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Newswise: Scurvy is still a thing in Canada

Scurvy is still a thing in Canada

McMaster University

McMaster University researchers surveyed the data of patients of Hamilton’s two hospital systems over nine years and found 52 with low Vitamin C levels. This included 13 patients who could be diagnosed as having scurvy, and an additional 39 who tested positive for scurvy but did not have documented symptoms. Among those with scurvy, some were related to alcohol use disorder or to bariatric surgery but the majority were related to other causes of malnutrition such as persistent vomiting, purposeful dietary restrictions, mental illness, social isolation and dependence on others for food.

Channels: Alcohol and Alcoholism, Blood, Digestive Disorders, Mental Health, Surgery, Local - Canada,

Released:
17-Jan-2020 4:55 PM EST
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Cannabis Edibles Present Novel Health Risks

Canadian Medical Association (CMA)

With the recent legalization of cannabis edibles in Canada, physicians and the public must be aware of the novel risks of cannabis edibles

Channels: Addiction, All Journal News, Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Public Health, Marijuana, Local - Canada, Staff Picks,

Released:
6-Jan-2020 3:05 PM EST
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Newswise: S&T and CBP Host the Havre Sector Field Experiment

S&T and CBP Host the Havre Sector Field Experiment

Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

As part of the HSE’s ongoing efforts to address vulnerabilities, DHS S&T and USBP conducted a field test at USBP Havre Sector.

Channels: All Journal News, Technology, Cybersecurity, Local - Canada, Immigration,

Released:
4-Dec-2019 12:05 PM EST
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DHS awards $200k for scalable, interoperable distributed ledger for credential exchange

Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T has awarded $200,000 to SecureKey Technologies based in Toronto, Canada to adapt its identity network solution to support the issuance and validation of digital credentials.

Channels: All Journal News, Artificial Intelligence, Technology, Cybersecurity, Immigration, Local - Canada,

Released:
18-Nov-2019 12:30 PM EST
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    14-Nov-2019 4:00 PM EST

Injection drug use: not the same across Canada

Universite de Montreal

A new study by researchers at the University of Montreal shows close to 172,000 Canadians injected drugs in 2016, up from 130,000 just five years earlier, but support varies.

Channels: Addiction, AIDS and HIV, All Journal News, Blood, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Patient Safety, Substance Abuse, Local - Canada,

Released:
14-Nov-2019 11:15 AM EST
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Newswise: Enter the BirdSpotter Photo Contest

Enter the BirdSpotter Photo Contest

Cornell University

Calling all shutterbug bird lovers: The BirdSpotter Photo Contest is back—always a popular feature of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Project FeederWatch. The contest runs through March 12, with many great prizes available for biweekly winners and final Grand Prize winners. The contest is sponsored by Wild Birds Unlimited.

Channels: All Journal News, Birds, Local - Canada, Local - New York,

Released:
14-Nov-2019 1:15 PM EST
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