Teens save teacher with defibrillator

Montreal high school students save teacher’s life using CPR, defibrillator Grade 11 students Leya Nahra, Massinissa and Gaya Berrouche had taken first aid courses Leya Nahra, left, and brothers Massinissa, centre, and Gaya Berrouche jumped into action when a teacher at their school collapsed during a lesson. (Radio-Canada)   Three students…

Man found in cold after car crash

Man found in cold after car crash near Saskatoon dies in hospital: RCMP   WARMAN, Sask. — Saskatchewan RCMP say a man who appeared to be suffering from hypothermia following a car crash has died. Mounties were called early on Boxing Day about someone walking in the middle of a highway…

Rowan’s Law Named after Fallen Rugby Player

On March 6, 2018 Ontario saw a little-known law passed call Rowan’s Law. (3)  As most laws that bear a person’s name in Ontario, this law was passed posthumously. Rowan Stringer an up and coming rugby player. This registered nursing student in the Ottawa area looked at life joyfully  before…

No One Stopped To Help!

  Three people were involved in a collision and not one car or person stopped to offer first aid before police arrived. No one! My question is why? Are they afraid of being sued? Are they worried they might make injuries worse? Here are my thoughts on the subject. I…

Teen saves dad’s life

‘He was losing his heartbeat’: Windsor teen saves dad’s life with CPR learned 2 days earlier Catholic Central High School student Turki Ayash, left, saved the life of his father Ahmad, right, by using CPR skills he learned in school. (Dale Molnar/CBC) A Grade 11 student at Catholic Central High…

Free overdose kits

Get free training and overdose kit is not a new idea. A public health emergency in 2016?  The Ontario government has been offering free training on a life saving medication called Naloxone back in 2016. Then why are we still trying to get the message out and convince people to…

Overdoses and Heart Attacks

Brought Back from the Dead: Planning for Overdoses and Heart Attacks August 8, 2019 | Jason Rivait A June 2019 Government of Canada report describes a disturbing trend of rising opioid-related deaths in Canada, a situation it called an opioid crisis. High-rise condominiums face unique challenges when planning for medical emergencies such as overdoses…

Diabetes helps prevent cancer

Diabetes medication metformin has potential to prevent ovarian cancer: Canadian study A common medication to treat Type 2 diabetes could help prevent the development of ovarian cancer, a new Canadian laboratory study suggests. The study, published Wednesday in the medical journal Clinical Cancer Research, says the drug metformin may be…

More what, than my toilet!

Are you cleaning all the germiest places? Let’s take a stroll around your home and find out. Of course, we start in the bathroom, where we deposit things we’d rather not think about. Surely the toilet is the prime collector of germs, yes? No, because we obsessively clean it (or…

Call 911

Stroke and the Brain The brain is the control centre of your body. It controls how you think, feel, communicate and move. Knowing how your brain works can help you understand your stroke. Brain cells The brain is full of specialized cells called neurons. These neurons make the brain work.…
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