Action needed to improve poor health and disadvantage in the youth justice system

Action needed to improve poor health and disadvantage in the youth justice system

Children and adolescents detained in the youth justice system experience poor health across a range of physical and mental health domains, according to new research. In the first global review, researchers from the University of Melbourne, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) and University of Sheffield in the UK have examined the health of detained adolescents […]

Tea drinkers live longer

Tea drinkers live longer

Drinking tea at least three times a week is linked with a longer and healthier life, according to a study published last week in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.  “Habitual tea consumption is associated with lower risks of cardiovascular disease and all-cause death,” said first author Dr. Xinyan Wang of the Chinese Academy of […]

Belief that fat women more attractive feeding obesity

Belief that fat women more attractive feeding obesity

The man who warned that the Caribbean region, led by Jamaica, is the amputation capital of the world, is urging Jamaicans to fight back against the alarming rates of obesity here, especially among women, as they feast this Christmas season. Professor Dalip Ragoobirsingh, director of the Diabetes Education Programme at the University of the West […]

Mayor Tory has big housing and transportation plans for Toronto

Mayor Tory has big housing and transportation plans for Toronto

By Nicole Georges Toronto Mayor John Tory says the city has big plans to meet the growing demands for housing and transportation in the city. The Mayor, who was the keynote speaker at a Christmas luncheon hosted by the Consular Corps Association of Toronto, said Toronto has enjoyed its share of success which has led […]

We must live up to the ideals of Human Rights Day

We must live up to the ideals of Human Rights Day

Editorial We must live up to the ideals of Human Rights Day December 10th of every year, since 1948, has been declared by the United Nation Nations as the International Human Rights Day. It commemorates the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) by the UN General Assembly. Seventy-one years later much of […]

African-produced film on AIDS premiers in Toronto

African-produced film on AIDS premiers in Toronto

By Lincoln DePradine The world’s attention was riveted on the AIDS epidemic and the HIV virus in the 1980s. Further global spotlight was grabbed in 1991 when Earvin “Magic’’ John, the basketball superstar of the Los Angeles Lakers, retired abruptly after announcing that he had contracted HIV. It’s been 28 years since Johnson’s announcement and AIDS […]

Four in five adolescents don’t exercise enough: WHO

Four in five adolescents don’t exercise enough: WHO

FOCUS ON HEALTH Four in five adolescents don’t exercise enough: WHO Four in five adolescents worldwide do not get enough physical activity, to the detriment of their health, the World Health Organization said last week, warning that girls especially need more exercise. In its first ever report on global trends for adolescent physical activity, the […]

Black youth in foster care need culturally sensitive essentials

Black youth in foster care need culturally sensitive essentials

Staff Writer A petition has been started that can change the lives of Black youth in foster care by the Natural Kids Movement to inform Minister Todd Smith (Ontario Minister of Children, Community & Social Services) of the problem and how it can be addressed. In 2014, the Toronto Star revealed that 41% of youth […]

Jamaica to set up shelters for victims of gender-based violence

Jamaica to set up shelters for victims of gender-based violence

Jamaica’s government is building up to three state-run covers for casualties of sexual orientation-based savagery. The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport has just finished the acquisition of one property to fill in as a national safe house. What’s more, Minister Olivia Grange said the administration is currently completing the procedure to gain the […]

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