Ontario is introducing the next phase of transformation to the province’s health care. The new plan – Patients First: Ontario’s Action Plan for Health Care – outlines how the province will increase access to better and more coordinated care, and ensure the health care system is sustainable for generations to come.
This action plan focuses on four goals:
People who snore may think that their partners or roommates are the ones most affected by their nightly symphonies — after all, they’re the ones who are kept awake while the noisemaker remains, for the most part, blissfully unaware.
But snoring can be more than just an annoyance to anyone else in the room; it can be a symptom of a serious health condition, and has been linked to dangers like heart disease.
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North America’s east coast is braced for more freezing weather a year after the January 2014 polar vortex sent temperatures tumbling down to -50C (-58F). In this piece , we ask what does such intense cold do to the human body? The polar vortex currently sweeping across the North American continent is bringing with it […]
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When Na’ama Uzan was only four, she took her first steps towards becoming a philanthropist. She decided to raise money to fund research to cure Angelman Syndrome, a rare neurogenetic disorder that afflicts her older brother, Nadav, now six and a half. Na’ama came up with the idea of opening a lemonade stand and inspired others in the community to run their own lemonade stands.
Determined to succeed, Na’ama, now five, has already raised $19,000. All funds are provided to the Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics (FAST), the only organization in the world exclusively dedicated to funding research to cure the disorder. She intends to continue until a cure is found and plans to expand the Lemonade Stand Initiative to an international level next summer.
by Jasminee Sahoye
A study with more than 5,100 adults suggests people with positive outlooks on life have significantly better cardiovascular health.
Lead author Rosalba Hernandez, a professor of social work at the University of Illinois, says “Individuals with the highest levels of optimism have twice the odds of being in ideal cardiovascular health compared to their more pessimistic counterparts. This association remains significant, even after adjusting for socio-demographic characteristics and poor mental health.”
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Settlement Spotlight Founded in 1983, the Mennonite New Life Centre of Toronto (MNLCT) has worked to “build a caring and inclusive community, where the ideas and contributions of newcomers are respected and valued,” says Shelly D’Mello, executive director. “We show our compassion for newcomers in practical ways by answering questions, helping with immigration needs, and […]...
Depression is an illness, not a mere emotion. You can be surrounded by several people, have a perfect life and still be depressed. Sad, upset, hurt – these are all emotions. Depression is more than this; it is a relentless state that consumes you. But, it’s a taboo in the Tamil community and some people treat depression as if it were a myth, a made up state of mind and that you could simply just stop and talk yourself out of it.
By PATRICK HUNTER At the risk of being accused of flogging a dead horse, I want to go back to the Ebola crisis. I am compelled to return to this subject because of a very illuminating discussion on the CBC Radio’s Sunday Edition
By Jasminee Sahoye We often hear in the Caribbean “spare the rod and spoil the child” which comes from Proverbs 13:24: “He who spares the rod hates his son, but…
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-- Canada's economic development minister Navdeep Bains at a Public Policy Forum economic summit