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Circles designed to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus by encouraging social distancing line San Francisco’s Dolores Park on May 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Bursting social bubbles after COVID-19 will make cities happier and healthier again

The social restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic have illustrated how important human connections are to health.
Le loup d’Éthiopie vit en populations éparses dans des chaînes de montagnes reculées d’Éthiopie. Sa remarquable résilience permet de croire qu’un rétablissement de l’espèce est possible si on parvient à tenir en échec des menaces telles que la perte et la dégradation de son habitat. Shutterstock

En connaissant mieux l'état de la biodiversité, on pourrait sauver de nombreuses espèces menacées

Les rapports sur la disparition de la biodiversité mondiale sont plus complexes et encourageants qu’ils ne le laissent paraître. Des données plus nuancées pourraient sauver certaines espèces.
Gathering on the land: Indigenous ways of knowing can ensure that communities reclaim and promote health and healing. (Melody Morton-Ninomiya)

Indigenous community research partnerships can help address health inequities

Many researchers may lack resources to guide them in conducting research that is equitable, inclusive and respectful of diverse Indigenous knowledge, ethics, practice and research sovereignty.
Les mesures de lutte contre la pandémie ont fait en sorte que les gens travaillent à domicile, mais cela a engendré de nouvelles menaces pour la cybersécurité. Shutterstock

Avec le télétravail, la cybercriminalité a explosé. Que peuvent faire les entreprises ?

Les mesures de lutte contre la pandémie ont fait en sorte que les gens travaillent à domicile, mais cela a engendré de nouvelles menaces pour la cybersécurité. Les entreprises doivent réagir.
Part of Canada’s land border with the United States is closed at the Peace Arch border crossing in Surrey, B.C. on April 28, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

Closing some of the U.S.-Canada land border crossings could help control the COVID-19 pandemic

Current travel restrictions aren't applied uniformly for air and land travellers. Similar restrictions need to be applied to land border crossings to curb the spread of COVID-19 and its variants.
The Ethiopian wolf (Canis simensis), lives in scattered populations across distant mountain ranges in Ethiopia, and its remarkable resilience suggests recovery is possible if threats like habitat loss and degradation can be kept at bay. (Shutterstock)

Conservation hope: Many wildlife species can recover if given a chance

Reports of global biodiversity doom hide a more complex and encouraging picture. Conservation efforts can be targeted with more nuance species population data.
Pandemic control measures have meant that people have shifted to working from home, but this creates new cybersecurity threats. (Shutterstock)

5 ways the COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed cybersecurity

The coronavirus pandemic has meant homes rather than offices have become workplaces. Companies need to respond to these new cybersecurity threats.
The stigma on men’s involvement in maternal health is a significant barrier to their participation. GettyImages

How men can support maternal health: lessons from Rwanda

Men can practically help their partners access care by assisting with the costs of attending clinical appointments such as transportation, health insurance, and meals while on route to the clinic.
A guest looks out from a Sheraton hotel window in Mississauga, Ont., on Feb. 22, 2021, as new air travel rules come into effect in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

COVID-19 hotel quarantine: Exemption for ‘essential’ medical travel confuses doctors, patients

Canadian government travel restrictions are an attempt to curb the spread of COVID-19 variants. But vague language around exemptions for medical travel may confuse the physicians who can grant them.
La beauté des micro-séances d'exercice est qu'elles ne nécessitent aucun équipement, ni même un changement de vêtements! Shutterstock

Comment s’entraîner en travaillant grâce aux microséances d’exercice

De courtes périodes d’activité de 20 secondes répétées tout au long de la journée permettent d’améliorer ses capacités cardiovasculaires, d’être plus productif et d’avoir plus d’énergie.
The beauty of exercise snacks is that they don’t require any equipment, or even a change of clothes. (Shutterstock)

Snack your way to better health with bite-sized exercise breaks

Short, 20-second bursts of activity — known as exercise 'snacks' — throughout the day have many benefits, from boosting energy and productivity to improving cardiorespiratory fitness.
In 2020, protests like this one in Hamilton, Ont. were held internationally to support anti-racism and the Black Lives Matter movement. (Shutterstock)

Proud Boys terrorist group designation may deter new recruits and fundraising

Designating the Proud Boys and other right-wing extremist groups as terrorists will make it more difficult for them to fundraise, but it won't necessarily stop the spread of hatred.
La pandémie de Covid-19 a restreint les voyages, mais plusieurs choisissent de partir quand même pour toutes sortes de raisons, bonnes ou mauvaises… Shutterstock

Ce qui pousse les snowbirds à migrer vers le Sud malgré la pandémie et les restrictions

Les raisons pour aller dans le Sud pendant la pandémie en cours sont nombreuses, complexes et influencées par l’accessibilité à des activités de loisirs et le coût de la vie.
Une passagère passe par l'aéroport Montréal-Trudeau de Montréal, le jeudi 7 janvier 2021. Les cas de Covid-19 rapportés par les voyageurs sont sous-estimés par la Santé publique. La Presse Canadienne/Paul Chiasson

Les cas de Covid-19 liés aux voyages sont sous-estimés au Canada. Voici pourquoi

Les restrictions de voyage annoncées visent à freiner la propagation des variantes du coronavirus. Mais le système actuel ne collecte pas systématiquement ou rigoureusement suffisamment de données.
Workers prepare to greet passengers at the COVID-19 testing centre in the international arrivals area at Pearson Airport in Toronto on Jan. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Why Canada doesn’t know how many COVID-19 cases are linked to travel

Recently announced travel restrictions are intended to curb the spread of COVID-19 variants. However, we need to do a better job of tracking arrivals into the country.
The internet has made scientific research more available to the public and the media. (Shutterstock)

In the rush for coronavirus information, unreviewed scientific papers are being publicized

The peer-review process is an essential part to ensure the quality of scientific research, but the pandemic-driven demand for information means that research is publicized before it has been reviewed.


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