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Concussions May Raise Risk of Suicide, study suggests

Concussions May Raise Risk of Suicide, study suggests

People who suffer concussion have a three times higher risk of attempting suicide. The risk further increases if they sustain the injury on weekend, according to a new study. Canadian scientists looked at 235,110 patients over a 20-year period (1992 to 2012) and found that those who had suffered a concussion were more likely to commit suicide than those who ... Read More »

Hugh Jackman: X-Men star has another skin cancer growth removed

Hugh Jackman: X-Men star has another skin cancer growth removed

X-Men star Hugh Jackman has urged people to wear sunscreen and get regular check-ups after going public with having a fifth skin cancer growth removed. The 47-year-old actor posted on Instagram a post-op pictures along with a message for fans to raise awareness about the terrifying disease. In the close-up photo, “The Wolverine” actor wore a large bandage on his ... Read More »

Plans are afoot for a “sobering centre” in Vancouver

Plans are afoot for a “sobering centre” in Vancouver

Health officials in Vancouver are planning a new “sobering centre” seven years after it was recommended by an inquiry into the death of a severely intoxicated homeless man, but some advocates and family members say it still falls short. Frank Paul , a 47-year -old aboriginal man died of hypothermia after being dumped in an East Vancouver alley by a ... Read More »

Whooping Cough Vaccine: Researchers Call for an Alternative Tdap Immunization ‘Strategy for Adolescents’

Whooping Cough Vaccine: Researchers Call for an Alternative Tdap Immunization Strategy for Adolescents

A whooping cough booster vaccine recommended for middle school aged children loses effectiveness over time, a new study is reporting. A new study from Kaiser Permanente’s Vaccine Study Center found that the Tdap booster vaccine provides moderate protection against whooping cough during the first year after vaccination, but its effectiveness wanes to less than 9 percent after four years among ... Read More »

Dad warns parents of hair tourniquets for babies “Photo”

Dad warns parents of hair tourniquets for babies (Photo)

Dad Warns New Parents About The Dangerous ‘Hair Tourniquet’. A Kansas father has a warning for all parents after finding something strange on his infant daughter’s foot. In a Jan. 21 Facebook post, Scott Walker said his daughter, Molly, was “cranky and screaming” during lunch, which wasn’t out of the ordinary. As the little girl got worked up, she began ... Read More »

More than 80 Percent of Canadians Consume Alcohol, Report

More than 80 Percent of Canadians Consume Alcohol, Report

Alcohol is a socially accepted part of everyday life for most Canadians. Almost 80 percent of us drink. Many Canadians associate drinking with pleasurable social events such as music festivals, watching sports, parties, and relaxing. Celebrations and milestones like weddings, anniversaries, and awards are often “toasted” with alcohol. Read More »