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Child Care Negligence And Abuse

Victor Lewin
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

It can be really difficult to obtain a placement in a licensed daycare center or family home daycare agency, both of which are subject to the Day Care Act and Day Care Regulations in Nova Scotia. The Canadian Child Care Federation (CCCF) estimates that regulated child care centers can accommodate only 20 per cent of Canadian children between the ages of zero and five years. For those who cannot find space, the alternatives are unlicensed daycare centers, nanny services or informal arrangements in the community. ..

Ineffective Bravelle Fertility Drug Recalled

Victor Lewin
Thursday, January 21, 2016

A fertility drug marketed as Bravelle (Urofollitropin Injection) was the subject of a recall by its manufacturer, Ferring Pharmaceuticals, in October 2015. The recall was announced over concerns that Bravelle’s potency decreased as a result of a shorter than expected half-life.
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Friends go on memorial bike ride in friend's honour

Victor Lewin
Saturday, October 31, 2015

Friends of a 49-year-old bicyclist gathered for a memorial ride on Oct. 23. The woman was killed earlier this month in Halifax when she was struck by a propane truck where Purcells Cove Road intersects with Herring Cove Road.
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Pedestrian accidents in Dartmouth, Halifax, injure 2

Victor Lewin
Friday, October 23, 2015

There is a huge disparity in the weight and size of a vehicle and a pedestrian, and vehicles are constructed out of metal parts compared to the fragility of flesh and bones. Simply surviving a collision with a car is a stroke of good luck; escaping with less-than-serious injuries can almost be perceived as miraculous.
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Licensing requirements keep senior drivers safer

Victor Lewin
Saturday, October 10, 2015

There is no doubt that having the ability to continue driving well into the golden years can help senior citizens maintain their independence longer. Simply being able to drive oneself to daily activities and doctors' appointments can allow an elderly person to remain living on their own in the community. ..

Medical errors cause delayed diagnoses, deaths

Victor Lewin
Friday, September 25, 2015

A report released earlier this week from the Institute of Medicine in the United States indicated that all patients will likely be misdiagnosed or have their diagnosis delayed on at least once occasion during their lives. The consequences of delaying treatment can be devastating and potentially fatal.
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