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Four ways nature can protect your well-being during a pandemic

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Living through the COVID-19 pandemic has had a severe impact on people’s mental health and well-being. Restricted movement, loss, and isolation have led to increases in depression, anxiety disorders, stress, sleep disorders, and more. The effects have been even harsher for teens.…

Why face masks remain crucial to the fight against COVID-19

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Wearing a face mask in public has gone from eyebrow-raising to commonplace in Canada in the span of just 18 months – and, despite the wide availability of vaccines, remains a key tool in the fight against COVID-19.…

The Win-Win of Forest Protection: Enhancing Lives While Slowing Climate Change

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The FINANCIAL -- The 21st century has seen a surge in governments’ strategic protection of forests, for good reason. Forest protection enhances people’s lives while slowing climate change by enabling trees, soil and grasslands to perform their natural functions of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. These nature-based solutions – noted in 137 of 165…

Could a Vaccine Protect us Against Heart Attacks?

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The FINANCIAL -- Ziad Mallat has a bold ambition: he wants to help create a world free from heart attacks and stroke - and to achieve this, he says, one day we could find ourselves being offered a vaccine to protect us in later life, University of Cambridge notes.…

Face shields became popular, but can they protect us from coronavirus?

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The FINANCIAL — Over the past few months, wearing face masks has indeed become a daily routine. Concerned citizens scramble to find ways to protect themselves from the spreading of coronavirus. Can face shields be used instead of face masks? Experts are divided if they protect against coronavirus or not. There are more than a few benefits…