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Health

Rosacea patients get online support from company

People who live with the inflammatory skin disease called rosacea are being offered a new online tool to help them get good medical help. Rosacea’s symptoms include facial flushing, redness and spots. Research suggests rosacea has a significant impact on» 

Health, Society

Ottawa releases first national dementia strategy

Canada’s Minister of Health announced the release of the first national dementia strategy on Monday. It focuses on prevention, advancing therapies and finding a cure, as well as improving the quality of life for people with dementia and their caregivers.» 

Society

Canadians unprepared to support aging parents: online survey

A large proportion of Canada’s population is getting old and an online survey suggests their children are not clear on the tools available to them to alleviate the financial burden of caring for them. Of those living with a parent,» 

Health, Society

Doctors advised to help parents of very young children

Crying, sleep and difficult behaviours may be very challenging for the parents of young children and the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) is calling on doctors to help. It has issued a statement urging doctors to ask parents open-ended questions to» 

Health, Immigration & Refugees, Society

Support for survivors of gender-based violence announced

Just ahead of International Women’s Day, the Canadian government has announced several projects to support people who have survived gender-based violence. The YWCA in Montreal will receive $850,000 to improve services to newly-arrived immigrant women survivors. Project activities will help» 

Economy, Society

Most parents subsidize their adult children: survey

A public opinion poll suggests 96 per cent of parents in Canada have given some form of financial support to their children between the ages of 18 and 35. Almost half of parents said they were still subsidizing children between» 

Health, Society

Breastfeeding advice for a price or for free

A private company is marketing advice to nursing mothers for a fee, but a similar service is offered to Canadian mothers for free. In offering its fee-for-service plan, Medela says that in Canada, over 93,000 babies do not get the» 

Health, Society

Crisis text line offers help to stressed students

University of Guelph students in the province of Ontario now have a new way to access mental health support through a 24-hour texting service. Increased reports of depression, anxiety among students A survey of students conducted in Ontario in 2016» 

Immigration & Refugees, Society

Manitoba announces help for refugee services

The government of the western province of Manitoba has announced several measures to support refugees streaming across its border with the United States, while calling on the federal government to help. Since January, about 100 refugee claimants have braved freezing» 

Society

Vigils planned for victims of mosque attack

The deadly attack on a Quebec City mosque last night shocked the country and prompted people in several cities to mobilize. Very shortly after news of the attack spread, activists in Montreal announced a vigil would be held this evening»