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Africa Must Improve Its Welfare Services. African governments must provide a better level of social protection for their citizens.

Africa Must Improve Its Welfare Services

Taking Brain Vitals: New Tools to Detect Mental Disorders  By Susan Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.A. and Olivia Y.

Taking Brain Vitals: New Tools to Detect Mental Disorders 

Lee What if doctors could check a patient's brain vitals just as easily as taking their pulse or blood pressure? Recently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved several new technologies to help assess brain health and detect emotional and cognitive changes earlier when treatment can be most effective. Wearable technology: Canada emerging as a global leader. Canada's wearable technology companies are fashioning themselves a new niche as global leaders as the sector broadens out from the self-trackers and gadgets like the old Google Glass and the new Apple Watch.

Wearable technology: Canada emerging as a global leader

This emerging industry in Canada has companies to keep an eye on, such as Toronto's SonicWear, which offers the Somo, a sound-motion device that can be sewn into costumes. Child-Free Day celebrates choice to be childless - Montreal. Roulo-Boulo job bus aims to help Montreal youth find employment - Montreal. Your next job may be just a bus ride away.

Roulo-Boulo job bus aims to help Montreal youth find employment - Montreal

Why the Millennials Are the Most Important Generation Yet - Singularity HUB. Aboriginal women now make up one-third of Canadian female prison population - Thunder Bay. The number of aboriginal women in Canadian prisons is on the rise, according to the federal prison watchdog and the Native Women's Association of Canada wants justice officials to do something about it.

Aboriginal women now make up one-third of Canadian female prison population - Thunder Bay

Women of aboriginal descent now make up more than 35 per cent of the female prison population, Howard Sapers, Correctional Investigator of Canada, told CBC News this week. Aboriginal women represent about four per cent of the general population. St. Michael’s Hospital health team offers prescription for poverty. Ten years ago, Dr.

St. Michael’s Hospital health team offers prescription for poverty

Poverty-linked heart risks greatest for poor black women, younger adults. Crafting a plan to tackle poverty from the ground up. Zoom Toronto has the highest rate of child poverty, more working poor and the largest inequality gap of any city in the country.

Crafting a plan to tackle poverty from the ground up

Poverty linked to future high health-care costs - Health. People living in poverty are more likely to place a high burden on the health-care system but addressing the inequity could prevent both medical complications and health expenditures, Canadian doctors and public health experts say.

Poverty linked to future high health-care costs - Health

The top five per cent of health-care users in Ontario and Manitoba account for at least two-thirds of healthcare expenditures, previous studies suggest. Now a study of 50,000 adults in Ontario published in Friday's American Journal of Preventive Medicine shows future high-cost healthcare use are also disproportionately associated with disadvantaged circumstances. When we talk about health care system sustainability, we need to address inequities, says Laura Rosella.

(CBC) "I think it is really tapping into poverty and the health effects of poverty," said Rosella, who is also a scientist at Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences. "When we talk about health care system sustainability, we need to address inequities. " Dr. Income inequality damaging Canadian economy - Manitoba.

While the rich keep getting richer and the poor get poorer, new research is showing that income inequality is harmful to a country’s economic growth.

Income inequality damaging Canadian economy - Manitoba

Earlier this month, the OECD published a watershed document on income inequality that has gone unnoticed in Canada. The author, Frederico Cingano, argues there is a “sizeable and statistically negative” relationship between income inequality and economic growth. He also concludes that raising income taxes on the rich can help the situation, rather than reducing growth. This report now echoes similar studies by the United Nations and the International Labour Organization, which all argued that reduced inequality promotes economic growth. Explicit cookie consent. AT FIRST glance the patriarchy appears to be thriving.

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More than 90% of presidents and prime ministers are male, as are nearly all big corporate bosses. Men dominate finance, technology, films, sports, music and even stand-up comedy. Rise of the 'precariat,' the global scourge of precarious jobs. With relatively little notice, the world passed a modern milestone recently, one that makes any yearning for more stable times seem very farfetched — the global jobless total passed 200 million. To help put that in perspective, that's 30 million more without work than at the height of the global recession in 2008, according to the UN report that crunched the numbers. Health Workers and Patients Under Threat in 17 Countries, Report Finds. Geneva — Health workers, patients and medical facilities have come under attack in 17 countries since the start of 2014, a coalition of 24 nongovernmental organizations said in a report released Wednesday that urged a greater international effort to protect health services.

The report was released jointly by Human Rights Watch and the Safeguarding Health in Conflict coalition as health ministers met in Geneva for the World Health Assembly, the ’s decision-making body. Social dining newest trend in growing sharing economy. Booking a table for two or more in the kitchen of a person you've never met might not be your usual plan for a dinner date, but a growing number of companies hope that the next time you eat out, it'll be at a stranger's house instead of a restaurant.