Tag Archives: Crisis

Shortage of guide dogs a crisis, prompting search for ‘made in Canada’ solution

Breadcrumb Trail Links Health and Wellness ‘We believe every Canadian who needs a guide dog should have that opportunity — at no cost,’ says the president of the CNIB Guide Dogs program Author of the article: Zeenya Shah Beth Deer poses with her guide dog Patronus trained by Guide Dogs for the Blind Photo by… Read More »

Cities declare racism a health crisis, but some doubt impact

Loading the player… CHICAGO (AP) — Christy DeGallerie noticed a startling trend in her online group for coronavirus survivors: White patients got medications she’d never heard of, were offered X-rays and their doctors listened to their concerns. That wasn’t her experience. When the 29-year-old Black woman sought a COVID-19 test at a New York emergency… Read More »

More than a million Britons have quit smoking during the coronavirus crisis, analysis suggests

More than a million Britons have quit smoking during the coronavirus crisis, analysis suggests University College London and Action on Smoking researchers analysed figures Drew on data from rolling YouGov poll from April to late June to come to finding Found 1.1million smokers had ditched the habit during that time period By Connor Boyd Health Reporter… Read More »

Coronavirus Crisis Strains Russia’s Soviet-Era Regional Health System – The Wall Street Journal

By Ann M. Simmons Close Ann M. Simmons Biography ann.simmons@wsj.com | Photographs by Arthur Bondar for The Wall Street Journal June 28, 2020 11:00 am ET KARABANOVO, Russia—In mid-April, when the hospital in this hardscrabble rural town saw its first confirmed coronavirus infections, the district’s chief doctor ordered 16 nurses and doctors to quarantine at the facility, together… Read More »