By Tanya Talaga Staff Reporter Sat., Oct. 13, 2018 Twenty years ago, Mike Metatawabin went to Wunnumin Lake First Nation to act as a translator for the Elders coming inland from the James Bay coast to attend a summer meeting of Nishnawbe Aski Nation leadership . It was during this trip that Mike first met a Ralph Rowe survivor. The encounter altered the course of his life. He had been sitting in the community hall and remembers being overwhelmed by the odd, unsettling feeling that he needed to leave. The cold rain soaked through his shoes as he made his way to the modest cabin where he was staying. He hoped the wood stove would be on but the cabin was dark and chilly. He could feel someone’s eyes on him. A young man was sitting in the corner. A small leather hand drum was on the table in front of him. The noose was near. Mike took a seat and began to beat the drum. He told the young man of the pain he was holding after the sudden death of his infant … [Read more...] about When you grow up surrounded by suicide, it seems normal. How do you heal a ‘broken spirit’?
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By Judith Graham Kaiser Health News Mon., June 18, 2018 You’ve turned 65 and exited middle age. What are the chances you’ll develop cognitive impairment or dementia in the years ahead? New research about “cognitive life expectancy” — how long older adults live with good versus declining brain health — shows that after age 65, men and women spend more than a dozen years in good cognitive health, on average. And, over the past decade, that time span has been expanding. By contrast, cognitive challenges arise in a more compressed time frame in later life, with mild cognitive impairment (problems with memory, decision-making or thinking skills) lasting about four years, on average, and dementia (Alzheimer’s disease or other related conditions) occurring over 1 1/2 to two years. Read more: Is there anything you can do to prevent dementia? Article Continued Below Exercise has many benefits for people with dementia A … [Read more...] about Research finds seniors seem to enjoy longer brain health than in the past
By Chinta Puxley The Canadian Press Fri., April 6, 2018 EDMONTON—Alberta Health Services says a mistake on a form a decade ago using outdated language is to blame after a teenage Indigenous girl was sent an invoice addressed to “Treaty Indian.” The health service said Thursday it has finished a preliminary investigation into how “unacceptable and culturally insensitive language” was used. “This was an inexcusable error, and should never have happened,” it said in a statement. The service said the error occurred when “historical wording” was put in the wrong field on a patient’s record during a hospital visit over a decade ago. “Following a more recent hospital visit, our computer system inadvertently copied that incorrect wording, and included it on an invoice which was then sent out to the person,” the statement said. Article Continued Below “The wording is absolutely not language that … [Read more...] about Alberta Health Services apologizes for letter addressed to ‘Treaty Indian,’ blames decade-old form
Welcome to The Myanmar Times ongoing analysis of Myanmar's highly-anticipated election. We've set up an Election Parties page – a handy "cheat-sheet" of sorts – to help you keep track of major parties, as well as an Election Voices page, where you can find conversations with candidates and electoral experts, and comments from you, our readers. We've also been covering the results as they develop live over on our Election Live Blog – check it out! To get involved in the conversation, send us a message at Facebook.com/TheMyanmarTimes, Tweet us @TheMyanmarTimes using the hashtag #MyanmarElection or send us an email at [email protected], Subject: "People's Pundit" and have your voice heard! Final Pyithu and Amyotha Hlttaw results, as of the final UEC results announcement November 22 For more information, including full party tallies, check out our election live blog, and to see results for the Pyithu and Amyotha Hluttaws … [Read more...] about Election 2015
PHUKET, Thailand: New Star had probably never been in so much pain than when an elastic band was tied around his snout. It was a punishment for the young stray dog, who was so hungry he stole someone’s food. The skin on his muzzle had swelled for days before it broke. Each day, the sharp rubber ring cut deeper into his flesh, leaving him in terrible pain. By the time help came, the wound was so deep it became a permanent, ghastly scar.In Thailand, such tales are common. Despite the Cruelty Prevention and Welfare of Animal Act, animal abuse remains a huge problem. Reports of dogs being stabbed, beaten, poisoned and starved are endless. Many of the victims are strays.It is estimated that more than 750,000 dogs live on the streets of Thailand, according to the Bureau of Disease Control and Veterinary Services. Having no one to care for them, these animals survive on pity and are constantly vulnerable to abuse. But help rarely comes.For many people, the strays are … [Read more...] about Thailand’s stray dogs given new chance at life