada from Asia» 

Health

Playing action video games may be bad for your brain, study finds

Playing first-person shooter video games video can have a negative impact on your brain, according to a new Canadian study published in Molecular Psychiatry. The study by Canadian researchers Dr. Véronique Bohbot of Douglas Mental Health University Institute in Montreal and Dr. Greg»