Almost half of Ontario youth miss school because of anxiety, study suggests


At five years old, Shannon Nagy told her mother she wanted to die. In Grade 6, she missed almost the entire school year because more often than not, she couldn’t get out of bed. Nagy, now 20, was diagnosed with anxiety, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and borderline personality disorder …

Teen Depression: Early School Timings May Cause Depression and Anxiety Among Adolescents: Study

Parents beware, the early morning sulkiness due to lack of sleep  may be an a risk factor for anxiety and depression for your children, warns  a new study.  The study published in the journal Sleep Health revealed that children who start schooling before 8:30 a.m, get insufficient sleep or barely …

Ontario student groups want province to boost services for youth with mental health issues

TORONTO – A coalition of Ontario student groups, colleges and universities wants the province to significantly boost services for young people struggling with mental health issues as they pursue post-secondary education, with what’s being described as a collaborative “whole community” approach.The group is also calling for a mandatory curriculum that …

More than half of cancer drugs may not work, study suggests

A number of cancer drugs entered the European market “without evidence of benefit on survival or quality of life”, researchers have said. All new cancer drugs are given Europe-wide market approval through the European Medicines Agency (EMA). But a new study, published in The British Medical Journal (BMJ), found that …

More support needed in B.C. to help youth in care succeed at school: report

More educational support is needed in British Columbia for children in government care so youths who have often suffered trauma in early life have a better chance of graduating high school, says the province’s children’s representative. Bernard Richard said each school district should get funding to target the learning needs …

Scientists might have been looking for ovarian cancer in the wrong place, new breakthrough study suggests

1/32 Long commutes carry health risks Hours of commuting may be mind-numbingly dull, but new research shows that it might also be having an adverse effect on both your health and performance at work. Longer commutes also appear to have a significant impact on mental wellbeing, with those commuting longer …

‘Living death’: Study suggests having kids in foster care bad for mothers – Manitoba

 A new study out of the University of Manitoba shows kids are not the only ones affected by the child welfare system — mothers of children who have been taken into foster care see a significant deterioration in their health and social situation after apprehension. The study, published in the …

High hydro rates killed Ontario jobs: Study | Ontario | News

TORONTO –  Soaring electricity prices resulted in 75,000 fewer manufacturing jobs for Ontarians since the recession, a new report says. Rising Electricity Costs and Declining Employment in Ontario’s Manufacturing Sector…