Category Archive : Health

Spotlight analyzed the 2018/2019 neonatal mortality rates in all the provinces and found that the majority did not show decreased death rates. According to provincial health department annual reports, reasons for this included overcrowded and understaffed hospitals, and high infection rates as a result.

Europe’s largest-ever digital health hackathon is taking place in Edinburgh, Scotland, from Thursday 20 February – Sunday 23 February 2020. Join us as hundreds of health professionals, entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, designers and technologists will spend 75 hours realizing the future of health and social care. Open to everyone from unlikely innovators to seasoned founders; whether you…

A new study led by researchers found that children who had been exposed to cyberbullying had significantly greater severity of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) than those who had not been subjected to the same. A new study led by researchers found that children who had been exposed to cyberbullying had significantly greater severity of post-traumatic…

The World Health Organization announced Monday that it would convene an expert panel to determine whether a fast-developing outbreak caused by a new virus in China should be declared a global health emergency. The news came as China reported confirmed cases in Beijing and in Guangdong province, 14 cases in health care workers—a first—and a confirmed incident…

Marc is an 11-year-old boy who was seen in our hospital’s Urgent Care Clinic after he was referred there from the Emergency Department (ED). His parents had taken him thereafter he told them he wanted to kill himself.  It wasn’t the first time Marc had told his parents he wanted to die. He said the…

A number of recent long-term studies have linked greater optimism to a lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease and other chronic ailments and to fostering “exceptional longevity.” My husband and I were psychological opposites. I’ve always seen the glass as half-full; to him it was half-empty. That difference, research findings suggest, is likely why I…