Female doing yoga breathing

New study looks to yoga as treatment for public safety personnel with post-traumatic stress injuries 

On average, a Canadian sees one traumatic incident in their lifetime. Public safety personnel like firefighters, police officers and paramedics put themselves in harm’s way every day. These individuals can see as many as 600 traumatic incidents in their lifetime. They put their lives on the line to keep our communities safe, but how does this affect them?

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Organ donor registration increased by 62 per cent across the province from 2011 to 2016, but where you live has a lot to do with whether you have signed up to be a donor.

There is large regional variation of organ donor registrants across the province ranging from 20 per cent in the Metropolitan Toronto area to 46 per cent in the Northern regions of Ontario, according to a new study by researchers at ICES.

Dr. Gregor Reid presents to children

Dr. Gregor Reid, Lawson scientist, presenting to youth in Masiphumelele Township on the importance of beneficial microbes

Dr. Gregor Reid reflects on his trip to the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation Youth Centre where he showed youth how probiotics can empower them

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Written by Dr. Gregor Reid, scientist at Lawson and professor at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University

Just off the main road from Cape Town, South Africa to Simon’s Town, sits Masiphumelele Township where challenges of poverty, malnutrition, HIV and the risk of violence face people every day.