Experts say Canada needs to do more on innovation after country gets a ‘C’ on innovation report card

University of Calgary professor Richard Hawkins, a fellow at the school’s Centre for Innovation Studies, said

governments should focus on doing what the private sector won’t do, whether that’s building networks or funding early-stage research.

Cold weather may increase heart attack risk: Winnipeg study

http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/cold-weather-may-increase-heart-attack-risk-winnipeg-study-1.2540367

A new study is giving Canadians another reason to fly south when the temperatures dip below 0 C.
According to research from the University of Manitoba, Canada's frigid winters may raise the risk of severe heart attacks by seven per cent for every 10 degrees the mercury drops.

Fat in brain linked to Alzheimer's disease, study finds

http://www.oregonlive.com/health/index.ssf/2015/08/fat_in_brain_linked_to_alzheim.html

Fatty deposits in the brain could be linked to Alzheimer's disease, a new study finds.

Researchers in at the University of Montreal in Canada discovered a build-up of fat in the brains of nine patients who died of the disease. They also looked at mice predisposed to developing Alzheimer's and found fatty deposits near stem cells on the inner surface of their brains.

Which party is ready to deal with Canada’s aging demographics?

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/rob-commentary/which-party-is-ready-to-deal-with-canadas-aging-demographics/article26135333/

Canadian economic growth has been steady, if muted, over much of the past decade, and the future doesn’t look much brighter. Why? One of the most prominent structural factors affecting economic growth is demographics – the aging of a population and work force.

Green Party Announces National Pharmacare Plan

http://www.greenparty.ca/en/media-release/2015-07-28/green-party-announces-national-pharmacare-plan

(OTTAWA) - Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP (Saanich – Gulf Islands), today unveiled the Green Party’s national Pharmacare plan to make affordable medicine a reality for all Canadians while saving billions of dollars.

Canadians care about healthcare

http://www.troymedia.com/2015/06/26/canadians-care-about-healthcare-2/

OTTAWA, ON and WINNIPEG, MB June 26, 2015/Troy Media – For the last 30 years or so, Canadians have repeatedly flagged healthcare as the most important national concern and the issue they want their political leaders to prioritize.

Canada’s science performance, down the memory hole

http://www.macleans.ca/politics/ottawa/canadas-science-performance-down-the-memory-hole/

It is distressing when organizations with no partisan role play the sort of games partisans want. The latest example is the advisory board that the Harper government created to tell it how Canada is doing in science.