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Health

Children suffering late diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes

The rates of Type 1 diabetes among children and youth are going up around the world and Canada has one of the highest rates. The estimated prevalence among Canadian children up to 14 years of age  is 21.7 per 100,000» 

Health, Society

Excess weight a growing cause of preventable cancer

Tobacco is by far the leading cause of preventable cancer in Canada, according to a study funded by the Canadian Cancer Society. Next is inactivity followed by excess weight. But overweight and obesity are projected to become the second leading» 

Health, International, Society

HIV study results great for individuals and society, say advocates

A European study marks real progress in the effort to reduce the spread HIV and the stigma around it, say activists. The study included 1,000 gay male couples where one partner had HIV and was taking antiretroviral therapy and the» 

Environment, International

Permafrost collapse is accelerating carbon release, say scientists

A new study has found that permanently frozen ground called permafrost is melting much more quickly than previously thought and such abrupt thawing “increases permafrost carbon release projections by about 50 per cent.” Melting permafrost releases methane which is a» 

Health

Peanut allergy worsens with oral desensitization: study

Some people who have an allergy to peanuts undergo therapy to try to get rid of it, but a new study suggests that makes the problem worse. Oral immunotherapy involves taking small but increasing amounts of the allergen over a» 

Health

Study renews warnings about infant suffocation

A new study has found that accidental suffocation is a leading cause of injury deaths among children under one year of age in the United States, and 82 per cent of cases were attributed to accidental suffocation and strangulation in» 

Arts and Entertainment, Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Behaviour problems for pre-schoolers from screen time: study

Whether it’s from tv screens, video screens, computers, laptops, tablets, or phones, a new study suggests pre-schoolers behaviour is negatively affected when they spend a few hours in front of these devices. Sukhpreet Tamana (PhD) is the lead author of» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology

Low scam awareness predicts dementia: study

A new study has found that decreased awareness about phone scams may be an early indicator of impending Alzheimer dementia and its precursor, mild cognitive impairment. Researchers at the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center in Chicago tested 151 people for their» 

Society

Anti-fat attitudes surge after celebrity fat-shaming: study

It is common for celebrities to be criticized about their weight and psychologists have found that when that happens, women’s negative attitudes about fat increase. Psychologists at McGill University looked at 20 instances of celebrity fat-shaming and women’s attitudes before» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Print books better for reading to toddlers, study finds

Electronic books are becoming more popular, but a new study suggests reading to toddlers from print books is more beneficial for them. Researchers at the University of Michigan found parents and two-to-three year-olds interacted more when reading print books together.»