Plans for ‘state-of-the-art’ Indigenous health centre in Hamilton advance with $10M from province

A "state-of-the-art" health centre to better meet the needs of the urban Indigenous community in Hamilton is closer to becoming a reality with the announcement of a $10-million injection from the provincial government.The funds will be used to redevelop the De dwa...

Running changed two Haudenosaunee men in Ontario. Now one of them is headed to the Boston Marathon

On Monday, the Boston Marathon will see 30,000 runners for its 126th race.Among the thousands will be one Haudenosaunee man running for charity. Joel Matthew Kennedy, 37, a Bear Clan member of the Oneida Nation, is setting off from his home...

Provincial inspection alleges 2 cases of sexual abuse at Hamilton long-term care home

Hamilton long-term care home Shalom Village says it will conduct a "full review" after a provincial inspection alleges a personal support worker sexually abused two residents there.In a written report, Ministry of Long-Term Care inspectors allege the abuse went undocumented, the home didn't...

2 years on, there are calls for a real look at what went wrong in Canada during COVID-19

Dr. David Walker knows sweeping inquiries into what went wrong in Ontario and Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic are "inevitable."He believes now may be time to start that work, as Omicron recedes, restrictions lift and the pandemic hit the two-year mark on March 11, as declared by the...

A sweeping COVID-19 inquiry is ‘inevitable,’ one expert says. 2 years on, is now the time?

Dr. David Walker knows sweeping inquiries into what went wrong in Ontario and Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic are "inevitable."He believes now may be time to start that work, as Omicron recedes, restrictions lift and the pandemic hit the two-year mark on March 11, as declared by the...

Six Nations in Ontario overhauling how it fights opioid crisis — and that includes changing policing

Six Nations of the Grand River in Ontario is overhauling its response to the opioid crisis, and it includes plans for a new team pairing police with crisis workers.Eve Kahama, Six Nations Health Services integrated drug strategy co-ordinator, said it took two...

Illustration of Black fetus has Canadian parents, educators calling for diversity in medical resources

Syrus Marcus Ware, an assistant professor at McMaster University in Hamilton, was "immediately struck" by an image shared several days ago by his cousin in California.The illustration of a pregnant Black woman, showing a Black fetus inside her belly, was created by Nigerian medical...

Human trials for 2 inhaled COVID-19 vaccines to start in Hamilton in 2022

Human trials are set to begin early next year at an Ontario university for two next-generation COVID-19 vaccines that can be inhaled.Fiona Smaill is a professor of pathology and molecular medicine at McMaster University in Hamilton and lead researcher for the clinical trials. She said...

A rise in postpartum mental health challenges during pandemic brings new local supports

When Robyn Currie pictured having a baby, she imagined mom-and-baby yoga classes, hanging out with other new parents and relaxing in coffee shops while her new child took a nap.Instead, she experienced social isolation, physical distancing and a bunch of cancelled...

A rise in postpartum mental health challenges sparks new supports

When Robyn Currie pictured having a baby, she imagined mom-and-baby yoga classes, hanging out with other new parents and relaxing in coffee shops while her new child took a nap.Instead, she got social isolation, physical distancing and a bunch of...
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