Top 10 ridiculous 911 calls

Top 10 ridiculous 911 calls

This is a recent post that highlights abuse of a valuable resource. Police service in the Toronto area has released its list of the most ridiculous 911 calls, and it includes non-emergency requests related to uncooperative children, long drive-thru lines and prank calls. In a news release

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Canada Sue Big Pharma

Canada Sue Big Pharma

 “Yes, you are responsible and need to be held accountable”. Three Canadian provinces sent this message to large pharma company in court this past week. Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec have filed a $88.7 billion CAD ($67.4 billion USD) against Purdue Pharma. Many shake their head and

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80% COVID-19 patients had low vitamin D

80% COVID-19 patients had low vitamin D

A newly released study from The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism looks at the relationship between COVID 19 and vitamin D deficiencies. Most health experts say more studies need to be done but these findings are encouraging. The benefits of vitamin D have been known for

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New MOL Inspectors coming

New MOL Inspectors coming

The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development is kicking off a recruiting campaign to hiremore health and safety inspectors.The province said inspectors are needed more than ever to curb the threat of COVID-19.The ministry is targeting as many as 98, boosting the ranks from 409 to

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Questioning CPR: A Default Response

Questioning CPR: A Default Response

When very old patients suffer cardiac arrest, doctors usually try to revive them — even if they were already near death. A few months ago, an ambulance brought a woman in her 90s to the emergency department at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Her metastatic breast

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Canadian baby boomers at risk of Hepatitis C

Canadian baby boomers at risk of Hepatitis C

On July 28 people around the world will acknowledge World Hepatitis Day in an effort to raise awareness about viral hepatitis and the global effort to eliminate it. The Covid‐19 pandemic has demonstrated the importance of working together internationally to confront public health challenges. Canada is one

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Make boating safety a top priority when on the water

Make boating safety a top priority when on the water

What better way to spend a summer day than out on the water with family and friends? With summer in full force and staycations picking up, Atlantic Canadians are spending more time on the water than ever. Whether it’s in speed boats, kayaks, paddleboards, or anything that

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Emergency First Aid Facts-Asthma

Emergency First Aid Facts-Asthma

Asthma is an emergency and requires immediate first aid. Asthma is known as a chronic breathing disorder that causes the airways to swell and create mucous. This is the reason an asthmatic will cough, become short of breath and then you will hear the wheezing. Irritants Many

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Emergency First Aid Facts-AED

Emergency First Aid Facts-AED

Emergency First Aid Fact #16 If someone collapses, can I use an AED? Yes, you can! Anyone any age can use an AED. In an emergency grab the AED and help.  When you use AEDs immediately you save lives! AEDs or automated external defibrillators can be found

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COVID 19 lasts on surfaces

COVID 19 lasts on surfaces

Would you be surprised? Be surprised at how long a COVID 19 or SARS-CoV2 last on surfaces up to a week? YUCK!       This studies findings come from the University of Hong Kong was published in April 2020 Article Link Illness in Children

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