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5 things to know for Monday, October 25, 2021

TORONTO —
Sudan’s PM is arrested, social media could contribute to tic-like behaviours, and Chretien says Canada is headed into a ‘dark alley.’ Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

1. Sudan coup: Military forces arrested Sudan’s acting prime minister and other senior officials Monday, disrupted internet access and blocked bridges in the capital, the country’s information ministry said, describing the actions as a coup. 

2. ‘Dark alley’: Former prime minister Jean Chretien says he is concerned about the future of Canada’s economy, with inflation at a near 20-year high, saying the country is “moving into a dark alley.” 

3. Vaccine study: There is no correlation between risk of miscarriages in the first trimester and receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna or AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines, according to a new study

4. Psychedelic research: Canadian tech entrepreneur and venture capitalist Sanjay Singhal gives $5 million to help launch a new psychedelic psychotherapy research centre for mental health at Toronto’s University Health Network. 

5. Social media: A rise in teen girls developing “tic-like” behaviours could be linked to TikTok, along with an increase in anxiety and depression, resulting in symptoms similar to Tourette’s syndrome, doctors say. 

One more thing…

Financial literacy: Children should start learning about finances at an early age, and how parents teach them should depend on their age, according to a financial expert. 




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