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International

Study reveals Vikings might have stayed in Canada longer than expected

The Vikings or Norses originally came from the Nordic countries but they did not stay there indefinitely. From the 8th to the 11th centuries, they began raiding and trading in parts of Europe, but also in some parts of the» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Study reveals uniqueness of Nunavik Inuit genetics

The Inuit of Nunavik are an Indigenous people who live in an isolated region of northern Quebec where conditions can be very harsh. This isolation makes them quite unique in a variety of ways, including genetically. A new study from» 

Health, Society

Study shows dramatic rise in binge drinking by young women in Ontario

Canada’s largest province has seen a dramatic increase in the number of young people – especially young women – who end up in hospital emergency rooms because of excessive drinking, according to a new Canadian study. The article published in» 

Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Psychedelic drugs: can just a little, help just a little?

There’s a quiet trend happening in connection with psychedelic drugs like LSD, magic mushroom, and others. It’s called “microdosing”. The idea is that just a little can improve focus and creativity, and your overall mood. Norman Farb ( PhD) is» 

Arts and Entertainment, Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Depression, social media and teenagers

It seems young people who spend a lot of time on social media experience more  symptoms of depression. The long term Canadian study involved 3,800 teens from 2012 to 2018. It examined the young people’s various screen times and found» 

Health

Quitting alcohol linked to better mental well-being: study

A large-scale study has found that people who give up drinking alcohol experience improved mental well-being and the effect is stronger in women than in men. The study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal used data from over 10,000» 

Health

Study suggests why marijuana can have different effects on different people

The active ingredient in marijuana, THC, affects different regions of the brain, according to a study out of Western University in Ontario. This may explain why not everyone who uses marijuana experiences the same effects. Researchers say some people experience» 

Health

Poor diet, weight gain noted in first year university students

A new study suggests that in the first year of university, males put on an average of 3.8 kg and females, 1.8 kg, and poor diet plays a role. “We saw profound negative changes in the dietary intake and the» 

Health, International

Only half of countries have rehab to prevent second heart attacks: study

More than 20 million people around the world develop heart disease every year, but there is only one rehabilitation spot for every 12 patients to prevent a second heart event, according to a Canadian study. Previous studies have shown rehabilitation» 

Environment, Society

Panel identifies top climate risks, needs for adaptation

A panel of academics and researchers has identified the biggest threats to Canada from climate change to help guide decisions on how to adapt to avoid the worst effects. It created a list of 57 risks, the most serious of»