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Rates of Infant Mortality and Low Birth Weight Are High in Canada
The living conditions of Canadian children have a strong impact on their health. Social determinants of health associated with poverty have led to increases in the rate of infant mortality and low birth weight in Canada. ...
Low Blood Sugar Impacts Athletic Performance in Kids with Diabetes
Low blood sugar has a negative effect on the athletic ability of adolescents with type 1 diabetes. It also affects their ability to respond to visual stimuli.
Canadian Children Worse Off, Healthwise, Than Those in Other Nations
The living conditions that lead to large health disparities among Canadian children are themselves shaped by a larger, Neoliberal agenda.
Physicians Can Impact Policy That Supports Children's Health
Canada is a liberal welfare state. It favours the needs of the individual over the needs of the community. Policymakers need to enact public policy that improves the living conditions that impact the health of children. ...
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.
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.