David Deng

November, affectionately known to many as “Movember,” is a month dedicated to raising awareness for issues related to men’s health — especially prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is currently the most frequently diagnosed cancer among men.

For university students, December can be one of the most stressful times of the year. The thought about final exams is enough to make many of us start consuming copious amounts of coffee and even pull all-nighters.

Imagine a life in which forgetting things is no longer just a minor annoyance, but a daily struggle. Imagine living with the knowledge that your memory is slowly eroding and that eventually you won’t be able to recognize the people closest to you.

If you are into computers or gaming, chances are you know what a hackathon is. If not, it's a competition where developers work together over the course of several days to produce a prototype to be presented on the last day of the hack.

The inaugural competition, aptly named Hatching Health, was an overwhelming success — one of the winning projects included an innovative braking mechanism for mobility devices designed to minimize the risk of falling for seniors.

If you follow the news, chances are you have heard of the growing diabetes crisis. Within just the last few decades, the incidence of diabetes has risen by as much as 90 per cent. It's becoming more common in children too. What gives?

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