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Scientists study wasps that may protect British Columbia’s berries

Every year, invasive insects gnaw on Canadian farms, gardens and wild plants, spreading disease and disrupting ecosystems. But tiny wasps that lay eggs that burst into invasive insects could potentially help berry growers in British Columbia protect their crops. “It’s like nature is giving us a free service to help control crop pests,” said Paul Abram, a researcher with Agriculture …

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Students in higher education are encouraged to get a free meningitis B vaccination before the fall

For the new school year, PEI’s Chief Public Health Office is reminding higher education students to get a free meningococcal B vaccination. The provincial program administered 1,900 doses of the vaccine in its first year, which began in May 2023. Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison said she is very pleased with those numbers and is encouraging students to …

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British police track down suspect in crossbow murder of BBC presenter’s wife and daughters

British police said Wednesday they have found the man suspected of using a crossbow to kill the wife and two daughters of a BBC radio commentator near London. The suspect is receiving medical treatment for his injuries. Hertfordshire Police said in a statement that 26-year-old Kyle Clifford was found in the Enfield area of ​​north London. The BBC has confirmed …

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Canada links June heat wave to climate change with new attribution analysis

For the first time, the Canadian government has conducted a rapid analysis of a period of extreme heat and linked it to human-caused climate change. Analysis by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) found that the likelihood of a heat wave in Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada between June 17 and 20 is two to ten times greater due to …

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Losing a foot due to diabetes is terrifying and preventable. How doctors try to help

Duane Lea is terrified she will need an amputation, or worse. The 46-year-old Toronto native lost his right foot to a blood clot in his 30s and is now on constant alert about losing his left leg to diabetes. “It’s like the fear never leaves you,” Lea said during a pre-diabetes checkup at Black Creek Community Health Center in Toronto. …

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