Health Data: Government Promises Alerts

“Concerned” about poor data protection in health, François Legault ensures that his government will put in place a system to end the open bar that puts at risk the personal information of Quebeckers. “This is a situation that has existed for several years. When we came [to power], we realized that there was access that was […]

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Ford government eliminates 825 health care jobs

The Ontario government has released the results of its health cuts. It abolished 825 positions in 14 Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) and 6 provincial health agencies. All of these agencies and the LHINs will be merged into a super agency called Ontario Health. In addition to the Local Health Integration NetworksLHINs , the government will bring together several organizations […]

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Tips to avoid the negative effects of Blue Light

Here are some recommendations regarding exposure to blue light .  Children have faster and longer access to screens: television, tablet, mobile phone ..  And adults tend to increase their exposure to blue light. Here are three important recommendations: – A digital curfew: no screens at least an hour before going to sleep – Total darkness to sleep […]

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Cannabis and its effects on the brain

The psychotropic effects of cannabis are due to a family of molecules called cannabinoids. Surprisingly, the brain produces its own cannabinoids, and the cerebral effects of cannabis are caused by the activation of an endogenous system (endocannabinoid) that has developed in most animals well before the appearance of the plant Cannabis sativa on Earth. An old […]

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Montreal discovery to cure fractures

After more than 15 years of research, doctors at the Shriners Children’s Hospital in Montreal believe they have discovered a previously unsuspected natural way to heal fractures faster. “It’s a great feeling of pride,” says Dr. René St-Arnaud, who will publish the results of his research to heal fractures more efficiently and quickly with vitamin […]

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For lack of money, AIDS could come back in force

Lack of funds to support the fight against AIDS could contribute to the return of the virus, warned experts gathered Sunday in Amsterdam for the opening of the International Conference on this disease. “The progress we have made in recent years in Africa remains very fragile. To meet our objectives, governments must engage more, “warns Dr. […]

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G7: dozens of antidotes to chemical agents

A little more than 200 prehospital workers and hospitals in Quebec City were trained to intervene in the event of a chemical attack during the G7, Le Journal learned . According to our information, these workers were trained in case of a pesticide attack. A large quantity of antidotes have been purchased to prevent the threat, even if the […]

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An antibiotic to counter Lyme disease

Lyme disease has increased in recent years in southern Quebec, Montérégie and Estrie, where the number of diagnosed cases has almost tripled since 2016. To counter this phenomenon, an antibiotic is now available without a prescription. A single dose can be given by the pharmacist, but the patient should not have symptoms of the disease […]

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