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The scientific link between culture and health for Canada’s indigenous populations is strong
By Jon McGavock

Wab Kinew has been telling scientists and health care professionals for years that culture is medicine.

Safe, secure and affordable housing is a health issue Safe, secure and affordable housing is a health issue
By Danyaal Raza and Ritika Goel

When you’re feeling unwell, whether from a minor cold or a devastating terminal illness, the feeling of home, the desire for a safe and comfortable place to rest and recuperate, is a universal one. But what if your home itself is a source of stress and illness?

 Implementing a basic income in Canada to improve health and reduce poverty

A version of this podcast appeared in Basic Income Earth Network and the Huffington Post Offering a guaranteed annual income to reduce poverty and improve health is not a new idea in Canada, but it is once again on the …

Canada needs to provide an urgent investment in indigenous health Canada needs to provide an urgent investment in indigenous health
By Brian Postl and Pierre-Gerlier Forest

The health of Canada’s indigenous people lags substantially behind other Canadians – and the tragic reality is well documented. Sadly, the data regarding poor health status for indigenous populations shows us this is true across all major illnesses and across all age groups.

Ten medical expenses you didn’t know were tax deductible These ten medical expenses could give you a tax break
By Kathleen O'Grady

As Canadians we like to take pride in our publicly funded healthcare system, but the truth is many of us — especially those with or caring for someone with disabilities or chronic conditions — pay out of pocket for a wide range of essential health services.

Alcohol use in pregnancy part of a complex set of issues Alcohol use in pregnancy part of a complex set of issues
By Chelsea Ruth

In my work as a neonatologist, I’ve looked after many, many babies. I’ve seen families of all ages, cultures and circumstances. But I’ve never seen a mother who wanted to harm her growing baby.

Dear Health Minister — please reinstate funding for Cochrane Canada Dear Health Minister — please reinstate funding for Cochrane Canada
By Tom Perry and Alan Cassels

Imagine you’re our new Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau. Despite a grueling election campaign, you’re flush with energy and idealism in a country where “better is always possible.”

 Joyeuses Fêtes!

  Happy Holidays from the team at EvidenceNetwork.ca

Basic Income Just What the Doctor Ordered Basic Income: Just What the Doctor Ordered
By Danielle Martin and Ryan Meili

What makes people sick? Infectious agents like bacteria and viruses and personal factors like smoking, eating poorly and living a sedentary lifestyle. But none of these compares to the way that poverty makes us sick.

New Panel of International Journalists offers support to journalists covering health systems from around the world New Panel of International Journalists offers support to journalists covering health systems from around the world
By EvidenceNetwork.ca

(Winnipeg, MB) Nine health journalists from seven countries are now available as a free resource for journalists covering health systems and health policy issues from around the world.


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