Sudbury, On., doctors’ animated videos encourage early cancer screening for Indigenous adults

A new animated video series out of northern Ontario aims to help inform Indigenous communities about the importance of cancer screening. The videos, titled Conversations about Cancer, feature Sudbury-based family physician Dr. Erin Peltier, and are produced by Health Sciences North (HSN) and the Northeast Regional Cancer Program. The series includes five videos that address what cancer is, and the […]

Dünya Arı Günü, insanlara böceklerin ne kadar önemli ve ne kadar tehdit altında olduğunu hatırlatmak için bir fırsat.

Dünya Arı Günü genellikle, bitkilerimizi tozlaştırmak ve ekosistemlerimizi sağlıklı tutmak için arıların yaptığı zor işleri kutlamak için bir fırsattır – ancak uzmanlar bu yıl aynı zamanda özellikle iki yıldan uzun bir süre sonra karşılaştıkları tehlikeler hakkında alarm vermek için bir fırsat olduğunu söylüyorlar. COVID-19. Toronto’daki York Üniversitesi’nde biyoloji profesörü ve Arı Ekolojisi, Evrim ve Koruma Merkezi direktörü Amro Zayed, “Pandeminin […]

Canada announces $250M loan to Ukraine, new round of sanctions on Russia

Canada has unveiled a new round of sanctions targeting Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, along with a new loan of $250 million to help Ukraine’s government continue functioning. Speaking by phone Friday after meeting with G7 finance ministers in Bonn, Germany, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland said the additional funding brings Canada’s financial commitment to Ukraine to $1.87 billion in […]

Canada investigating ‘a couple dozen’ suspected monkeypox cases: Tam

Canada’s chief public health officer said Friday provincial health authorities are investigating “a couple dozen” possible cases of monkeypox — and most of the specimens under review are from Quebec, where two cases have been confirmed already this week. Speaking to reporters on Parliament Hill, Dr. Theresa Tam said the National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg is running tests on samples […]

Ontario reports 24 more deaths linked to COVID-19, 1,165 hospitalizations Friday

Ontario is reporting 24 more deaths linked to COVID-19 and 1,165 patients hospitalized with the virus. Friday’s hospitalizations are down from 1,207 on Thursday and 1,453 exactly one week ago. According to the Ministry of Health, 39 per cent of people hospitalized were admitted specifically for treatment of symptoms brought on by the virus, while the rest were admitted for […]

Canadian study offers important clue to why some back pain becomes chronic

A study conducted by researchers at McGill University and scientists from Italy suggests that blocking inflammation after injury might make that pain chronic — a finding that challenges the standard approach to treating pain. Chronic pain — especially in the lower back — is a common ailment, but scientists don’t know why some back injuries resolve themselves while others cause […]