Research Fellow, Faculty Of Health Sciences job with AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY

Conduct high-impact research at a leading internationally recognised research institute Full time, fixed-term for 2 years based at North Sydney campus About ACU: Australian Catholic University (ACU) is an inclusive community which welcomes students and staff of all beliefs. ACU has over 2,500 staff supporting more than 34,000 students across eight campuses: Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, North Sydney, Strathfield, Blacktown and Rome. As valued members of our community, all staff members are expected to have an understanding of ACU's mission and values and to demonstrate an active contribution to them. About The Faculty Of Health Sciences: The Faculty of Health Sciences...

Her life shows how Ontario’s mental health system failed

On a frigid December morning, Flo Coulter drove an hour north from her Richmond Hill home to Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie.She had just received a call that her daughter, Stephanie, had spent the night at the psychiatry unit after being dropped off by police. Coulter was worried. Stephanie had long struggled with her mental health, and had recently suffered a string of life-altering hardships. Her relationship of five years had ended; her Ontario disability payments had been cut due to a paperwork error; and she was on the verge of being evicted from her rented home.The night before, Stephanie...

Here’s what the colour of your vaginal discharge could mean

HomeLifestyleHealthHere's what the colour of your vaginal discharge could mean Dr Nitika Kohli said that "the colour of the discharge can still be a tip-off that something isn’t quite right down there" It is advised to immediately consult a doctor if your vaginal discharge has an unusual smell or appearance (Source: Getty Images/Thinkstock)The fluid that comes out from one’s vagina, vaginal fluid, is completely natural and, in fact, is known to keep the organ clean and infection-free. “Discharge helps your vaginal tissues stay healthy, provides lubrication, and keeps your vagina clean,” added Ayurvedic expert Dr Nitika Kohli. You have exhausted...

Bridging gaps in oral health education in a medical school in the United States: a pilot study | BMC Medical...

Our program was developed as an elective during the pediatric clerkship for third year medical students at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York. Prior to implementation of this pilot study, all medical students at Albert Einstein College of Medicine were exposed to fifteen minutes of instruction dedicated to oral health through a head and neck physical examination didactic lecture and workshop taught during the second year of medical school. Third year medical students have typically completed the didactic portion of medical school and are in their first year of hands-on clinical training. All students (n = 270) beginning their pediatric...

FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Announces Two New Actions to Address Youth Mental Health Crisis

Our nation’s young people are facing an unprecedented mental health crisis. Even before the pandemic, rates of depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts among youth were on the rise. The pandemic exacerbated those issues, disrupting learning, relationships, and routines and increasing isolation – especially among our nation’s young people. More than 40 percent of teenagers state that they struggle with persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness, and more than half of parents and caregivers express concern over their children’s mental well-being. To address this crisis, President Biden put forward in his first State of the Union a comprehensive national strategy to...

Preventing obesity starts in the grocery aisle with food packaging

In 2018, Statistics Canada reported that nearly one in three Canadians were obese. Similar figures have been reported in Australia, but more concerning is the US, where over forty percent of the population is obese. ​​Buy Now | Our best subscription plan now has a special price Obesity is not the only diet-related illness to be concerned about — diabetes is just as prevalent. When it comes to such diseases, diet and physical activity help reduce the chance of being diagnosed. In fact, when it comes to Type 2 diabetes, diet and physical activity can prevent 50 per cent of...

Department of Family Medicine set to offer comprehensive Indigenous health education – Dal News

On July 8, 2022, the Wije'winen Health Centre opened its doors to the urban Indigenous community in Halifax, providing future opportunities for medical learners interested in Indigenous health. An initiative of the Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre, the new health centre will boast a full-time academic physician position, becoming the first of its kind in Nova Scotia to host learners formally. Medical students and residents will be offered a comprehensive experience in Indigenous health — something that has not previously existed in the central zone.   Serving patients who have not had options for self-directed care in the past, the centre...

Are thousands of uninsured Ontarians about to lose health coverage? Why some are worried

Even with her teenage brother in extreme pain, his knee swollen from a bad fall and looking like a melon, Luna Garcia’s family hesitated to take him to hospital.Instead, they waited a day to see a doctor, acting only when the suffering became excruciating for the 15-year-old — all because the undocumented Toronto family feared hospital staff would ask for their immigration status and demand fees upfront that the family couldn’t afford.But thanks to the Ontario government’s temporary measure to extend health care to uninsured residents during the pandemic, there was none of that. Garcia’s brother got the medical attention...

Medical Education Goes Woke – WSJ

Photo: justin lane/Shutterstock The woke domination of American higher education can seem tragically comic when it’s confined to the English department. But when it infiltrates the hard sciences, far more is at stake. Read and wince at how woke politics is about to infect medical education. The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is a nonprofit based in Washington, D.C., that represents and advises medical schools. It also has influence with the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the national accreditor that sets med-school standards. So when the AAMC tells schools to revise how they teach, America’s future physicians will be...

Higgs’s adoption of Nova Scotia’s health playbook a ‘huge gamble’

A tragic emergency-room death, a health care crisis — and a premier firing top health officials while promising to fix the system in short order.It happened in New Brunswick this summer, but a remarkably similar series of events unfolded this time last year in Nova Scotia.On July 22, 2021, a Bedford man, Keith Harker, died while waiting for care in the emergency department at the Cobequid Community Health Centre in Sackville.The province was in the first week of an election campaign in which health care was already the driving issue. "There was a sense that things were not going well, that...