Viral infections, genetic factors may be linked to mystery hepatitis in kids, studies suggest

As scientists around the world are racing to understand what caused a spate of so-far unexplained cases of hepatitis in children — including some who needed liver transplants — two new UK studies are offering fresh clues. In both papers, an unusual virus called adeno-associated virus-2 (AAV2) is involved as one aspect of a complex mechanism that might be sparking […]

Çalışma, istilacı sürüngenler ve amfibilerin küresel ekonomiye milyarlara mal olduğunu gösteriyor

Yakın tarihli bir araştırmaya göre, istilacı sürüngenler ve amfibiler, küresel ekonomiye 1986 ve 2020 yılları arasında 17 milyar ABD dolarından fazlaya mal oldu. Bu hafta yayınlanan analiz Bilimsel Raporlar dergisinde“yabancı türlerin” yeni alanlara taşınmasının, insan faaliyetlerinin küreselleşmesi nedeniyle benzeri görülmemiş bir oranda arttığını ve bunun türlerin istilasına ve yerli türlerin yok olmasına, ekosistemlere zarar vermesine ve büyük ekonomik etkilere yol […]

Visa denials denounced at Montreal AIDS conference, federal minister cancels speech

The International AIDS Society will re-evaluate how it organizes international conferences as a result of visa denials by the Canadian government, the organization’s president said Friday in Montreal. The comments came as International Development Minister Harjit Sajjan canceled a planned attendance at the conference. Adeeba Kamarulzaman told attendees at the opening ceremony of the AIDS 2022 conference that she is […]

Tim Hortons offers settlement in class action suits over data-tracking app

Tim Hortons says it has reached a proposed settlement in multiple class action laws alleging the restaurant’s mobile app violated customer privacy which would see the restaurant offer a free coffee and donut to affected users. The company says the settlement, negotiated with the legal teams involved in the lawsuits, still requires court approval. The coffee and donut chain says […]

Toronto’s Pearson airport has a PR problem: It’s known as the worst airport in the world

Toronto’s Pearson International airport — the busiest in Canada — has a PR problem, sparking concerns some people may avoid traveling to the city. Disgruntled travelers passing through Pearson are posting about their bad experiences on social media, complaining about long line-ups, flight disruptions and missing baggage. “Toronto’s Pearson Airport is a special circle of hell. The worst airport experience […]

‘Significant staff shortage’ forces ICU closure at Bowmanville Hospital

The intensive care unit at Bowmanville Hospital is set to temporarily close due to a “significant staff shortage,” according to the hospital network in Durham Region, with services instead moving to nearby facilities. “This decision was not made lightly,” Lakeridge Health said in a statement on Thursday afternoon. “We recognize the impact of this temporary relocation on patients and their […]