News incl. lifesciences, animals, wildlife & nature

from or mentioning Canada, North America

The news articles listed below include information from, about or mentioning Canada.

Cranberry Harvest underway in USA

It's cranberry harvest time across parts of the northern USA and Canada. Eating raw cranberries is probably the most nutritious way to consume these healthful bright red berries. Dried cranberries,...

05 Oct | Cranberries (fruit) | USA & Canada

It's a bumper blueberry season

July is National Blueberry Month in the USA. Many parts of the country are reporting a bumper crop of blueberries. Here's a brief summary of some of the reported health benefits of this delicious f...

13 Jul | Blueberries (fruit) | North America & Europe

Child undernutrition in Mali

The latest 'Cost of Hunger in Africa' report indicates the urgency of increasing efforts to end the distress and economic consequences of child undernutrition in the west African country of Mali. T...

05 Jul | Malnutrition | Mali

Effects of fragmented landscapes on forest vertebrates

When areas of forest are divided into ever-smaller sections, more forest-dwelling species tend to live at the edges of forests and the deep core of the forest becomes an ever-smaller proportion of ...

03 Nov '17 | Environment

Combining motivational interviewing with cognitive behavioural therapy to treat anxiety

Research has shown that integrating motivational interviewing (MI) with cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is more effective than CBT alone for long-term improvement in managing severe anxiety. Mo...

23 Mar '16 | Mental Health | Canada

Canadian Public Consultation re. Exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic energy

Canada launches public consultation to obtain views about Safety Code 6 - Canada’s recommendations re. human exposure limits to radiofrequency electromagnetic energy, of the type emitted by electro...

16 May '14 | Mobile Phone Safety | Canada

Canada tackles prescription drug abuse

The Canadian federal government has recently highlighted the abuse of prescription drugs as a growing problem that will be tackled in a robust way. The outcome of the current strategy may hold impo...

15 Apr '14 | Prescription Drugs | Canada

Canada to increase labelling requirements for tanning beds

The Canadian federal government has finalized new regulations that require stronger health warning labels to be displayed on sunbed (also called tanning beds) and related equipment. The labels warn...

26 Feb '14 | Sunbeds | Canada

Effects of Chiari malformation on toy dog breeds

Chiari malformation in dogs, specifically of the Griffon Bruxellois breed, has been the subject of recent research which found that dogs affected by the condition had taller foreheads and different...

13 Feb '14 | Animal News

Possible increased prostate cancer risk associated with vitamin E supplements

According to recent research in the United States, men who took 400 international units (I.U.) of vitamin E daily had more prostate cancers compared with men who took a placebo. This statistic has ...

12 Oct '11

Breast Cancer in Men

Breast cancer in men is not unknown but awareness of male breast cancer is low and, according to researchers at Leeds University (England), most men do not even know they are at risk - despite an i...

03 Oct '11

Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS), a common auto-immune arthritis

How does an individual's genetic make-up predispose him or her to Ankylosing Spondylitis ? Unlike most forms of arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis usually begins in young adulthood, and so can signi...

10 Jul '11 | Arthritis

Liquid biomaterials advance stem cell therapy

At present, cartilage implants created using stem cells can only be constructed as a solid shape, acting as an interim measure before the almost inevitable need for total joint replacement. Rese...

17 Mar '11 | Medical Technology | Bristol Univ (UK) & Intl partners

Oxford Uni Study links economic insecurity with obesity

Oxford researchers compared 11 affluent countries and found that those with a liberal market regime (strong market incentives and relatively weak welfare states) experienced one-third more obesity ...

07 Jan '11

Women with osteoporosis suffer more if they have previously broken a bone,

A study of more than 60,000 women living in many different countries around the world has increased knowledge about the relationship between osteoporosis and fractures. Osteoporosis is more common ...

18 Aug '10 | Osteoporosis | International Study

Canada works with National and International Partners to Manage the Spread of the H1N1 Flu Virus

In Canada, while new cases of H1N1 flu virus continue to emerge, the majority of cases do not require hospitalization. Preliminary data shows that the majority of those infected with H1N1 are under...

29 Jun '09 | H1N1 Flu Virus | Canada

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