Category Archives: Science

Canada lagging behind other countries when it comes to science and technology

At a recent presentation to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance (FINA) the case was presented that Canada’s competitiveness in terms of research and development in science and technology has declined markedly over the past 15 years.

Double check your asthma–you might not have it

By Marina Wang, Ottawa Bureau. A new study found that 33% of Canadians recently diagnosed with asthma did not have an active form of the condition. The study was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association earlier this

Open Letter to Minister of Health: Two years ago today the Health Accord expired

March 31st, 2016 The Honourable Jane Philpott Minister of Health 70 Colombine Driveway, Tunney’s Pasture Postal Location: 0906C Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K9 Dear Minister Philpott, Twelve years ago today Canada’s First Ministers signed a Health Accord reaffirming their continued commitment

“Deviant” sexual behaviours common in general population, study finds

Sexual interests and behaviours considered anomalous in psychiatry are common in the general population, according to a study published in The Journal of Sex Research. The study of 1,040 Quebeckers found that nearly half of all sample subjects engaged in

Low-income brain can give way to lower IQ under stress & duress

By Leila Lemghalef The recent blog post “Peak Performance: How to raise your IQ by up to 14%” discusses findings related to IQ and scarcity mindsets, and sums up that thinking along the lines of scarcity can affect your IQ

Four-in-five Canadians favour allowing physician-assisted suicide in Canada

Four-in-five Canadians (79%) favour allowing physician-assisted suicide in Canada under the conditions stipulated by the Supreme Court of Canada, with only 15% being against the move, a new Canada-wide Insights West poll has found. In February, the Supreme Court ruled

Global warming could suffocate life on Earth as oxygen levels fall, research shows

Falling oxygen levels caused by global warming could be a greater threat to the survival of life on planet Earth than flooding, according to researchers from the University of Leicester published in Bulletin of Mathematical Biology. A study led by

Supervised injection facilities would be cost-effective in Toronto and Ottawa, research finds

Establishing up to three supervised injection facilities in Toronto and up to two facilities in Ottawa would be cost-effective, researchers reported in the journal Addiction after updating a 2012 analysis that recommended establishing supervised injection facilities in Toronto and Ottawa

Fish could have emotions and consciousness, biologists find

Fish could have emotions and conciousness, according to new research published in Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Biological Sciences, which has for the first time observed in fish a phenomenon known as emotional fever – the increase in

Parental absence affects brain development in children

Children who have been left without direct parental care for extended periods of time show larger gray matter volumes in the brain, according to a study being presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America