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Newswise:Video Embedded i-m-a-public-health-physician-and-scientist-and-i-m-blocking-the-path-of-an-oil-pipeline-to-protect-health
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Released: 7-Aug-2020 3:50 PM EDT
I'm a public health physician and scientist and I'm blocking the path of an oil pipeline to protect health
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

As a doctor, I didn’t expect to find myself living in a tree at the age of 63, but here I am: 82 feet (25 meters) off the ground in a lovely grove of old cotton wood trees trying to stop construction on an oil pipeline.

Newswise:Video Embedded new-guideline-on-treating-covid-19
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Released: 29-Apr-2020 1:35 PM EDT
New guideline on treating COVID-19
McMaster University

An international team of physicians, pharmacists, medical researchers and patient partners has developed a clinical guideline for the treatment of patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

Newswise: Protecting our Northern Border with the Slash CameraPole
Released: 31-Jan-2020 10:10 AM EST
Protecting our Northern Border with the Slash CameraPole
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T partnered with MIT Lincoln Laboratory and several private companies to create the Slash CameraPole.

Released: 23-Jan-2020 2:55 PM EST
Older refugees have high levels of depression even decades after immigration to Canada
University of Toronto

Most research on the mental health of refugees focuses on the first few years after resettlement in the host country, but little is known about their long-term mental health.

Newswise: Scurvy is still a thing in Canada
Released: 17-Jan-2020 4:55 PM EST
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.

Released: 6-Jan-2020 3:05 PM EST
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

Newswise: S&T and CBP Host the Havre Sector Field Experiment
Released: 4-Dec-2019 12:05 PM EST
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.

Released: 18-Nov-2019 12:30 PM EST
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.

14-Nov-2019 11:15 AM 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.

Newswise: Enter the BirdSpotter Photo Contest
Released: 14-Nov-2019 1:15 PM EST
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.

12-Nov-2019 4:30 PM EST
Slowing the Progression of Multiple Sclerosis
Universite de Montreal

By identifying a molecule that delays the progression of MS, researchers pave the way for new therapies for the nearly 77,000 Canadians living with the disease.

Newswise: Canada’s Election: What to Watch
Released: 21-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Canada’s Election: What to Watch
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

CFR In Brief by Carlos Galina. Canada’s federal election poses a stiff test for the governing Liberal Party, with implications for its global role on issues such as climate change.

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Released: 19-Sep-2019 4:05 PM EDT
Health Gap Between First Nations and Other Manitobans Widening, Study Finds
University of Manitoba

The health gap between First Nation people and all other Manitobans is growing.

Released: 4-Mar-2019 6:00 AM EST
Exercising Helps Seniors Stay Independent After Discharge From Hospital
Universite de Montreal

Montreal health-care professionals develop 27 daily exercises for patients to stay in shape once they return home and avoid falls.

Newswise: Tracking firefighters in burning buildings
Released: 1-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EST
Tracking firefighters in burning buildings
McMaster University

McMaster researchers, working with partners at other universities, have created a motion-powered, fireproof sensor that can track the movements of firefighters, steelworkers, miners and others who work in high-risk environments where they cannot always be seen.

Released: 28-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST
Study calls for more effective screening process for Celiac disease in children
McMaster University

A preliminary diagnosis of Celiac disease in a child can be a stressful life event for an entire family. In addition to the prospect of following a completely gluten-free diet for life, a child must also face a series of tests – some invasive – to confirm the disease. While this should be a seamless and effective process, a recent study from McMaster University, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and William Osler Health System (Osler) shows this is not always the case. An additional, costly blood test is routinely prescribed and performed as part of the screening process and results of the study show it rarely predicts the disease.

Newswise: New Perimeter Institute Director among world’s most influential scientists
Released: 28-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST
New Perimeter Institute Director among world’s most influential scientists
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Robert Myers, a theoretical physicist consistently ranked among the world’s most influential scientists, has been appointed the new Director of Perimeter Institute. The appointment follows an exhaustive global search and was made with the unanimous approval of a search committee of top international scientists and Perimeter’s Board of Directors.

Newswise: Hospital-to-home transition care does not decrease readmissions or death in patients with heart failure
25-Feb-2019 11:00 AM EST
Hospital-to-home transition care does not decrease readmissions or death in patients with heart failure
McMaster University

Providing additional health-care services for heart failure patients to help them transition from hospital to home does not improve their outcome, according to research led by the Population Health Research Institute (PHRI) of McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS). The conclusion comes from a trial that followed the health status of almost 2,500 adults hospitalized for heart failure in hospitals across Ontario, Canada.

Newswise: How genetic background shapes individual differences within a species
Released: 26-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST
How genetic background shapes individual differences within a species
University of Toronto

Study reveals how genetic background influences trait inheritance laying the grounds for predicting personal risk of disease.

Newswise: You probably don’t have a penicillin allergy
Released: 25-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST
You probably don’t have a penicillin allergy
McMaster University

Nine out of 10 people who believe they’re allergic to the antibiotic either aren’t allergic or have only some intolerance, and eight of 10 people who had an allergic reaction to penicillin 10 or more years ago will now be fine.

Released: 20-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
Keep spilling your drink? Just add ice, says expert
University of Alberta

Adding ice to your beverage will help to keep you from sloshing and spilling, according to a new study. The research, which demonstrates the dampening effect of floating particles on surface waves, also has implications for sea ice in the Canadian Arctic.

Newswise: Spherical display brings virtual collaboration closer to reality
Released: 19-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
Spherical display brings virtual collaboration closer to reality
University of British Columbia

Virtual reality can often make a user feel isolated from the world, with only computer-generated characters for company. But researchers at the University of British Columbia and University of Saskatchewan think they may have found a way to encourage a more sociable virtual reality.

Newswise:Video Embedded physicists-pinpoint-a-simple-mechanism-that-makes-bacteria-resistant-to-antibiotics
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14-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST
Physicists pinpoint a simple mechanism that makes bacteria resistant to antibiotics
McMaster University

Physicists at McMaster University have for the first time identified a simple mechanism used by potentially deadly bacteria to fend off antibiotics, a discovery which is providing new insights into how germs adapt and behave at a level of detail never seen before.

Newswise: In the squirrel world, prime real estate is determined by previous owner, study reveals
Released: 14-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST
In the squirrel world, prime real estate is determined by previous owner, study reveals
University of Guelph

A young squirrel lucky enough to take over territory from an adult male squirrel is like a teenager falling into a big inheritance, according to a new University of Guelph study.

Newswise: Goodbye to a Beauty in the Night Sky
Released: 11-Feb-2019 11:50 AM EST
Goodbye to a Beauty in the Night Sky
Universite de Montreal

For over a century and a half, Eta Carinae has been one of the most luminous – and most enigmatic – stars of the southern Milky Way.

Newswise:Video Embedded tak-mak-lab-discovers-how-the-immune-system-thinks
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6-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST
Tak Mak Lab Discovers How the Immune System “Thinks”
University Health Network (UHN)

New research from the laboratory of cancer scientist Dr. Tak Mak, renowned for cloning the human T-cell receptor, has demonstrated that immune cells make brain chemicals to fight off infections.

Newswise:Video Embedded working-it-out-researchers-find-exercise-may-help-fight-depression-in-seniors
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Released: 7-Feb-2019 8:05 AM EST
Working It Out: Researchers Find Exercise May Help Fight Depression in Seniors
McMaster University

The benefits of exercise are widely known but kinesiologists at McMaster University have for the first time found that physical activity may help fight depression in seniors by stimulating muscle-generated mood boosters.

Released: 31-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST
Study paves way for promising HIV vaccine
University of Manitoba

The study is the first in the world to demonstrate that chickenpox vaccine, when given to people who are already immune to it, does not trigger an unwanted “HIV-welcoming” immune state in the genital mucosa (lining) or in the bloodstream.

Released: 30-Jan-2019 2:05 PM EST
Your Body Image Is Impacted by Those Around You
University of Waterloo

Spending time with people who are not preoccupied with their bodies can improve your own eating habits and body image, according to researchers from the University of Waterloo.

Released: 28-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST
TRIUMF Theory Helps Shed New Light on Thermonuclear Fusion of Deuterium and Tritium
TRIUMF

Scientists at TRIUMF, the Institut de Physique Nucléaire, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have for the first time accurately predicted the properties of polarized deuterium-tritium thermonuclear fusion. Their findings, described in a Nature Communications publication released today, add to our current understanding of the dynamics of nuclear fusion and may enable more accurate predictions of other thermonuclear reactions critical to nuclear science applications.

Released: 28-Jan-2019 12:05 PM EST
In test of wisdom, new research favors Yoda over Spock
University of Waterloo

A person's ability to reason wisely about a challenging situation may improve when they also experience diverse yet balanced emotions, say researchers from the University of Waterloo.

Newswise: People think and behave differently in virtual reality than they do in real life
Released: 24-Jan-2019 12:00 PM EST
People think and behave differently in virtual reality than they do in real life
University of British Columbia

Immersive virtual reality (VR) can be remarkably lifelike, but new UBC research has found a yawning gap between how people respond psychologically in VR and how they respond in real life.

Newswise: Copy cats: When is a bobcat not a bobcat?
Released: 23-Jan-2019 12:50 PM EST
Copy cats: When is a bobcat not a bobcat?
University of British Columbia

Two UBC Okanagan biologists, who have publicly solicited images of wild cats for their research, have answered that question.

Newswise:Video Embedded scientists-find-increase-in-asteroid-impacts-on-ancient-earth-by-studying-the-moon
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Released: 18-Jan-2019 2:50 PM EST
Scientists Find Increase in Asteroid Impacts on Ancient Earth by Studying the Moon
University of Toronto

TORONTO, ON (Canada) - An international team of scientists is challenging our understanding of a part of Earth's history by looking at the Moon, the most complete and accessible chronicle of the asteroid collisions that carved our solar system.

Newswise:Video Embedded scientists-find-increase-in-asteroid-impacts-on-ancient-earth-by-studying-the-moon
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Released: 18-Jan-2019 2:50 PM EST
Scientists Find Increase in Asteroid Impacts on Ancient Earth by Studying the Moon
University of Toronto

TORONTO, ON (Canada) - An international team of scientists is challenging our understanding of a part of Earth's history by looking at the Moon, the most complete and accessible chronicle of the asteroid collisions that carved our solar system.

Newswise: Dr. Aaron Schimmer named Research Director at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Released: 18-Jan-2019 12:05 PM EST
Dr. Aaron Schimmer named Research Director at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
University Health Network (UHN)

Dr. Bradly Wouters, Executive Vice President, Science and Research – University Health Network (UHN) announced today the appointment of Aaron Schimmer MD, PhD, FRCPC to the position of Research Director at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, UHN.

Newswise: Exercise ‘snacks’ make fitness easier: Researchers find short bouts of stairclimbing throughout the day can boost health
Released: 18-Jan-2019 8:05 AM EST
Exercise ‘snacks’ make fitness easier: Researchers find short bouts of stairclimbing throughout the day can boost health
McMaster University

It just got harder to avoid exercise. A few minutes of stair climbing, at short intervals throughout the day, can improve cardiovascular health, according to new research from kinesiologists at McMaster University and UBC Okanagan.

Newswise: The science of sway: Researchers examine how musicians communicate non-verbally during performance
Released: 18-Jan-2019 8:05 AM EST
The science of sway: Researchers examine how musicians communicate non-verbally during performance
McMaster University

A team of researchers from McMaster University has discovered a new technique to examine how musicians intuitively coordinate with one another during a performance, silently predicting how each will express the music.

Released: 17-Jan-2019 11:15 AM EST
Measuring AI's ability to learn is difficult
University of Waterloo

Organizations looking to benefit from the artificial intelligence (AI) revolution should be cautious about putting all their eggs in one basket, a study from the University of Waterloo has found.

15-Jan-2019 10:45 AM EST
Individual lichens can have up to three fungi, study shows
University of Alberta

EDMONTON (EMBARGOED UNTIL Thursday, January 17 at 11 a.m. EST)—Individual lichens may contain up to three different fungi, according to new research from an international team of researchers. This evidence provides new insight into another recent discovery that showed lichen are made up of more than a single fungus and alga, overturning the prevailing theory of more than 150 years.

Released: 10-Jan-2019 11:20 AM EST
Pharmacists could dramatically reduce ER visits
University of Waterloo

Incorporating pharmacists with an expanded scope into the community or hospital emergency departments (ED) could significantly reduce ED crowdedness, according to a new study.

Newswise: Controlling children's behavior with screen time leads to more screen time, study reveals
Released: 9-Jan-2019 2:05 PM EST
Controlling children's behavior with screen time leads to more screen time, study reveals
University of Guelph

Giving your child extra time on the iPad for good behaviour may not be the best idea according to a new University of Guelph study.

Released: 9-Jan-2019 1:10 PM EST
Two-thirds of stroke survivors are in exceptionally good mental health
University of Toronto

Two-thirds of stroke survivors are in complete mental health despite the impact of their stroke, according to a large, nationally representative Canadian study conducted by researchers at the University of Toronto's Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work.

Released: 8-Jan-2019 12:45 PM EST
Assessments could reduce end-of-life hospital stays for seniors
University of Waterloo

Better use of standard assessment tools could help long-term care homes identify which new residents are at risk of hospitalization or death in the first 90 days of admission.

Newswise: New Approach May Curb Treatment-Related Skin Fibrosis in Cancer Patients
7-Jan-2019 8:05 AM EST
New Approach May Curb Treatment-Related Skin Fibrosis in Cancer Patients
University Health Network (UHN)

A clinical-scientific team specializing in head-and-neck cancer has identified a way to manipulate metabolism to potentially curb skin fibrosis - a common side effect of radiotherapy affecting quality of life of cancer survivors.


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