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Rethink period-pushing pills, reduce training intensity and alter diet during cycles: Menstrual health advice for women wrestlers | Sport-others News

Lighter training workloads during periods, four different week-wise dietary patterns based on the menstruation cycle and avoiding period-pushing pills altogether are some of the changes India’s women wrestlers are incorporating to tackle the tricky challenge of training during periods.

A thoughtful and scientific approach to menstrual health of female wrestlers is helping many prevent injuries that occur due to brittle bones – a result of calcium loss.

Dr Samuel Pullinger is the head of Sports Science at the JSW’s Inspire Institute of Sport, a training centre at Vijayanagar, Karnataka, where the country’s top wrestlers are camped. His team is helping women in combat sports train smarter and harder without compromising on health, he told The Indian Express.

Hansaben Rathore, a 19-year-old, from Depalpur, Indore, went through extremes as a young teen while training in her small town, with absence of knowledge, during her periods.

Wrestling Dr Samuel Pullinger is the head of Sports Science at the JSW’s Inspire Institute of Sport, a training centre at Vijayanagar, Karnataka, where the country’s top wrestlers are camped.

“At my first centre, I was told not to land up at practice at all during periods because there was a God’s idol in the room. And at my second centre, the coach would say, “achha, problem hai? koi nahi,” and ask me to ignore cramps and pain and continue training at full tilt,” she recalls.

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There was little discussion because she felt awkward. But after 6 months, the period pain became unbearable. “Muscle injuries happen because you feel weak. The other option of not training at all also wasn’t right as practice stopped. Here at IIS, our diet for every week is planned keeping in mind the cycle, and training on the first two days of the period is lighter,” she explains.

Rathore has competed during

Niagara Health emergency department staff getting additional training




A wave of respiratory and viral infections led to a flood of children in Emergency Departments (EDs) across Ontario last fall. This fall, emergency medical staff at Niagara Health’s (NH) three EDs are getting extra training for the rare, but potentially life-threatening, complications that can arise from conditions including RSV, flu and COVID-19.

Niagara Health (NH) has teamed up with McMaster Children’s Hospital’s Simulation, Resuscitation and Outreach Center (SiROC) and McMaster University’s Centre for Simulation-Based Learning (CSBL) for three mock pediatric emergency and education sessions. It’s the first collaboration between all three institutions since 2018.

Although pediatric respiratory emergencies are rare, they require an immediate response from skilled staff.

“We are fortunate that we don’t have critically ill infants and children to look after often. But when we do, we want to be prepared,” says Vera Girard, Emergency Department Nurse Educator and Registered Nurse.

NH nurses and physicians are participating in three pediatric resuscitation scenarios involving a seizure, respiratory failure and pneumonia with sepsis, at each of the St. Catharines, Niagara Falls and Welland hospitals. Simulating these emergencies with high-tech mannequins from McMaster University can increase confidence levels, teamwork skills and communication. All of which, improve patient safety and outcomes.

“The simulation sessions give us a safe space to practice working together as a team, at a time when the stakes aren’t so high,” explains Girard.  “Practicing improves your performance, just like with any sports team. By practicing, we can identify supplies and equipment needs, knowledge or skill gaps, team dynamics issues and improve them so that in a real patient situation we have what we need to be at the top of our game.” 

NH hosted the first simulation at the St. Catharines hospital on Oct. 25, with another Nov. 1

Opinion: Revamping family doctor training won’t solve health care’s problems

Risa Freeman is a family doctor and vice-chair of education and scholarship in the University of Toronto’s Department of Family and Community Medicine. Stuart Murdoch is a family doctor and postgraduate education program director in the Department of Family and Community Medicine.

Family medicine, the foundation of our health system, is in crisis. Six and a half million Canadians lack access to a family doctor, a situation that is set to worsen as existing physicians retire or leave comprehensive care.

To ensure that everyone has access to a family doctor who provides high-quality care, we need to attract more medical students into family medicine, prepare them to be highly competent, comprehensive and compassionate physicians, and support them to stay in comprehensive family practice.

But a change that will increase the time family doctors spend in training has some people, such as Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston, worried that it will make the doctor shortage worse. And many, including health ministers Canada-wide, have reaffirmed their support for the status quo.

Currently, family medicine residents – those who have completed a medical degree and choose to specialize in family medicine – spend two years training to be family doctors. Earlier this year, the College of Family Physicians of Canada, which establishes the standards for postgraduate family medicine training in Canadian medical schools, set new national requirements. The new rules, which come into place in 2027, will make residencies in family medicine take three years to complete instead of two. The rationale is to better prepare doctors for the breadth and complexity of family medicine.

There are compelling arguments both for and against.

Adding an extra year of training could make family medicine less attractive for some medical school graduates. Our residents tell us that, after as much as a

Physically training will help you enjoy active holidays

Q. I am booked to go on a weeklong cruise in the fall that includes a series of steep, challenging hikes carrying packs as part of the daily excursions when in port. I’m healthy and relatively fit, but, want to be in great shape to really enjoy this once-in-a lifetime trip. The summer is a very busy time for me, although I stay active playing golf without a cart, going to the gym and mountain biking. What approach should I take with my exercise to be able to peak for my cruise in October?

A. First of all, I love the fact that you are already involved in sports and fitness and asking about how to get even more from your efforts. In terms of personality types, you are what is known as a “thoroughbred.” Thoroughbreds typically look for ways to get “more” or “better” at things that they are already involved in. They don’t need reasons to be motivated, the ARE motivated.

What I would suggest for you is to focus on “maintenance” during your busy summer months and then shift your attention to peaking for a successful week of hiking towards the end of August.

If you are regularly golfing and biking each week, I would suggest doing two to three strength based workouts at the gym as well as a way to maintain your muscles, endurance and strength. Rather than thinking of “bodybuilding” types of exercises, choose moves that highlight one of the four basic movement patterns that the body performs; upper body pushing and pulling, rotating at the core, bending at the hips and knees and moving aerobically.

Specific exercises that fall into this sequence would be pushups, pulldowns, lunges, medicine ball diagonal chops and running, biking, climbing or training on a piece of cardio equipment.

Department of Health employees push back on mandatory agency training from Utah institute

The Washington Federation of State Employees is calling on the state Department of Health to cancel its contract and funding for mandatory DOH employee training that some say perpetuates workplace issues and creates an uncomfortable work environment.

In a news release, WFSE provided a web link to a petition that is now circulating among DOH employees asking the agency to discontinue the training.

Patrick Sugrue, the director of communications for WFSE, told McClatchy Monday that the petition has already been signed by over 200 current DOH employees, and that the number of petitioners is growing fast as they put pressure on DOH publicly.

The “Outward Mindset” training is provided by the Arbinger Institute, based in Utah. The website for the institute says that by using the communication training framework, “participants learn the difference between inward and outward mindsets.”

Participants who take the course will be able to “assess the extent to which they are working with an inward mindset,” “change their mindsets to become more outward,” “hold themselves more fully accountable,” and “address and resolve conflicts,” according to Arbinger’s website.

Employee concerns

Current and former DOH employees told McClatchy otherwise.

“It is on the surface such a necessary thing. Yes, we should all get more skills on how to better relate to people. But the problem is the underlying foundation of it and how it gets weaponized,” said Rachelle Martin, a current DOH employee speaking in her capacity as a WFSE member.

Martin, who was raised in a fundamentalist Christian family, said there was familiarity in the training because it pushes the idea that “all of your problems are your fault,” similar to the church she was brought up in.

“If you have a problem, the first thing you’re supposed to do is really sit with ‘what have I done

Province Training far more Health care Laboratory Technologists As a result of Impressive Partnership

The Province continues to go speedily to prepare more men and women for substantial-need health care employment across Nova Scotia.

Starting off in September, a new, adaptable on the web discovering possibility will be out there to Nova Scotians who want to turn into healthcare laboratory technologists. Up to 40 people today will be accepted to the application, established via the Province’s partnership with the Michener Institute of Training at College Wellness Community.

“Medical laboratory know-how is a satisfying vocation that is in superior need right now,” said Brian Wong, Minister of Highly developed Education and learning. “This understanding product will permit learners to master online and practise in individual at Nova Scotia Health facilities through the province so we can meet up with significant labour requirements and educate the experts we have to have to present Nova Scotians with accessibility to superior and more quickly treatment.”

Men and women in the new plan will signal a return of support agreement for a placement with Nova Scotia Well being.

A different software through the Michener institute is now assisting 5 internationally trained clinical laboratory technologists get completely ready to work in Nova Scotia. In January, they began a 16-week bridging application that will prepare them for their licensing examination. Though they wait to acquire the exam, they will operate with conditional licences and assistance fill vital labour requires at Nova Scotia Well being.

In February 2022, the Division of Advanced Education and learning, the Section of Health and Wellness, and Nova Scotia Health signed a memorandum of understanding with the Toronto-based mostly Michener institute to investigate new options to boost training capacity for positions that are in desire in the Nova Scotia health care method.


We’re delighted that this partnership with the Michener institute is currently helping Nova Scotia

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