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Poor, sick and uninsured Canadians least likely to afford prescription drugs

Added on: January 17, 2012

One in 10 Canadians have problems affording medications they have been prescribed, says a study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. read more

Very superstitious: 3 Friday the 13ths this year

Added on: January 13, 2012

Here’s the worst case scenario: a black cat crosses your path as you walk under a ladder to pick up the pieces of the mirror you’ve just broken. read more

Toronto police do not support safe injection sites, study suggests

Added on: January 12, 2012

Police in Toronto and Ottawa are firmly opposed to supervised drug-consumption sites, the clinics where drug users can inject or use illegal drugs under the supervision of trained staff, according to a new Toronto study on the issue. read more

Micro-loans unlock trap of mental illness

Added on: January 11, 2012

Some of the most creative people in Canada have psychiatric disorders. They long to support themselves, but don’t function well in a corporate environment. They dream of running their own business, but can’t get start-up funding. read more

Minor sports injuries may impact brain

Added on: January 9, 2012

There’s been a lot of chatter recently about the consequences of concussions in sports, but even a minor injury like a sprained ankle can impact an athlete’s cognitive performance, according to a new study out of the University of Toronto. read more

Looking to the skies for answers

Added on: January 4, 2012

Mayor Rob Ford seems to favour tunneling transit underground in Toronto. But a growing number of international cities, including some in Canada, are casting their eyes to the sky at an unconventional mode that’s cheaper, cleaner and quicker to build than subways and light rail. read more

Fighting the Kool-Aid of stock-based compensation

Added on: January 3, 2012

Roger Martin is the Dean of the Rotman School of Management the University of Toronto. His brilliant new book, Fixing the Game, explains why the private sector’s 35-year addiction to “maximizing shareholder value” has been disastrous for shareholders, for employees, the personal lives of executives, for the economy and for society at large. read more

What killed the ozone, and will it strike again?

Added on: January 2, 2012

High above the Arctic, winds swirling around the pole in the winter darkness are isolating an air mass that will grow colder and colder over the coming weeks. read more

Archaeologists trace early irrigation farming in ancient Yemen

Added on: July 18, 2008

In the remote desert highlands of southern Yemen, a team of archaeologists have discovered new evidence of ancient transitions from hunting and herding to irrigation agriculture 5,200 years ago. continue