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Canadians re-elect Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party

Toronto: Canadians gave Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party a victory in Monday's parliamentary elections, but it was unclear whether his gamble to win...

Jason Momoa’s ‘See’ returning with season 3 on Apple TV Plus

As per Variety, the show's early renewal comes ahead of its season two premiere, which the streamer has slated for August 27, with new episodes premiering on a weekly basis every Friday.

Vitamin D may not protect from Covid infection or severity

The team from McGill University in Quebec, Canada, analyzed genetic variants of 4,134 individuals with Covid-19, and 1,284,876 without Covid-19

New faster, cheaper & portable Covid test developed

Developed by the researchers at the Simon Fraser University in Canada, the microchip real-time PCR test can provide accurate results in 30 minutes and requires 10 times less reagents than the tube-based RT-PCR tests

Actor sues TikTok for allegedly using her voice without consent

The lawsuit, filed last week, said Bev Standing's voice has been used to repeat "foul and offensive language" and that TikTok's use will cause her "irreparable harm".

BP pills may cause skin cancers in elderly

Long-term intake of antihypertensive medications called thiazide diuretics, including hydrochlorothiazide, are linked with higher rates of non-melanoma and melanoma -- the two major types of skin cancers, globalnews.ca reported.

Most populated Canadian province to enter 4-week shutdown

Essential retail stores will be able to operate with a 50 per cent capacity limit, while other retail businesses, including big-box stores, can operate at 25 per cent capacity.

Mothers’ exposure to toxic linked to autistic-like behaviours in kids

In this study, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, the team measured the levels of 25 chemicals in blood and urine samples collected from 1,861 Canadian women during the first trimester of pregnancy.

Aerobic exercise may help address dialysis-related symptom

"We found that as little as 20 to 30 minutes of aerobic exercise two to three times per week seemed to improve several common symptoms in people undergoing hemodialysis and make them feel better," said researcher Clara

Amazon ordered to shut facility in Canada as Covid surges

Peel Public Health has issued an order under the Ontario Health Protection and Promotion Act to Amazon Canada to require all individuals working at "8050 Heritage Road in Brampton to self-isolate for two weeks effective March 13, 2021."

Vee Tech, Sona Group join Canada’s UHN on wearable research

As part of the agreement, Bengaluru and New York co-headquartered Vee Technologies will make significant cash contributions to the current and future research projects to be undertaken by the collaborating institutions, universities and hospitals in Canada.

Infosys to double Canadian workforce to 4,000 by 2023

Infosys said it has recently been recognised as a Best Place to Work in Canada- Glassdoor Employees Choice Award.

Sleep apnea could be linked to memory issues

"Better sleep is beneficial to the brain and can improve cognitive skills. Yet in our study, we found that over half of the people with cognitive impairment had obstructive sleep apnea," said study

Fat cells may influence how body reacts to heart failure

"Many people believe that, by definition, heart failure is only a condition of the heart. But it's much broader and multiple organs are affected by it," said researcher Jason Dyck from the University of Alberta in Canada.

Eating more refined grains increase CVD, death risk: Study

The study found that having more than seven servings of refined grains per day was associated with a 27 per cent greater risk for early death, 33 percent greater risk for heart disease and 47 per cent greater risk for stroke.

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