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Thousands of Manitobans reaching out for mental health support amid COVID-19 pandemic

a man sitting in front of a window: Coronavirus: Canadians struggling with mental health during pandemic

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Coronavirus: Canadians struggling with mental health during pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is an added layer of anxiety and stress for many, but it also has many reaching out for help.


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In late March, the province launched an online program with Canadian HR firm Morneau Shepell, aimed at providing support for Manitobans struggling with anxiety and depression related to COVID-19.

Since then, 3,460 Manitobans have used the service, according to a provincial spokesperson.

“I can tell you that number has been steadily growing,” Manitoba health minister Cameron Friesen said during a press conference Tuesday.

“None of us are untouched by this. There (are) the challenges of COVID-19 that we can see and they’re tangible in our every day lives, but the mental health challenges and our anxiety is no less real even though it is more invisible.”

Read more: Manitoba launches online program targeting those anxious

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DRVNfit Fitness Center opens in Leesburg

DRVNfit physical fitness center is now open and accepting registrations. On Aug. 29, DRVNfit held an open house for community members to see the facility and sign up for same day access to the new Leesburg gym.

For anyone who missed the open house, owners will be available at the gym this week with sign up forms and key fobs on Wednesday, Sept. 2, from 4-6 p.m. Registration forms and more information are available on the DRVNfit Facebook page, Mane Street Salon, or by contacting the owners to set up an appointment.

The gym is co-owned by Leesburg community members Greg and Megan Abbott, and Matt and Ellen Binegar.

“Leesburg desperately needs somewhere for adults and student-athletes to train in strength and conditioning,” said Greg Abbott.

Ellen Binegar followed up by saying, “What started as a seed of an idea has taken root and is blossoming. After outgrowing our driveway

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Bi Eligard cp (bicalutamide & leuprorelin acetate) Drug / Medicine Information

bicalutamide & leuprorelin acetate

Consumer Medicine Information

What is in this leaflet

This leaflet answers some common questions about Bi ELIGARD cp. It does not contain
all the available information. It does not take the place of talking to your doctor
or pharmacist.

All medicines have risks and benefits. Your doctor has weighed the risks of you taking
Bi ELIGARD cp against the benefits they expect it will have for you.

If you have any concerns about taking this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Keep this leaflet with the medicine.

You may need to read it again.

What Bi ELIGARD cp is used for

Bi ELIGARD cp combination therapy is the brand name for packs containing ELIGARD (leuprorelin
acetate) 7.5 mg or 22.5 mg subcutaneous injection plus MPL-BICALUTAMIDE 50 mg tablets.

Bi ELIGARD cp is used to reduce the symptoms of advanced cancer of the prostate gland.

Bicalutamide tablets

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Tips on how to become a mature model by three pioneering super-stylish Yorkshire women

Models aged 50-plus are making their way into the mainstream. Stephanie Smith meets three Yorkshire models who began their career later in life.

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Julie Lowery, photographed by Tom Kahler Photography in Sheffield.

Fashion has long valued youth above all, despite evidence that most of its customers – certainly those who can afford designer labels – are well beyond their first score of years.

But there are signs that the tide is turning as the over-50s demand to see themselves represented and celebrated, encouraged by the rise of 50-plus social media influencers who showcase their selfies alongside the teens and 20-somethings, finding an audience that welcomes their authenticity.

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Designer labels including Bottega Veneta, Burberry, Preen, Celine and Saint Laurent have all recently included older women in their campaigns or on the

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Best supplements for an energy boost: Ashwagandha, Coenzyme q10 and iron

In order to maintain good energy levels, it’s helpful to get regular exercise, destress, have a good night’s sleep and maintain a healthy diet – including three pills proven to boost your mood.

A plant-derived substance has been shown to reduce feelings of stress and anxiety – two energy-draining factors.

Researchers from Asha Hospital, in India, investigated the effects of consuming ashwagandha.

For their experiment, they enrolled 64 participants who had a history of chronic stress.

The drug treatment group consumed 300mg of ashwagandha in each capsule.

During the treatment period, a follow-up telephone call was made to all subjects to check for treatment compliance and to note any adverse reactions.

By day 60, the ashwagandha group exhibited a significant reduction in scores on all the stress-assessment scales relative to the placebo group.

No serious adverse reactions were noted, concluding that the consumption of ashwagandha safely and effectively improves a

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