ONA celebrates legal victory

ONA celebrates legal victory

Ontario’s front-line registered nurses and health-care professionals are celebrating another decision by the court which has ruled that Bill 124, wage-suppression legislation passed by the Ford government in 2019, is unconstitutional. Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) Provincial President Erin Ariss, RN, says, “This sham of a bill should never have been passed. With the loss of […]

Bridging the gap between human beings and electronics

Bridging the gap between human beings and electronics

Elon Musk’s brain implant company, Neuralink, recently announced that it had successfully implanted its brain-computer interface into its first human patient. This groundbreaking technology aims to connect the human nervous system directly with computers, offering potential solutions for brain disorders, overcoming brain injuries, and various other applications. Let us explore the technology behind Neuralink, its […]

Walnut Foundation launches lifesaving initiative

Walnut Foundation launches lifesaving initiative

By Lincoln DePradine A collaborative effort involving Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and several service organizations, is underway to help reduce the incidence of prostate cancer among men of African descent in Canada. Research indicates that Black men may be genetically predisposed to prostate cancer, have a higher risk of developing the cancer, and are more […]

Dr DePradine helps seniors get back on their feet

Dr DePradine helps seniors get back on their feet

Christmas could be a period of isolation for some people, including senior citizens, who may be homebound or nursing an illness. West Park Healthcare Centre, which has piloted a new Geriatric Rapid Rehab initiative, provides the elderly not just with physical help but also connects them with seniors’ programs. “My philosophy is everyone needs someone […]

Sometimes it’s best to face Christmas than try to escape it

Sometimes it’s best to face Christmas than try to escape it

Sometimes it’s best to face Christmas than try to escape it By Fay Schopen Can you ever truly escape Christmas? In 2007, I discovered that you cannot, no matter how hard you try. I was living in New York, studying for a master’s degree. My boyfriend at the time, who lived in London, was flying […]

Labour Council calls on Liberals to deliver on Pharmacare promise

Labour Council calls on Liberals to deliver on Pharmacare promise

By Lincoln DePradine The executive board of the Toronto & York Region Labour Council wants the Liberal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to follow through with a promise of a Canada Pharmacare Act that will “ensure all Canadians have access to a wide range of safe, medically effective drugs’’. The Labour Council is headed […]

‘Research shows that a mother’s mental health is central to a family’s wellbeing’-Lauren McCain

‘Research shows that a mother’s mental health is central to a family’s wellbeing’-Lauren McCain

Light shone on mental health of expectant and postpartum mothers “Two-thirds of mothers reported experiencing sadness or anxiety during pregnancy or the postpartum period, leading to concerns about their mental health. Among these, one-third felt this way most of the time. Alarmingly, less than half of these concerned mothers sought treatment or support. Notably, mothers […]