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House, Senate to Vote on Keystone Pipeline

House, Senate to Vote on Keystone Pipeline

AP (Nov. 13, 2014) After a long-stalled debate in Congress, the House of Representatives will take up a vote on whether to allow the controvercial Keystone XL oil pipline to be built, linking Canada's tar sands to the gulf. (Nov. 13) Video provided by AP
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Canada Puts Birds Drunk on Fermented Berries in Mini 'Drunk Tanks'

Canada Puts Birds Drunk on Fermented Berries in Mini 'Drunk Tanks'

Buzz60 (Nov. 18, 2014) Wildlife officials in Yukon, Canada say birds such as Bohemian Waxwings are feeding on frost-fermented berries, which are making the birds too drunk to fly straight. Jen Markham explains how the government is repurposing some hamster cages as ‘bird drunk tanks,’ to help the birds sober up. Video provided by Buzz60
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Obesity Could Cut Life Expectancy By Almost A Decade

Obesity Could Cut Life Expectancy By Almost A Decade

Newsy (Dec. 5, 2014) A study out of Canada suggests certain obesity-related illnesses can shorten life expectancy by up to eight years. Video provided by Newsy
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Boiling Water Freezes Instantly in -31C Weather

Boiling Water Freezes Instantly in -31C Weather

Rumble (Jan. 19, 2015) Watch what happens when a boiling pot of water is thrown from a roof in -31C (-24F) weather in Quebec, Canada! Video provided by Rumble
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From Tar Sands to Ring of Fire: Forewarning Changes to Canada's Watersheds

Jan. 27, 2015 Ecologists have found the conservation of aquatic ecosystems in Canada has not kept pace with the country's changing landscape, and a prioritization of protection is needed. This new assessment ... full story
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Evidence of Viking/Norse Metalworking in Arctic Canada

Dec. 15, 2014 A small stone container found by archaeologists a half-century ago has now been recognized as further evidence of a Viking or Medieval Norse presence in Arctic Canada during the centuries around 1000 ... full story
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Teen Contraband Smokers More Likely to Use Illicit Drugs: Study

Dec. 16, 2014 An economics professor has discovered a link between contraband cigarette use and illicit drug use among Canadian teens. The survey assessed students' past-year use of the following drugs ... full story
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Genetic Mutation Responsible for Serious Disorder Common in Inuit Discovered

Dec. 1, 2014 The cause for a disorder common in Inuit people that prevents the absorption of sucrose, causing gastrointestinal distress and failure to thrive in infants, has been discovered by researchers. The ... full story
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Nocturnal Leg Cramps More Common in Summer

Jan. 26, 2015 Painful nocturnal leg cramps are about twice as common during summer than in winter, found a new study. Because quinine is commonly prescribed to treat leg cramps, researchers looked at the number of ... full story
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Opinion Poll: Canada’s Climate Change Consensus Confronts Keystone

Nov. 20, 2014 Despite the fact that 81% of Canadians accept that temperature on Earth is increasing, researchers have revealed that Canadians are generally misinformed about the science of climate change and are ... full story
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Mandatory Meat Labels Economically Not Worth the Fight

Jan. 7, 2015 A little label is causing a big stir among the U.S., Canada and Mexico, but research finds the majority of consumers don't even know it exists. In October 2014, the World Trade Organization ... full story
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Tweeting About Sexism Could Improve a Woman's Wellbeing

Jan. 30, 2015 Publically tweeting about sexism could improve a woman's wellbeing as it has the potential to let them to express themselves in ways that feel like they can make a difference, a new report ... full story
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11-Country Survey of Older Adults: Americans Sicker but Have Quicker Access to Specialists

Nov. 20, 2014 A survey of older adults in eleven countries found that Americans were sicker than their counterparts abroad, with 68 percent living with two or more chronic conditions and 53 percent taking four or ... full story
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South Asian Boys More Likely to Be Overweight Compared to Peers, New Study Finds

Nov. 19, 2014 South Asian boys in Canada are three times as likely to be overweight compared to their peers, according to a study. The report was one of the first to look at ethnic group differences in overweight ... full story
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Education Empowers Canadians, but Raises Risks of Overwork, Work-Family Stress

Nov. 20, 2014 The higher your level of education, the greater your earnings and your sense of “personal mastery” or being in control of your fate, researchers say. But wait: there’s a downside. A new study ... full story
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Rediscovering a Culture of Health in Canada's First Nations Communities

Jan. 22, 2015 Diabetes is a prevalent and growing health concern among many of Alberta's First Nations communities. As health specialists look to address the problem, a researcher believes part of the ... full story
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Clarithromycin-Statin Mix Can Cause Drug Interactions, Requiring Hospitalization

Dec. 22, 2014 The combination of the common antibiotic clarithromycin with some statins increases the risk of adverse events, which may require hospital admission for older people, according to a new study. ... full story
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Successful Implant of Next-Generation Heart Device Marks Canadian First

Nov. 10, 2014 A surgical team in Toronto has successfully implanted a novel mechanical device, the HeartMate IIITM, into a patient with advanced heart failure. This is the first time this procedure has been ... full story
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Poor Social Integration = Poor Health

Jan. 20, 2015 There are many benefits to being supported by a strong social network. But can a bigger friend base actually make you healthier? New research shows that social relationships do have a positive ... full story
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Tramadol Associated With Increased Risk of Hospitalization for Hypoglycemia

Dec. 8, 2014 The opioid pain-reliever tramadol appears to be associated with an increased risk of hospitalization for hypoglycemia, a potentially fatal condition caused by low blood sugar, according to a report. ... full story
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Rare Shared Genetic Mutation for Disease in Inuit Discovered

Jan. 19, 2015 A team of Canadian and Japanese researchers has identified the genetic mutation responsible for glycogen storage disease type IIIa in Inuit in northern Quebec, Canada. Their paper identifies a ... full story
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Facial Structure Predicts Goals, Fouls Among World Cup Soccer Players

Nov. 12, 2014 The structure of a soccer player's face can predict his performance on the field -- including his likelihood of scoring goals, making assists and committing fouls -- according to a new ... full story
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Facebook Games May Actually Do Some Good in Your Life

Nov. 18, 2014 Beyond being a fun distraction, social network games can offer family members a meaningful way to interact and meet social obligations, a new study concludes. Researchers found that some online games ... full story
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Having a Hard Time Focusing? Research Identifies Complex of Neurons Crucial to Controlling Attention

Jan. 7, 2015 Our ability to pay attention to certain things while ignoring distractions determines how good we are at a given task, whether it is driving a car or doing brain surgery. Researchers for the first ... full story
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