Tag: study

  • Female frogs fake their death to avoid mating with males, study finds

    Article content Female European common frogs frequently feign death to avoid unwanted male attention, scientists researching aggressive mating habits found. The findings disprove the commonly held notion that females passively submit to the desires of male frogs scrambling for mates, the authors of the study said. Article content “It was previously thought that females were…

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  • Quebec is the most stressed out province in Canada, Nova Scotia the unhealthiest: study

    Article content A new study of health metrics in each Canadian province and territory has found that two of Canada’s northern territories are the healthiest regions in the country, while two Maritime provinces lie at the bottom of the list. Health experts at B.C.-based Lighthouse Dental Centre gathered data from government websites on a variety…

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  • Data on education and wages don't show systemic racism in Canada: study

    Breadcrumb Trail Links News Canada Data show that many visible minorities actually out-perform white Canadians on many metrics Published Oct 30, 2023  •  4 minute read Article content An analysis of educational attainment and economic outcomes shows limited evidence of broad systemic racism in Canadian society, despite what anti-racism activists and the mandate letters from Prime Minister Justin…

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  • B.C.'s Elk Valley deadliest spot for grizzlies in North America, study finds

    Breadcrumb Trail Links News Canada Of 14 bears wearing radio tracking collars when they died, at least 12 had been hit by a vehicle or train or been in conflict with humans Published Oct 18, 2023  •  Last updated 4 hours ago  •  3 minute read A sedated grizzly bear is fitted with a tracking collar.…

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  • Barbie needs more jobs and more protective equipment while at them, study finds

    Breadcrumb Trail Links World News Analysis of medical and scientific careers finds little specialization, and too few face masks Published Dec 21, 2023  •  3 minute read Paging Dr. Barbie: That long hair, short skirt and high heels aren’t exactly workplace safe. And where’s your face mask and gloves? Photo by Mattel Article content Barbie…

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  • Coke is often recommended if you get food stuck in your throat. A study put it to the test

    Breadcrumb Trail Links World News Health Eating & Drinking Dutch team finds Coke doesn’t have a meaningful effect on a blocked esophagus, a problem that’s more common after ‘copious’ holiday meals Get the latest from Sharon Kirkey straight to your inbox Sign Up Published Dec 11, 2023  •  4 minute read A new study found…

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  • Contraceptive pills could change fear-promoting part of the brain: Quebec study

    Breadcrumb Trail Links News Canada Study found that a brain region that decreases fear signals was thinner in women who currently use oral contraceptives Published Nov 08, 2023  •  Last updated 15 minutes ago  •  2 minute read Oral contraceptives seem to modify the structure of the brain, although research suggests that any physical change is…

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