May 18, 2023 from Smithsonian Magazine In our daily lives, we unknowingly leave behind traces of ourselves through the shedding of DNA. Whether it’s in the form of sweat, saliva, blood, or skin cells, these microscopic fragments find their way into the environment, scattered across the Earth. Researchers at the University of Florida have recently […]
May 25, 2023 from Benefits Canada A $248,931 judgement against an employer who refused to pay long-term disability payments to a worker was overturned by the Ontario Court of Appeal due to the trial judge’s incorrect interpretation of the eligibility criteria. The employer, Stahle Construction Inc., was represented by Justin Heimpel, a partner […]
May 9, 2023 from the Fraser Institute Wait times for medical treatment can have significant implications for patients and the healthcare system as a whole. In Canada, one measure of the impact of these wait times is the value of time lost while waiting for treatment. Valuing only the hours lost during the […]
May 4, 2023 from Western Standard Edward Dowd, a former managing director for the equity portfolio of BlackRock and author of the book Cause Unknown: The Epidemic of Sudden Deaths in 2021 & 2022, shared his insights on the lingering rise in mortality rates following the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines. Speaking at the National Citizens […]
March 8, 2023 from The Epoch Times A Reuters article from 2013 had a stunning opening sentence that claimed that “long-term high-dose use of painkillers such as ibuprofen or diclofenac is ‘equally hazardous’ in terms of heart attack risk as use of the drug Vioxx, which was withdrawn due to its potential dangers.”. In 2004, […]
October 4, 2022 from The Epoch Times Across the United States, drug legalization groups and the cannabis industry lobby for the legalization of marijuana. With five more states welcoming legalization initiatives in November 2022, experts are warning that such initiatives will only increase both physical and mental harm resulting from unregulated, high-potency cannabis. […]
August 6, 20220 from Western Standard According to an article published by Blacklock’s Reporter, the number of people caught high behind the wheel is up for the fourth year in a row. StatsCanada data also showed police reported 7,690 incidents of drug-impaired driving violations in 2021. This is compared to the 7,621 incidents reported in […]
June 28, 2022 from DATAC A survey conducted in January 2022 by EKOS for Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada found that 33% of Canadians who report having used cannabis in the previous year also reported having engaged in cannabis-impaired driving. 26% of Canadians who reported using cannabis at some point in their lives also […]
Fingernail, a keratinized protein like hair, is emerging as a popular specimen type for drug and alcohol testing.
A method for detecting traumatic brain injury at the point of care has been developed by scientists at the University of Birmingham.