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Sherene Chen-See

Digital Journalist based in Toronto, ON, Canada, Canada. Joined on Mar 14, 2012
Expertise in Education, Women's health, Health, Exercise & fitness, Family & parenting,   see all» Pharmaceuticals, Kids

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World Cup 2014: Most talked about event ever on Facebook

There has never been an event - sports or otherwise - as popular on Facebook as this year's World Cup. As of today, there have been 1 billion World Cup-related posts, likes, and comments since the event began on June 12.

SickKids Hospital's 'Pain Squad' app helps kids track their pain Special

Imagine being a child with cancer and having to keep track of your pain daily. It's not so easy. Nurse practitioner Jennifer Stinson at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) has developed an award-winning app designed to help kids do just this.

Pennsylvania pizza shop delivers medicines to the ill and elderly

Ligonier - Recent bitter cold spells have made some ill and elderly people housebound. To help his fellow citizens during this challenging time, a Pennsylvania pizza delivery owner has been delivering medicines to the ill and elderly in his neighbourhood.

A high fibre diet may help ward off asthma Special

We know that a diet high in fibre can help improve irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's disease, and possibly colon cancer, but what about non-gastrointestinal conditions? In a new study, scientists have shown that fibre can help guard against asthma.

Toronto SARS specialist Dr. Donald Low dies at age 68

Toronto - Dr. Donald Low, a Toronto microbiologist and infectious disease specialist who was the face of the SARS response in Canada, died today of a brain tumour.

Everything you need to know about getting laser eye surgery Commissioned

Thirty years ago it would be unheard of to walk into a surgeon’s office, have your eyes zapped by a laser, and walk away with perfect vision shortly after. Fast forward to today, and that is exactly what many Canadians are opting to do.

Miley Cyrus breaks Vevo record with 'Wrecking Ball' video

Call her classless if you want to, but it's her vid and she'll do what she wants to. The new, controversial Miley Cyrus video for "Wrecking Ball" has broken the Vevo record for most views in a single day.

The top summer home renovation projects and how to pay for them Commissioned

Homeowners are often looking to make over their digs this time of year, so we’ll look at the most popular types of home renovations, how new homes differ from cottage country sites and the projects homeowners should prioritize.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis make Billboard Hot 100 history

Today, rapper Macklemore and his music partner Ryan Lewis became the first duo in Billboard's 55-year history to have their first two singles hit #1 on the Hot 100 chart.

PM considering new laws related to Rehtaeh Parsons case

Ottawa - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter will be meeting to discuss changes to the Criminal Code as it relates to the Rehtaeh Parsons case.

Macklemore & Lewis release phenomenal video for 'Can't Hold Us'

I first heard "Can't Hold Us" this month but it's actually been out since 2011. The single is now taking the music charts by storm. The video, directed independently by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, was released today and it's destined to become a huge hit.

Onion satire video foreshadows CNN reaction to Steubenville rape

CNN's sympathy for the Steubenville rapists, which has inspired public outrage, has been compared to a 2011 satire video from The Onion, showing how a jock overcame the 'trauma' of raping a girl in his dorm room.

Luka Magnotta wants public banned from court hearing

The man who is accused of murdering and dismembering Montreal student Jun Lin, videotaping the incident and posting it on the Internet, now wants all members of the public banned from his upcoming hearing.

Op-Ed: Must students at Ontario Catholic high schools take religion?

Many families in Ontario send their children to a Catholic high school because they like the school or it is closer to home. However, if those families are not Catholic, should their children be obligated to take religion classes?

Op-Ed: Volkswagen Superbowl ad considered racist by some

In what can only be considered a case of misguided political correctness, some critics have called a new Volkswagen ad racist, because it contains white and Asian actors speaking with a Jamaican accent and 'getting happy.'

Op-Ed: ADHD diagnoses up sharply in black children, remain low in Asians

A recent study has found that, between 2001 to 2010, pediatric ADHD diagnoses jumped 67% in blacks, 60% in Hispanics, and 30% in whites, yet they remained unchanged and low in Asians and Pacific Islanders.

ADHD drugs may slow growth and delay puberty in teenage boys

Could ADHD stimulant drugs be slowing your son's growth or delaying his pubertal development? A new study suggests this may be the case.

Op-Ed: Toronto students publish newspaper despite teachers' dispute

Toronto - Ontario teachers' work-to-rule action has affected students for months now, as teachers have been refusing to lead extracurricular activities. So a group of Toronto students banded together to independently publish their school newspaper.

Op-Ed: Is the DSM-V turning psychiatric diagnosis into a crock?

I'm not going to pretend to be an expert in psychiatry. But the proposed DSM-V - the bible of psychiatric diagnosis - seems fundamentally flawed to me. Can someone convince me this upcoming edition is not turning psychiatric diagnosis into a crock?

More teen/young adult students considering future gun ownership

A national poll shows that while one-third of high school and college students grew up with a gun in the home, 60% are planning or considering gun ownership when they move out on their own.
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