Day: February 10, 2022

Another Gwich’in added to the list of Olympians as Alexandria Loutitt and team win bronze

While 18-year-old Calgarian Alexandria Loutitt celebrates her historic Olympic ski jump bronze win, the N.W.T. Gwich’in community is celebrating with her. “Alexandria showed a tremendous amount of resiliency, dedication and pure talent in excelling at her sport — a sport that’s not easy to get into or to find success in,” said Gwich’in Tribal Council […]

McMaster researchers reveal ‘mechanism’ tied to how caffeine could reduce cardiovascular disease – Hamilton

McMaster University researchers say they have a biochemical explanation for why drinking a few cups of coffee each day can potentially reduce the risk of death from cardiovascular disease. In recent years, some studies have suggested the caffeine drink interacts with key cellular factors to remove cholesterol from the bloodstream, but the how has eluded […]

John Rennie High School student dies after stabbing in Pointe-Claire

A teen died Thursday morning in hospital, two days after he was stabbed in an incident next to a high school in Montreal’s West Island, Montreal police confirm. The victim was injured in an altercation that took place Tuesday afternoon just outside St. Thomas High School in Pointe-Claire. He was a student at John Rennie High School, principal Jennifer Kurta confirmed […]

‘Occupancy pressures’ holding back Hamilton hospital from resuming non-urgent procedures – Hamilton

Executives with Hamilton’s biggest hospital network say they’re not ready to go back to “business as usual’ despite Ontario giving a green light to a resumption of non-urgent and non-emergent surgeries and procedures. The province’s top doc, Kieran Moore, said Thursday that recent declines in COVID-19-related hospitalizations and intensive care admissions across Ontario are behind […]

Common life-saving heart attack treatment can cause hemorrhaging, lead to heart failure: study – London

The most common procedure to save the life of a patient suffering a heart attack can, for some, result in bleeding within the heart muscle later on, leading to heart failure, a new study involving researchers from Lawson Health Research Institute and St. Joseph’s Health Care London has found. Reperfusion therapy is considered the standard […]

Federal Conservatives call on anti-vaccine mandate protesters to go home

After publicly supporting the anti-vaccine mandate activists protesting in Ottawa in recent weeks, interim Conservative leader Candice Bergen said Thursday it’s time for the convoy and other protesters blocking two major border crossings to end their demonstrations and go home. Bergen, who has called the convoy a “passionate, patriotic and peaceful” group of Canadians concerned about freedom […]

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