Sleep deficit acute at back-to-school time

By Jasminee Sahoye Now that school is back, students and their working parents face busy, tiring days, especially due to the long summer break and that many of them did not have regular schedules. One of the biggest challenges will be sleep and getting the right amount to face the daily challenges. According to an […]

Ice Bucket Challenge puts focus on ALS

Ice Bucket Challenge puts focus on ALS

Everybody seems to be getting in on the act with the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS research funds. While most have heard about the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise funds for ALS, many don’t know a lot about this disease. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a rapidly progressive, neuromuscular disease. It attacks the motor neurons […]

Some docs award vitamin D an ‘E’

Some docs award vitamin D an ‘E’

Some docs award vitamin D an ‘E’ Last week, we explained that vitamin D can assist with reducing the effects of Alzheimer’s disease. This week we take a closer look at what dissenting studies have found. By Jasminee Sahoye Over the years vitamin D has been gaining a reputation as a wonder vitamin that offers […]

Highway death sparks Alzheimer’s debate

Highway death sparks Alzheimer’s debate

Highway death sparks Alzheimer’s debate Grandmother Chandrowtie Basdeo, who had Alzheimer’s disease, died after wandering onto Hwy. 400. By Jasminee Sahoye The death of a mother of eight and grandmother who suffered from Alzheimer’s in a hit and run on Hwy. 400 near Vaughan is raising questions about how to take better care of people […]

Green tea a healthful elixir

Green tea a healthful elixir

Multiple cups of green tea are good for you, studies indicate. By Jasminee Sahoye Green tea has been used by people around the world for years and many Caribbean people have been drinking it without realizing that it contains disease-fighting properties. According to one of Harvard Medical School’s health publications, green tea has a high […]

Feds face fight over refugee health cuts

Feds face fight over refugee health cuts

Feds face fight over refugee health cuts By Jasminee Sahoye In 2002, when a Guyanese family who claimed their lives were at risk had their refugee status application denied, they were covered for health care. Even so, because they were a family with four children and two have had complicated health issues, they had to […]

Take a walk for Grenada’s health

Take a walk for Grenada’s health How far would you walk for better health care? On July 20 at York Memorial Collegiate, you can find out. Spice Youth Toronto Community Initiative will hold a fundraising walk for better healthcare in Grenada, starting at 9 a.m., under the theme “One Community. One Goal. Better Healthcare.” A […]

Feds face fight over refugee health cuts

Feds face fight over refugee health cuts

Feds face fight over refugee health cuts By Jasminee Sahoye In 2002, when a Guyanese family who claimed their lives were at risk had their refugee status application denied, they were covered for health care. Even so, because they were a family with four children and two have had complicated health issues, they had to […]