New Brunswick releases guidelines to help employers accommodate staff with addictions

The New Brunswick Human Rights Commission has released new guidelines to help employers meet their legal obligations to accommodate staff struggling with addiction. The province says the new guidelines on cannabis, alcohol and drug addictions are based on both case law and New Brunswick’s Human Rights Act. It says the guidelines address the use of cannabis inside and outside the […]

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'Stephens Day and the rest of the week will be horrific' – Consultant at the Mater's emergency department

This Christmas will be a particularly busy time in Emergency Departments (EDs) as it falls on a Tuesday, with a full weekend on boozing and carousing leading up to it. “What tends to happen, Christmas Day is pretty quiet in the morning, as the day goes on it gets busier and busier,” says Dr Fran O Keefe The Mater Hospital’s […]

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'Today I started my day crying, and I will get in to bed crying': Actor Colin Farrell tells Emma Fogarty she's 'amazing'

Irish woman and former People of the Year winner Emma Fogarty opened up on last night’s Late Late Show about the horrors she endures every day due to her skin condition Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB). EB, also known as butterfly disease, is a severe, rare genetic skin blistering condition where the skin is as fragile as the wings of a butterfly. […]

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Fatal Salmonella Outbreak Spreads Throughout The US And Canada

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently announced that 52 people have fallen ill from salmonella. Since the beginning of a wide spread and deadly salmonella outbreak in November 2017, 216 illnesses have been reported in just the United States alone. Most recently, a turkey company named Jennie-O Turkey Store Sales Inc. was added to the list of […]

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Overtime hours increase 77 per cent in Grace Hospital’s critical care unit

New numbers provided by the Manitoba Nurses Union show overtime hours have increased dramatically over the past year at the Grace Hospital. On average, all the units have seen a rise in overtime of 32 per cent, according to the numbers, which were provided to the union by the Winnipeg Health Authority through a Freedom of Information request. The critical […]

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You might not be an insomniac, but instead just wakeful

Can’t stop your brain buzzing at night? You’re not an insomniac, you’re just wakeful – get up, get creative and you might just discover a hidden talent Sleep Council research found more than a third get by on five to six hours’ sleep  With as many as three-quarters of population sleeping for seven hours or less But for some insomniacs, […]

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Stem cell donor found for Calgary teen suffering rare diseases: family

The family of a Calgary teen suffering from two life-threatening conditions shared the exciting news that a stem cell donor has been found. In a Facebook post published Friday, the family called the news a “Christmas miracle.” Roshlind Mance, 16, was diagnosed with aplastic anemia and paroxysmal hemoglobinuria in the summer. Both are diseases of the blood and bone marrow. […]

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