Teletherapy lessens OCD symptoms
A specific new form of video technology teletherapy based therapy has been shown to reduce symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). A 12-week program allowed people in remote locations to access treatments, and complete exercises related to their symptom triggering scenarios and locations. The virtual interventions took fewer than 11 therapy hours with most patients maintaining their progress almost a year later.
What is PHIPA?
Canada’s Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA) protects the privacy of your personal health information in either spoken or written form and may include:
Health record and health history, Case management record, Assessments for service delivery, Delivery of health care, Health services being received, Lab or test results, Health care provider, Health care payments or eligibility for health care, Donation of any body part or bodily substance of the individual or is derived from the testing or examination of any such body part or bodily substance and Provincial health care number.
Co-living for single-parent families
An innovative French startup is offering rental apartments to support single parents, with one or two children. Every family has a furnished, private unit with a kitchenette, bathroom and bedrooms for everyone. Residents share a large kitchen/living area, playroom, laundry, a garden or terrace, internet, steaming services, DIY help and legal assistance. For an extra fee, parents are able to access babysitting, meal prep, activities for children, ironing and school transportation. The idea is to combat the isolation and potential stress of parenting alone.
Food could soon carry eco-labels
Supermarket shoppers could soon be checking the environmental impact of items before putting them in their carts, thanks to new research from Oxford University. The bigger impact will come if the food industry also uses it to cut its environmental footprint.
Common pain reliever linked to autism
Debate over aceta-minophen use during pregnancy is headed to the court. The case is backed by studies that connect the use of the common pain reliever with autism development in children. Lawyers for thousands of affected families plan to take on some of the biggest drug retailers in the USA—claiming they failed to warn of the potential dangers when selling their products.
DID YOU KNOW?
Insults are the most common form of childhood bullying.