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U.K. study finds mRNA COVID-19 vaccines provide biggest booster impact
U.K. study finds mRNA COVID-19 vaccines provide biggest booster impact

COVID-19 vaccines made by Pfizer and Moderna that use mRNA technology provide the biggest boost to antibody levels when given 10-12 weeks after the second dose, a British study published on Thursday has found.

7-year-old girl from Sambaa K'e, N.W.T., waits 3 weeks for X-ray after getting injured
7-year-old girl from Sambaa K'e, N.W.T., waits 3 weeks for X-ray after getting injured

Etoah Lamalice, 7, fell off a snowmobile in Sambaa K'e, N.W.T., on Nov. 9. It was three weeks until she was able to get an X-ray in Yellowknife to confirm she broke a bone in her arm. Mother Valerie Lamalice is calling for better communication in the health-care system to keep this from happening again.

How Indigenous pipeline resistance keeps emissions in the ground
How Indigenous pipeline resistance keeps emissions in the ground

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we explore how Indigenous resistance is keeping carbon emissions out of the atmosphere and learn that there is a pecking order among birds when it comes to being fed.

Canada's game, China's goal: Young Chinese players take to Canadian ice to boost hockey skills
Canada's game, China's goal: Young Chinese players take to Canadian ice to boost hockey skills

Beijing may have poured more than $4 billion into its upcoming Winter Olympics, but it’s struggling to field a respectable national team and opportunities for young hockey players are few, leading some to come to Canada to develop their skills.

International Space Station swerves to dodge space junk
International Space Station swerves to dodge space junk

The International Space Station (ISS) had to swerve away from a fragment of a U.S. launch vehicle on Friday, the head of Russia's space agency said, the latest in a series of incidents in which space debris have forced astronauts to respond.

Countries must boost health-care capacity and vaccinations in the face of omicron, WHO says
Countries must boost health-care capacity and vaccinations in the face of omicron, WHO says

Liberals propose all-party committee to view documents on fired scientists
Liberals propose all-party committee to view documents on fired scientists

The Liberal government is proposing a compromise over a long-running dispute with opposition parties over the disclosure of documents related to the firing of two scientists at Canada’s highest-security laboratory.

3 privately owned, commercial space stations get NASA funding
3 privately owned, commercial space stations get NASA funding

NASA announced on Thursday it has awarded $415.6 million US to billionaire Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin, stalwart contractor Northrop Grumman Corp and venture-backed Nanoracks to develop privately owned and operated commercial space stations.

Job market blew past expectations in November with 154,000 new jobs
Job market blew past expectations in November with 154,000 new jobs

Canada's economy added 154,000 new jobs last month, surging past expectations and enough to move the jobless rate down to just 6 per cent.

A 3-year-old went for a flu shot. Instead, she mistakenly got an adult COVID-19 vaccine
A 3-year-old went for a flu shot. Instead, she mistakenly got an adult COVID-19 vaccine

Jenna Bardarson booked her daughter for an annual flu shot. But instead, the three-year-old was given an adult dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, the Brandon mother says.

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A rise in postpartum mental health challenges sparks new supports
A rise in postpartum mental health challenges sparks new supports

Before the pandemic, about one in seven women would experience postpartum depression or anxiety. A new paper’s researchers say that number has increased to one in three. New local solutions have cropped up as a result.