A step forward, but far from a cure

A step forward, but far from a cure

The recent provincial budget has been met with cautious optimism by Ontario’s medical community. The Ontario Medical Association (OMA) has acknowledged the significant investments in team-based primary care and home care as positive steps. However, the overarching sentiment is that these measures, while welcome, are insufficient to address the deep-rooted issues within Ontario’s healthcare system. […]

Community rallies to support Barbados hospital

Community rallies to support Barbados hospital

In an inspiring display of community spirit and international solidarity, the Barbados Canada Foundation is spearheading a fundraising initiative, “Bring On The Spring 2024,” aimed at supporting the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) in Barbados. With the event scheduled for April 13th, the foundation is in a race against time to sell tickets and gather donations […]

Family doctor leads course combatting anti-Black racism

Family doctor leads course combatting anti-Black racism

A family doctor who helped develop an anti-Black racism course for health professionals expresses her aspiration that participants will “unlearn” entrenched discriminatory practices contributing to inequitable care for a vulnerable group. Dr. Onye Nnorom, co-founder of the Black Health Education Collaborative at the University of Toronto and Halifax’s Dalhousie University, indicated that the online course, […]

Walnut Foundation launches lifesaving initiative in Oshawa

Walnut Foundation launches lifesaving initiative in Oshawa

In a groundbreaking move to combat prostate cancer among men of African descent in Canada, the Walnut Foundation (TWF) is expanding its reach by launching a “Detect and Protect” free mobile health clinic in Oshawa. Scheduled for April 6, 2024, at the Durham Community Health Centre, 115 Grassmere Ave, this initiative marks the first time […]

Tart cherry juice: a potential anti-inflammatory aid for athletes

Tart cherry juice: a potential anti-inflammatory aid for athletes

Many athletes say they drink tart cherry juice to help with inflammation and muscle pain. Members of the U.S. women’s national soccer team drink it for exercise recovery. Tart cherries, particularly Montmorency cherries, and their juice contain antioxidants and have anti-inflammatory properties. And studies have shown that tart cherry juice may help prevent muscle damage […]

Guyana receives certification for first kidney transplant centre

Guyana receives certification for first kidney transplant centre

Guyana’s Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) has achieved a remarkable milestone by earning official certification as a Kidney Transplant Centre. This accomplishment signifies a significant advancement in Guyana’s medical landscape, as GPHC becomes the inaugural institution in the country to attain such recognition. The certification was bestowed by the Ministry of Health in collaboration with […]

Jamaica commits to hosting Haitian orphans

Jamaica commits to hosting Haitian orphans

Jamaica’s Deputy Prime Minister Horace Chang has announced the country’s commitment to welcoming orphans from Haiti, responding to the growing social challenges in the French-speaking nation, particularly in Port-au-Prince. Chang conveyed, “We have reached an agreement to provide accommodation for a specific number of individuals through legitimate channels, focusing on orphans currently residing in an […]

Unlocking the secrets of muscle memory for fitness success

Unlocking the secrets of muscle memory for fitness success

When the term “muscle memory” is mentioned, most people envision muscles memorizing specific movements, such as riding a bike or playing a musical instrument. While muscle memory is indeed a real phenomenon, it’s essential to recognize that it involves two distinct types: neurological and physiological. Understanding how these forms of muscle memory work can significantly […]

Lillie Johnson lauded as a dedicated public health advocate at Order of Canada investiture

Lillie Johnson lauded as a dedicated public health advocate at Order of Canada investiture

By Neil Armstrong Centenarian Lillie Johnson — who founded the Sickle Cell Association of Ontario and will celebrate her 102nd birthday on March 16 — has been lauded for her advocacy for sickle cell disease in Ontario. At a special ceremony held at Extendicare Rouge Valley, the long-term care residence where she lives in Scarborough, […]

New pharmacare program a boon for racialized communities

New pharmacare program a boon for racialized communities

By Lincoln DePradine A pharmacare deal reached between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party government and the opposition New Democratic Party (NDP), offering new coverage for contraception and diabetes treatment and also dental-care plan, will be particularly impactful on racialized communities such as African-Canadians and Indigenous peoples, Toronto MP Gary Anandasangaree has said. “It’s going […]

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