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What Is the State of Women's Health Work in Canada?
Canada needs to be more of an active and democratic state that pursues gender and other kinds of equity. It should serve as a model employer by providing good pay, benefits, conditions, and security. More generally, the ...
Community-Based Discharge Planning Improves Health Services
Basing discharge services in the community has improved services for people transitioning out of an acute care mental healthcare facility. It has also reduced readmissions rates, curbing the demand for inpatient services ...
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 ...
Drug Safety Is Influenced More by Business Interests Rather Than Public Health
The safety of pharmaceutical drugs in Canada is a concern. While Health Canada is given the power to measure safety and approve drugs, the process has its limits. There is a growing trend towards practicing “risk management” ...
Yoga May Ease Pain of Women with Fibromyalgia
An eight-week yoga program may decrease pain in women with fibromyalgia. It alters cortisol levels and, by making women more mindful, seems to encourage them to feel less helpless about their pain.
Neighbourhood Income Affects Obesity
Children who grow up in poor neighbourhoods are more likely to be overweight than children who come from neighbourhoods that have higher incomes.
Epidemic Keeps Students Playing - And Learning
Epidemic is an effective digital learning technology. It keeps students engaged and is a valuable resource for information about viruses and health. It promotes a more health-conscious life.
Living Conditions Create Health Inequities in Aboriginal Communities
Because of their living conditions, Aboriginal peoples tend to be more vulnerable to stress, disease, and a lack of control of their health.
Physical Health Is Influenced by Different Social Circumstances
Being physically active is about more than making individuals healthy. Physical activity builds healthy communities, which has both short term and long term effects. Physical activity also functions as a space for social ...