Longtime drug user and harm reduction worker says “miracle drug” is needed for regular opiate users

Raffi Balian sits in his office at the South Riverdale Community Health Centre and casually recalls the day he saved his former girlfriend’s life after she overdosed on Fentanyl, a drug more potent than morphine.
The harm reduction worker and admitted drug user says that by making Nalaxone, a drug that can be used to block opiate receptors, more readily available, many overdoses will be interrupted.

Take a seat, it won’t kill you

The warnings against sitting too long are frequently issued by health and fitness professionals, along with reminders to get a dose of daily exercise. While sedentary habits are definitely not the healthiest, will they result in your imminent death? According to a recent report by the International Journal of Epidemiology, the answer is no.

Movember Canada adds new way to fund raise for men’s health

It’s time to MOVE to the washrooms and shave. It is the first day of November on Sunday, which also means it is the first day of Movember. During Movember people usually grow their moustaches throughout the month of November to raise awareness and funds for men’s health. As part of the challenge, participants must […]

Project takes on dental elder abuse

Dr. Natalie Archer is intimately aware of the latest form of elder abuse, especially when she hears the excuses from the caregivers of some of her older patients. “Well, my dad doesn’t talk, so he doesn’t need to have dentures,” the local dentist recounted. Or, “She’s been on IV fluids, so she just drinks out of […]