BOISSEVAIN, Man. – Lindsay Alvis was excitedly preparing to open up the first yoga studio in the small southwestern Manitoba community she calls home when a letter showed up in the mailboxes of some of her neighbours.
Three Manitoba hospitals are receiving new medical equipment at a combined cost of $5.1 million.
The province is funding a CT scanner at Health Sciences Centre, a cardiac catheterization medical system and specialized laboratory analysis equipment at St. Boniface General Hospital, and x-ray machine at Gimli Community Health Centre.
TORONTO – Lisa Pont has heard plenty of skepticism about video game addiction and whether it’s truly a medical condition that should be classified as a disease, as the World Health Organization plans to officially do in a couple of months.
“Some people think it trivializes other diseases. People think, ‘Oh my God, how can you get addicted to gaming? Just put (the controller) down,’ or like, ‘Please, then anything can be a disease,'” says Pont, a social worker at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto.