Health inequities cause deaths

Health inequities cause premature deaths

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NY – People with disabilities run the risk of dying up to 20 years earlier than other groups in society, revealed a new report released by the World Health Organization recently. “Many persons with disabilities die earlier, some up to 20 years earlier, and more are at risk — double the risk — of developing a range of health conditions compared to the …

Toronto smoke alarm awareness campaign

Toronto launches new smoke alarm awareness campaign

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Toronto – At Fire Station 331, Deputy Mayor Jennifer McKelvie (Scarborough-Rouge Park), Councillor Ausma Malik (Spadina-Fort York) and Fire Chief Matthew Pegg launched a new smoke alarm social media and direct mail awareness campaign, which alerts residents to the very real dangers of not having a working smoke alarm on every floor of the home and outside all sleeping areas. …

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Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety

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Gatineau – The Government of Canada is committed to appointing highly qualified candidates to serve the best interests of Canadians. Minister of Labour, Seamus O’Regan Jr., announced three appointments to the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) Council of Governors: Gary O’Toole – appointed as a governor representing Nova Scotia for a term of four years Amir Raza – appointed …

New Brunswick University

New Brunswick University to build new Health, Social Innovation Centre 

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Saint John – Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, Blaine Higgs, Premier of New Brunswick, Wayne Long, Member of Parliament for Saint John–Rothesay, tTrevor Holder, Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour, Dr. Paul Mazerolle, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of New Brunswick, and Dr. Petra Hauf, Vice-President Saint John of the University of New Brunswick, …

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Genes related to suicidal thoughts detected

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According to a recent study published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, suicidal tendencies may run in families NY – A study published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, says suicidal tendencies may run in families. Four genes that increase the suicidal thoughts likelihood were found in the study of US military personnel by the scientists from Duke University Medical Center.

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Canada Dental Benefits

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Ottawa – On December 1, the Government of Canada began accepting applications for the new, interim Canada Dental Benefit. We are pleased to announce that yesterday, the Canada Dental Benefit reached an important milestone: we have now helped approximately 100,000 children get brighter smiles and healthier teeth. This benefit provides parents and guardians of eligible children under the age of 12—who …

2022 Canadian Cannabis Survey

Health Canada releases new data on cannabis use

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The 2022 Canadian Cannabis Survey provides important insights into Canadians’ knowledge, attitudes and behaviours on cannabis use Ottawa – The Government of Canada collects data to better understand how Canadians view and use cannabis. Through this data, we can better monitor Canada’s national framework for controlling the production, distribution, sale and possession of cannabis under the Cannabis Act. Health Canada published …

Opioid Overdoses

Opioid Overdoses – Latest National Data on Substance-Related Harms

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Ottawa – The co-chairs of the federal, provincial and territorial Special Advisory Committee on the Epidemic of Opioid Overdoses—Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, and Dr. Yves Léger, New Brunswick’s Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health—issued the following statement on the release of the latest surveillance data on opioid- and stimulant-related harms in Canada from January 2016 to June 2022, …

Naloxone Kits

Free Naloxone Kits in Workplaces

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Life-saving kits required to be on hand in at-risk workplaces by June 1, 2023 TORONTO – The Ontario government is launching a first-of-its-kind program to make free naloxone kits (and free training) available at workplaces where there is a risk of staff witnessing or experiencing an opioid overdose. In 2021, 2,819 people died from opioid-related causes in Ontario – the …