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Health, Internet, Science and Technology

Heart attack more likely right after catching flu, study shows

A person is six times more likely to have a heart attack in the first week after being diagnosed with influenza, say Canadian researchers. Previous studies have suggested an association between the flu and heart attacks, but this research published» 

Economy, Environment, International, Society

Global warming vs the Winter Olympics

The Winter Olympics are to celebrate the thrill of winter sports, but it seems winter is being less and less cooperative. With the Pyeongchang Olympics in South Korea, just weeks away, a new study shows increasingly fewer cities will be» 


Police in school programme: study shows many benefits

The programme is called the School Resource Officer (SRO). Shortly after a student was shot and killed at a Toronto school in 2008 the idea to place armed officers in schools was created in Toronto One of the biggest school» 

Economy, Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Booze warning label experiment abruptly ends

Industry pushes back against warning labels The idea was to test the effects of warning labels on the habits of excessive alcohol consumption. The experiment, a Canadian first, and in some senses a world first, was to have large bright» 


Study shows how some men misread cues about sexual consent

Many Canadian universities are grappling with the issue of sexual consent in a bid to reduce cases of harassment and rape on campus. A new study suggests part of the problem is that some men confuse sexual interest with consent.» 

Environment, Internet, Science and Technology

New tornado forecasting may provide faster, more accurate warning

Two Canadian researchers have developed a tornado-prediction method they say could provide warnings within 20 minutes and make them much more accurate. Prof. Wayne and Anna Hocking stand before VHF windprofiler radars they say can help better predict tornadoes. © Western» 

Environment, Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Light pollution increasing around the world

Scientists were surprised to learn that light pollution is increasing around the world in spite of the greater use of energy-efficient LED lights. Artificial lighting around the world increased by two per cent between 2012 and 2016. This has negative» 

Health, Indigenous, International, Society

Yukon cancer warning labels on alcohol

A world first? Several countries around the world, including the U.K., U.S.A., Sweden and France among others have varying sizes, styles, and degrees of obligatory and voluntary warning labels on alcohol products. These often warn of the dangers of drinking» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology

Study of 19th C foot bones reveals damage may be caused by footwear

Bio-archaeologists have discovered bone chips in 19th century Dutch farmers who wore wooden clogs, and they say these injuries offer clues to the damage caused by high heels today. The town of Middenbeemster, near Amsterdam, wanted to expand its church» 

Environment, Internet, Science and Technology

Urbanization can affect evolution, human health

As cities expand they are changing the evolution of some plants and animals and that could have unintended effects such as increasing the spread of disease, according to a recent study. For example, there are now mosquitoes that live in»