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Poverty Has a Devastating Impact on Canadians Living with Diabetes
Diabetes is more prevalent among the poor. Healthcare professionals, in addition to providing excellent care, must push to reduce poverty. This will optimize the management and prevention of diabetes.
Knowledge Mobilization Leads to Social Innovation
Building the capacity for KMb will benefit universities and communities. Through knowledge brokers, resources, and clear language research summaries, the KMb Unit at York is working to maximize the social, cultural, and ...
Polar Bears Are Threatened by the Effects of Climate Change
The rapid warming of the Arctic caused by climate change is negatively affecting polar bears. This research proposes an accurate method of predicting polar bear population abundance under climate change. This will aid with ...
The Theory and Practice of International Social Work Is Affected by a History of Colonialism
International social work is taught under colonial terms. As a result, there is an unequal relationship between the global North and the global South when collaborating on social work projects. This also affects the way ...
Hurricane Katrina Revealed Many Social and Environmental Problems that already existed in New Orleans
Hurricane Katrina reveals how issues that affect people’s lives are brought to our attention after natural disasters. These problems include the impact of damage to the environment, race and class. When the natural landscape ...
Reading Fiction Predicts People's Empathy
Reading fiction, in and of itself, predicts people’s empathy. People who read fiction tend to feel that they have more social support than those who read non- fiction.
Homelessness Leads to Poor Health in York Region
Homeless and at-risk people in York Region have fair or poor physical and mental health. Affordability and lack of health coverage are the most common reasons why homeless and at-risk people have inadequate access to healthcare.
Promoting Mental Health Through Empowerment and Community Capacity Building
Effective mental health promotion must consider the social determinants of health and integrate the principles of social inclusion, access and equity into health programs. Attention to issues of ‘cultural competence’ and ...
Research and Development of Drugs for Developing Countries Faces Many Barriers
R&D for neglected diseases faces a number of barriers. In order to expand R&D, all of the actors – governments, companies, and NGOs, among others – need to work together on solutions. The limitations of the prize fund model ...
Clinical Trials Are Heavily Influenced by Drug Companies
Despite its stated interest in openness and transparency, Health Canada continues to deny the public access to information about clinical trials. It is also moving at a snail’s pace in developing a policy on clinical trials ...