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Non solo Covid: pronto soccorso ’sold out’

TORONTO – Di tutto, di più: lesioni, traumi, e pure virus (Covid-19 a parte). Gli ospedali dell’Ontario – e non solo – sono di nuovo sotto assedio ma questa volta non per la pandemia, bensì per altri motivi: dall’influenza stagionale alle ferite che le persone (soprattutto giovani), tornate “libere” dopo due anni di restrizioni, si procurano in svariati modi… Read More in Corriere Canadese >>> 

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Not only Covid: emergency rooms ‘sold out’ in Ontario

TORONTO – Everything: injuries, trauma and even viruses (Covid-19 aside). Ontario hospitals are again under siege, this time not due the pandemic but for other reasons: from the seasonal flu to injuries (especially young people, returned “free” after two years of restrictions). The situation is similar in all hospitals in the country: records of emergency room visits and beds “sold out”.  (more…)

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Joint statement from UNICEF, UNFPA, and WHO: “Stop attacks on health care in Ukraine”

GENEVE – NEW YORK – A joint statement from UNICEF, UNFPA, and WHO: “Stop attacks on health care in Ukraine”. The appeal, signed by Catherine Russell (Executive Director UNICEF), Natalia Kanem (Executive Director UNFPA) and Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (Director-General WHO), was published today. Here is the whole document. 

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Endométriose : Bientôt un test salivaire pour un meilleur diagnostic ?

(Femina Version / Kahina Boudjidj) Règles douloureuses, vomissements, saignements excessifs… Les souffrances liées à l’endométriose sont bien nombreuses, le diagnostic tarde et des milliers de femmes endurent ces douleurs pendant des années avant d’être fixées sur leur sort. Ce weekend, une société française expliquait avoir mis au point un test salivaire pour permettre de détecter en quelques jours la maladie ! On vous explique… Read More in Femina Version >>> 

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Dalla Basilicata Cultural Society $104mila al Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital

TORONTO – La voglia di fare e il desiderio innato di aiutare gli altri sono alcune caratteristiche dei membri della Basilicata Cultural Society of Canada. Uno degli ultimi eventi organizzati dalla associazione ha riscosso un successo che ha superato ogni aspettativa. “Quando abbiamo lanciato la raccolta fondi per il Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital ci eravamo prefissi di arrivare a 50mila dollari e contavamo di raggiungere questo obiettivo in cinque anni afferma il segretario/tesoriere Paolo Petrozza – con nostra grande soddisfazione abbiamo raccolto 80mila dollari e quindi abbiamo deciso di fare ancora di più”… Read More in Corriere Canadese >>> 

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Donazione storica per un ospedale record

TORONTO – È la più grande donazione fatta per aiutare a costruire il più grande ospedale nella storia del Canada. Il Trillium Health Partners (THP) ha annunciato – tramite un comunicato stampa (15 febbraio) – la donazione di 105 milioni di dollari da parte della Peter Gilgan Foundation. La storica donazione aiuterà ad espandere e riqualificare le strutture in due delle tre sedi di THP, il Mississauga Hospital e il Queensway Health Centre… Read More in Corriere Canadese >>> 

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Record $105 Million donation to Trillium Health Partners

TORONTO – It is the largest donation to help build the largest hospital in Canadian history. The Trillium Health Partners (THP) announced the $105 Million donation from the Peter Gilgan Foundation in a press release (February 15). The historic donation will help expand and redevelop facilities at two of THP’s three locations, the Mississauga Hospital and the Queensway Health Centre.

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Ontario Nurses’ Union secures “retention bonus” for front-line nurses

TORONTO – With less than four months until the Provincial election, the Ford Government agrees to pay $5,000 to Ontario’s front-line nurses in publicly funded settings. The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) confirmed this in a statement (February 11), that said its president, Cathryn Hoy had met with Premier Ford and “negotiated a good-faith retention bonus for all front-line nurses in publicly-funded facilities”.

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Un sistema di sanità “socialista”? La California ci prova

“Bisogna ricordare che anche il Medicare fu etichettato radicale. Fu chiamato socialismo. … le stesse aziende, la American Medical Association furono contrarie. Da notare anche che queste battaglie furono combattute e alla fine vinte”. Così Ash Kalra (nella foto, tratta dal suo profilo Facebook), membro dell’Assemblea della California, mentre canta le lodi della bozza di legge A.B. 1400 (CalCare) che offrirebbe sanità a tutti i californiani. Cambierebbe il concetto di sanità come privilegio convertendolo a un diritto umano. 

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বিশ্বের সেরা নতুন ভবন’ হিসেবে পুরষ্কার পেলো বাংলাদেশের হাসপাতাল

 (Shomporko সম্পর্ক) বিশ্বের সেরা নতুন ভবন’ হিসেবে রয়েল ইনস্টিটিউট অব ব্রিটিশ আর্কিটেক্টস (রিবা) আন্তর্জাতিক পুরস্কার পেলো বাংলাদেশের সাতক্ষীরার শ্যামনগর উপজেলার ফ্রেন্ডশিপ হাসপাতাল। মঙ্গলবার এ পুরস্কার ঘোষণা করা হয়েছে বলে জানিয়েছে বিবিসি। … Read More in Shomporko >>> 

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Trapianti da maiale a uomo accendono la speranza

TORONTO – I progressi nella ricerca medica mirano ad aiutare le persone a vivere una vita più lunga e più sana. Le ultime procedure rivoluzionarie nell’utilizzo di organi di maiale geneticamente modificati trapiantati nell’uomo potrebbero offrire qualche speranza in futuro per risolvere il problema dell’inadeguata disponibilità di organi umani… Read More in Corriere Canadese >>> 

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Staffing shortage at Headwaters Health Care Centre

TORONTO – From the kitchen to the aisles the step is short. At least that’s how it seems. The shortage of staff is there and it is serious to the point that the Headwaters Health Care Centre (HHCC) in Orangeville has asked its staff to work overtime last Saturday, Sunday and tomorrow and to do them where there is most need. 

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মানবদেহে শূকরের হৃদপিন্ড প্রতিস্থাপনের অগ্রদূত পাকিস্তানি বংশোদ্ভূত সার্জন

সম্প্রতি যুক্তরাষ্ট্রে মানবদেহে শূকরের হৃদপিন্ড প্রতিস্থাপনের ক্ষেত্রে সর্বপ্রথম বিশ্বে যে বিজ্ঞানী অভূতপূর্ব সাফল্য দেখিয়েছেন, তিনি পাকিস্তানে জন্মগ্রহণকারী করাচীর ডও মেডিক্যাল কলেজের এমবিবিএস ডাক্তার মুহাম্মদ মনসুর মহিউদ্দিন। একই সঙ্গে তিনি ইউনিভার্সিটি অব মেরিল্যান্ডের স্কুল অব মেডিসিনের কার্ডিয়াক জেনোট্রান্সপ্ল্যান্টেশন কার্যক্রমেরও সহ-প্রতিষ্ঠাতা পরিচালক।  

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Pakistani-born surgeon leads pig heart transplant in human

The scientist behind the recent landmark success story in the world of first transplanting the pig heart into human in the United States is Dr. Muhammad Mansoor Mohiuddin, a Pakistani-born MBBS doctor of Dow Medical College of Karachi as well as co-founding director of the Cardiac Xenotransplantation Program at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. 

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Dan Montesano, un’altra generosa donazione: 50,000 dollari alla Mackenzie Health Foundation

TORONTO – Un’altra importante, generosa donazione da parte di Dan Montesano, patron di Lido Constructions Inc.: l’imprenditore, dopo aver consegnato 50mila dollari all’Humber Memorial Hospital in Wilson Avenue, in onore di sua moglie Madeleine, venuta a mancare nello scorso mese di marzo, ha firmato un altro assegno della stessa cifra per la Mackenzie Health Foundation… Read More in Corriere Canadese >>> 

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Dan Montesano dona $ 50,000 all’Humber Memorial Hospital

TORONTO – Dan Montesano, patron di Lido Constructions Inc., ha dimostrato ancora una volta la sua grande generosità: ha consegnato un dono natalizio molto speciale all’Humber Memorial Hospital in Wilson Avenue, in onore della sua moglie Madeleine, venuta a mancare nello scorso mese di marzo: $50,000 per le preziosissime attività dell’ospedale… Read More in Corriere Canadese >>> 

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Heightened public health concerns as Omicron is on the move

Health officials are raising the alarm as the Covid-19 variant Omicron has more than thirty mutations. Researchers are suggesting it is spreading twice as fast as the Delta variant.

Some medical experts theorize that Omicron has picked up genetic material from other viruses that cause the common cold, potentially making this strain more transmissible. While many unknowns remain with the new variant, people’s fears and anxieties have grown over the severity of accompanying illness and how lethal Omicron may be.

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Seeking clarity in the vast world of the “Covid unknowns”


Omicron, the fifth Covid variant, comes with a whole set of worrisome questions. Is this mutation more transmissible, is it capable of causing more severe illness and are current Covid-19 vaccines effective against the Omicron variant. Medical experts maintain that vaccination is the best way to protect against Covid-19.

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Gli optometristi riprendono gli esami oculistici

TORONTO – Riprendono i negoziati tra gli optometristi dell’Ontario e il governo provinciale dopo i tentativi falliti di arrivare a una soluzione nel braccio di ferro per settore delle cure oculistiche. Come “segno di buona fede” durante il processo di negoziazione, l’Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO) ha ripreso le visite oculistiche per i pazienti assicurati dall’OHIP, compresi bambini e anziani… Read More in Corriere Canadese >>> 

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Optometrists resume eye exams for OHIP-insured patients

Negotiations resume between Ontario optometrists and the provincial government following failed attempts to arrive at a resolution in the eye care crisis. As a “sign of good faith” during the negotiation process, the Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO) have resumed eye care services for OHIP-insured patients, including children and seniors.

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A cento anni dalla scoperta dell’insulina

TORONTO – Novembre è il mese della sensibilizzazione sul diabete, un’occasione per aumentare la consapevolezza sulla malattia, sui suoi fattori di rischio, sulla sua gestione e sui cambiamenti dello stile di vita che le persone possono apportare per migliorare la propria salute. Dal 1991, la Giornata mondiale del diabete – World Diabetes Day – (14 novembre) viene celebrata ogni anno in onore del compleanno del medico e scienziato canadese, Sir Frederick G. Banting, co-scopritore dell’insulina… Read More in Corriere Canadese >>> 

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Celebriamo il valore degli infermieri

TORONTO – Questa settimana, gli infermieri professionisti (NP) di tutto il paese celebrano la loro professione durante la settimana nazionale dei NP (7-13 novembre). In tutta la nazione, più di 6.086 NP autorizzati hanno fornito assistenza ai canadesi e continuano ad aiutare le persone a mantenersi in salute e a guidarli nelle cure di cui hanno bisogno quando si ammalano… Read More in Corriere Canadese >>> 

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Cancro alla prostata, crolla del 50% la mortalità

TORONTO – Il mese di novembre, è noto anche come Movember, una campagna volta a sensibilizzare sui problemi di salute degli uomini, compreso il cancro alla prostata. Nuovi dati rivelano che i continui progressi nella diagnosi precoce e nei trattamenti innovativi hanno dimezzato il tasso di mortalità per cancro alla prostata negli ultimi 26 anni. Il cancro alla prostata è la forma più comune di cancro tra gli uomini. Si stima che a un uomo su otto verrà diagnosticata la malattia nel corso della sua vita… Read More in Corriere Canadese >>> 

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Home care crisis in Ontario: lack of PSWs, nurses and therapists

TORONTO – It is a deep crisis that the home care sector is going through. During the Covid-19 pandemic there has been an unprecedented flight of personnel to other parts of the health system. “We have literally lost over 3,000 nurses, qualified therapists and personal support workers,” said Sue VanderBent, CEO of Home Care Ontario, which represents home care providers in Ontario, “and this is very bad news for Ontario residents who are receiving home care because now the number is so small that many people are left waiting at home for a nurse or therapist or PSW who will not arrive.”  (more…)

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WHO, a global failure that requires new leadership

TORONTO – This past week was an interesting week on the COVID 19 front from many perspectives but the most intriguing for me was the news that the current director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO) is running again for a 5 year term. The current Director-General (in the pic, from www.who.int) in my opinion as head of the WHO has just been part of a Global Failure and yet he is seeking another 5-year appointment, which to-date is uncontested.  (more…)

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OMA: dal governo più fondi per la sanità

TORONTO – Questa settimana, il governo federale ha presentato il gabinetto liberale di minoranza. Jean-Yves Duclos assume un nuovo ruolo di ministro della Salute. Ora, la comunità sanitaria attende di vedere come le promesse della campagna si materializzeranno in policy concrete per migliorare un sistema sanitario malconcio sulla scia del Covid-19… Read More in Corriere Canadese >>> 

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Sistema sanitario da migliorare, i medici indicano le priorità

TORONTO – Ridurre i tempi di attesa dei pazienti, espandere i servizi di salute mentale, dipendenza e assistenza domiciliare e prepararsi alla prossima pandemia. Sono queste alcune delle priorità da affrontare nel sistema sanitario dell’Ontario contenute in un nuovo rapporto stilato dall’Ontario Medical Association (OMA)… Read More in Corriere Canadese >>> 

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Ontario, disabili ‘puniti’ dal sistema del Green Pass

TORONTO – Il governo dell’Ontario ha revocato i limiti di capacità e ha reso la vita un po’ più semplice ad alcuni esercizi commerciali come ristoranti, palestre e spazi per eventi. Sfortunatamente, il governo provinciale non è riuscito a soddisfare le esigenze delle persone con disabilità e in particolare di quelle che non possono essere vaccinate per il Covid-19… Read More in Corriere Canadese >>> 

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Health system to improve in Ontario, doctors indicate priorities

TORONTO – Reduce patient waiting times, expand mental health, addiction and home care services, and prepare for the next pandemic. These are some of the priorities to be addressed in the Ontario health system contained in a new report by the Ontario Medical Association (OMA). The study also highlighted the need to strengthen public health units in light of the important role played during the pandemic and to assign each patient a team of connected health workers.  (more…)

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New defence, health, foreign affairs ministers in sizable cabinet shakeup

TORONTO – Many new faces, some confirmations, some surprises. The new federal executive evidently marks the will of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to turn the page and push on the accelerator in the government agenda, after the vote of last September 20 that once again handed over power to the liberal leader, albeit with a relative and not an absolute majority. Compared to the previous government team, there are only seven ministers who retain the post they had in the previous legislature. Throughout the new executive will be composed of 39 members, including two ministries without portfolio brand new, the one that will have to deal with Mental Health and that of Housing.  (more…)

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Ricerca innovativa: una speranza contro il Covid

TORONTO – Il St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton (SJHH) apre in Ontario la prima Monoclonal Antibody Therapy Clinic. È il primo del suo genere in provincia, dedicata alla cura dei pazienti ambulatoriali con il Covid-19 che sono a maggior rischio di malattie gravi, complicanze e ricoveri. L’anticorpo monoclonale è una proteina. Quando viene introdotta nel corpo, per via endovenosa, la proteina si lega alla proteina spike di Covid-19 e impedisce al virus di penetrare e infettare le cellule sane del corpo… Read More in Corriere Canadese >>> 

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Ontario investing $9.8 million in planning for a new hospital for Windsor-Essex

WINDSOR – A new hospital for Windsor-Essex: the Ontario government invests $ 9.8 million to support the planning of a state-of-the-art acute care facility in Windsor and Essex County and, once completed, the new hospital will add regional beds and services to ensure resident families have access to high-quality care when and where they need it.  (more…)

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Braccio di ferro ottici-governo, ancora nessun accordo

TORONTO – Il braccio di ferro tra gli ottici dell’Ontario e il governo provinciale continua senza alcun accordo all’orizzonte. Dal 1 ° settembre, quasi il 95% dei 2.500 optometristi della provincia hanno smesso di effettuare esami oculistici di routine assicurati dall’OHIP per le persone di età inferiore ai 20 anni, agli anziani di oltre 65 anni e alle persone con disabilità… Read More in Corriere Canadese >>> 

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No end in sight to Ontario Optometrists’ job action

The stand-off between Ontario’s optometrists and the provincial government continues with no end in sight. Since September 1, nearly 95% of the province’s 2,500 optometrists have stopped performing OHIP-funded services for people under the age of 20, seniors aged 65 and over and individuals on disability.

Earlier this month, the Ontario government offered a one-time payment of $39 million to indicate a “starting point” in support of optometrists and to further discussions along. A spokesperson from the Ministry of Health (MOH) told the Corriere that, “payments will flow to optometrists across Ontario on October 15”.

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#MesMundialAlzheimer: Cuidar do Cuidador

(Revista Amar / José Carreira) Não me canso de repetir, a doença de Alzheimer e outras demências não afetam apenas a pessoa que está doente. Associado a cada diagnóstico, a cada pessoa que perde, pouco a pouco, as suas memórias, há centenas de histórias. São as histórias dos cônjuges, dos filhos, dos amigos…São as pessoas que cuidam, as faces ocultas da doença… Read More in Revista Amar >>> 

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Ang birus na mas mataas makahawa kaysa Kobid-19

TORONTO – Noon taon 2018, mga taga Ontario ay nag rehistro nang 835,175 na mayroon mahigit na isa ang pag aari nang tirahan ayon sa statistik Kanada. Noon Hulyo 2020, tayo ay katatapos palang nang unang dagsa nang Kobid. At ang CTV ay nag ulat na “Katteges ari arian pambenta ay nag taassan sa dahilan ang mga Kanadiano ay nag tratrabaho sa mga liblib na lugar.”  (more…)

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A virus that has a fatality rate higher than COVID-19 

TORONTO – In 2018, 835,175 Ontarians were recorded as “multiple property owners” by Statistics Canada.  In July 2020, we were just getting over the First Wave and CTV was reporting:  “Cottage real estate market heats up with more Canadians working remotely”.  In April 2021, the Globe & Mail reported that “in Toronto, as many as 1 in 5 homeowners own more than one property”(more…)

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TCDSB, children’s health at risk

TORONTO – In the midst of a thousand unknowns in a week in Ontario schools reopen. The uncertainty about what this school year will be weighs on parents, children, teachers, school staff. Online or face-to-face lessons, protocols – still unclear – to follow, vaccinations, a wave of Covid, the fourth, which generates anxiety and now also the problem of federal elections.  (more…)

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Public Health Ontario: “Without children, herd immunity is a utopia”

TORONTO – Due to the increased transmissibility of the Delta B.1.617.2 variant, now dominant in Ontario and much of the world, the percentage of the population that needs to be vaccinated to reach a point where the long-term spread of the virus slows down, now exceeds the number of people medically entitled to vaccination. “The critical threshold for vaccination should be at least 90% of the Ontario population and more than 100% of the vaccine-eligible population,” says Public Health Ontario.  (more…)

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“Sentire le voci” non è più un argomento tabù: la testimonianza di Cristina Contini

(Ticinonline / Francesco Bertolucci) È riuscita a controllare questo disagio e ha poi iniziato ad aiutare chi aveva il suo stesso problema.  «All’inizio era come avere due vite: c’era una Cristina pre-coma e una dopo. Iniziai a sentire le voci dopo essere andata in coma, a 19 anni, a causa di un problema durante una operazione. Voci che appartenevano alla vita di qualcuno, vivo o morto che fosse. Uno dei miei primi pensieri fu che dovevo capire perché. Dopo aver cercato aiuto in Italia, lo trovai in Galles. Nel giro di tre anni sono riuscita a rispondere alle mie domande. Poi ho iniziato ad aiutare gli altri». Cristina Contini, oggi presidente in Italia dell’associazione “Sentire le voci”, è una donna che ha usato la sua seconda opportunità per cambiare la vita di centinaia di persone… Read More in Ticinoline >>> 


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