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By: Anna O’Brien A recent study published in the Annals of Family Medicine found that changes to Ontario’s cervical-cancer screening guidelines have led to thousands of women not being tested and diagnosed for chlamydia. With most chlamydia infections detected through pap testing, the new protocol is causing many cases to be missed. Recent cervical-cancer screenings
By Persis Abraham Getting a flu shot is the best way to avoid getting the virus, Toronto Public Health officials said Thursday. “Most of us think the flu is a minor infection where you can get better right away, but it can be very serious. Particularly for people who have underlying health conditions,” Toronto’s Acting Medical Officer
Toronto City Council is weighing their decision to spend over $1 billion on platform edge doors, which would help prevent suicide attempts. Founder and CEO of suicide prevention organization Your Life Counts, Rory Butler, said the platform barriers would definitely help, but it’s just a part of what is needed.
Toronto Public Health clinics are now offering a one-time, free of charge chance for young women to get the HPV vaccination. By: Neetu Thind The HPV catch-up program is now in effect to provide public funded vaccinations to female students that missed the standard vaccination time, Janice, a nurse with Toronto Public Health, told Humber