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Fat cells may influence how body reacts to heart failure
Toronto, Feb 24 (IANS) Limiting the amount of fat the body releases into the bloodstream from fat cells during heart failure could help improve outcomes for patients, say researchers.
2021-02-24
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Overseas groups trying to hijack farmers' stir: Indo-Canadian bodies
Toronto, Feb 24 (IANS) Various Indo-Canadian organisations, in a joint letter to the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have supported his handling of the farmers' agitation against the three farm laws.
2021-02-24
Category: International, Canada,National
Canadian Covid-19 cases surpass 850,000
Ottawa, Feb 24 (IANS) Canada's cumulative Covid-19 cases surpassed 850,000 as of Tuesday noon, with the total hitting 851,231, including 21,747 deaths, according to CTV.
2021-02-24
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Eating more refined grains increase CVD, death risk: Study
Toronto, Feb 20 (IANS) Consuming a high number of refined grains -- such as croissants and white bread -- is associated with a higher risk of major cardiovascular disease, stroke and death, a new study suggests.
2021-02-20
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Improving stroke treatment with modified therapeutic molecule
Toronto, Feb 19 (IANS) A team of researchers has improved the protective effect of a molecule against ischemic stroke, which is caused by an interruption of blood flow to the brain.
2021-02-19
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Canadian experts warn of 3rd pandemic wave
Ottawa, Feb 14 (IANS) Health experts in Canada have warned of a third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic after variants of the virus were reported across nine provinces.
2021-02-14
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Potential approach to stop growth of brain cancer cells
Toronto, Feb 13 (IANS) Inhibiting a key enzyme that controls a large network of proteins important in cell division and growth leads the way for a new class of drugs that could stop a deadly brain cancer from growing, a new study suggests.
2021-02-13
Category: International, Canada,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine
Modi's vaccine promise to Canada breaks irritants: Indo-Canada Chamber
Toronto, Feb 11 (IANS) The Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) and many other Indo-Canadian organisations have welcomed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modis promise to provide Covid-19 vaccine to Canada.
2021-02-11
Category: International, Canada,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Canada mandates negative Covid test for travellers from US border
Ottawa, Feb 10 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that non-essential travellers entering the country through the US border will have to provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test from next week.
2021-02-10
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Canada's Covid-19 cases surpass 800,000
Ottawa, Feb 7 (IANS) Canada's cumulative Covid-19 cases surpassed 800,000 as of Saturday noon, with the total hitting 800,348, including 20,680 deaths, according to CTV.
2021-02-07
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Trudeau urges Canadians not to worry about Covid-19 vaccination
Ottawa, Feb 6 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has urged citizens not to worry about the increasing concerns on the Covid-19 vaccine rollout in the country.
2021-02-06
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Canada's unemployment rate hits new high
Ottawa, Feb 6 (IANS) Amid the raging second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the unemployment rate in Canada rose by 0.6 percentage point to 9.4 per cent in January, the highest rate since August 2020, according to the national statistical office.
2021-02-06
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Dialysis patients at 4-fold greater risk of dying from Covid
Toronto, Feb 5 (IANS) People undergoing long-term dialysis are almost four times more likely to die from Covid-19 and should be prioritized for vaccination, a new study suggests.
2021-02-05
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Canada extends ban on cruise ships to 2022
Ottawa, Feb 5 (IANS) The Canadian government has announced its decision extend a ban on cruise ships in the country's waters for one more year to 2022.
2021-02-05
Category: International, Canada,Politics
This alternative surgery may prevent total knee replacement
Toronto, Feb 1 (IANS) An underused type of knee surgery in younger patients shows considerable success in reducing the need for total knee replacement, a new study suggests.
2021-02-01
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Canada's Covid-19 deaths surpass 20,000
Ottawa, Feb 1 (IANS) Amid an unabated resurgence of the Covid-19 pandemic in Canada, the country's death toll due to the disease has surpassed the 20,000 grim milestone, according to authorities.
2021-02-01
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Canada suspends flights to the Caribbean, Mexico
Ottawa, Jan 30 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced new measures against curbing the spread of Covid-19, including the suspension of flights from the country to the Caribbean and Mexico until April.
2021-01-30
Category: International, Canada,Politics
'Brain training' may help treat PTSD
Toronto, Jan 29 (IANS) A "brain training" may be an effective treatment for individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), researchers say.
2021-01-29
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Over 300 infected with Covid variant in Canada care home
Ottawa, Jan 29 (IANS) A devastating outbreak linked to the UK Covid-19 variant at a care home in Canada's Toronto city has now infected more than 300 individuals, heightening fears of community spread, according to officials.
2021-01-29
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Canada tightens measures against non-essential travels
Ottawa, Jan 27 (IANS) Canada is considering tightening its measures against Covid-19 pandemic as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has urged the public to cancel all the non-essential travel plans both abroad and in between provinces across the country.
2021-01-27
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Canadian CEO quits after jumping Covid vaccine queue
Toronto, Jan 26 (IANS) Rod Baker, CEO of Great Canadian Gaming, has resigned after allegedly jumping the Covid-19 vaccine queue in the country.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Canada,National,Health/Medicine
Canadian Sikh MP Ramesh Sangha out of Trudeau's party
Toronto, Jan 26 (IANS) Ramesh Sangha, the Sikh MP from the Toronto area, has been thrown out of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party for criticizing fellow MP Navdeep Bains, who recently resigned as the countrys industry minister to spend more time with his family.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Canada's Covid-19 cases surpass 7,50,000
Ottawa, Jan 26 (IANS) Canada's Covid-19 cases surpassed 7,50,000 on Monday morning, with the total hitting 7,50,546, including 17,847 deaths, according to media reports.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Women, kids affected by armed conflict rising steadily: Lancet
Toronto, Jan 25 (IANS) Women and children affected by armed conflict around the world has risen steadily since 2000, growing to at least 630 million in 2017, according to a new four-paper series published in the journal The Lancet.
2021-01-25
Category: International, Canada,Human Interest/Society,Health/Medicine
'Canada's fight against Covid-19 in critical stage'
Ottawa, Jan 25 (IANS) The fight against the novel coronavirus in Canada, which is currently under a second wave of the pandemic, is in a critical stage, the country's chief public health officer Theresa Tam said.
2021-01-25
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Canada needs continued efforts to fight Covid: Health official
Ottawa, Jan 24 (IANS) Stringent and consistent efforts are needed to sustain a downward trend in the coronavirus situation across Canada, which is currently under a second wave of the pandemic, the country's chief public health officer Theresa Tam said.
2021-01-24
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Canada's Governor General resigns
Ottawa, Jan 22 (IANS) Canada's Governor General Julie Payette has announced her resignation after the conclusion of a harassment investigation at the her office.
2021-01-22
Category: International, Canada,Politics
This could be an early sign of Alzheimer's
Toronto, Jan 22 (IANS) Abnormal hyperactivation in the brain could be an early biomarker of Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests.
2021-01-22
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Canada to lift Boeing 737 MAX flight ban
Ottawa, Jan 19 (IANS) The Canadian government has decided to allow the globally grounded Boeing 737 MAX aircraft fleet to fly again in the country's airspace starting from Wednesday, the Transport Ministry announced in a statement.
2021-01-19
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Canada's Covid cases top 700,000
Ottawa, Jan 17 (IANS) Canada's Covid-19 cases surpassed 700,000 on Saturday, with the total hitting 700,988, including 17,847 deaths, according to CTV.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Canada's Covid-19 conditions worsening
Ottawa, Jan 16 (IANS) Canada will witness up to 796,630 Covid-19 cases and 19,630 deaths by January 24, as the coronavirus pandemic is worsening rapidly across the country, according to
2021-01-16
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Population growth in Canada's large urban regions slows
Ottawa, Jan 15 (IANS) The population growth in Canada slowed to 1.3 per cent in large urban regions between July 2019 and July 2020, compared with 1.7 per cent of the same period of a year earlier, according to Statistics Canada.
2021-01-15
Category: International, Canada,International
Air Canada lays off 1,700 employees
Ottawa, Jan 14 (IANS) Air Canada announced that it was laying off about 1,700 employees in the wake of the official travel restrictions against the still raging Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-01-14
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Canada's Industry Minister Navdeep Bains resigns
Ottawa, Jan 12 (IANS) Navdeep Bains, Canada's Industry Minister and senior-most among the four ministers of Indian origin in the cabinet of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, suddenly resigned on Tuesday, citing family grounds for his decision.
2021-01-12
Category: International, Canada,National,Diaspora,Politics
US faced 25% increase in food insufficiency during Covid
Toronto, Jan 12 (IANS) Researchers have found a 25 per cent increase in food insufficiency during the Covid-19 pandemic, resulting in an increase in depression and anxiety cases in the US.
2021-01-12
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Canada's Covid-19 cases top 650,000
Ottawa, Jan 10 (IANS) Amidst a continuing second wave of the pandemic, Canada's Covid-19 caseload has increased to 650,922, while the death toll stood at 16,788, according to health authorities.
2021-01-10
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Trudeau says state of Covid-19 pandemic 'frightening'
Ottawa, Jan 9 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that the country's current coronavirus pandemic state was "frightening", as the overall infection tally has increased to 642,548, while the death toll stood at 16,665.
2021-01-09
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Canada's 2nd largest airline cuts jobs, flights
Ottawa, Jan 9 (IANS) WestJet, Canada's second-largest airline, has announced that it would lay off 1,000 people and cut flights due to the official travel restrictions imposed in the wake of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-01-09
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Brain cancer linked to tissue healing: Researchers
Toronto, Jan 5 (IANS) Researchers have found that the healing process that follows a brain injury -- from trauma to infection and stroke -- could spur tumour growth.
2021-01-05
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Canada's Covid-19 cases surpass 600,000
Ottawa, Jan 4 (IANS) Canada's coronavirus cases surpassed 600,000, with the total hitting 606,076, including 15,880 deaths, according to health authorities.
2021-01-04
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Four killed in Canada helicopter crash
Ottawa, Jan 3 (IANS) Four people died when a helicopter crashed into a field in Alberta, Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said.
2021-01-03
Category: International, Canada,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Canadian minister caught holidaying amid Covid lockdown, resigns
Toronto, Jan 1 (IANS) A Canadian minister, who was on Wednesday caught enjoying a clandestine Christmas holiday in the Caribbean while people in his country has been under Covid-19 lockdown, has resigned on his return.
2021-01-01
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Toronto 'Superfan' Nav Bhatia accepts, then turns down Global Indian Award
Toronto, Dec 29 (IANS) Nav Bhatia, the official 'Superfan' of the current NBA champions Toronto Raptors and Canada's known Indo-Canadian face, has turned down the $50,000 Global Indian Award a day after accepting it.
2020-12-29
Category: International, Canada,National
Canada confirms two cases of new coronavirus variant
Ottawa, Dec 28 (IANS) Canada has confirmed two cases of the highly transmissible variant of the coronavirus first detected in Britain.
2020-12-28
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Another Indo-Canadian arrested over India call centre scams
Toronto, Dec 25 (IANS) Another Indo-Canadian man has been arrested and charged in connection with Indian call centre scams targeting Canadians.
2020-12-25
Category: International, Canada,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Women suffering more than men due to Covid-19 isolation
Toronto, Dec 23 (IANS) Women are suffering more than men with poorer sleep and more anxiety, depression and trauma, while also feeling more empathetic than men during months of isolation due to Covid-19, says a new study.
2020-12-23
Category: International, Canada,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Canada's most populous province to enter lockdown
Toronto, Dec 22 (IANS) Canada's most populous province of Ontario has announced that it will enter a lockdown from Saturday in an effort to curb the fast spread of the novel coronavirus as the country is reeling under a second wave of the pandemic.
2020-12-22
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Canada to halt passenger flights from UK
Ottawa, Dec 21 (IANS) Canada is set to halt the entry of passenger flights from the UK for 72 hours amid fears over a highly infectious new mutant strain of the novel coronavirus which has been discovered in Britain, authorities announced.
2020-12-21
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Deepa Mehta's 'Funny Boy' rejected for Oscar nomination
Toronto, Dec 20 (IANS) Indo-Canadian filmmaker Deepa Mehta's "Funny Boy" has been rejected for Oscar nomination in the best International Feature Film category at the 93rd Academy Awards.
2020-12-20
Category: International, Canada,Diaspora,Cinema/Showbiz
Canada's confirmed Covid-19 cases surpass 500,000
Ottawa, Dec 20 (IANS) As of Saturday afternoon, Canada's Covid-19 cases surpassed 500,000, reaching 500,242, with 14,128 deaths, while the vaccine rollout is under way in the country, according to CTV.
2020-12-20
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine