Low GI Foods and Your Health

Low GI Foods and Your Health

What is Glycemic Index? Glycemic index (GI) is a measure that grades a food based on how much it raises the blood glucose when consumed. It ranks food and drinks that contain carbohydrates by how much it raises blood sugar levels after it is consumed. Foods are categorised from low,…
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Decentralized Clinical Trials during COVID-19

Decentralized Clinical Trials during COVID-19

Earlier this year we talked about the challenges of conducting clinical research during COVID-19. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought us to a “New Normal” situation in clinical research, and we (as a contract research organization) have adapted to accommodate current health guidelines.  Over the last 17 months we have seen…
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Health Canada’s Commitment to Compliance Monitoring – Hand Sanitizers

Health Canada’s Commitment to Compliance Monitoring – Hand Sanitizers

Recognizing that there is a significant increase and attempt to sell sanitizer products to Canadians: in February of this year, Natural and Non-prescription Health Products Directorate (NNHPD) issued a compliance notice to all businesses that hold natural health product licenses for alcohol-based sanitizer. Some of the items outlined in the…
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COVID-19 and Food Safety

COVID-19 and Food Safety

During a difficult time like a pandemic, the safety of our families and those we love is paramount. This affects those in our bubble or household—including ourselves. Scientific experts and food safety authorities around the world are closely observing the spread of COVID-19. Through this observation, evidence shows that there…
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Clinical Trials in a COVID Era

Clinical Trials in a COVID Era

Conducting clinical research in the COVID-19 era certainly has its challenges! Changes in study site capacities unfortunately has the potential to impact study timelines and budgets.  We are pleased to have partnered with a new private medical clinic in Winnipeg which has hospital-grade ventilation and spacious rooms to ensure that…
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Mutual Benefit: Adapting Food Service to Retail

Mutual Benefit: Adapting Food Service to Retail

As more and more North Americans are self-isolating, we are seeing a lot of movement behind the scenes of retail grocery stores. With enormous changes in the food-service sector and food manufacturers adapting to a new focus on customers, the food sector is learning the meaning of collaboration. At the…
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Preparing for flu season amid COVID-19

Preparing for flu season amid COVID-19

Amidst COVID-19, we will soon face another challenge – the 2020-2021 influenza season. During last year’s flu season, approximately 39 million people found themselves sick with the flu, a viral infection that affects the throat, lungs and nose. What will fall and winter look like this year with both the…
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COVID-19 and Consumer Behaviour

COVID-19 and Consumer Behaviour

COVID-19 and Consumer Behaviour Consumer behaviours and spending in Canada are settling into a new normal, as people adjust and learn to live with the realities of COVID-19. Canadian consumers remain uncertain not only about the economy, but also about the duration of the crisis as well. Although we’ve seen…
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Masking up During COVID-19

Masking up During COVID-19

With all the talk about COVID-19, and mandatory face masks becoming the new norm in indoor public places, it’s become confusing to many on which type of face mask would be best for them. Recently, the CDC recommended that everyone – either sick or someone not showing any COVID-19 symptoms…
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COVID-19: Disinfectants and Hand Sanitizers

COVID-19: Disinfectants and Hand Sanitizers

It is no surprise that disinfectants and hand sanitizers have been in the public eye recently due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although they do not claim to kill viruses, hand sanitizers can help reduce the risk of infection by spread of microorganisms. As a result, Health Canada has introduced new…
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