Canada

Spending on prescribed drug touching skies

Canadian Institute for Health InformationRecent survey by Canadian Institute for Health Information revealed that amount spent on medication is touching skies. Data revealed that amount spent on drugs has reached $29.8 billion, or $897 per person in 2008. Survey report also showed that drug spending last year accounted for 17.4 per cent of total health spending as compared to 9.5 percent since 1985.

40 per cent of Canadian women and 45 per cent of men will develop cancer during their lifetimes

CancerRecent survey by the Canadian Cancer Society revealed that number of cancer cases diagnosed is increasing however the survival rates are also climbing.

Data revealed that nearly 900 Prince Edward Islanders will be diagnosed with cancer this year, and 360 will die from cancer. Statistics reveal that 40 per cent of Canadian women and 45 per cent of men will develop cancer during their lifetimes. Researchers said that better screening and better drug are resulting in increasing survival rates of cancer.

Nurses face physical and emotional assault

Nurses face physical and emotional assault During a study by Statistics Canada, 46 per cent of male nurses and 33 per cent of female nurses reported that they have been physically abused. The study included 12,200 respondents to a national survey of nurses in 2005. 47 per cent of the study subjects reported emotional abuse.

Temple in Turkey sheds light on so-called ‘Dark Age’

Temple in Turkey sheds light on so-called ‘Dark Age’Toronto, April 16 : A remarkably well-preserved monumental temple in Turkey, believed to be constructed during the time of King Solomon in the 10th/9th-centuries BC, is shedding light on the so-called Dark Age.

Uncovered by the University of Toronto's Tayinat Archaeological Project (TAP) in the summer of 2008, the discovery casts doubt upon the traditional view that the transition from the Late Bronze Age to the Early Iron Age was violent, sudden and culturally disruptive.

Finding Heart-Healthy Food

Finding Heart-Healthy FoodNext time finding heart healthy food for your family makes you go into a tizzy, try to relax and come to terms with the fact that there is nothing much you can do about that. Recent studies show that very few of these food products actually show strong evidence of lowering heart disease risk.

Most Canadians against Afghan mission if rape law implemented

Most Canadians against Afghan mission if rape law implementedOttawa (Ohio), Apr. 12 : Forty percent Canadians support their country's military mission in Afghanistan, but if the Afghan Government proceeds with a law allowing marital rape, opposition to the mission would rise to a whopping 75 percent, according to a survey.

A proposed family law for Afghanistan''s Shia minority would make it illegal for women to refuse to have sex with their husbands.

The proposed law would also require women to get approval from a male relative before leaving the house, globeandmail. com reports.

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