Category: Living

Mental health – 77% of Canadians feeling good, flourishing

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Mental health – 77% of Canadians feeling good, flourishing

Religious or spiritual beliefs were important to Canadian mental health Canadians appear to be a pretty well adjusted bunch, according to a new report on Canadian mental health, which found that 77 per cent of people aged 15 or older are considered to be psychologically flourishing - feeling good about life and functioning well. The Statistics Canada […]

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BC teachers strike may be over with tentative deal

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
BC teachers strike may be over with tentative deal

Students already missed two weeks of school because of BC teachers strike A tentative deal has been reached in the BC teachers strike, a mediator confirmed Tuesday. The breakthrough in negotiations came on the fifth day of talks at a Richmond, B.C., hotel between the union and the employers’ association with the help of Vince Ready. Ready, […]

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Canadian healthcare challenged in BC Supreme Court

| September 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
Canadian healthcare challenged in BC Supreme Court

If Dr. Brian Day wins, Canadian healthcare could be fundamentally changed A recent court challenge before the British Columbia Supreme Court had threatened to change the rules of the game for the Canadian healthcare system, should the challenge make its way to the Supreme Court of Canada and be successful. Dr. Brian Day of The […]

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Canadian doctors prescribing more high-dose opioids

| September 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
Canadian doctors prescribing more high-dose opioids

Canadian doctors ignoring new guidelines? A new study shows prescriptions for high-dose formulations of opioids like oxycodone and morphine jumped by 23 per cent in between 2006 and 2011, despite guidelines advising Canadian doctors against giving most patients such elevated doses. Researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences […]

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Sex, Lies and P.I.s – A Calgary private investigators advice column

| September 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
Sex, Lies and P.I.s – A Calgary private investigators advice column

Calgary Private Investigators, Ali Wirsche and Marnie Milot offer tips on how to tell if your spouse is cheating. By Ali Wirsche and Marnie Milot Want to be your own Detective?  We will reveal more exciting tips in upcoming issues.  You don’t want miss it. Is your mate reminiscing about events that you did together, […]

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Alberta E.coli outbreak from raw pork sickens 100

| September 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
Alberta E.coli outbreak from raw pork sickens 100

Alberta E.coli outbreak biggest in 15 years Alberta’s chief medical officer says the Alberta E.coli outbreak linked to raw pork products has affected 100 people, including 19 who have been hospitalized. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has ordered a recall of pork products from V and T Meat and Food in Calgary and Hiep Thanh […]

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Gillian Bennett commits suicide, leaves poignant letter

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Gillian Bennett commits suicide, leaves poignant letter

Gillian Bennett calls for changes to Canada’s assisted-suicide laws The family of Gillian Bennett scattered her ashes this weekend, in a quiet ritual shared by those she loved. She was, after all, an intensely private person, her daughter said. But the 83-year-old grandmother’s heart wrenching and public goodbye before taking her own life two weeks […]

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Ice Bucket Challenge changing rules of philanthropy game

| August 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
Ice Bucket Challenge changing rules of philanthropy game

Charities wondering how to duplicate success of Ice Bucket Challenge Thanks a lot, ALS Association. Because of you and your Ice Bucket Challenge, millions of organizations around the world are re-thinking their approach to fundraising. The tried and true methods – like appeal letters, gala events, and silent auctions – have lost their lustre in the […]

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How a national drug plan can boost the Canadian economy

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
How a national drug plan can boost the Canadian economy

National drug plan could mean savings of $11.4 billion per year According to the recently released study, A Roadmap to a Rational Pharmacare Policy in Canada, commissioned by the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) there are two main reasons why prescription drug costs are so expensive in Canada. First, we have a fragmented system […]

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Canadian prescription drug crisis: opioid use per capita second to US

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
Canadian prescription drug crisis: opioid use per capita second to US

Canadian prescription drug crisis fed by lack of alternatives for dealing with pain Prescription opioids are powerful drugs frequently used to manage pain. However these drugs can lead to physical and psychological dependence and addiction, especially when used over a long term to address chronic pain. Beginning in the late 1990s, the number of opioid prescriptions increased very significantly in Canada, and this […]

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