Research estimates that each year some 15,000 deaths, 90,000 hospital admissions and 240,000 years of life lost are directly attributable to alcohol use.
Alcohol is classified by the World Health Organization as a Class 1 carcinogen. Our next federal government must step up with an Alcohol Act and a strategy to reduce harms from this recreational drug.
A culture of perfectionism that begins in medical school is one reason why doctors and other medical professionals struggle to apologize for their mistakes.
Despite protective apology legislation across Canada, many doctors and other health-care professionals remain too afraid or ashamed to apologize after medical errors.
Deep-sea mining could open a new industrial frontier in the world’s oceans.
Companies are developing technologies to mine the deep sea, but environmental regulations have yet to be finalized.
Paramilitary soldiers walk past Rapid Action Force (RAF) soldiers standing guard during security lockdown in Jammu, India, Aug. 9, 2019. The restrictions on public movement throughout Kashmir have forced people to stay indoors. All communications and the internet have been cut off.
(AP Photo/Channi Anand)
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he's ushering in a 'new India.' But this new era is of ethnic majoritarianism and erases differences, dissent and the rights of minorities.
Using data during election campaigns is nothing new. But as the Canadian federal election approaches, authorities must be diligent that data tracking doesn’t become surveillance.
Data analytics have played a role in elections for years. But today’s massive voter relationship management platforms use digital campaigning practices to take it to another level.
La piste cyclable de la rue Maisonneuve, à Montréal. La ville compte le plus grand kilométrage de pistes cyclables au Canada.
Les villes ne tenant pas leurs données à jour, ce sont les cyclistes eux-mêmes qui sont les meilleurs pour cartographier les pistes cyclables de leurs villes.
A safe, connected network of bike lanes and paths encourages cycling.
Volunteers can contribute data to maps that help cyclists choose their routes and let planners know how city cycling can be improved.
The United We Roll convoy of semi-trucks travels the highway near Red Deer, Alta., in February 2019 en route to Ottawa.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Canadians would be better served by a calmer and better-informed debate over the specifics of Bill C-69 than what we have been seeing over the past few weeks.
Norman Douglas, photographed in Florence, Italy in 1935.
Carl Van Vetchen/Library of Congress
There's a reason many today have never heard of Norman Douglas: After his death, more and more came forward with stories of his sexual relationships with boys, and he soon faded into obscurity.
Cenota Samula sinkhole in Yucatan, Mexico.
The effects of climate change above ground are well known, but what's happening to underground aquifers which supply most of the world's fresh water?
Pour qu’une entreprise fasse bon usage du Design Thinking, elle doit tout d’abord faire preuve de bon sens en déterminant des objectifs clairs et des cibles précises.
Le design thinking, qui consiste à résoudre des problèmes de façon créative, n’est ni un remède universel, pas plus qu’une mode passagère: dans de bonnes conditions, c’est un outil de grande valeur.
For businesses to make a success of design thinking, they must exercise common sense by being clear about their goals and setting realistic targets.
Design thinking isn't a cure-all for every organization, nor is it a dying fad. But in the right circumstances, it can bring great value to a business.
Une équipe de thérapeutes a déposé une demande auprès de Santé Canada afin d’obtenir, dans le cadre d’une psychothérapie, le droit d’administrer de la psilocybine à des patients atteints d’un cancer en phase terminale.
La recherche démontre que la psilocybine thérapeutique est sûre et efficace contre l'anxiété et la dépression en fin de vie. Son interdiction viole-t-elle notre droit à "la vie, la liberté et la sécurité ?"
People living with HIV/AIDS all over the world are still struggling with stigma due to perceptions of the virus as dark and shameful. Here a Filipino man lights candles at a World AIDS Day even in Quezon city, Philippines in 2016.
(AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Researchers from the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS share the latest research on HIV prevention, treatment and stigma.
A team of Canadian therapists have filed an application with Health Canada seeking permission to provide psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy to patients with terminal cancer.
Research shows therapeutic psilocybin to be a safe and effective antidote to end-of-life anxiety and depression. Does prohibition therefore violate our right to "life, liberty and security?"
Suncor’s base plant with upgraders in the oil sands in Fort McMurray Alta., June 13, 2017.
(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)
Canada's proposed new environmental assessment law is facing heated, if not necessarily well-informed, opposition. The real question is whether it goes far enough.
A promotional photo for the release of Skygge’s first album ‘Hello World.’
Jean Francois Robert
AI and human musical collaborations have been around since the 60s, but for the first time, we are hearing AI "pop" music: can AI actually create creative and emotionally engaging music?
Debates over the history of colonialism have sparked controversies on university campuses in recent years, as illustrated by the removal of a statue honoring Cecil Rhodes at the University of Cape Town in 2015.
Would an academic work that makes a case for genocide be fair game for publication, or is it beyond the ethical bounds of legitimate scholarly debate?
Bicultural employees bring myriad assets to any organization, according to new research.
Employees with more than one cultural identity can help improve an organization’s performance.
Some farmers are starting to incorporate organic practices into their operations.
Some conventional vegetable farms in Canada are starting to use organic methods in their operations.