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New research holds promise of a shorter treatment course for people with drugresistant- TB. Daniel Irungu/EPA

Drug-resistant TB: a new study offers new hope

New research shows that the treatment of drug resistant-TB can be reduced from the current duration of 20 to 24 months to less than a year.
Canadian finance minister Bill Morneau announced funding for a new Canadian Drug Agency in the 2019 Federal Budget. Here he speaks at a press conference in Toronto, March 20, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Federal budget: A Canadian Drug Agency and rare disease funding are not enough

A new agency and money for drugs for rare diseases are only very partial steps on the road towards what Canada really needs: a national pharmacare plan.
Particularly for young Canadian Jews, a holiday meal achieves conviviality in the family and solidarity with the Jewish community, but its religious significance is less important than in the past. Makom/Facebook

Young, Canadian and Jewish: The shift from religious to cultural identity

A new survey of Canadian Jew suggests young adults are finding ways of remaining Jewish that are not principally religious.
The concept of a shared inheritable risk underlying mental illnesses could lead to a new paradigm shift in drug discovery, (Unsplash/Fernando Cferdo)

Having one mental health disorder increases your risks of getting another

Mental health is impacted by both genetic and environmental factors. But new research reveals that many mental health disorders may flow from early disturbances in fetal development.
La science fait partie de la vie quotidienne. Beaucoup d'informations circulent, et disent un fait et son contraire. La démarche journalistique est d'autant plus nécessaire. Shutterstock

Avenir du journalisme scientifique : il y a de l’espoir!

La science fait partie de la vie quotidienne. Les informations circulent et disent un fait et son contraire. Les journalistes doivent tenir compte de toutes les ambiguïtés d'un sujet.
Le PDG canadien Gerald Cotten est décédé en décembre, emportant dans sa tombe les mots de passe pour déverrouiller les millions de dollars de ses clients. Dmitry Moraine/Unsplash

Le PDG meurt en emportant le mot de passe dans sa tombe: il faut une réglementation pour les cryptomonnaies!

Le PDG est mort en emportant le mot de passe... Ce scénario rocambolesque démontre qu’il faut une nouvelle règlementation qui correspond mieux à un marché financier qui comprend les cryptomonnaies.
San Antonio Spurs head coach Greg Popovich has advocated for women in coaching. He’s pictured here with assistant coach Becky Hammon at a game against the Los Angeles Lakers in San Antonio, Feb. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)

Breaking up the Old Boys club by elevating women coaches

Sponsorship, whereby a mentor in a powerful role advocates for a mentee, is what's needed for women to advance in coaching.
Canadian CEO Gerald Cotten died in December, taking to his grave the passwords to unlock his cryptocurrency clients’ millions. Dmitry Moraine/Unsplash

Regulations needed after cryptocurrency CEO takes passwords to his grave

The CEO of a Canadian cryptocurrency company died recently, and took his passwords with him, leaving his clients high and dry. The debacle illustrates again that cryptocurrencies should be regulated.
Our decision-making and conduct is influenced by what we read, see or hear. (Shutterstock)

Why we see hope for the future of science journalism

Science is a part of everyday life. Science journalists can do more to connect science to the public.
The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto runs a Cancer Rehabilitation and Survivorship Program, which offers one-on-one consults and an eight-week group rehabilitation program for patients. (Shutterstock)

Cancer survivors urgently need funded rehabilitation care

Multidisciplinary rehabilitation teams could help cancer survivors to recover from the toxic side-effects of their treatments and return to their lives.
A new body of research suggests that infections in childhood, along with antibiotic use, could impact the bacteria in our intestines and raise risks of mental health challenges in later life. (Shutterstock)

How childhood infections requiring antibiotics may increase risks of mental illness

Research using massive databases -- such as the Danish Psychiatric Central Research Register -- is enabling a whole new understanding of the links between life history, the gut and mental health.
A new review of 372 patient group submissions to the Canadian Agency for Drugs or Technology in Health – about whether new medicines should be covered by public plans – reveals a total of 1896 conflicts of interest. (Shutterstock)

How Big Pharma donations may influence public drug coverage

A new study reveals how many patient groups lobby for new drugs to be funded by public plans in Canada -- all while receiving funding from the companies manufacturing the drugs in question.
Smaller research teams conduct more disruptive research; a new study could change research funding allocations. Shutterstock

Want disruptive research? Go small instead of big

A new study in Nature finds that large research teams develop recent ideas, while small teams conduct more disruptive and innovative research.
It’s tax season. Should you put money in RRSPs or TFSAs? (Shutterstock)

How to determine what’s better – RRSPs or TFSAs?

It's never too early nor too late to start your saving program. Whether it’s an RRSP or TSFA -- or preferably both -- they are both important and easy ways to help you achieve your financial goals.
Wiarton Willie, pictured with Premier Doug Ford on Groundhog Day, cannot yet predict what Ontario may do to full-day kindergarten. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Doug Ball

Full-day Kindergarten is what Ontario needs for a stable future

Nine years in from its start date, full-day kindergarten is doing its job laying foundational learning for the future of individual children and the province at large.

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