Category Archives: Medical

Mental Illness Does Not Catalyse Violence – By Annan Boodram – Caribbean Voice

Mental Illness and Mass Shootings – Caribbean Voice

Mass shootings in the US continue to bring to the fore the issue of the relationship between mental illness and violence. For example, US President Donald Trump expressed the view that the February 2017 Florida shooter’s mental illness inevitably catalysed his mass killings. But what are the facts?

A 2000 article in Psychology Today entitled “Are the Mentally Ill Really Violent?’ by Edward P Mulvey and Jess Fardella, stated, “The overwhelming majority of people with diagnosed mental disorders do not engage in violence.” In fact the article pointed out, “Certain factors that appear to be associated with an increased likelihood of violence are in line with common sense’. In effect it’s the same for persons with and without mental illness.             Continue reading

Guyana Cultural Assoc. of Montreal- Alzheimer Information Session – March 24, 2019

The Guyana Cultural Association of Montreal

Alzheimer Information Session

The Guyana Cultural Association of Montreal invites the general public to Information Session on Alzheimer’s Disease by a representative of the Alzheimer Society  of Montreal. . Come out and learn more about this illness and have your questions answered.

Date: Sunday, March 24, 2019.

Time: 4. 30 p.m

Place: St. Paul Church.  3970, Cote Ste. Catherine Road. Montreal. Canada.

Metro: Cote- Ste. Catherine.  Bus: 129



U.S – Democrats should take on health care to lay groundwork for the Green New Deal  —  By Mohamed Hamaludin

U.S – Democrats should take on health care to lay groundwork for the Green New Deal  —  By Mohamed Hamaludin

You want Congress to take quick action to move the country forward and you have to choose between the “Green New Deal” and, for example, reducing the price of drugs. Which would you choose?

Before you answer, consider a CNN report on Feb. 21 that the cost of a drug which enables a 67-year-old woman with a rare neuromuscular disease to walk has skyrocketed to $375,000, with a monthly copayment of $3,800. And consider another CNN report June 29 that a drug needed to treat a boy suffering from infantile spasms shot up from $1,600 to more than $23,000 a vial.    Continue reading

Commentary: 12 Self Esteem Boosters – By Hiram K. Rampersaud 

The Mind Body Connection – by The Caribbean Voice

 12 Self Esteem Boosters

By Hiram K. Rampersaud 

People with positive self-esteem consistently enjoy good mental health and are happier and more successful. On the other hand, low self-esteem can negatively affect virtually every facet of life, including relationships, job and health and can even lead to fatal consequences. So here are 12 tips to boost self-esteem:

Make Yourself A Priority: From young, we are taught that putting the needs of others before ours is a virtue; doing the opposite is considered selfish. However, we can’t develop high self-esteem if we don’t make our own needs a priority by putting them first. When we value our own needs, we value ourselves, which fosters high self-esteem.

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With Sex robots —Which sex would soon become obsolete? – By Yvonne Sam

By Yvonne Sam

Sex robots define what sex means to us humans, silicone and all  —

A recent article in Pride magazine brought readers up to date or face to face with the evidence that sex as we know it would soon be out of place. No pun intended. With the passage of time, a growing number of people will find sex and partnership entirely from either artificial agents or in virtual environments.

In so doing, the emergence of a new  sexual identity  termed digisexuality will come into view, where through the utilization of immersive technologies, the individual or digisexual no longer sees the necessity to look for physical closeness with human partners.  

RealDolls and other sex robots can be customised

In 2007, David Levy prognosticated in his book—Love and Sex with Robots—The Evolution of the human-robot relationships that by 2050 people would be doing the no-pants dance with robots.  In 2016 at an international congress on the same topic held at Goldsmiths University in London, other academics were in agreement with Levy that not only would the trend develop but also rapidly  

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Geo-Political Realignments Over Venezuela – Video

Geo-Political Realignments Over Venezuela – Video

The Real News Network  Published on Feb 8, 2019

On the heels of the hard-line anti-Maduro Lima Group meeting in Ottawa, countries favoring a negotiated solution, including Uruguay, Mexico, and Bolivia, met in Montevideo on Thursday  February 7, 2019. The final declaration, however, compromises Venezuela’s sovereignty, according to Bolivia. We discuss the outcome with Miguel Tinker Salas and Greg Wilpert.

Drug Ecstasy: Bringing Misery and Agony to the Guyana nation… already forewarned

If yuh nah hear you certainly gonna feel

By Yvonne Sam

Firstly permit me to offer condolences to the grieving family of Vanica Schultz the 15 year old student of Mae School, and also to a nation that should certainly be in mourning for one of its potential future leader. Needless to say her demise has brought many issues to the fore, issues that not only highlight the modus operandi of current governmental agencies in Guyana, their lethargic molasses-type manner of action, but above all reflects the country’s level of cial progress.

Just a mere three months ago on September 18, 2018, the Deputy Head of Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit (CANU), Leslie Ramlall, sounded the clarion, making the nation aware that the said drug Ecstasy was gaining a strong foothold among the young population especially children attending schools.     Continue reading

Solutions to….The silent tragedy affecting today’s children — By Victoria Prooday

Today’s children: Mental illness; ADHD; Depression; Suicide

This article has been read by 20 million people. I know that many would choose not to hear what I say in the article, but your children need you to hear this message.

— Victoria Prooday

The silent tragedy affecting today’s children,,,, (and what to do with it)

There is a silent tragedy developing right now, in our homes, and it concerns our most precious jewels – our children. Through my work with hundreds of children and families as an occupational therapist, I have witnessed this tragedy unfolding right in front of my eyes. Our children are in a devastating emotional state!
Talk to teachers and professionals who have been working in the field for the last 15 years. You will hear concerns similar to mine. Moreover, in the past 15 years, researchers have been releasing alarming statistics on a sharp and steady increase in kids’ mental illness, which is now reaching epidemic proportions:

Everyone’s Missing the Obvious About the Declining U.S. Birth Rate


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For the past several days, my Facebook feed, Twitter timeline, and evening news have been filled with stories on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s latest report about the declining birth rate of U.S. women.

Despite the breadth of the data included in its January 2019 vital statistics update, the CDC statistic generating the biggest headlines is the one that calculates the birth rate in the U.S. to be 16 percent below the amount needed to replace our population over time.           Continue reading

Medical: No Sexual Escape even in a vegetative state – By Yvonne Sam

By Yvonne Sam – R. N BSc.N.  MEd.  S.C.M   R.M.N

If you cannot be a nurse then pray to God you don’t become a curse. Nursing is synonymous with caring not fearing.

The report of a woman who has been in a vegetative state giving birth at a long term healthcare care facility in Arizona is not only disturbing, repulsive and outrageously gut wrenching, but at the selfsame time deals a black eye to all adherents of the Hippocratic and Nightingalean Oaths, in addition to further highlighting the issue of the racial divide existing in the U.S.A.

The 29 year old victim was a Native American of the San Carlos Apache Tribe.  No other term should be applied to this case but outright rape, as common sense dictates that a woman in that condition is totally unable to give consent to sexual intercourse, irregardless of what form it takes.  Now after DNA samplings of all male staff associated with caring for the patient, Nathan Sutherland a 36 year old Licensed Practical Nurse has been charged with one count of sexual assault and one count of vulnerable adult abuse.      Continue reading

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