Newswise — A new study led by a University of Colorado Cancer Center member recently published in the journal Quality of Life Research shows that in young, female cancer survivors, quality of life is significantly impaired long after treatment. The study compared 59 cancer survivors to 66 healthy controls and found that, as expected, cancer survivors showed higher stress and anxiety than the general population.
The Health Council of Canada releases a new report on home care in Canada Toronto, ON (April 16, 2012) – Today, the Health Council of Canada released Seniors in need, caregivers in distress: What are the home care priorities for seniors in Canada? The report provides the first cross Canada snapshot on the needs of home care clients and their caregivers. The report looked at data from
April 2, 2012 Ontario Health Coalition Releases Four Demands to Protect Public Interest: Warns Ontario Budget Puts Health Care in Peril Toronto – As the Ontario budget debate begins in the legislature, the Ontario Health Coalition warned that the budget as it is now written would dismantle community hospitals and curtail access to care for thousands of elderly residents on wait lists. The coalition released four key demands
In a provincial budget that notes Ontario is a “low tax” (and low service) province that spends the least on public services of any province in Canada, the government has unapologetically written a provincial budget that will lead to ballooning health care wait lists, more out-of-pocket costs, and unsafe conditions for Ontario patients. “The funding levels for health care services in the provincial budget are
The funding levels for health care services in the provincial budget are worse than expected,” noted Natalie Mehra, director of the Ontario Health Coalition. “Funding levels announced for hospitals and long-term care are far less than what is needed to maintain existing services, let alone address backlogs. The result will be major cuts to needed care services, longer wait lists for long-term care and unsafe
March 27, 2012: Health Providers Against Poverty today expressed dismay at the Ontario government’s continued assault on the health and pocketbooks of the province’s poorest residents. A freeze in welfare rates is effectively a cut to the income of people who are struggling to live on almost 60 per cent less than what they received through social assistance 20 years ago. This is an assault to the health of social assistance