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Global Obesity Crisis Exceeds 1 Billion: Lancet Study

An analysis published in The Lancet shows that more than one billion people globally are obese, exceeding previous estimates. The rapid transition from underweight to obesity is highlighted by Dr. Majid Ezzati of Imperial College London, especially in low- and middle-income countries. This pattern points to a serious worldwide health issue.

March 4, 2024

Ontario Doctor Suspended for Unauthorized Access to Patient Records

A physician in Ontario had his license temporarily revoked for unauthorized access to patient documents. Radiologist Dr. Ashley John Mercado was fined $6,000 and suspended for four months after admitting to professional misconduct. Over several years, he had several access points to the medical records of twenty patients, including family members and coworkers.

March 1, 2024
Colon Cancer

Trends in Colon Cancer Rates in Canada

According to estimates from the Canadian Cancer Society, there is a considerable risk of colon cancer, which accounts for 11% of all cancer-related deaths in Canada. One in 16 men and one in 18 women are likely to get the disease. Although there has been a general fall in colorectal cancer incidence during the 1980s in all age categories, older persons seem to be primarily affected by this decline.

February 28, 2024
Children Obesity

Rising Obesity Rates Among American Children

Nowadays, 20% of American kids between the ages of 2 and 19 are considered fat, which is a worrying trend in children's health. In contrast to adults, children's obesity is assessed by comparing their body mass index to peers of the same age and gender rather than using a set BMI threshold. If a child's BMI is at or above the 95th percentile, which indicates that they are larger than 95% of their peers, they are classified as obese.

February 26, 2024

Children's Migraine: How to Recognize the Symptoms

Torticollis is usually associated with headaches in young children. Infant colic, which is defined by prolonged, intense sobbing for three hours or more each day is another condition that is frequently linked to migraines in young children. These results emphasize the frequency of migraines from childhood to adulthood and draw attention to particular variables associated with migraines.

February 21, 2024

$633 Million Health Care Boost for Manitoba through Federal-Provincial Agreement

A $633 million deal was reached by Manitoba and Ottawa to improve the province's healthcare system, with an emphasis on senior care and front-line staffing. The money will go toward hiring 400 physicians, 300 nurses, 200 paramedics, and 100 home health aides. It will also support initiatives to help foreign-trained medical professionals find practice opportunities in Manitoba.

February 19, 2024

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