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New HIV strategy sets hopeful goal, amid grief of flight MH17 losses

Posted July 23, 2014 by Kate Lunau

In the shadow of the deaths of conference delegates, new strategies for combatting AIDS are debated

The post New HIV strategy sets hopeful goal, amid grief of flight MH17 losses appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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DDrops: The Sunshine Vitamin in Just One Drop

Posted July 17, 2014 by Elizabeth

DDrops: The Sunshine Vitamin in Just One DropAs you may already know, vitamin D is so important because it contributes to normal cell division, and is especially important during periods of rapid growth, such as throughout pregnancy and while breastfeeding. Vitamin D also helps to maintain normal blood levels of calcium and phosphorus. Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium, which forms and […]

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Weekend Health Tips!

Posted July 13, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Dear Readers: From curing smelly feet by wiping them with vodka to treating blisters with mouthwash, here are 10 quirky health tips to help in life! 1. Eating a burger helps jet lag Chomping down a burger and chips during a flight doesn’t exactly seem like the most healthy option while sitting in the same […]

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ScarRemovalProductsThatWork

Posted July 12, 2014 by Anonymous

Also for the best skin break out scar evacuation cream to work its ponders, your skin additionally needs to be in flawless condition c…7 Zoom(s)

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Zinc a4 10 Functions, 25 Signs of Deficiency & Increasing Your Stores | The Resourceful Mother | RNCP | Pediatric Nutritionist

Posted July 8, 2014 by meredithdeasley

This post outlines 10 functions of zinc, 25 signs of deficiency and what to do if you think you or your child are deficient.18 Zoom(s)

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Life Insurance and Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

Posted July 8, 2014 by martin58474

Discusses how having hypertension (high blood pressure) affects a life insurance application. Includes factors looked at and likely un…21 Zoom(s)

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The Occupy Movement Has Changed the Narrative, But We’re Not Done

Posted July 8, 2014 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

Recently, with the WEF spending the last few years acknowledging global income inequality is a problem, I’ve declared a kind of victory for the Occupy Movement: getting the lexicon on the 1% and inequality on the tongues of the sly gazillionaires who rule the world, and into mass consumption. Now we see that the CEO […]

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2 Essential Oils That Help Alleviate Asthma Symptoms | Celtic Sage Holistic Therapy

Posted July 1, 2014 by fayeboyd

We all know, without reading the multitude of studies out there that upper respiratory illness is on the rise.35 Zoom(s)

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5 Things a Pet Should Never Eat | College Manor Veterinary Hospital

Posted June 27, 2014 by Anonymous

So here are some of those thoughts… 5 Things One Should Never Let Their Pet Eat…

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Childrensa4 Fevers Have An Important Purpose & Should Not Be Suppressed | The Resourceful Mother | RNCP | Pediatric Nutritionist

Posted June 25, 2014 by meredithdeasley

It is our immune system that creates fevers. Fevers are created to slow down pathogens. The germ, bacteria or virus causing a fever wa…19 Zoom(s)

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How the Federal NDP Plans to Alienate Eco-Voters

Posted June 25, 2014 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

Mulcair wants to out-Liberal the Liberals led by the charismatic son of a charismatic Liberal prime minister. He will fail: “I think what Canadians want are people who are realists, who understand for example the importance of our extractive industries and the creation of jobs but they also want to have a government that’s actually […]

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Feed Your Hearing (A Diet for the Ears)

Posted June 20, 2014 by martin58474

Did you know that hearing loss (from aging and excessive sound) can be prevented and even reversed using diet and supplements?15 Zoom(s)

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Honouring Summer Solstice a4 June 21st | Celtic Sage Holistic Therapy

Posted June 19, 2014 by fayeboyd

For those who revere nature, summer solstice may be celebrated by a bonfire, and staying up to greet the dawn.26 Zoom(s)

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Growing Your Love for your Inner Self: Part 3 of 3 | Building SOUL

Posted June 18, 2014 by buildingsoul

This blog is about some simple and practical exercises that can help you to explore what is in your heart and to move the energy throu…21 Zoom(s)

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Sorry folks, but AIDS – IS a gay disease!

Posted January 1, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

There seems to be a lot of debate lately over whether AIDS is predominately a homosexual disease, or not! The reason I mention this is because the gay community is hesitant to accept blame for the widespread transmission of the HIV virus……………….., and they are getting more vocal in their insistence that they’re not to […]

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How To Ease Your Fears of the Dentist

Posted August 9, 2013 by Devan McGuinness

If you’ve got a fear of the dentist, you’re not alone. Here are some tips on how to ease your anxiety and take charge of your oral health.

The post How To Ease Your Fears of the Dentist appeared first on Accustomed Chaos.

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Four Healthy Living Tips

Posted April 8, 2013 by davids

Making healthy food choices, being physically active, and taking the right prescriptions regularly can go a long way in maintaining good health.

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The Evil Buggerly Thing That Has A Hold On Me

Posted January 4, 2013 by Anonymous

I missed December. Blame the bastardly disorder that has had me and half the town since November. Never seen such a thing. Been sicker. Never so sick for so long. It don’t go away. Remember 2011-12? That was good. Except, me, I had pneumonia.

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Hundreds Protest Block’s Message

Posted October 22, 2012 by Tim McSorley
Saskatoon rallies in response to MP Kelly Block’s newsletter boasting of cuts to health care for refugee claimants

SASKATOON—Hundreds of Saskatoonians gathered at Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar MP Kelly Block’s office in the city on Saturday, protesting her latest newsletter about cuts to health care for refugee claimants. People have called the item anti-immigrant, xenophobic and racist.

Block’s newsletter, entitled, “Ending Unfair Benefits for Refugee Claimants,” states, “New arrivals to Canada have received dental and vision care paid by your tax dollars. They’ve had free prescriptions. Not Anymore.”

Some see the message as an early attack on medicare and as an attempt to divide Canadians. Others see it as an attack on Canada’s long history of generosity and caring for those coming to the country as refugees.

Dr Ryan Meili, Family Doctor at the WestSide Community Clinic, spoke of caring for refugees and recognizing their special needs as well as requirements for general health care. Meili called Block’s publication a “divisive and inflammatory action” through which she was attempting to divide Canadians. He called on the federal Conservative Party to “stop abdicating its responsibilities for health care.”

On June 30, 2012, the Conservative government implemented changes to the Interim Federal Health Program. The new directives mean that refugee claimants waiting on appeals, or from a list that the federal government deems safe, no longer have access to important medical services, ranging from insulin for diabetes to treatment after heart attacks.

While the government scaled back some of its proposed cuts on the eve of implementing the changes, advocates for the program have said that the services which continue to be covered account for only two per cent of the former budget.

Speaking at Saturday’s rally, Meili also said the western provinces, other than Saskatchewan, have agreed to cover the costs of treating refugee claimants. He said Saskatchewan people should encourage their provincial government to take on the care of the refugee claimants as well.

Meili lives in Saskatoon’s Riversdale neighbourhood, which is part of Block’s constituency. He is running for the leadership of the Saskatchewan New Democratic Party.

Meili’s wife, Dr. Mahili Brindamour-Meili, also spoke. She is a pediatric resident studying at the University of Saskatchewan and working in the Saskatoon Health Region. She is also Co-Chair of the Immigrant and Refugee Health Committee at the University of Saskatchewan.

The committee organized a protest last week which drew doctors, nurses, other health care providers and students. It was called the “59 cent protest” because the money that it cost to provide care for refugee claimants is about 59 cents per taxpayer per year. She said refugee claimants, like all people, “need acceptance and compassion,” particularly because of the violence many have experienced.

Brindamour-Meili told the story of a caller who attacked her for supporting the needs of refugees. She added that in the end, the caller told Brindamour-Meili she should go back to where she came from.

Mark Bigland-Pritchard, a member of a Mennonite congregation, spoke on behalf of his daughter, a university student in Winnipeg. Reading from her letter, Bigland-Pritchard called the statements contained in Block’s newsletter “unhelpful, dishonest and biased.”

A psychologist with the Saskatoon Community Clinic, Dr. Nayyar Javed, described Block as “taking up where Jim Pankew left off.” Pankew is a former Reform Party Member of Parliament. He is best remembered as having made a number of very racist remarks in conversation and writings. Javed went on to say that Block was “not elected to spread hatred.”

Other speakers included representatives of the legal community and labour.

The event, which attracted approximately 500 people, took place under the watchful eye of Saskatoon Police. The crowd was so large that on several occassions it spilled onto the street in front of Block’s office.

Rob is a retired career journalist based in Saskatoon. He has worked in both electronic and print news. This article was originally published on the Media Co-op.

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