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How Can Consumers Make Healthy Eating Choices?
“Nudging” consumers towards healthy food is not fully effective in getting people to eat well. A lack of education or a lack of income play a role in unhealthy food choices.
African American Women Have a Disadvantage When It Comes to Cancer Care
Race has an impact on breast cancer treatment and survival. Non-Hispanic white women are more likely to survive breast cancer than African American women. Younger women are especially vulnerable. They tend to lack adequate ...
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” ...
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.
Canada Lags in Improving Living Conditions That Impact Children's Health
Canada lags far behind other wealthy, industrialized nations when it comes to public policy that improves the living conditions that shape the health of children.
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.
NAFTA Weakens Regulatory Power of Governments
NAFTA creates a situation where governments have less power to intervene on issues such as obesity, hunger, and public health. This is likely to benefit only the privileged sector of society and harm low-income citizens.
Changes to Housing and Income Policies Threaten Women's Health
Public policy changes with regards to housing and income can have serious effects on a person’s health. The most vulnerable to these effects include lone parent families. Lone parent families led by men are just as vulnerable ...
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 ...
Colonialism Continues to Impact the Health and Diet of Native Peoples
The impact of colonialism on First Nations is rarely looked at the through the result of food abuse and health. Institutions like residential schools attempted to disrupt the relationship between Native peoples with food. ...