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Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

‘Good bacteria’ in breast milk changes with time: study

Beneficial bacteria are passed from mother to baby through breast feeding and scientists have found mother’s milk changes significantly over time, possibly boosting the baby’s immunity and metabolism. Researchers say the finding suggests that mother’s milk “could act like a »

Health, Internet, Science & Technology

Instructions for COVID-19 tests vary too much, says specialist

It doesn’t feel great, but swab that goes up the nose to test for COVID-19 must go far enough to get a proper sample. Some instructions for this testing may not provide for the most accurate results, says a doctor »

Health, Society

Practical nurses report experiencing ‘a breaking point’

A recent study found that while 67 per cent of practical nurses in the province of Ontario have never been more proud to be a nurse, 71 per cent also say they have experienced a breaking point over the past »

Health

Rheumatoid arthritis patients at higher risk of dangerous blood clots: study

People who have been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and infection. Researchers at Arthritis Research Canada have found that they also have a higher risk of developing life threatening blood clots.   Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Northern lakes risk losing ice cover, affecting drinking water: study

If greenhouse gas emissions continue unabated, almost 5,700 lakes in the Northern Hemisphere could permanently lose their ice cover this century, according to a study by researchers at York University. In the next decade alone, 179 of those lakes could »

Health, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Moms with multiple children have more fragmented sleep: study

Mothers who have more than one child report that they have more fragmented sleep than do mothers of a single child, and fathers do not report the same effect, according to a McGill University study. The study involved 111 parents »

Society

Parental leave for fathers saved marriages, say researchers

A change in government payments to parents of newborns dramatically changed the labour force and saved marriages in the province of Quebec, according to a recent study. Sociologists at Western University analysed figures from the government agency Statistics Canada following »

Health, International, Society

Child marriage persists in Canada, say researchers

The government of Canada has joined international efforts to end the marriage of children under the age of 18, but researchers say the practice goes on in Canada itself. Using data from statistics agencies and censuses, researchers at McGill University »

Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Smart car technology can impede driver performance, U of T study finds

As smart car technology increasingly takes over certain driving tasks, a new Canadian study shows that drivers can be lulled into a false sense of security by automated vehicle technology that is still not advanced enough to handle critical situations »

Environment & Animal Life, International

Threats to whales: Slow speeds or small ships still deadly-study

The latest figures estimate there are likely fewer than 366 northern Right whales left. In the past few years they and others have been killed after being entangled in fishing gear, and by ‘ship strikes’. It has often been presumed »