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Do friends make you happier than family? – By Luisa Dillner

Do friends make you happier than family?

Friendships are less judgmental and and more likely to be positive. Having good friends can even make you healthier

A study found that those who valued friendships highly were healthier and happier.
A study found that those who valued friendships highly were healthier and happier. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo

Do you believe that blood is thicker than water? That your family relationships are more important than friends? Well, think again. Research from Michigan State University suggests that friends may make you happier and healthier than your relatives.      Continue reading

New York Authorities on search for relatives of hospitalized Epileptic Guyanese man

Bonita Montaque visiting hospitalized Guyanese man in NY facility

Bonita Montique visiting hospitalized Guyanese man in NY facility

A Guyanese man has been hospitalized in a Manhattan New York facility for almost two weeks after he was picked up off the streets by health care workers in an unconscious state.

After being taken to the hospital,  doctors learned the man suffered from epilepsy which reportedly caused his injuries, as he fell and hit his head and is now suffering from a fractured neck and memory loss.
The man gave his name as  Ishmael Mohamed, formally of Port Mourant C/tyne Berbice and now of Jamaica, Queens New York. He also gave his age as 52.       Continue reading

Guyana – Nurses’ migration considerably reduced – says Nurse Marva Hawker

Nurses’ migration considerably reduced

May 17, 2017 – Kaieteur News

– linked to wanting quality of professionals

Nurse Marva Hawker

 “People ain’t going nowhere; nobody ain’t want we now,” said veteran Nurse, Marva Hawker, as she addressed the wanting quality of some nurses that the public health system has produced over the years.

Hawker was recruited last year by the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation as a Nursing Mentor, in the deliberate quest to bring an end to the evident deficiency within the profession.

This has seen her working along with the Ward Manager, Supervisors and the nurses to guide them and ensure that they employ necessary remedial measures.

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Fairness in Mental Health Awareness – By Yvonne Sam

Fairness in Mental Health Awareness

By Yvonne Sam

In Canada, the first week in May is designated as Mental Illness Awareness Week, and one day of that is devoted to schizophrenia awareness. From the standpoint of a qualified mental health professional and a concerned citizen I daresay that we need more than a week, in any given year to be aware of mental health and its impact on our society.

That time is far too short. We need time to not only be aware of the illness but also time to collectively ponder on our treatment of those among us who have mental illness, and press for political action to right that wrong.      Continue reading

Motherhood and Marginalization: The Oppressive History of the Birth Industry

Motherhood and Marginalization: The Oppressive History of the Birth Industry

Sunday, May 14, 2017  – By Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez, Truthout | Report

(Image: Lauren Walker / Truthout)(Image: Lauren Walker / Truthout)

To say that the birth industry is mostly white would be an extreme understatement. Less than 4 percent of registered nurse midwives are African American, around 1 percent are of Asian descent and less than 1 percent are Latina according to a recent survey. A low level of representation is an issue in many industries, but in the birth world it is particularly problematic. The pervasive whiteness of the birth industry leads to culturally incompetent care that fuels the negative outcomes that women of color face both directly and indirectly.     Continue reading

Have your say Mom—It’s Mother’s Day – By Yvonne Sam

Have your say Mom—It’s Mother’s Day

By Yvonne Sam

Here we are nearing Mother’s day and already fear of a strange nature is invading my cranium.  No it’s not attributable to commercialism, the over-played expectation of cards, or meals out and chocolates.  Mother’s Day is one national day that I could not possibly argue with. What mother does not deserve a day of recognition and reward? Where would we all be without our mothers—apart from not even being here in the first place!       Continue reading

A doctor’s case for medical marijuana – David Casarett – TED video

A doctor’s case for medical marijuana – David Casarett – TED video

Subtitles and Transcript

0:12      I would like to tell you about the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to me in my years of working as a palliative care physician. This happened a couple of years ago. I was asked as a consultant to see a woman in her 70s — retired English professor who had pancreatic cancer. I was asked to see her because she had pain, nausea, vomiting … When I went to see her, we talked about those symptoms and in the course of that consultation, she asked me whether I thought that medical marijuana might help her.  

Who spoke for the Voiceless during Sexual Violence Awareness Month? – By Yvonne Sam

Who spoke for the Voiceless during Sexual Violence Awareness Month?

By Yvonne Sam  

Dear Editor,

I am writing this article on behalf of the young, voiceless victims of rape/ sexual assault, who were never believed when they told their story, were further punished by the adult, threatened with harm by the perpetrator(s), and who continue to be sidelined even during the month set aside for evoking public and governmental awareness.

Sexual Assault Awareness month recently concluded in Guyana. Throughout the entire 30 days there is a heightened focus on awareness of sexual assault, domestic violence, along with governmental agencies making determined and concerted efforts to inform the public about sexual offences and domestic violence, and to help eliminate this scourge that is currently ravaging the land.     Continue reading

Legalization of Marijuana: April 13, 2017…. D- day for Canada – By Yvonne Sam

Legalization of Marijuana: April 13, 2017…. D- day for Canada

By Yvonne Sam

Canadian legalization of marijuana translates into violation of International Drug Laws. A bold move on the part of Prime Minister Trudeau—seemingly unaware of the ensuing ramifications?

On April 13, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sent Canada and its citizens into a hypnotic frenzy by making good on his high-profile campaign promise—the passing of a Bill legalizing marijuana for recreation purposes, making Canada the first developed country in the world to legalize pot since the international war on drugs began in the 1970s. This stunning announcement can be juxtaposed for its truth and applicability to the sayings of Savoyard lawyer, historian and philosopher Joseph Le Maistre, “that every nation gets the government it deserves, and Alexander de Tocqueville, the famous French political thinker and historian,  speaking in the Chamber of Deputies just prior to the outbreak of the European Revolution who said: “We are sleeping on a volcano… A wind of revolution blows, the storm is on the horizon.    Continue reading

Canada-Guyana Outreach Mission – Golf Tournament – Putnam Ontario – July 22, 2017

Download Flyer: CGOM – 2017 Golf Tournament Registration and Map Info

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