Opinion: Mental Health Awareness week #BeBodyKind – thoughts for mental health practitioners and digital innovators

Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation (MHF), Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from 13 until 19 May and the theme this year is body image – how we think and feel about our bodies, based on research undertaken by the foundation. The MHF research shows that just over one in five adults (22%) and 40% of teenagers...

Ontario Health Network lays off 44, prompting questions about the province’s commitment to virtual care

The Ontario Telemedicine Network, a nonprofit telemedicine company that provides telemedicine services to the provincial government of Ontario, has laid off 44 of its 265 employees in the wake of apparent cuts to government spending with the organization, the CBC reports. The layoffs are notable, the CBC said, both because Premier Doug Ford previously promised that...

Best Bone Health Supplements for Women

Learn which vitamins and minerals are essential to bone health. Ladies, did you know that we are twice as likely as men to develop weak, brittle bones as we age? It’s true, in fact, one in every two women over the age of 50 will develop osteoporosis, leading to painful bone fractures and even bone...

Royals launch mental health support text line, appeal for 3,000 people to join volunteer community

The Duke of Cambridge unveiled last week the launch of text messaging helpline Shout in the UK, a digital mental health service aiming to provide help for people in moments of crisis. Shout is part of a series of initiatives supported and launched by the Royal family in recent years to break the stigma around...

FDA clears AliveCor’s six-lead smartphone ECG

Mobile consumer ECG maker AliveCor announced today that its long-teased six-lead ECG device has been cleared by the FDA and will be available to customers in June of this year. “ is a big deal for us, and it’s important for patients and physicians because they will be able to get a materially improved view...