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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
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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
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Migraine

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
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Funding

$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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Covid

McMaster University Study Finds Schools and Daycares Not Major Sources of COVID-19 Transmission

A two-year examination by McMaster University researchers concluded that COVID-19 transmission in schools was not significant when proper infection prevention and control measures were implemented. Published in The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health, the review, which analyzed over 34,000 references worldwide, questions the need for repeated disruptions to in-person learning during the pandemic.

February 16, 2024
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Physicians

Feds Combat Physician Shortage with Enhanced Loan Forgiveness for Rural Doctors and Nurses

The Canadian government is increasing forgivable loans for medical students by 50% to address a critical shortage of doctors and nurses in rural and remote areas. This measure aims to fill the expected gap of 48,900 family doctors by 2031, exacerbated by an aging population and retiring physicians. The stagnation of medical residency spots has hindered the entry of new healthcare professionals.

February 14, 2024
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