Tag Archives: children

Why Canada should invest in emergency care for children Why Canada should invest in emergency care for children
By Terry Klassen and Leah Crockett
Pharmacare for kids Pharmacare for kids
By Avram Denburg and Wendy Ungar
In the fight for kids’ attention, parents don’t stand a chance In the fight for kids’ attention, parents don’t stand a chance
By Monique Potvin Kent
A sugar-sweetened beverage tax is not the answer
By Natalie Riediger

A ‘pop tax’ for sugar-sweetened beverages sounds like a good idea, but evidence around similar taxes indicate they would not be effective for reducing consumption, particularly amongst the lowest socio-economic groups.

What I learned as a medical student working with low-income families in Toronto How future doctors see social factors shaping their medical practice
By Lita Cameron

There is a sincere desire to understand health beyond illness. We are experiencing a shift in applying this understanding to clinical practice.

Why Manitoba needs to invest in its children Why Manitoba needs to invest in its children
By Nathan Nickel and Michael Moffatt

To thrive economically, Manitoba needs young people. Fortunately, our relatively high birth rate — around 1.93 for every 1000 women — combined with favourable immigration trends means that Manitoba’s population will continue to grow.

Inner city children’s vision is being left behind
By Anand Bery and Wynn Peterson

We can remember many of them, leaning forward, almost off their tiny kindergarten-sized chairs, squinting with one eye to try and make out a rather large ‘H’ or ‘O’ on a chart across the room. We saw them try to cheat by uncovering their other eye or slyly turning their head to one side.

Setting the conditions for good long-term health Setting the conditions for good long-term health
By Chris Harper

Last year at a camp in southern New Brunswick I met Evan. Before turning eight, he had bounced from foster home to foster home. He was sent to camp without a bathing suit or sufficient lunch. Regardless, Evan smiled constantly, excelled in school and had a striking sense of compassion. I still think about Evan all the time — what allowed him to thrive in spite of the cards he had been dealt?

Measles outbreaks: When celebrities get in the way of science - See more at: http://evidencenetwork.ca/archives/23893#sthash.cqF5WrJs.dpuf Measles outbreaks: When celebrities get in the way of science
By Brian Rotenberg

Measles transmission ability rate is close to 100 percent, so that one parent’s decision not to vaccinate their children is putting all other children at the school at risk.

Why the federal government needs to keep its promise to end income-splitting Why the federal government needs to keep its promise to end income-splitting
By Avram Denburg

More of Canada’s children are living in poverty than ever before. A new report reveals that child poverty rates in Canada remain unconscionably high.


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