Jukasa News Update Wednesday, September 13, 2017
OPP say the autopsy of a four year old child who died on a northern ontario reserve last weekend has failed to determine the cause of death.
Police say they were called Saturday afternoon to assist Nishnawbe-Aski Police deal with a child in medical distress on the Constance Lake First Nation near Hearst.The girl was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Police say further medical testing will be done in an effort to determine the cause of death.
That investigation is ongoing.
A study of US pregnancies may have found a link between miscarriages and patients who had back to back annual flu shots.
Vaccine experts thing the results are coming from the age and other miscarriage risks for the women in the study.
Health officials are telling expecting mothers there is no need to avoid getting vaccinations and say the flu is a much greater danger to women and their unborn babies.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reached out to a doctor’s group, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, to warn them the study is coming out and help them prepare for a potential wave of worry from expectant moms.
Past studies have found flu vaccines are safe during pregnancy, though there’s been little research on impact of flu vaccinations given in the first three months of pregnancy.
Scientists say one-third of the ice stored in Asia’s glaciers will be lost by the end of the century even if the world manages to meet its ambitious goal of keeping global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius, affecting water supplies for millions of people on the continent.
In a paper published Wednesday in the journal Nature, researchers in the Netherlands also examined what would happen if average global temperatures rise beyond 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) by the end of the century. They concluded that almost two-thirds of the ice in Asia’s glaciers could vanish, if no effort is made to curb climate change.
The 1.5-degree target was set at the international climate conference in Paris two years ago, but experts say it would require a massive shift to the world economy.
The federal government plans to spend more than $50 million to collect data on Canada’s coastlines to help determine how humans are impacting marine ecosystems.
Fisheries and Oceans Canada says in a release that scientists will spend the next several years collecting data from six areas.
Fisheries and Oceans says officials will look to Indigenous and coastal communities to determine what data should be collected in each area.
Information gathered will help detect changes in the environment and determine the effects of human activity
The ministry says the data will also be used to make decisions that could impact sensitive marine habitat and species.
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