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Antidepressants bring in almost $17 billion a year for the pharmaceutical industry, and yet science shows their benefit to be small. Natural therapies such as diet, exercise, light therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy are just as effective. Winter is upon us. And with it comes the annual worsening of depressive symptoms. Sadly, in the United States, suicide continues to claim more lives than firearms, and suicide rates are increasing in nearly all states. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that death by suicide has increased by 30 per cent since 19…
2 days ago · From The_Conversation_Canada
The fact that parents may be physically absent from schools does not mean they are disinterested in their children's academic and professional success. There is a persistent perception among public high school administrators and staff that working-class immigrant parents are disinterested and uninvolved in their children’s education. Parental engagement in schooling globally has been seen as increasingly crucial over the last 15 years. The Ontario Ministry of Education has emphasized its importance for student success.
4 days ago · From The_Conversation_Canada
Research shows marginalized communities are marked by a profound sense of community, supportive social networks -- and resilience. The proliferation of gun violence in Toronto this year prompted troubling responses during the city’s recent mayoral and city council campaigns. Now dethroned city councillor Giorgio Mammoliti publicly dehumanized Toronto’s Jane-Finch neighbourhood this summer, figuratively invoking genocide when he characterized residents of the Jane-Finch…
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Few medical schools offer training in addictions medicine and most doctors feel they lack the specialist expertise to deal with the inpatient opioid crisis.
9 days ago · From The_Conversation_Canada