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Economy, Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Survey: New office work space trends are actually counter-productive

Open-office and unassigned work desks, i.e., not dedicated to a particular person but open to anyone who needs a spot, are relatively recent office trends. A new survey finds that a majority of workers find such ideas unappealing and that» 

Health, International, Society

Canadians quarantined on cruise ship in Japan

Just off the coast of Japan, 251 Canadians are quarantined on a cruise ship. Out of the 3,700 people on board the cruise operated by Princess Cruises, 10 have tested positive for the coronavirus.  None of those who tested positive» 

Health, International, Society

Quebec investigating 3 more cases of coronavirus

Quebc’s ministry for health and social services announced yesterday evening that it is investigating three cases of the 2019 Novel coronavirus, or 2019-nCoV. Another patient had already been tested negative for the virus. Last Friday, the province said that they» 

Economy, Environment, Health, International

EU bans another neonic insecticide, Canada stalls

Concerns include human health issues The European Commission this week voted not to renew the approval for ‘thiacloprid’ a Bayer /Monsanto insecticide marketed there under the brands Calypso and Biscaya. This is the fourth neonicotinoid insecticide that has been banned» 

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» 

Health, International, Society

Let your moustache raise money for men’s health

If you suddenly see more men with a moustache than usual, don’t be afraid…. They do it for a good cause. Since 2003, the month of November has resonated with Movember for many men around the world who grow a» 

International, Society

‘Alarming’ number of children suffer damage from poor diets: UNICEF

The humanitarian organization, UNICEF, says an alarmingly high number of children around the world are suffering the consequences of poor diets and a food system that is failing them. A new report suggests that 149 million children are too short» 

Health, Society

Vaping illness report raises alarm in Canada

In light of a recent report from the Mayo Clinic in the U.S., the Canadian Cancer Society is calling for urgent action and regulation of vaping. Over 1,000 people have developed a sudden respiratory illness and at least 16 have» 

Health, Society

Workplace issues affect doctor’s health: survey

Almost one-third of Canada’s doctors have experienced burn-out and results of a survey suggest several reasons why. The Canadian Medical Association which represents more than 75,000 doctors and residents has delved into the results of a survey it conducted earlier» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Red meat findings: don’t lose faith in science

After years of being warned to limit consumption of red and processed meats, people were confounded by a new study that says there is no evidence that eating reasonable amounts is harmful. Researchers looked at the many existing studies on»