Tag Archives: Canada

Cheap Tire Innovation Could Boost Zika Control

Cheap Tire Innovation Could Boost Zika Control

  Ottawa, Canada – Researchers said they have found a way to fashion a cheap mosquito trap out of old tires that can collect thousands of eggs that may carry the ...

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Millions Die from Air Pollution, Mainly in China, India

Millions Die from Air Pollution, Mainly in China, India

  Washington, United States – Air pollution kills more than 5.5 million people around the world each year, with over half of those deaths occurring in fast-growing China and India, researchers ...

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Canada Moves to Protect Blood Supply from Zika Virus

Canada Moves to Protect Blood Supply from Zika Virus

  Montreal, Canada – Canadian blood agencies announced a temporary restriction onblood donations aimed at keeping the Zika virus out of the nation’s bloodsupply. Anyone who has travelled outside of Canada, ...

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Taking Antidepressants While Pregnant May Double Autism Risk

Taking Antidepressants While Pregnant May Double Autism Risk

  Miami, United States – Women who take certain common antidepressants while pregnant may face almost twice the risk of having a child with autism, a study said. The findings in ...

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Why We Should Junk APEC’s Trade Agreements

Why We Should Junk APEC’s Trade Agreements

  STREET ROUNDS – Last week, the 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, or APEC, commenced its 2015 meeting. Established in 1989 as an informal ministerial dialogue group where foreign and trade ...

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Attempts at Suicide May Rise After Weight-loss Surgery

Attempts at Suicide May Rise After Weight-loss Surgery

  Miami, United States – Those who undergo surgery for weight loss may face a 50 percent higher risk of attempting suicide after the operation, according to a study out. The ...

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Diverse Gut Bacteria Lowers Babies’ Asthma Risk: Study

Diverse Gut Bacteria Lowers Babies’ Asthma Risk: Study

  Miami, United States – Children at high risk of getting asthma may be missing some important gut bacteria in their first few months of life, according to a study Wednesday ...

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Experimental Ebola Drug Takes Step Closer to Market

Experimental Ebola Drug Takes Step Closer to Market

  Miami, United States – The experimental Ebola drug ZMapp has been granted fast-track status by the US Food and Drug Administration, which could speed its arrival on the market, the ...

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Gene Study Confirms Low Vitamin D, Multiple Sclerosis Link

Gene Study Confirms Low Vitamin D, Multiple Sclerosis Link

  Miami, United States – A major genetic study Tuesday confirmed a link between low vitamin D and a higher risk of multiple sclerosis, a finding which experts say could lead ...

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Breakthrough In Quest for Ebola Vaccine

Breakthrough In Quest for Ebola Vaccine

  Paris, France – An Ebola test vaccine provided blanket protection in a field trial in Guinea, researchers said, possibly heralding “the beginning of the end” for the devastating West African ...

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