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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 ...
Sweden Tops Canada in Care for the Aged
Because of their resources and the way their work is organized, Swedish care workers can provide better care than their Canadian counterparts. They are better placed to improve living conditions for their residents and themselves.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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.
Canadians Living with Diabetes and in Poverty Are at High Risk
Canadian individuals living in poverty and who also have T2DM are at high risk for adverse health outcomes. Social welfare does not provide sufficient assistance to allow them to successfully manage their disease. They ...
Eating Disorders Are Experienced Differently According to Culture
Treatment and research must address difference in order to support racialized and ethnic women with eating disorders. For many, working on family relationships is essential. Family attitudes and actions impact the way many ...