The psychology of healthcare wearables

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Smruthi Venkateshan, guest contributor, in collaboration with the Science Borealis Blog editors The wearable technology industry is projected to grow to $54 billion USD by 2023, with a compound annual growth rate of 19 per cent, according to Global Data forecasts. A subset of the wearable technology industry is known as healthcare wearables. These fall […]

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Bike helmets protect your head from injury, but there’s a catch

Katrina Brain, guest contributor If you ever fall off your bicycle, you’ll want to be wearing a helmet. If you’re in a bike accident, a helmet could reduce your odds of a head injury by about 51 per cent, and reduce your odds of a fatal head injury by 65 per cent. This makes wearing […]

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Tracing the roots of invasive species

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Wendy Ho, Nature Conservancy of Canada, guest contributor In the media world of conservation, there seems to be no shortage of news on invasive species — plants, animals and organisms that were introduced (accidentally or deliberately) to an area outside of their native range and where their natural predator is absent, and cause harm (environementally, […]

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A rare encounter with a rare species

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Allison Patrick, Nature Conservancy of Canada, guest contributor As a conservation biologist with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) in Fredericton, I spend each summer working in some of the most beautiful parts of New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. One of my favourite areas in New Brunswick is Belleisle Bay, a long narrow branch […]

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For heart health, old drugs are finding new life

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Mo Al-Khalaf, Guest contributor Cardiovascular disease is the second leading cause of death among Canadians and is the number one cause of mortality globally. All indicators point to an increase in the prevalence and severity of heart diseases in the coming decades, including ischemic heart disease, hypertensive heart disease, cardiac arrhythmias, and stroke. As the […]

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