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By: Sanzana Syed Humber College has a new procedure for students to report sexual assault. The college has appointed two student intervention coordinators, Navisha Singh and Rebeca Mahadeo, whose job is to provide victims of sexual assault with information, referrals and appropriate resources on or off campus. “I feel proud of what we’re doing,” said Mahadeo.
By Chelsea Howard Residents of Toronto are being asked to review their vaccination history due to a recent measles outbreaks. Toronto Public Health said that laboratory tests confirmed measles infections in two adults and two children under the age of 2, the Globe and Mail reported on Monday. All four cases remain unlinked and have
Sandra De Grandis Reducing hospital acquired infections [HAI] not only saves lives but may reduce health care costs, according to a study done by the Journal of the American Medical Association published this month. The study found five of the most common HAI’s cost the U.S. almost $10 billion annually. A 2010 study from
By Tatiana Patterson A lot of us have heard it before – condoms are the only form of contraceptive that prevent both pregnancy and the spread of sexually transmitted infections. Still, not enough people are using them. According to a 2010 Statistics Canada report 68 per cent of sexually active 15-25 year olds reported using condoms the last time
By Alex Fuller October is Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month, and statistics indicate the number of cases of child abuse is on the rise in Ontario. The number of referrals to Children’s Aid organizations rose to nearly 168,000 this year, and the number of investigations conducted by Children’s Aid has also risen, Emily