pharmacare: is it finally time for universal drug coverage?

With the recent promises of pharmacare made for the upcoming provincial elections in Ontario, I thought it would be a great time to discuss what pharmacare is, its history in Canada, and more importantly, if it is finally time that we received universal drug coverage in Ontario.

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women’s health: the gender bias in health research

Despite the many leaps made by women in recent years, the unfortunate reality is that a gender bias continues to prevail in our societies. This gender bias also has a strong footing in health research, where many medical studies implicitly generalize the results of studies that predominantly include men to all of humanity without taking gender differences into account.

at the heart of the matter: income

Income, believe it or not, plays a vital role in shaping our health outcomes, including our risk of heart disease. Now, I’m sure you’re all wondering the same thing – how?

the winter blues?

It’s another overcast winter day and I can’t remember the last time the sun shone through this dark and gloomy blanket of clouds. This weather doesn’t really evoke a cheery atmosphere.

dawn of the superbugs

Bacteria are found everywhere! They’re in the soil, water, air, our homes, food, and even us. While most bacteria are good, many are also responsible for making us sick – sometimes fatally.

parents, let’s talk about childhood vaccinations

Today, more than ever before in the past, an onslaught of information is thrown our way, telling us what we should and should not do – oftentimes, from opposing points of view.