LHSC brings in engineering firm to fix issues with hospital helipad

The London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) and Ontario’s air ambulance service are hoping an engineering firm will solve a safety concern with University Hospital’s helipad landing. Ornge was forced to suspend services on September 12 over safety concerns raised about the landing spot, specifically with obstacles affecting Ornge’s helicopter procedures, mostly near the helipad and along […]

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Female athletes are sidelined longer than males after a concussion, Australian study shows

Posted October 02, 2019 04:39:03 Photo: Natasha Prior’s promising soccer career was cut short after a series of concussions whilst playing. (AAP: Rohan Thomson) Most of Australia’s elite female sporting codes are in a phase of unprecedented growth. Key Points: The growth of women’s sports has resulted in an increase in concussion-related injuries Early Australian […]

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Diced, cooked chicken recalled over to possible Listeria contamination

Some cooked diced chicken meat that was marketed under a number of brand names is being recalled due to possible Listeria contamination.READ MORE: Toronto resident contracts listeriosis after eating contaminated chicken-salad sandwichThe Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the chicken was sold across the country by Tip Top Poultry Inc., Reuven International Ltd., Sysco and AlimPlus […]

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Global cooperation needed on rare earths

Author: Julie Klinger, Boston University Today, as in 2010, the international discussion surrounding China’s dominance of the rare earth sector is partial and problematic. It is neither in China’s nor the international community’s interest for China to be responsible for supplying the majority of global demand for rare earth elements. In fact, in 2016, China […]

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Ageing right in Taiwan

Author: Wen-Chi Grace Chou, National Chung Cheng University The world’s population is getting older and in some places — especially Taiwan — at a relatively quick pace. Nine per cent of the world’s population is over 65 years old. In East and Southeast Asia, that figure jumps to 11 per cent. In Taiwan, 14 per […]

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The super-trail push to save Canberra’s mountain biking reputation

Updated September 23, 2019 09:57:52 Photo: Canberra’s Zoe Cuthbert finished 5th in the junior mountain world championships in August 2019. (Supplied: Peter Hoskings) Champion mountain biker Zoe Cuthbert grew up riding on Canberra’s trails. Key points: Canberra’s mountain bike trails are no longer the clear leader in Australia ACT Government is running a consultation in […]

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How this Aussie overcame addiction and a serious accident to make ultramarathon history

Posted September 22, 2019 10:58:05 Photo: Jacqui Bell competing in Iceland’s toughest foot race — the 250-kilometre Fire and Ice Ultra. (Supplied: Facebook/Colin Clarke) Imagine running almost 2,000 kilometres — mostly through gruelling desert terrain — all while your toenails keeping falling off: 10 of them, to be precise. Key points: Jacqui Bell is set […]

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