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Researchers develop 3D-printed stethoscope for use in war zones, low-income areas

Researchers develop 3D-printed stethoscope for use in war zones, low-income areas

Although it’s taken for granted here in Canada, the modern stethoscope is unavailable to health care professionals in certain parts of the world because of its prohibitive cost. The standard stethoscope can often cost several hundred dollars, which prevents physicians working in low-income communities or war zones from using them. That is, until now. A team of researchers in London, Ont. say they have created an open-source and clinically validated template to 3D-print plastic stethoscopes in less than three hours and for less than $3.  And the best part? TheRead More

PM's problem-plagued trip has island connection

PM's problem-plagued trip has island connection

An embarrassing invitation to a dinner with Justin Trudeau has brought to light an island story that played out in Campbell River. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Theft charges for two men


Two men have been charged with theft after a large amount of copper wire was stolen in Stoughton. It happened on Thursday morning at a business in Stoughton, Fillmore RCMP said. A large amount of copper was stolen from the business. Later in the day, RCMP received a complaint about rolls of copper wire at a rural property near Stoughton. While officers were investigating, two men returned to the scene. Police arrested the men and charged them with theft. After searching them, officers also found what is believed to beRead More

Trump denies he used vulgarity to describe African countries

Trump denies he used vulgarity to describe African countries

Alan Fram and Jonathan Lemire, The Associated Press Published Friday, January 12, 2018 7:52AM EST Last Updated Friday, January 12, 2018 8:14AM EST Warning: This story contains vulgar language HL:Trump denies he used vulgarity to describe African countries@ WASHINGTON — In bluntly vulgar language, President Donald Trump questioned Thursday why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from Haiti and “shithole countries” in Africa rather than places like Norway, as he rejected a bipartisan immigration deal, according to people briefed on the extraordinary Oval Office conversation. Trump on Friday denied usingRead More

How 14-year-olds may help choose Saskatchewan’s next premier

How 14-year-olds may help choose Saskatchewan’s next premier

Jennifer Jellicoe and Kevin Menz, CTV Saskatoon Published Thursday, January 11, 2018 7:40PM CST Last Updated Thursday, January 11, 2018 7:43PM CST Saskatchewan residents as young as 14 years old may be voting for the next premier, even if they aren’t eligible to vote in the province’s elections. Voters in general elections must be over 18, but, because the next premier will be chosen via the Saskatchewan Party leadership race, youth between 14 and 18 years old are eligible to take part in the decision due to the party’s membershipRead More

Transport Canada lifts temporary speed limit after no whales spotted in Gulf

Right whales

OTTAWA – A temporary speed limit imposed on ships in the Gulf of St. Lawrence has been lifted. The speed limit was imposed in August in an effort to help North Atlantic right whales avoid being fatally struck by ships. Seventeen of the highly endangered whales died off the east coasts of Canada and the United States last year, 12 of them in the Gulf. Transport Minister Marc Garneau says no whales have been spotted in recent weeks, so the speed restriction is being lifted to help ships navigate safelyRead More

SIU investigating after man injured following interaction with Niagara police


The Canadian Press Published Thursday, January 11, 2018 8:34AM EST Last Updated Thursday, January 11, 2018 8:46AM EST ST. CATHARINES, Ont. – The province’s police watchdog says it is investigating after a 34-year-old man in St. Catharines, Ont., was seriously injured during an altercation with officers. The Special Investigations Unit says the altercation happened with Niagara regional police officers at a residence in the city Wednesday morning. In a news release Thursday, the SIU says the man was taken into custody and then transported to hospital where he was diagnosedRead More

London housing prices spike in last quarter of 2017: survey

For sale

It’s good news for homeowners and realtors in the London market. The Royal LePage House Price Survey released Wednesday showed a major spike in the fourth quarter of 2017. The aggregate price of a home increased 19.6 per cent year-over-year to $363,765. The median price of a two-storey home increased 21.1 per cent year-over-year to $404,423. The median price of a bungalow increased 17.7 per cent to $299,222. Nationally, the price of a home in Canada increased 10.8 per cent year-over-year to $626,042 in the fourth quarter of 2017. SourceRead More

Influenza virus claims first Edmonton patient in 2017, cases triple since last year

This year’s influenza virus has claimed its first patient in Edmonton, according to Alberta Health Services. Edmonton has seen 167 cases of influenza in 2017. Alberta as a whole has had 1,147 – a large increase compared to 2016’s 374. An infectious disease specialist says this year’s vaccine is not getting the job done. “They did observe in Australia that the vaccine didn’t work very well,” Dr. Neil Rau said. “It protected only 10 per cent of people and that’s even worse than the usual rate of protection, which isRead More

Single-seat airplane found off Guelph runway with nose down

One man was taken to hospital for assessment after the plane he was in was found with its nose down off a runway in Guelph on Saturday afternoon. Around 12:30 p.m., the Guelph fire department responded to a report of a plane down at 50 Skyway Park. When officials arrived on scene they located the single-seat airplane with one pilot on the ground off of the runway with its nose down. OPP and paramedics also responded. There were no injuries to others on scene. It is not yet known whatRead More