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Three nutrition trends to stay away from – based on the best evidence Trois tendances à éviter en matière de nutrition, selon les meilleures données probantes
Par Dylan MacKay

Si vous cherchez à obtenir des conseils de santé dans les médias, vous constaterez la grande confusion créée par toutes les « sciences de la nutrition ». Le beurre est-il bon ou mauvais pour la santé?

Individuals with developmental disabilities are an invisible population in Canada’s mental health system Individuals with developmental disabilities are an invisible population in Canada’s mental health system
By Yona Lunsky and Robert Balogh

With the recent federal commitment to increase mental health funding across Canada, we need to turn our attention toward a group of individuals who are currently invisible within Canada’s mental health system – a group that has some of the greatest needs for mental health services and supports, yet is rarely acknowledged or targeted in mental health efforts.

Three nutrition trends to stay away from – based on the best evidence Three nutrition trends to stay away from — based on the best evidence
By Dylan MacKay

If you follow health tips in the media, you’d think the nutritional sciences are a mess: Is butter good for you or is it bad? Should I eat breakfast or skip it? Should I eat like a caveman? Or maybe should I eat more like a bird?

Why we don’t need a ‘Caregiver Recognition Day’ Why we don’t need a ‘Caregiver Recognition Day’
By Laura Funk

Organizations advocating for family caregivers are hoping our Prime Minister will soon issue a proclamation recognizing family caregivers and establish a National Caregiver Day (the First Tuesday in April).

What medicines do we really need in Canada? De quels médicaments avons-nous vraiment besoin au Canada?
Par Nav Persaud

Souvent, les études et les sondages montrent que les Canadiens sont fiers de leur système de santé universel qui offre des services médicaux et hospitaliers financés par le gouvernement.

The-never-ending-saga-of-medical-user-fees-in-Quebec L’interminable saga des frais médicaux accessoires au Québec
Par Amélie Quesnel-Vallée

Le 26 janvier dernier, le règlement abolissant les frais accessoires est entré en vigueur au Québec, si bien que la province respecte désormais la législation fédérale en la matière.

Why is it so hard for mothers to breastfeed in Canada? Pourquoi est-il si difficile pour les femmes d’allaiter au Canada?
Par Nicole Letourneau et Mary Lougheed

Récemment, une députée islandaise s’est adressée aux membres du parlement en donnant le sein à son bébé.

Why is it so hard for mothers to breastfeed in Canada? Why is it so hard for mothers to breastfeed in Canada?
By Nicole Letourneau and Mary Lougheed

According to Statistics Canada, while Canada has made significant strides toward breastfeeding as a cultural norm — for example 89 percent of women initiated breastfeeding in 2012, compared to 69 percent in 1982 — we still have a long way to go.

Don’t let seniors’ care in Canada become a private equity money maker Don’t let seniors’ care in Canada become a private equity money maker
By Margaret McGregor and Lisa Ronald

Late last year, a large trans-national insurance company, Anbang, announced its intention to purchase a majority interest in Retirement Concepts, a Canadian for-profit nursing home chain.

The-never-ending-saga-of-medical-user-fees-in-Quebec The never-ending saga of medical user fees in Quebec
By Amélie Quesnel-Vallée

On January 26, the Quebec regulation abolishing medical user fees came into effect, bringing the province in line with federal legislation outlined in the Canada Health Act (CHA).


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