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Man sneezes and expels droplets into air

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How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected the transmission of flu?

Public health measures aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19 have also reduced transmission of flu — but this is not the year to blow off your annual flu shot

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Me & My Microbes gut game

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Exploring the human microbiome, our ‘forgotten organ’

Me & My Microbes: The Zoo Inside You, a new exhibit at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa, examines the connections between our microbiome and our health

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Environment

Plastics are everywhere — even in us

A recent European study found microplastics in the stools of healthy individuals, suggesting that plastics have spread throughout the food chain

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teachers caring for students sick with the Spanish Flu

History

La grande faucheuse

L’histoire méconnue de la grippe espagnole de 1918 et notre état de préparation à la prochaine grande pandémie

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teachers caring for students sick with the Spanish Flu

History

The outbreak and its aftermath

The little-known story of the 1918 Spanish Flu and how we're preparing for the next great pandemic

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Jason Silva Shots of Awe

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Q&A: Futurist Jason Silva on ‘flow’ and harnessing the power of the mind

The creator and host of the popular Shots of Awe series on YouTube embarks on a four-city Canadian speaking tour next month

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Professor Marek Michalak and graduate student Wen-An (Jennifer) Wang

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Canadian researchers discover surprising connection between calcium and cholesterol

Findings offer new insights into how cholesterol levels are controlled within the body

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