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Food insecurity and Facebook

May 4, 2012

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Things that usually clutter facebook newsfeeds: cat videos, instagram pics and party invitations. And increasingly, at least in Nunavut’s capital city, caribou carcasses. In a startling shift away from the long-rooted Inuit custom of sharing food among families, a growing number of opportunistic northerners are instead using facebook to sell their traditional food.  Iqaluit Sell/Swap, […]

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, […]

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 […]

Canada lags in drug return, reuse and recycling

July 13, 2011

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Drug recycling seems a more elegant solution than simply flushing pharmaceuticals down the toilet to work their way into watersheds, various flora or fauna and eventually back into the human food chain. In fact, 38 of the United States have now accepted that rationale and adopted some manner of drug recycling or redistribution programs for […]

To mandatory nap or not to mandatory nap

July 13, 2011

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It’s safe to conclude that most people would not take issue with a requirement that they take a nap at some point during their workday. The United States Institute of Medicine even urges that a five-hour snooze should be made mandatory for all medical interns and residents who are putting in 16-hour shifts. The Canadian […]

No safe radiation, expert says

July 13, 2011

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Daniel Rudka looks like he’s a nuclear bomb survivor. Wrinkled, milky scars flow up his arms past his neck and discolour his pockmarked face. He walks with a cane, because he can’t always trust his radiation-weakened bones to keep him upright. But Rudka is not the victim of a nuclear bomb, accident or meltdown. In […]

One-stop shopping for international medical graduates

July 13, 2011

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International medical graduates will be entitled to apply for a medical licence simultaneously in all provinces under a new national electronic application process that will come into effect in 2012. The initiative will further streamline and simplify the foreign credentialing process by building on a central electronic repository that was established a few years ago […]