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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» 


Taking music class predicts better academic performance: study

Students who took instrumental music classes performed better in high school science, math and English than those who didn’t, according to a study of over 100,000 students in western Canada. This was true even after researchers controlled for such things» 


Energy exploration corridors boost methane emissions

A new study has found vast networks of cleared corridors in the forests of western Canada are releasing a greenhouse gas with 25 times more global warming potential than carbon dioxide. The study from the University of Calgary says Canada» 

Environment, Society

Ancient hyenas used to roam Canadian Arctic: study

When we think of hyenas, we usually picture them in the savannah or in a dry environment surrounded by lions or elephants, but this has not always been the case. Thanks to new research, we now know with certainty that» 


Physical activity can affect children’s future heart health: study

A study of children three to five years old found that those who engaged in almost two hours of energetic play daily had better blood vessel health and cardiovascular fitness that could help prevent later heart disease. “Kids don’t get» 


Language-savvy parents good for children’s reading acquisition

Parents who understand language complexity offer more praise and improve their children’s reading development, according to a study from Concordia University in Montreal. Researchers studied 70 sets of six- and seven-year old children and their parents. The children were given» 


Deadly allergic reactions require quick epinephrine use: study

A new study has found the best way to treat life-threatening allergic reactions is to immediately use epinephrine injectors such as the Epipen. This research involved nearly 3,500 people, 80 per cent of whom were between the ages of one» 

Health, Society

Owner’s long-term stress mirrored in pet dogs: study

A Swedish study suggests that people who undergo long periods of stress may transfer it to their pet dogs. Researchers examined stress hormones and found their levels to be synchronized between owners and their dogs and that this could not» 

Three senior women walking.


Older women don’t need to walk 10,000 steps: study

It is commonly recommended that people walk 10,000 steps a day for good health, but a new study suggests older women don’t need that much to lower their mortality rate. It’s not clear how the goal was set. McGill University’s»