Category: Toronto Health Posts

Category: Toronto Health Posts Toronto’s rising rate of missing dementia patients challenges police forces

  As the population ages, the number of people diagnosed with dementia is soaring and many- more than half, according to one estimation- will eventually wander off, presenting police with a unique set of challenges. Last time alone, Toronto police received 835 reports of missing people aged 61 and older, the most important one number in the past five years. This week, federal Health Minister Jane Philpott supported calls for a national dementia strategy. The stakes are high: If a missing dementia patient isn’t found within 12 hours, he or she faces a 50 -per-cent chance of injury or death,

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Category: Toronto Health Posts Superbugs are a global threat, medical experts warn

Superbugs are a global health threat killing hundreds of thousands a year and they need to be eradicated before we are, experts say. Superbugs are microorganisms that have evolved to be resistant to antibiotics. They are able to mutate and outsmart modern drugs creating deadly bacterial infections. In toronto health, York University science professor Dasantila Golemi-Kotra said this has become a problem for the past two decades, in part, because of the over use of antibiotics. She says all pathogenic strains are now resistant. “The problem is (superbugs) become resistant and it becomes a challenge to treat the patient and

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Category: Toronto Health Posts Outdated information is blamed for weight gain and obesity

  In toronto health, the conventional dietary wisdom for the past quarter century has been “eat less, move more,” referring to reducing caloric intake and increasing exercise. But at the same time, we’ve seen obesity explode into the number one health problem facing Canadians and Americans. Only two logical explanations exist. The first possibility is that this dietary advice is good, but we are all too lazy or weak to follow it. Since obesity was relatively uncommon in the 1950s, this would mean that an entire generation of Americans individually, but simultaneously decided to “let themselves go.” This hardly seems

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Category: Toronto Health Posts Metformin can lessen risk of heart ailments in diabetics

  Washington D.C. [US]: A recent research has found that if Metformin, a drug commonly prescribed for Type 2 diabetes, is taken by a Type 1 diabetic patient on a routine basis then it could slow the development of the disease and delay heart disease. In toronto health, Metformin is an inexpensive treatment often used for Type 2 diabetes to lower blood sugar levels by reducing glucose production in the liver and is not prescribed for patients with Type 1 diabetes. However, a clinical trial has for the first time revealed that Metformin can promote a patient’s ability to repair

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Category: Toronto Health Posts Diabetes drug Metformin could help prevent heart disease

  Heart disease is the leading cause of illness in diabetic patients, accounting for more than half of all fatalities. In toronto health, Metformin is an inexpensive treatment that is often used for Type 2 diabetes to lower blood sugar levels by reducing glucose production in the liver. The drug may also be used to lower Type 1 diabetic patients’ risk of developing this complication, the researchers said. “Our research is an exciting step forward as it may have positive clinical implications for patients with increased risk of cardiovascular disease by improving their treatment options,” said Jolanta Weaver, Senior Lecturer

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Category: Toronto Health Posts Toronto urban trees can improve health and land values

  In toronto real estate, where would you rather be? In a city full of parks and tree-lined streets? Or in a city of concrete and glass? You probably don’t need a study to know. But many recent studies are proving what we already know: that green urban landscapes give a psychological boost, making us feel happier and more relaxed. Scientists also documented that urban street trees provide measurable physical benefits. Research scientist Omid Kardan and his colleagues at the University of Chicago studied the city of Toronto, which keeps health records for thousands of citizens, and a vast database

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Category: Toronto Health Posts Stop Worrying Using This Simple Brain Hack

  In toronto health, excessive worry continues to be on the rise, even impacting teens more than ever, and can have devastating consequences. Worry and stress can contribute to sleep problems, which can have serious ramifications, physical problems and of course mental health issues, including full blown anxiety disorders. There are a number of tips to reduce stress, but this article will share one key mind hack that you need to keep your worrying in check for good.   One key mind hack to check your worry One key mind hack to keep your worry at bay is a simple concept

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Category: Toronto Health Posts Toronto mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus, concerned Toronto Public Health declares

  In Toronto health, Toronto mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile virus for the first time this year, Toronto Public Health confirmed Wednesday. “The positive test result is a good reminder for Toronto residents to take precautions to protect themselves from mosquito bites and to remove standing water from their properties to prevent mosquito breeding,” said Dr. Barbara Yaffe, Toronto’s Acting Medical Officer of Health. Mississauga mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus   But health officials say the risk of getting infected is still low, and protecting yourself with light-coloured long clothing and insect repellent can further reduce that risk. There are

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Category: Toronto Health Posts Diabetes and the heart disease

  Diabetes is a disorder in how the body utilizes glucose. Glucose (sugar) is the basic building block of all carbohydrates or starches such as rice, flour (and flour products), as well as ground provision such as yam. It is also the basic building block in sugar. The pancreas is the organ in the body that releases insulin in response to a glucose load in the gut. The insulin then helps the body to absorb glucose into the intestines and muscles so that the glucose can get to the energy-producing machine inside each cell. This helps to lower your blood

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Category: Toronto Health Posts Do not overlook Type 1 diabetes of the children

  The Colorado School of Public Health nationwide says there are nearly 167,000 children and teens younger than 20 who have type 1 diabetes. Four-year old Parker Campbell was a perfectly happy and healthy child, until four months ago when his mother, Jylisha Campbell, noticed him drinking more water and experiencing extreme fatigue. Parker, just like a growing number of young children was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes, once known as juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes, occurs when the pancreas makes little or no insulin, a hormone that the body needs to let sugar to enter cells

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