60 per cent of sailors who battled HMCS Chicoutimi fire developed PTSD, asthma and depression: report

A study says 60 per cent of the sailors who fought a deadly fire aboard the submarine HMCS Chicoutimi in 2004 were diagnosed with post-traumatic stress within five years. The Royal Canadian Navy says the 56 sailors were 45 times…

Dalhousie study disputes Ottawa’s claims that fish farming is a sustainable industry

A new study suggests evidence that Ottawa uses to claim aquaculture is environmentally sustainable is sketchy because it lacks any detailed, long-term analysis. Inka Milewski, a research associate in the Department of Biology at Dalhousie University, says her findings in…

Conservative MPs call for inquiry as veterans, families seek acknowledgement in malaria drug lawsuit

A growing group of veterans and their family members are hoping legal action will bring answers and an acknowledgement that an anti-malarial drug used by the Canadian Forces left them with life-altering, long-term side effects. “I wanted somebody to be…

Radiation therapy for throat cancer sees better quality of life outcome over robotic surgery, study suggests

A seven-yearlong study by researchers at London’s Lawson Health Research Institute suggests precision radiation therapy results in a better quality of life for patients being treated for oropharyngeal, or throat cancer, compared to transoral robotic surgery (TORS). Story continues below…

Combined procedure reduces re-injury in athletes after ACL knee surgery: study

A new study from London-based researchers found young athletes who require anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction may benefit from an additional procedure. After conducting the largest clinical trial of its kind, the Lawson Health Research Institute has found performing a…

Canadians’ appetite for cannabis edibles drops as second wave of legalization draws near: study

It appears that Canadians are becoming somewhat bored with legal cannabis and the appetite for edibles appears to be waning, according to a new study. By October, cannabis-infused edibles are expected to become legal for purchase in Canada as part…

10 minutes of low-intensity activity boosts brain health in older adults: Western study

Results from a new study by researchers at Western University shows the brain health of older adults can be enhanced by low-intensity physical activity. The data shows that those who engage in short bursts of physical activity can experience a…

Halifax Transit riders are one step closer to free WiFi

Taking the bus in Halifax could soon come with the benefit of free internet access. Halifax’s Transportation Standing Committee have passed a staff report calling for a pilot project that would outfit 20 buses and three terminals with WiFi. “It…

New Brunswick paves the way in drug reduction for seniors living with dementia

February 5 2019 5:00pm Tue, Feb 5: A new study has found that New Brunswick seniors living with dementia are weening themselves off antipsychotics. Morganne Campbell has more. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id]…