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Environment, Health, Indigenous, Society, Work & Labour

VIDEO: Do mobility devices in the Arctic need a rethink?

CAMBRIDGE BAY, Canada _ Recovering from knee surgery isn’t easy for anyone, but for Jimmy Okhina Sr., living in Arctic Canada made it that much more of a challenge. The surgery took place in Yellowknife, the capital city of Canada’s Northwest» 

Health, Society

Tobacco companies appeal landmark lawsuit

Three big tobacco companies began their appeal today of a $15-billion court decision they lost in June 2015, report Canadian Press. There were two lawsuits launched in 1998 against Imperial Tobacco, JTI-Macdonald and Rothmans-Benson & Hedges. The complaints were filed» 

Education, Health, Indigenous, Society, Work & Labour

Eye on the Arctic: Video Archive

In the run up to the launch of Eye on the Arctic’s next multimedia project this winter, we’ve dug into our archives to bring you some of our most popular videos from past projects. Today, we bring you Caring for our» 

Health, Indigenous, Society, Work & Labour

Eye on the Arctic: Video Archive

In the run up to the launch of Eye on the Arctic’s next multimedia project this winter, we’ve dug into our archives to bring you some of our most popular videos from  past projects. Today, we bring you Bridging the» 

Animals, Economy, Environment, Health, International, Politics, Science and Technology, Society

Former Health Canada scientist against trade deals.

Canadian Shiv Chopra recently returned from the Hague where a mock international tribunal, and parallel “People’s Assembly”, were discussing if the multi-national bio-tech and chemical giant Monsanto, can be held accountable under human rights laws. Micro-biologist and veterinarian, for over» 

Health, Lifestyle, Science and Technology, Society

Text messages can break up sitting time: study

It’s estimated that 85 to 90 per cent of Canadians spend “way too much time sitting,” say researchers at Western University, and using text messages to change that could improve their health. Sitting for extended periods of time has been» 

Health, Lifestyle, Science and Technology, Society

Study links internet addiction to mental health problems

A new study suggests that 42 per cent of 18 year old students are addicted to the internet and they have more mental health problems than those who are not. Researchers at McMaster University devised a new measure to determine» 

Economy, Health, International, Politics, Society

Fighting against hospital parking fees.

The high cost of parking at hospitals has been a contentious issue for years. As an example, Ontario’s Health Minister says the province’s hospitals take in about $100 million per year from parking fees. While parking lots require expenditures, and» 

Health, Society, Work & Labour

Firefighters ‘lives to be shortened,’ says union leader

Municipal firefighters who battled the massive Fort McMurray wildfire in the western province of Alberta in May are being screened for health problems, reports Canadian Press (CP). Some of the 180 crew members have developed persistent coughs, says Nick Waddington,» 

Health, International, Lifestyle, Science and Technology, Society

Rio Olympics: can too much exercise/training cause heart problems?

Athletes preparing for the Olympic games must push their physical condition to the limit. Athletes not at the Olympic level, often push their bodies to their own limits. Some have suggested this can cause heart problems later in life. Reports»