Do richer countries have higher PTSD rates?

The steady trickle of results from studies of post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury (TBI) has provided much food for thought and grist for conversation this year. Tongues are wagging (if that describes online comments and blogs) about the surprising results of a study by a team of Dutch, British and Australian psychotrauma...
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    Operational Stress Injuries, Part 1: The War Within

    November 21, 2012 by Sharon Adams
    Thirty per cent of those who served in combat zones will suffer an operational stress injury. In Afghanistan, Bosnia, Cyprus, Korea, Europe and dozens of other locations around the globe, Canadian Forces members have proven time and again they are prepared to march into hell to...
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    For Canadian soldiers back home from combat in Afghanistan and suffering from operational stress injuries, adjusting to the civilian world can be more than difficult. This group of veterans sought respite by banding together and going on a bike journey across Europe’s...
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    Health File

    October 28, 2012 by Sharon Adams
    Research Yields Results There’s been good news on the research front lately for people with age-related health conditions. A new treatment now being tested opens the option of angioplasty, rather than bypass surgery, for some heart patients. In angioplasty, a guide wire is threaded through a blood vessel...
  • For a decade or more retired freelance writer Norma Ramage, 62, has struggled to get a good night’s sleep. It can take her hours to fall asleep at night, sometimes sleep doesn’t come; other times she wakes in the night and is unable to get...
  • Help For Homeless Veterans

    September 1, 2012 by Sharon Adams
    A strong and caring commitment of half a million dollars—that’s The Royal Canadian Legion’s initial funding for a program that will help homeless veterans across the country. “I am extremely proud to announce a national Leave the Streets Behind program,” said Dominion President Pat Varga, who...
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    Health File

    June 28, 2012 by Sharon Adams
    Just a half hour a day, advises Toronto family physician Dr. Mike Evans, whose popular video 23 and ½ hours, has gone viral on YouTube. (He does make the point that more is better and kids need at least one active hour every day). The video,...
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