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Newfoundland and Tasmania, Australia, have been described as ‘mirror islands’ with striking linkages. Site of one of the field excursions during the authors’ 12-day exchange to Tasmania, Australia. (Author Provided, Brady Reid)

Flipping Indigenous regional development in Newfoundland upside-down: lessons from Australia

The lessons from Tasmania are clear. Asserting Indigenous rights in Canada can be mutually beneficial for all.
The Supreme Court of Canada ordered the federal government back to the drawing board on its Impact Assessment Act. But the legislation got a lot of things right in an era of climate change and related issues. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada’s Impact Assessment Act must be both Constitutional and ensure a sustainable future

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that the federal Impact Assessment Act needs amendments for Constitutional compliance, but the court’s recommended approach is no longer viable.
Changer son mode de vie peut être la meilleure façon de retarder l’apparition de la démence ou de ne pas la développer du tout. (Shutterstock)

Changer son mode de vie peut réduire les risques de démence – mais il faut le faire maintenant

Les risques de démence liés au mode de vie sont complexes. Des facteurs tels que le sommeil, l’exercice et l’alimentation interagissent avec la réserve cognitive, la neuroplasticité et l’inflammation.
Different foods have different target temperatures to eliminate pathogens, so use a reliable food safety chart and a digital food thermometer when cooking each dish, and whenever you reheat leftovers. (Shutterstock)

Ensure a safe and delicious holiday feast: How to use a food thermometer to prevent foodborne illness

A food thermometer is your holiday feast’s unsung hero, ensuring that poultry, meats and other dishes, including vegetable-based, reach the internal temperatures needed to eliminate harmful pathogens.
Too few Canadian fathers take parental leave. That’s because parental leave is framed as an employment policy rather than as care/work policy that promotes greater sharing of both paid and unpaid care work between parents. (Shutterstock)

Improved employment policies can encourage fathers to be more involved at home

If more Canadian fathers are to harness the benefits of parental leave and remote work, we need to design employment and care policies in ways that recognize every family’s unique needs.
The Government of Canada recently announced more than $1.6 million for endometriosis patients and research, the largest single investment in endometriosis care in Canada for the last 20 years. (Shutterstock)

Endometriosis: It’s time to change the pattern of pain, stigma and barriers to diagnosis and treatment

Endometriosis often means years of severe pain, lost productivity and dismissed symptoms before getting a diagnosis — followed by ineffective treatment. New funding aims to change this pattern.
Lifestyle changes may be our best hope of delaying dementia or not developing dementia at all. (Shutterstock)

Lifestyle changes can reduce dementia risk by maintaining brain plasticity — but the time to act is now

Lifestyle-related dementia risks are complex, with factors like sleep, exercise, diet and social contact interacting with things like cognitive reserve, neuroplasticity and inflammation in the body.
Feet of a person with lymphatic filariasis, also known as elephantiasis. WHO

Patients’ beliefs about illness matter: the case of elephantiasis in rural Ghana

In rural Ghana, only 18% of patients believe elephantiasis is a disease. Some others think it is caused by curses or even rain. Only by understanding local beliefs can it be treated effectively.
Former president Donald Trump greets the crowd at a campaign rally Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023, in Claremont, N.H. (AP Photo/Reba Saldanha)

The media must stop enabling Trump’s attention-seeking use of fascist rhetoric

Instead of giving Trump’s fascist rhetoric a wider audience, news organizations must simply point out he’s attempting to dehumanize his fellow citizens, create a path to violence and destroy democracy.
A front-end loader dumps road salt into a truck in Chelsea, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

‘Forever contaminant’ road salts pose an icy dilemma: Do we protect drivers or our fresh water?

Increasing awareness of the dangers ‘forever chemical’ road salts pose to our fresh water systems highlights the urgent importance of finding new approaches to de-icing our roads.
A teddy bear is seen on the floor following an Israeli airstrike on the Nusseirat refugee camp in Gaza on Oct. 31, 2023. (AP Photo/Doaa AlBaz)

Gaza’s ‘graveyard’ for children: Why Palestinians must be included in the international refugee protection regime

Amid their enduring statelessness and the ongoing risk of ethnic cleansing, Palestinian refugees must be protected under the provisions of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
Second-generation dairy farmer David Janssens walks through a pasture of dairy cows at a farm in Surrey, B.C., in August 2018. Canadians and policymakers should support systems that allow for valuable food industries to flourish, rather than dismantle them. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

In defence of Bill C-282: Canada’s supply management supports farmers while safeguarding consumers

If Canada wishes to preserve domestic farms and enhance food security, officials must have limits on what they can concede to American and other foreign interests.
It is important to educate the public about scientific research, discoveries and applications. (Shutterstock)

Talking about science and technology has positive impacts on research and society

Conversations about scientific research and technological innovations allow the public to build trust with experts, and understand the impacts on everyday lives.

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