Healthcare News Feed

Welcome to Caring Support's news feed. We've compiled some interesting news articles relating to healthcare and written our own abstracts for your enjoyment!

Please note: The views and opinions expressed in these article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the position of Caring Support.


Rethinking the Future: The Financial Dilemmas Facing Family Doctors in Canada

Dr. Garni Tatikian, a Toronto-based locum physician, is reconsidering her career as a family doctor due to what she sees as inadequate salaries. Despite covering for other physicians for four years, the financial outlook and historical lack of inflation-adjusted pay raises have led her to question the viability of continuing in the field. This sentiment is echoed by others in Canadian healthcare.

March 27, 2024

Breakthrough in HIV Cure Research: Western University Develops Affordable, Injectable Treatment

Researchers at Western University have developed a promising HIV cure strategy using HIV-virus-like-particles (HLP) to boost immune responses without causing infection. This affordable, injectable treatment, a decade in the making with international collaboration, shows significant potential in eliminating HIV-1.

March 25, 2024

Battling Misinformation in Social Media's Garden

Dr. Garth Graham, head of YouTube's global health division, likens combating health misinformation on social media to gardening, requiring constant maintenance. Misinformation is widespread, with studies showing up to 51% of vaccine-related posts, 28.8% for COVID-19, and 60% for pandemics containing inaccuracies.

March 22, 2024
Solar Eclipse

Safety Warning for Upcoming Solar Eclipse Viewers

Experts warn viewers of the April 8 solar eclipse, visible in eastern Canada, parts of the US, and Mexico, to use ISO-certified eclipse glasses or viewers. These devices, significantly darker than regular sunglasses, block nearly all light, protecting eyes during the event. NASA and eye-care professionals stress the importance of using approved solar filters to prevent eye damage.

March 20, 2024

AMA Recognizes Obesity as Disease, Shifts Perspective

In 2013, the American Medical Association recognized obesity as a disease, a move that started changing perceptions from blaming individuals for their obesity to understanding it as a chronic condition requiring long-term management. Despite controversy and resistance, this shift highlights the complexity of obesity, involving genetics and health risks.

March 18, 2024

International Students Struggle Amidst Soaring Costs in Canada

International students are facing perilous conditions due to rising living expenses in Canada, which are made worse by difficulties in securing jobs. With over 900,000 international students in 2023—thirty times as many as ten years ago—universities are under fire for depending too much on tuition revenue, while students deal with issues like subpar accommodation and food banks.

March 15, 2024

Get updates from Caring Support

We'll keep you updated on all new application updates and features!

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.