Study Finds Higher Injury Rates Among Young U.S. Workers Post-Marijuana Legalization

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March 19, 2024 from DATAC With the expansion of recreational cannabis legalization in different jurisdictions, such as U.S. states and Canadian provinces, recent research is shedding light on the wider implications it has on workplace safety and public health. This compilation of recent studies from both countries provides insights into the impact of legislative changes […]

Using IMEs in Employee Disability Decisions

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Employee disability determinations play a crucial role in ensuring workplace health and safety, affecting the physical and mental well-being of employees as well as the overall efficiency of businesses. These determinations frequently require intricate assessments in which Independent Medical Examinations (IMEs) play a crucial role. This article explores the application, challenges, and significant benefits of […]

Quitting Smoking Before Turning 40 Can Reduce Mortality Risk to That of Nonsmokers

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March 11, 2024, from Medscape Smoking remains a persistent global health issue, causing significant harm to individuals across the world. Shockingly, a quarter of deaths among middle-aged adults in Europe and North America can be directly linked to this harmful habit. However, amid intensified efforts to combat smoking, there is a ray of hope. New […]

Canadian Employees Look to Improve Their Health Using Workplace Benefits

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March 28, 2024, from Benefits Canada The pursuit of well-being has become a common objective among Canadians in today’s fast-paced society, especially at work. The current state of employee well-being in Canada is revealed by a report written by Canadian market research company Environics Research on behalf of Dialogue Health Technologies Inc.   As per […]

Viagra Useful for Alzheimer’s Prevention

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March 12, 2024, from Medscape According to a recent study, sildenafil, commonly referred to as Viagra and primarily used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED), shows potential in combating Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Based on a comprehensive analysis of patient data, it has been discovered that individuals who took sildenafil experienced a significant decrease in the prevalence […]

Neurological Disorders Among the Top Contributors to Global Illness

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March 14, 2024 from Medscape Neurological disorders have emerged as a pressing global concern, significantly impacting individuals’ health and well-being. A recent comprehensive analysis, published in Lancet Neurology, highlights the concerning prevalence and impact of these conditions, emphasizing the need for coordinated efforts from healthcare providers and policymakers.   Recognizing the Impact Based on the […]

How Employers Can Address Chronic Disease in the Workplace

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February 21, 2024 from Canadian HRReporter The prevalence of chronic diseases presents a substantial obstacle to the labour force, as evidenced by the fact that around 50% of the Canadian population is affected by at least one major chronic ailment. This number has been emphasized by GreenShield, who have referenced statistics from Statistics Canada (StatCan). […]

The Shroom Boom: An Emergence of Psilocybin in Canada

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March 2024 from DATAC Newsletter Canada has experienced a notable increase in the prevalence and accessibility of psilocybin, a naturally-occurring psychedelic chemical included in hallucinogenic mushrooms, in recent months. Referred to as the “Shroom Boom,” this occurrence has attracted significant interest, reflecting the patterns saw in the cannabis sector before its legalization.   The Legal […]

Disclosure of Past Medical Reports in Personal Injury Case

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November 17, 2023 from McLennan Ross A decision in Fedotkin v. Obodzinski by the Alberta Court of King’s Bench clarifies how medical reports from previous personal injury cases are handled, providing vital information for attorneys and those handling these kinds of claims. The Case In Fedotkin v. Obodzinski, the plaintiff had to reveal medical records […]