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How Palliative Care Can Help You

Palliative care, also known as supportive care, aims to improve the quality of life of people suffering from life-threatening diseases. This can range from providing emotional, physical and social support. Palliative care is offered at any stage of the health condition and is encouraged in the earlier stages of the disease. Recent studies have shown

Epilepsy – Who gets it, and how can we help?

Epilepsy is a brain condition that occurs due to abnormal electrical brain activity. These repeated brief episodes of sudden electrical changes are called seizures. They temporarily affect the body’s movement, such as uncontrollable twitching, shaking or jerky movements of the face, limbs, or even the entire body.  World Health Organization states that approximately 5 million people

Common struggles of people with Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia which affects the parts of the brain that control memory, language and thought. It is more commonly diagnosed in older members of society. However, it can still develop in younger people. As Canada’s population ages, the number of cases of Alzheimer’s is also expected to rise.

Challenges faced by Hepatitis Patients

Hepatitis is the inflammation of the liver, whose most common cause is a viral infection. There are numerous types of hepatitis, ranging from hepatitis A to E. Some of these can be acute, where they flare up suddenly and go back after some time, or they might become a chronic condition that lasts a long