Inspiring a nation to raise healthy kids

By Lindsay Jolivet & Ainslie Butler,  Health, Medicine, & Veterinary Science Editors ParticipACTION’s physical activity report card calls on governments, parents, schools and communities to drive change. Canadian kids are failing playtime. Sedentary behaviour earned Canada an F grade from ParticipACTION in its most recent report card on physical activity for children and youth. The […]

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Can our own immune system defeat cancer?

By Nick Mitrousis and Sri Ray-Chauduri, Technology & Engineering Editors Cancer. For most of us, that word conjures up memories of a friend or family member who succumbed to the disease. Despite decades of scientific work and billions of dollars spent developing new treatments, cancer remains a leading cause of death worldwide. So it’s no surprise […]

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Canadians don’t need to worry about mosquitoes carrying Zika — for now

By Ainslie Butler and Lindsay Jolivet, Health, Medicine, and Veterinary Science Editors The mosquitoes that carry Zika virus are unlikely to settle in cooler Canadian climates anytime soon. But recent evidence suggests that climate change may change that in the long term. The odds of getting Zika virus—which has been linked to microcephaly in unborn […]

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Science Borealis Featured Blog: Companion Animal Psychology

After our Science Borealis Reader Survey, we randomly selected 4 participating blogs to be profiled here on the Borealis Blog during 2016. This is first of those featured posts.  Companion Animal Psychology By Lindsay Jolivet, Health, Medicine, and Veterinary Science Editor Blogger Zazie Todd combines a PhD in psychology with a deep love of animals to fuel […]

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