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Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Myopia in young linked to lack of time spent outdoors

Nearsightedness among children is going up around the world and a recent study has found the rate to be six per cent among Canadian children aged six to eight, and 28.9 per cent among those between 11 and 13. Untreated» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Gender gap in STEMM will persist without intervention: study

More women are studying and working in the fields of science, technology, engineering, math and medicine (STEMM) but they are not closing the gender gap when it comes to publishing, according to a new study.  Researchers analysed 10 million academic» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology

Mono virus linked to 7 serious diseases: study

The Epstein-Barr virus is best known for causing mononucleosis but a new study suggests it increases the risk for some people of developing seven other important diseases. These are lupus, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease,» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Alcohol limits too high: new study

A new international study suggests that the recommended limits for drinking alcohol are too high in Canada and many other countries. The study in the Lancet medical journal found that people who consumed more than five glasses of wine or» 

Environment, International

Heat waves in the ocean longer, more frequent: study

A new study shows that the number of days there were heat waves in the ocean  increased by 54 per cent from 1925 to 2016 causing severe impacts on ecosystems. The study was led by Eric Oliver of Dalhousie University» 

Health

Heavy drinkers have triple the risk for dementia: study

A comprehensive study of data from the population of France shows that people who were admitted to hospital for alcohol-related problems had three times the risk of having dementia and especially early-onset dementia. It’s likely the conclusions would apply to» 

Health

Fat people who are fit have the related health benefits: study

New research suggests that people who are obese or severely obese may be fit and, if they are, they have the same or possibly better health benefits from their fitness than do other people. Many studies link obesity with diabetes,» 

Society

Sexting common, sharing hurts girls more: survey

Of Canadians aged 16 to 20, two out of every five have sent a sexy or nude image of themselves, according to a new research. Two out of three have received a so-called sext. The information comes from a national» 

Health

Firefighter’s injuries make them ‘working wounded’: study

New research shows that 70 per cent of the firefighters who were studied for one year experienced some pain in their arms, legs and back during that time. That compares with government statistics from 2013 which show that 16 per» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Society

New post-cancer study: patient concern far from over

Hearing you have cancer is bad enough, but if you think the word “cured” ends that concern, a new study shows quite a different picture. The comprehensive report is called Living with Cancer: A Report on the Patient Experience.  »