Depression Costs the Global Economy $1 Trillion Annually

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December 5, 2023 from HRD Canada   Alarming evidence of the widespread effects of depression on the world economy has been provided by U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, who also highlighted the enormous financial burden this mental health issue places on society.   Murthy issues a sobering warning, pointing out that depression alone costs […]

Cannabis Laws Linked to Rise in CUD Among Veterans with Chronic Pain

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October 16, 2023 from Medscape   The enactment of medical and recreational cannabis laws in the United States has sparked a significant increase in the prevalence of cannabis use disorder (CUD), particularly among older adults experiencing chronic pain, according to a recent study involving US veterans.   Researchers aimed to investigate the reported surge in […]

Canada Workforce Turnover Trends 2023

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September 21, 2023 from Mercer   The insights from Mercer’s 2023 Canada Turnover Survey indicate an increasing trend in turnover rates for all industries.   Only 38.6% of businesses in Canada, according to the 2023 poll, plan to hire more employees this year, with a mere 18% expecting to grow their workforce. In 2023, just […]

The Risks and Reality of Vaping

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December 11, 2023 from Medscape   In a recent 2023 American Heart Association Scientific Statement, Dr. Neil Skolnik delves into the cardiopulmonary implications of electronic cigarettes and vaping. The introduction of vaping products to the United States took an unexpected turn as the FDA’s attempt to classify them as drug delivery devices faced legal challenges. […]

Daily Marijuana Use can Increase Risk of Heart Failure

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November 9, 2023 from Medscape   Recent observational research sheds light on potential cardiovascular risks associated with marijuana use. The studies emphasize associations rather than causation, but the findings raise important concerns.   Study 1: Marijuana Use and Heart Failure Risk   Observational data from the National Institutes of Health-sponsored All of Us research program […]

Empowering Women Through Menopause: Rethinking Healthcare Strategies

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September 5, 2023 from Medscape   In the United States, menopause care confronts a significant inadequacy, marked by persistent misconceptions and gaps in medical education. Dr. Ashley Winter, Chief Medical Officer of the online women’s health clinic Odela Health, emphasizes the underutilization of effective interventions like low-dose estrogen vaginal creams, calling it “one of the […]