Archive for April, 2013

Steve Jobs

Monday, April 8th, 2013 We used to dream about this stuff. Now, we get to build it. It’s pretty neat. Steven Paul Jobs (24 February 1955 – 5 October 2011) was the Chairman and CEO of Apple Inc., a company he founded with Steve Wozniak in 1976. He was also the CEO of Pixar Animation Studios until it was acquired by the Walt Disney Company in 2006. Jobs [...]

Within the next 10 years Canada must have a very different health-care system

Monday, April 8th, 2013

“Within the next 10 years Canada must have a very different health-care system — one that is much more efficient and delivers higher quality and greater inclusiveness.” It will likely still have the cherished single public payer feature, and indeed that might be extended to some areas like drugs and longer-term care that are now [...]

The law and your body

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Does my doctor have the right to tell my parents about my health? The answer from   Answer: The age at which a young person can access health services confidentially will depend on two things: 1) The age of majority for your province or territory (usually 18 or 19). Most provinces also have a [...]

A safe place online for children with autism and other disabilities

Monday, April 1st, 2013 For tech-savvy children, teens and young adults with autism spectrum disorders, the internet can be both a refuge and a peril. It can be a source of fascinating information, escape and entertainment. But it can also lead to social isolation and cyber bullying. Ability Online, a monitored social network, allows young people with disabilities, chronic illnesses or other [...]

The Scoop on Poop: Zoonotic transmission from pets

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Public Health A series driven by urban density. More people, more pets, more poop.   Pet roundworms and hookworms: A continuing need for global worming. Parasites & Vectors 2012. This paper is an excellent overview of Roundworms and Hookworms, which the author refers to as “the old fashioned” concern, simply because we have such a [...]