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Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Newly identified threat from e-cigarettes, vaping

It was one of Canada’s first cases of lung problems associated with “vaping”. Now doctors have released findings to show this may be the first case of a different and potentially deadly illness associated with e-cigarette use which differs from» 

Economy, Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Sniffer dogs now detecting crop disease

We know that dogs have a vastly superior sense of smell compared to humans.  They have up to 300 million olfactory sensors in the nose compared to our roughly six million. The part of their brain which analyses smell is» 

Economy, Environment, Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Seeking answers to a complicated worldwide parasite

Unique Canadian research effort It’s a microscopic parasite you probably haven’t heard of even though it’s very common. Toxoplasma gondii. (T.gondii), which causes toxoplasmosis, infects one-third of the world’s population.  Over 90 percent of women of childbearing age are at» 

Economy, Health, International, Politics, Society

Deaths, illness raise the issue of youth vaping and marketing to young people

A handful of deaths and hundreds of reports of lung illness in the U.S. has greatly raised concern over the practice of vaping among young people. The recent deaths and illnesses have caused U.S President Trump to weigh in on» 

Arts and Entertainment, Environment, Health, International

Cuban vacation: Canadian warns of rare disease to be aware of

“Cave disease” Canadians, and many others, love to go to warm southern vacation destinations to escape less than enjoyable seasonal weather at home. A Newfoundland couple were overjoyed to have won a trip to Cuba in April. Instead of coming» 

Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Study: No alcohol level is “safe”

Global study on alcohol consumption Bad news for beer lovers, wine lovers, and those who like a wee dram of whisky and other spirits, even moderation is apparently not ok. The study was published today in the British medical journal» 

Health, International, Society

World’s deadliest modern epidemic: 100 years ago

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, and ceremonies in countries around the world continue to commemorate that historic date. But it was also 100 years ago that a disease swept across the world» 

Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Multi-million dollar donation to help Montreal research into infection and immune threats  

$15 million donation will speed research – make Montreal a leader in infectious and immune disease research Antibiotic resistance, also known as creating “superbugs” is already a critical and too often deadly health issue, and one that is increasing. In» 

Economy, Environment

Wild salmon threatened by salmon farming, say top chefs

More than 50 top chefs in the western province of British Columbia are asking for the termination of net-pen salmon farms off Canada’s Pacific coast. They and leading environmental scientist David Suzuki argue the farms are a threat to wild» 

Society

Rabbit show cancelled due to deadly virus

A hemorrhagic virus has killed hundreds of feral rabbits on the western island of Vancouver and fears of infection have prompted a prominent rabbit club to postpone its 100th anniversary show originally scheduled for June. The Vancouver Island Rabbit Breeders»