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With lab meat technology still in its infancy, it’s a good time to consider the social and cultural challenges that may become more amplified in North American food systems with the advent of clean meats. (Shutterstock)

Lab-grown meat could leave marginalized people in need

If lab-grown meat is truly going to be the next frontier in ethical eating, it’s important to consider who's most at risk of being left behind in the race to develop it.
FOX News host Sean Hannity (pictured here in 2018) gave credibility to a tweet he read out lout on his popular syndicated radio show, which called COVID-19 a fraud “to spread panic in the populace, manipulate the economy and suppress dissent.” AP/Julie Jacobson

Coronavirus ‘cures’ for $170 and other hoaxes: Why some people believe them

Why have conspiracy theories so easily circulated during the COVID-19 pandemic? What do these theories tell us about societies and what challenges do they present?
Une scène à l'aéroport Pierre-Eliott-Trudeau, à Montréal. Les annonces du Canada concernant sa frontière tend à insécuriser les étudiants étrangers. Shutterstock

Coronavirus : la grande insécurité des étudiants étrangers au Canada

Les décisions du Canada concernant la fermeture de ses frontières nous font réfléchir à la manière d'appliquer des mesures de distanciation sociale qui ne soient pas préjudiciables aux autres.
Stress about the coronavirus pandemic can actually increase your risk of infection, but exercise can alleviate the immune system’s stress response. Above, a lone jogger in Ottawa, on March 17, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Anxiety about coronavirus can increase the risk of infection — but exercise can help

The immune system can respond to stress in ways that harm health. But there's a stress-buster that can help keep you calm and healthy: exercise.
People wearing protective face masks walk on a nearly deserted plaza outside Canada Place in Vancouver on March 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

The global effort to tackle the coronavirus face mask shortage

The face mask shortage shows how governments can either work together with global supply chains in positive ways or revert to state-centric policies that prevent us from dealing with COVID-19.
Incarcerated people are often denied access to treatment for opioid use disorder. This October 2016 file photo shows corrections officer opening the door to a cell in the segregation unit at the Fraser Valley Institution for Women in Abbotsford, B.C. during a media tour. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Fuelling a crisis: Lack of treatment for opioid use in Canada’s prisons and jails

Urgently needed treatment for opioid use disorder is often denied to incarcerated people, feeding the crisis in prisons and jails.
Medical workers in health crisis zones need access to research evidence to inform decisions. Above, workers at a temporary hospital for COVID-19 patients in Wuhan, China on Feb. 21, 2020. Chinatopix via AP, File

Coronavirus: 5 ways to put evidence into action during outbreaks like COVID-19

In a health crisis, decisions about treatment and containment must be made quickly. It’s crucial those decisions be based on research evidence, but fast and easy access is not always available.
The Bank of Canada’s digital currency would let the federal government monitor spending. (Shutterstock)

A national digital currency has serious privacy implications

The Bank of Canada is proposing a federally managed digital currency that flies in the face of the decentralized approach to money that cryptocurrencies have established.
A motorcyclist rides across a bridge in Wuhan, China, in January 2020. The city as banned most vehicle use downtown in an effort to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. Chinatopix via AP, File

Wuhan, the coronavirus and the world: Thinking beyond isolation

Wuhan, China, the epicentre of the 2019-nCoV outbreak, is now under lockdown. What does that mean for its 11 million citizens, and for the rest of the world?
Indian students of Jamia Millia Islamia University shout slogans as they march during a protest, in New Delhi, India, Dec. 18, 2019. AP Photo/Altaf Qadri

Why is Indian Prime Minister Modi attacking student protesters?

Indian student protests suggest Indian universities have successfully educated youth to participate and lead in public life. For exercising this right, students have been beaten and detained.
Walaupun keluarga polyamorous memiliki dukungan yang besar bagi diri mereka sendiri secara internal, mereka mengalami marginalisasi dalam sistem kesehatan dan ketakutan akan penilaian oleh penyedia layanan kesehatan. Shutterstock

Lebih banyak pasangan berarti lebih banyak dukungan, kata pasangan poliamori

Memiliki banyak pasangan romantis berarti memiliki keuntungan seperti dukungan finansial dan logistik yang lebih besar dalam membesarkan anak-anak.

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