Public Health

Top 5 thoughts that may lead to drowning

Top 5 thoughts that may lead to drowning

An average of 40 Albertans die each summer from drowning in lakes and rivers, according to the 2018 edition of the Alberta Drowning Report,...
E-cigarette harms immune cells in the lung and boosts inflammation

E-cigarette harms immune cells in the lung and boosts inflammation

E-cigarette vapor boosts the inflammatory chemicals and disables key protective cells in the lung that keep the air spaces clear of potentially harmful particles. This...
Hospital bacteria begin to tolerate hand sanitizer

Hospital bacteria begin to tolerate hand sanitizer

Strains of bacteria have developed increased tolerance to the alcohols in hand sanitizers, which requires hospitals to rethink how they protect patients from drug-resistant...
An aspirin a day could keep HIV away

An aspirin a day could keep HIV away

An affordable, globally available drug – low-dose Aspirin – shows promise as a new approach to preventing HIV transmission, a University of Manitoba study...
Harmful bacteria thrived in post-Hurricane Harvey floodwaters

Harmful bacteria thrived in post-Hurricane Harvey floodwaters

Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas on August 25, 2017, bringing more than 50 inches of rain and extreme flooding to the city of...
Do these 5 things can protect your credit card

Do these 5 things can protect your credit card

Credit card plays a big role in our daily shopping. But crimes like data breaches make us worry about how to protect our private information. The...

More than half of drivers don’t look for cyclists and pedestrians before turning right

When crossing a street, your assumption should be that the car doesn’t see you Researchers studied the eye movements of drivers at busy Toronto intersections...
Common chemicals in daily life may make us overweight

Common chemicals in daily life may make us overweight

Common chemicals in daily life may make us overweight A class of chemicals used in many industrial and consumer products was linked with greater weight...
Climate change can be deadly if you live alone

Climate change can be deadly if you live alone

Cities around the globe felt record-breaking, red-hot temperatures this July: In the United States, Scotland, Ireland, Norway, Algeria, Georgia, Armenia, Russia, Oman and China,...
One in 3 youth who break the law identify as LGBTQ

One in 3 youth who break the law identify as LGBTQ

Adolescents who identified as non-heterosexual are significantly over-represented among first-time offenders, according to a new study that examined sexual orientation, gender expression and mental...