L'émergence de variants préoccupants à la fin de 2020 a marqué un changement dans la pandémie de Covid-19.
Qu’est-ce que le variant Delta ? D’où vient-il ? Qu’est-ce qui fait sa différence avec les autres variants préoccupants et quel est son niveau de résistance face aux vaccins contre la Covid-19 ?
The emergence of variants of concern in late 2020 marked a shift in the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Delta variant: What it is, where it came from, why it's different and whether COVID-19 vaccines can prevent it.
The feeling of desertion by Nigeria’s federal government has not left the region that was defined as Biafra during the country’s civil war.
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Until the conditions that led to the Nigeria-Biafra war are resolved, the debate on the viability of one Nigeria will continue to arise.
People embrace in front of the Centennial Flame on Parliament Hill at a memorial for the 215 children whose remains were found at the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
A commitment to eliminating racism must be reflected in accountability mechanisms that focus on the impacts of coordinated and consistent anti-racist action.
Obstructive sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that often goes undiagnosed and untreated.
Diagnosing obstructive sleep apnea usually requires a labour-intensive overnight sleep study. But new technology can tell patients if they have OSA in 30 seconds, while they are wide awake.
Little work has been done to understand young people’s willingness to receive COVID-19 vaccines. Above: a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the University of Toronto Mississauga campus on May 6.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin
As vaccine eligibility is expanded to adolescents and young adults, understanding who might be more likely to be vaccine hesitant, and why, can help inform public health strategies
Who is the person or committee invested with the power to decide which terms are the right ones and which should be put to rest?
Who are the arbiters of contentious language? The answer, in the case of terms that refer to people, is the people to whom those terms refer.
Profits have no place in the care of our children and aging parents and grandparents.
The need for more child-care and elder-care spots is growing, but the COVID-19 pandemic proves that for-profit facilities are not the answer.
Why have Uber drivers been regarded more favourably than taxi drivers?
Taxi drivers and Uber drivers perform the same work, but Uber's categorization as a tech company has contributed to the historical stigma against taxi drivers.
Anti-poverty protesters march in downtown Winnipeg in 2018.
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The federal budget proposed several measures aimed at reducing poverty. But escaping poverty is extremely difficult and can't be addressed by quick fixes.
For people with conditions such as celiac disease, avoiding gluten is crucial to health. However, sticking to a gluten-free diet is expensive, socially challenging and linked to nutritional inadequacies.
People with conditions such as celiac disease must follow a gluten-free diet to manage symptoms and health. But avoiding gluten is difficult, costly and linked to nutrition issues and quality of life.
A more equitable approach to dealing with microaggressions would be to put the onus of addressing them onto the perpetrators.
Does it really matter that Indigenous people and other racialized people experience microaggressions? The short answer: Yes.
Early evidence suggests that younger people are at the highest risk of poor mental health outcomes from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The mental health effects of the pandemic will likely outlive COVID-19. The goal should be to target mental health symptoms early in order to decrease major long-term effects.
There are mounting calls for a boycott of next year’s Winter Olympics in Beijing.
(AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
While governments and some athletes are opposed to a boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, failing to take a stand against China's human rights record has consequences.
Digitizing archives can make information more accessible, especially during the coronavirus pandemic.
During the coronavirus pandemic, digitizing archives can help increase access. But in addition to the labour and financial costs, issues of privacy, copyright and resources need to be considered.
A water bottle sits on the table in front of Chief and NDP candidate Rudy Turtle during a visit by NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh on Oct. 5, 2019 on the Grassy Narrows First Nation, where industrial mercury poisoning in its water system has seriously affected the health of the community.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
A tax on sugar-sweetened beverages may be intended to improve health, but for Indigenous consumers, such a tax would be unethical, contravene tax law and undermine Indigenous rights.
Fragments of Sappho? The 2014 discovery was of five stanzas of one poem and portions of a second.
('Sappho and Erinna in a Garden at Mytilene,'1864, by Simeon Solomon)
In 2014, reports of a new discovery of Sappho's poems were remarkable. New research argues the papyrus had a fabricated backstory.
A worker cuts roses to be shipped to the U.S. and Europe at a flower farm in Madrid, Colombia, in August 2020.
(AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
After a withered 2020 due to COVID-19, the flower industry is hoping to blossom. The industry, which remains far from sustainable, remains a multi-billion dollar operation.
Dominic Ongwen enters the court room of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, on December 6, 2016.
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Former fighters described Ongwen as a model fighter and an effective commander – but testimony in his trial detailed the former child soldier’s alleged personal role in the rape of underage women.
Research shows the breast milk of women who have recovered from COVID-19 offers a source of COVID-19 antibodies.
Researchers don't fully understand the composition of breast milk and its benefits. Beyond nutrition, it contains enzymes, hormones and the mother's antibodies — including antibodies for COVID-19.