Wednesday, March 2nd 2016

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Stories by Saturn de Los Angeles, Patricia Petit Liang & Catlin Spencer

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by Saturn de Los Angeles


A new app aims to help ease the frustration of booking your next medical check-up in Montreal.

According to the Montreal Gazette, the app, named DOCTR CHECK-IN, aims to link people up with doctors whose patients have cancelled their check-ups at the last minute.

Estimating an average 2.6 million medical appointments missed each year, the app's co-founder Stephane Boyer, says the app's goal is to make healthcare accessible to all.

Over a quarter of people do not have access to a family doctor in Quebec.

by Patricia Petit Liang
A national campaign to combat obesity has been requested by a senate committee in a report released on Tuesday.

According to the Globe and Mail, the Senate’s standing committee on social affairs, science and technology called for new taxes on sweetened beverages and a ban on food advertising targeted towards children.

These suggestions were made in response to alarming and rising obesity rates in Canada.

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development ranks Canada fifth among countries where obesity is most prevalent in adults.

by Catlin Spencer

The United Nations Security Council will vote Wednesday for new sanctions on North Korea after Pyongyangs recent nuclear test and rocket launch.

According to Global News, the United States asked the UN to vote Tuesday afternoon, but actions were delayed after Russia invoked a 24 hour review of the resolution.

If a consensus is reached, the new sanctions would include prohibiting the export of materials used to fund North Korea's missile programs, a freeze on assets of companies and entities linked to missile programs and a prohibition of other countries from opening branches and representative offices of North Korean banks.

The resolutions combined would become the toughest sanctions on North Korea in nearly two decades.