Carnival Ball to raise funds for ‘SickKids-Caribbean Initiative’

Carnival Ball to raise funds for ‘SickKids-Caribbean Initiative’

Peeks Toronto Caribbean  Carnival  has announced  the launching of a “charitable partnership”  between  the Carnival and the Hospital for Sick Children  to advance the study, diagnosis and treatment of pediatric cancer and serious blood disorders in  several Caribbean countries.. In a news release, the Carnival said that it has chosen the “SickKids-Caribbean Initiative” as the […]

Be safe for the carnival

Be  safe for the carnival

FOCUS ON HEALTH Be  safe for the carnival The Caribbean carnival season  has arrived in Toronto and it means beautiful colours, lots of fun and activities with live music and dancing. However, before you take part in the carnival, here are some tips for staying healthy during this event. Take care of your skin Darker […]

Using antibiotics safely

Using antibiotics safely

By Dr Jacqueline E Campbell Antibiotics can kill bacteria. THE development of antibiotics has been one of the great discoveries of modern medicine. Antibiotics can kill bacteria. They can relieve symptoms of bacterial infections and help to speed up the recovery process. Antibiotics can cure life-threatening infectious diseases and save lives. However, antibiotics are overused. […]

TAIBU celebrates ‘decade of excellence’

TAIBU celebrates ‘decade of excellence’

By Lincoln DePradine When TAIBU Community Health Centre was established 10 years ago, Liben Gebremikael was appointed executive director of the organization. He’s proud of the achievements of TAIBU, a multidisciplinary, not-for-profit, community-led organization headquartered in the Malvern neighbourhood of Scarborough. “The mandate of the organization is to improve the health and wellbeing of the […]

Managing diabetes

Managing  diabetes

FOCUS ON HEALTH   Managing  diabetes By Liben Gebremikael  There are several chronic conditions that disporprotionately affect the Black communities. Among them is diabetes. According to Canadian statistics, people of African descent are two to three times more likely to be affected by diabetes compared to the white population. In our  current practice, we are […]

Pretty nails, not infection

Pretty nails, not infection

By Heather Aspinall Summer is here and nail salons and spas are buzzing with people anxiously about the business of getting well groomed hands and feet. But along with the process of getting well-groomed or perhaps just a relaxing foot soak or rub, may come infection risks of which consumers need to be aware.  In […]

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