Enhancing the plasticity of the brain: Max Cynader at TEDxStanleyPark

Translator: Mohand Habchi Reviewer: Reiko Bovee Thank you very much for that generous introduction. It’s a pleasure to be here. Today my subject is “Enhancing Brain Plasticity.” And what I’m going to do in the next few minutes hopefully is to tell you a little bit about what brain plasticity is, how it works, what we’re doing to try to […]

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A possible new treatment for alcohol use disorder

Simple moments like these are something Dr. Frank Plummer says he’ll never take for granted. For over the past decade he has fought alcohol use disorder. Similar to some Canadians, he was high-functioning. It started when he was pioneering research in Kenya around the height of the HIV/AIDS crisis. So I was constantly writing then you’re dealing with patients, you’re […]

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Researchers aim to develop tool that can predict mental illness

Let’s do the puzzle. Jennifer Green is a happy mother of three boys today, but her struggle with postpartum depression and anxiety disorder literally left her in pieces. You just kind of feel like crying all the time. You’re like a shell. Dr. Peggy Richter is head of the Frederick W. Thompson Anxiety Disorders Centre, and says the postpartum period […]

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Could there be another vaping-related illness out there?

Now researchers at the Canadian Medical Association Journal are shedding light on another possible risk. Their new study, just out this morning, suggests vaping may cause a unique type of lung damage. Their new alert is based on the case of an Ontario teenager who had to be put on life support after just several months of heavy vaping. Shannon […]

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Struggling with an Eating Disorder #BellLetsTalk – Team Canada

One of my friends, he was a diver as well.We got to the pool and we were changing and he just grabbed a little bit of my skin on my back and I was like, “Why did you do that?”And he was like, “Well I just wanted to feel how it was to be fat.”There is a bunch of little […]

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Transforming Mental Health and Addiction Treatment in Canada

– Canada has a big problem with addiction and mental health. About one in five families is affected by this. – We estimate that about eight to 9% of all Canadians will develop post traumatic stress disorder over the course of their lifetimes. – We know that about one in ten people suffer from addictions or substance abuse. The truth […]

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What is Critical Illness Policy?

I wouldn’t live comfortably without any of it! I wouldn’t drive my car if I didn’t have car insurance; I wouldn’t go and like skydive if I didn’t have health insurance. H,i my name is Taayla Mark with an Engrace Financial Solutions. Thank you so much for joining us! We are doing Street Smarts with Taayla. Today we are going […]

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Clara Hughes Talks Mental Health on Strombo: FULL INTERVIEW

Sports Announcer: They come to the line.It is Clara Hughes of Canada, gold!George:Clara Hughes, the only Canadian athletein history to win medals in boththe winter and summer Olympic Games.It’s a phenomenal achievement, especially when you considerthat Clara was once on trackfor a very different kind of life.Growing up in Winnipeg she was a bit of a wild teen:drugs, skipping school, […]

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Why we choose suicide | Mark Henick | TEDxToronto

Translator: Robert Deliman Reviewer: Denise RQ I was barely a teenager the first time I tried to kill myself. If I knew then what I know now, well, it probably wouldn’t have changed very much. And it probably wouldn’t have changed very much because sometimes it doesn’t matter what you know, what you feel just takes over. And there’s so […]

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