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U.S. President Donald Trump, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto hold a news conference before signing the USMCA. The deal, if passed into law, poses dangers to public health. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

The new NAFTA’s assault on public health

The collective public health of Canada, the United States and Mexico will take a hit if the new NAFTA becomes law.
The Padma Bridge Project in Bangladesh is seen in this February 2018 photograph. SNC-Lavalin was accused of bribing officials in the construction of the bridge, though charges were later dropped. Md Shaifuzzaman Ayon

Canada’s SNC-Lavalin decisions affect people in the world’s poorest countries

Promoting Canadian jobs is part of any government’s political mandate, but so too is the responsibility of ensuring that Canadian businesses are not supporting or condoning corruption abroad.
Penggunaan gadget dengan intensitas rendah lebih baik untuk anak-anak. shutterstock.com

Mengapa waktu bermain gadget untuk anak dan remaja harus dibatasi?

Pakar memperingatkan bahwa waktu penggunaan gadget yang berlebihan meningkatkan risiko obesitas, kebugaran fisik yang rendah, kecemasan dan depresi.
Venezuelan President Maduro gestures to military leaders to keep their eyes open following a news conference at the presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

The Venezuelan army’s staunch loyalty to an illegitimate dictator

Venezuela's military is an armed political actor with a gun to the head of a society that is urgently demanding a return to democracy.
In 2017, Saskatchewan’s auditor general showed that a private pay MRI program actually increased wait times for scans rather than the promised reduction. Here, an MRI machine is prepared at Toronto’s Sunnybrook Hospital on May 1, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Why private, for-profit health care is a terrible idea

A two-tier, for-profit health-care system will not end "hallway medicine" in Ontario or elsewhere; evidence from around the world shows that private payment increases wait times for the majority.
On observe un effet placebo lorsqu’un individu présente des améliorations de ses symptômes suite à la prise d’une substance qui n’a aucun effet pharmacologique prévisible. Mais les médecins doivent-ils en prescrire? Shutterstock

Les médecins devraient-ils prescrire des placebos ?

On observe un effet placebo lorsqu’un individu présente des améliorations de ses symptômes suite à la prise d’une substance qui n’a aucun effet pharmacologique prévisible. Mais doit-on en prescrire?
Ketika media menggambarkan kegiatan mendonasikan sperma melalui situs sebagai sesuatu yang berlebihan, sebuah penelitian menunjukkan alasan para pria yang melakukan hal ini karena mereka ingin membantu orang lain. www.shutterstock.com

Inilah cerita para pria yang sumbangkan sperma mereka melalui Facebook

Situs untuk donasi sperma adalah Uber-nya atay Airbnb-nya dunia kesuburan. Namun mengapa mereka sangat populer? Penelitian terbaru mengungkap mengapa beberapa pria mendonasikan sperma mereka.
Easy access to government documents is essential to a healthy democracy. As a federal election approaches, Canada needs to do better. (Shutterstock)

With election ahead, we need to make public records truly public

As a Canadian federal election year dawns, an alternative approach to freedom-of-information legislation is an urgent need.
Les médias nous bombardent de nouvelles études cliniques sensées démontrées un fait et son contraire. Mais les mesures d'évaluation utilisées et les échantillonnages sont-ils pertinents ? Shutterstock

Trois manières de devenir un consommateur de science averti

Les médias nous bombardent de nouvelles études cliniques sensées démontrées un fait et son contraire. Mais les mesures d'évaluation utilisées et les échantillonnages sont-ils pertinents ?
Residents stand near rescued Rohingya men after they were brought ashore by local fishermen in Kuala Idi, Aceh province, Indonesia on Dec. 4, 2018. A wooden boat carrying the hungry and weak Rohingya Muslims, forced to flee Myanmar and Bangladesh, was found adrift. (AP Photo/Iskandar Ishak)

The world’s disturbing inaction as the Genocide Convention turns 70

The UN's Genocide Convention turns 70 this month. It's time for the world to reaffirm its commitment to the international law and show the moral courage of our convictions.
A gargoyle, or grotesque, looks over Paris from the bell tower of Notre Dame. ChiccoDodiFC/Shutterstock

Dealing with the daily media dose of the grotesque

With internet platforms and social media increase our access to direct, unedited and unfiltered media coverage. This has been used to great effect to deliberately distort our understanding of events.
While media portrayals of online sperm donation often portray “rogue breeders” or “super sperm,” research reveals that the real men who do this are motivated to help others. (Shutterstock)

Meet the men who donate sperm on Facebook

Sperm donation websites are the Ubers and Airbnbs of the fertility world. But why are they so popular? New research explains the reasons why some men donate.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is seen at the Future Investment Initiative conference, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Oct. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

Saudi Arabia’s gathering storm over its erratic crown prince

The future for Saudi Arabia's crown prince is uncertain following the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, but it would be foolish to expect any successor to offer substantive change.

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