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CPR performed on a child after found unresponsive in a pool

The RCMP found a toddler after she went missing from a daycare center. The young girl died after she was discovered unresponsive in a backyard pool. The toddler was missing from a daycare center on Hawthorne Ave. and shortly found in an underground pool at a neighboring property. The child was found beneath a solar […]


Soccer player receives immediate CPR after an attack

Conception Bay South residents Gerry Stead and Alana Langdon were given the Rescuer Awards for saving a life. Their life-saving actions were necessary during an incident at the Topsail artificial turf soccer pitch. Timely action to save a life An 11-year old soccer player was attacked by a bystander and stabbed while engaging in the […]

The Ford government shut down non-essential businesses in Ontario on December 26, 2020, to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Face masks not mandatory for Kindergarten to Grade 3 students

Some Ottawa parents share that it was a mistake for Ottawa’s public school board to vote against a motion to make face masks mandatory for young students. The Ottawa Carleton District School Board trustees voted eight-to-four against a motion to make face masks mandatory for all Kindergarten to Grade 3 students. Face masks are mandatory […]

Cuboid syndrome

Cuboid syndrome

Cuboid syndrome occurs if the ligament and joint near the cuboid bone in the foot is torn or damaged. It is also called as subluxation where the bones in a joint is moved slightly out of position. What are the signs? The main sign of cuboid syndrome is foot pain, usually on the lateral side […]

Patellar tendonitis

Patellar tendonitis

Patellar tendonitis is a prevalent type of injury or inflammation of the tendon linking the kneecap to the shinbone. The pain it causes can range from mild to severe. Any individual can end up with the condition but likely to affect athletes, especially those who engage in basketball and volleyball. What is the precise cause? […]


Metatarsalgia or ball of foot pain is defined as pain and inflammation in the padding directly beneath the toes. It is the site where most pressure is placed when moving and standing. The discomfort is typically present in the metatarsal heads. There is also shooting pain, numbness and discomfort when the toes are flexed. The […]

Amoxicillin rash

An amoxicillin rash can occur if a child is taking the antibiotic. Most antibiotics can trigger rash as a side effect, but amoxicillin is known to frequently cause one. It is important to note that both ampicillin and amoxicillin are derived from the penicillin family. Characteristic There are 2 types of rash where one is […]

Swollen earlobe

A swollen earlobe can be painful, reddened and uncomfortable. The usual causes of the swelling include allergies, infection and trauma. Although most cases of earlobe injuries can be managed with over-the-counter medications and home remedies, a doctor must be seen if the symptoms are severe. Common causes of swollen earlobe There are various causes for […]