Making News Media Advisory, 2017
By Noralou Roos

March 6, 2017 (Winnipeg, MB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Shannon Sampert, Associate Professor in the Political Science Department at the University of Winnipeg as the incoming Director and Editor in Chief of, effective April …

When it comes to prescription drug coverage, our health system has plenty in common with the United States — and that’s not a good thing
By Colleen Flood

Most Canadians would likely agree that those who need potentially life-saving prescription medications should have ready access to them.

Are you getting the flu shot this year?
By John Muscedere

Many Canadians will not, even though safe and effective flu vaccines have been available for more than 60 years.

Why ‘frailty’ matters
By John Muscedere and Fred Horne

When a frail older patient has an acute health crisis in Canada, our health system usually delivers excellent service. That’s good news.

 Why academics are losing relevance in society – and how to stop it

A January 2015 Pew Research Center study found an alarming chasm between the views of scientists and the views of the public.

 Don’t Touch My Medicare

Trudy Lieberman, Adjunct Associate Professor, the CUNY School of Public Health

 Saskatchewan doctors now checking the fiscal health of patients

Pamela Cowan, Regina Leader-Post

Academics need to make sure their evidence matters Academics need to make sure their evidence matters
By Kathleen O’Grady and Noralou Roos

An average paper in a peer-reviewed academic journal is read by no more than 10 people, according to Singapore-based academic, Asit Biswas, and Oxford-researcher, Julian Kirchherr, in their controversial commentary, “Prof, no one is reading you,” which went viral last year.

Too many women around the world still die during pregnancy and childbirth
By Loubna Belaid and Valery Ridde

The government of Canada recently participated in the G7 Health Ministers meeting in Japan to discuss concrete actions to improve global health.

A sugar-sweetened beverage tax is not the answer Cessons d’invoquer les taxes sur le tabac pour justifier l’adoption d’une taxe sur les boissons gazeuses
Par Natalie Riediger

L’instauration d’une taxe sur les boissons sucrées (ou, si vous préférez, les boissons gazeuses) pour diminuer le fardeau de l’obésité suscite un intérêt grandissant au Canada.

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