Hospitals reuse medical devices to save cash

August 2, 2011

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In a bid to save cash and reduce landfill use, New Brunswick’s largest health network has started reusing medical equipment originally meant to be trashed after first use. The process though, is completely safe, Nancy Parker said. She is the administrative director for the surgery program at the Moncton hospital. In the past few months, […]

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True Spectacle: Cirque du Soleil’s Quidam

July 30, 2011

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Not many people get to peek behind the heavy black curtain hiding the mysterious backstage world of a circus. But beyond the glitzy costumes and expert acrobatics, there is a spectacle of a different kind. Mireille Goyette was 17 years old when she started working for Cirque du Soleil. It was 1998 and by that point she’d been […]

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Scientists try to breed better bees

July 26, 2011

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After suffering hard losses during the worldwide colony collapse, New Brunswick’s bee population seems to be on the mend. This trend will continue if researchers in Manitoba and Ontario get their way. Robert Currie is an entomologist at the University of Manitoba. He has partnered with the Ontario Beekeepers Association to breed a better bee. […]

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NB med school top of its class

July 26, 2011

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It may just be a year old, but New Brunswick’s medical school already has some of the most advanced technology on the continent. Or at least they’re using it in a most advanced fashion. As per the usual classroom setting, a professor delivers a lecture and students take notes, ask questions which the professor then […]

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Couple helping abandoned puppies to recover

July 26, 2011

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When seven puppies were abandoned on the side of a highway to die, Denise Tramble said she and her husband didn’t hesitate. “Yes, we will take these puppies,” she told Moncton Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. She hadn’t even seen them yet. The next day she brought two carrying cases full of two-week-old husky-mix […]

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Researchers monitoring salt water in wells

July 26, 2011

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Sea water is gradually seeping into the drinking water wells along the Northumberland Strait, a University of New Brunswick researcher says. While no one’s gotten sick yet the future looks grim, Kerry MacQuarrie said. Climate change experts warn of rising sea levels, which have the unfortunate side effect of leaving groundwater sources ruined by salt […]

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Prof pans taking obese kids from parents

July 26, 2011

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In the wake of a Harvard researchers’ recommendation that parents of severely obese children lose custody of their kids, a New Brunswick child obesity specialist says it shouldn’t – and won’t – happen. In the July 13 issue of the Journal of American Medical Association, Lindsey Murtagh and David Ludwig wrote a commentary that urged […]

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