Microdoses of magic mushrooms, a placebo? A first clinical study is looking into it

2023-12-10 15:55:59 In recent years, testimonials from patients and professionals have abounded: hallucinogenic drugs can have beneficial effects and, among other things, contribute to the fight against depression. Placebo effect or real benefits? No clinical study has yet been completed on the subject. However, clinical trials have recently begun at the University of Toronto, a … Read more

The Crisis of Family Doctors: Burnout, Suffering, and the Battle for Better Care in Ontario

2023-12-10 10:58:06 Burnout, suffering and anxiety, and for some, even suicidal thoughts. The diagnosis is clear: family doctors are doing badly, in Ontario as in the rest of the country. Already affected by the pandemic which saw a large number of them turn away from the practice, the unease does not seem to dissipate in … Read more

Medical terms now translated into Inuktitut for users in Nunavik

2023-12-04 23:07:29 The Nunavik Regional Health and Social Services Board has formalized the launch of the Tukisiutik application, which allows the translation of medical terms into Inuktitut in order to facilitate communication between caregivers and patients. The program includes a symptom directory, a pain assessment scale, an anatomical glossary and an audio pronunciation tool. Without … Read more

Murder of Quebec Businessman and Wife in Dominica: Suspects Charged and Trial Details

2023-12-06 16:08:32 Five days after the discovery of the bodies of Quebec businessman and philanthropist Daniel Langlois and his wife, two suspects appeared in court in Roseau in Dominica, a small Caribbean island. Jonathan Lehrer and Robert Snyder, two American citizens, were formally charged with the murders of Daniel Langlois and Dominique Marchand. The two … Read more

Kim Clavel: Overcoming Defeat and Finding Courage

2023-12-06 10:00:00 Two months after her defeat by split decision against Argentina’s Evelin Bermudez, Kim Clavel continues to experience strong emotions which delay her return to the ring. Installed with her mother where she will spend the holidays, Clavel spoke without restraint about the feeling which continues to inhabit her since that evening of October … Read more

AI opens the horizons of independent video game studios

2023-12-06 09:00:00 The democratization of artificial intelligence (AI) tools comes almost as a blessing for independent video game studios. Thanks to this technology, they can aim higher and further. ChatGPT was released in November. I was using it in November, says Brian McWilliams, director of the Bleuet Sauvage studio. A true enthusiast of new technologies, … Read more