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Health, International

Increased flu risk for those born during a pandemic: study

A new study suggests that people who were born at the time of an influenza pandemic have a higher risk of dying in a future pandemic. The elevated risk could be as much as 30 to 40 per cent. This» 

Health, Society

Mystery donation is largest ever for mental health

Canada’s largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital has just received a 100-million-dollar anonymous donation. This is the largest-ever Canadian donation for mental health and will be dedicated to finding the causes and cures for mental illness. Over six million» 

Environment, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

De-extinction; new book examines the multitude of issues

(skype interview below : Comments open to post and read at very bottom) The creatures may have gone extinct anywhere thousands of years ago, like the wooly mammoth, or maybe only a hundred years ago like the passenger pigeon, but» 

Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Fighting HIV: novel approach shows great promise

Using viruses to kill viruses It is a perfect example of research in one area leading to developments in another. Researchers in Ottawa, internationally recognised for innovative cancer research, were working with a virus which targets cancer cells. Fellow researchers» 

Environment, Health, Immigration & Refugees, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Chagas disease: study reveals new concerns

With world travel so easily available, and through immigration, there are very few diseases now that are limited to one geographical area of the world. This is the case with “chagas” disease. Momar Ndao (PhD, DVM) is a scientist from» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology

Discovering a new detection for prostate cancer

There’s no doubt prostate cancer is deadly. It is the most common cancer diagnosed in men (21300 estimated in 2017), and the third leading cause of cancer death in men (4100 estimated 2017). New research has led to a detection» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Canada losing marine research ability

It’s the latest concern for marine scientists. The Canadian Coast Guard research vessel Matthew is up for auction. Canadian Coast Guard research vessel Matthew. To be auction off this week., severely limiting Canada’s oceangraphic research and mapping ability © wikipaedia This» 

Environment

Environmental groups call on Arctic cruise industry to reduce pollution

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North   Recent air samples taken in Iceland suggest cruise ships arriving and departing from Reykjavik are negatively affecting air quality, according to environmental groups. The readings were taken by» 

Health

Talking about health : RCI’s recent reports on medical breakthroughs in Canada

You want to know more about the latest medical breakthroughs and studies in Canada? Read our recent articles on health and research. Over half of doctors have symptoms of burn-out: survey By Lynn Desjardins, Monday 28 August, 2017 A recent survey suggests» 

Environment

Eye on the Arctic: Video Archive

This week on Eye on the Arctic, we’re dipping into our video vault for a look at Arctic science. The North is warming at twice the rate as the rest of the world. Just last month places like the Arctic Alaskan»