Go Digital Now, Canada
Canadian Senator Dennis Dawson urges his country to create a digital society, stressing this is much more than just a digital economy and integrates all social spheres, including health.
Canadian Senator Dennis Dawson on his country joining the digital age: "Creating a digital society will be key in the competitiveness of nations in the upcoming years. It is important to note here that the wording 'digital society' is broader than 'digital economy.' A digital society integrates all social spheres, such as the health sector. Just two weeks ago, I met with representatives of the Canadian Medical Association. Canada ranks amongst one of the last OECD countries in terms of digital medical files and computers in hospitals. While we are waiting for a digital plan here, the world is moving forward."
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A new study explores how certain personality traits affect individuals' attitudes on obesity in others.
- The study compared personality traits and obesity views among more than 3,000 mothers.
- The results showed that the personality traits neuroticism and extraversion are linked to more negative views and behaviors related to obesity.
- People who scored high in conscientiousness are more likely to experience "fat phobia.
Meanwhile, Spaniards are the least likely to say their culture is superior to others.
- Survey by Pew Research Center shows great variation in chauvinism across Europe.
- Eight most chauvinist countries are in the east, and include Russia.
- British much more likely than French (and slightly more likely than Germans) to say their culture is "superior" to others.
The history of the Geneva Conventions tells us how the international community draws the line on brutality.
- Henry Dunant's work led to the Red Cross and conventions on treating prisoners humanely.
- Four Geneva Conventions defined the rules for prisoners of war, torture, naval and medical personnel and more.
- Amendments to the agreements reflect the modern world but have not been ratified by all countries.
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