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Blood Donors Needed to Meet Demand This Spring

Blood Donors Needed to Meet Demand This Spring

Health - Lab - Doctor - BloodCanadian Blood Services has put the call out for immediate blood donations across the country.

CBS says more than 35,000 donors are needed by spring break, March 10.

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#MeToo Movement Causing Confusion in Many Men, Fear of Missteps with Women: Experts

#MeToo Movement Causing Confusion in Many Men, Fear of Missteps with Women: Experts

By Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press

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Registered psychotherapist Ayan Mukherjee poses in this undated handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO)

They keep falling like dominoes: Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer, Patrick Brown and most recently members of the Canadian pop-rock band Hedley, high-profile or celebrity men who have been accused of sexual misconduct as the #metoo and #timesup movements continue unabated.

Experts say these social media campaigns of outing males for alleged wrongdoing have created a climate of mistrust between the sexes and left many ordinary guys feeling confused, fearful and wondering whether any of their past actions towards women will somehow come back to haunt them.

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Three of the Most Common Myths Surrounding Chiropractic Treatment Explained

Three of the Most Common Myths Surrounding Chiropractic Treatment Explained

Presented by Markham Chiropractic Centre

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MYTH 1

Once you see a chiropractor you have to keep going back

This is false. When seeking care from a chiropractor, the chiropractor will perform an assessment including a history and physical examination to determine the cause of the pain or dysfunction. From these observations, a diagnosis will be made and the treatment plan developed in collaboration with the patient – according to their needs and goals. The treatment plan will recommend a number of initial visits to see how the patient responds to care and scheduled re-evaluations. Depending on the patient and the condition, the recommended course of care may vary. Some patients only want their symptoms resolved and the underlying problem corrected while others choose to come in for periodic wellness adjustments to maintain/improve their health. Ultimately, the decision to continue care is yours.

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Study Suggests Canadians Taking Prescription Drugs Cut Groceries, Heat Spending

Study Suggests Canadians Taking Prescription Drugs Cut Groceries, Heat Spending

By Stephanie Marin, The Canadian Press

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MONTREAL – Nearly one million Canadians opted for emptier grocery bags and colder homes in order to pay for prescription drugs in 2016, suggests a nationwide study on the topic published Tuesday.

The review was conducted by researchers at the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, McMaster University, and the University of Toronto.

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Effectiveness of Flu Shot Under 20 Per Cent for Dominant Strain This Season: Experts

Effectiveness of Flu Shot Under 20 Per Cent for Dominant Strain This Season: Experts

By Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press

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A person gets a shot during a flu vaccine program in Calgary on Oct. 26, 2009. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

TORONTO – The effectiveness of this season’s flu shot has been extremely low, with the vaccine preventing only 10 to 20 per cent of infections caused by the dominant H3N2 strain affecting Canadians, researchers have found.

The mid-season estimate for the vaccine’s ability to provide protection from this particular influenza strain is in line with what Australia experienced during the southern hemisphere’s flu season, which ended in late August as Canada’s was about to begin.

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Woman Regains Eyesight After Random Exchange District Attack

Woman Regains Eyesight After Random Exchange District Attack

Brittney Thomas-Ljungberg
Brittney Thomas-Ljungberg in her bed at the Misericordia Health Centre following the random attack last June. (HANDOUT)

A Winnipeg woman who was punched in the eye during a random attack in the Exchange District last year has regained her sight.

Brittney Thomas-Ljungberg, 29, was randomly sucker-punched in her right eye in June.

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