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The Tobacco Industry’s Version of Corporate Social Responsibility: Smoke and Mirrors


Given that World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is coming up on May 31st, it is crucial that we reflect on the opportunities and challenges in combating the actions of transnational tobacco companies (TTCs) in expanding commercial tobacco use globally (1). 1,462 more words

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Dr. Paula Braitstein, Associate Professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Awarded 2017 CIHR-IPPH Trailblazer Award


The Trailblazer Award recognizes outstanding contributions made by researchers in the field of population health intervention research, according to the website. Residing in North-Western Kenya, Dr. 770 more words

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Mending the Broken Hoop: Indigenous Health and the Dis-ease of Disconnection


In 2015, Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) identified significant gaps in health outcomes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities. These pervasive gaps are evidenced by numerous indicators, including infant mortality, maternal health, suicide rates, incidence of mental illness, addictions, chronic diseases, and accessibility to appropriate health services. 968 more words

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Where does Canada stand in its obligation to make Assistive Technology accessible to all?


Today’s public health situation is quite different from what it was in the 20th century. Today, in many parts of the world we see populations living longer, surviving communicable and non-communicable diseases and injuries due to better healthcare and related factors (WHO, 2014). 1,280 more words

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Good Parenting for a Good Life: Breaking the Cycle of Street-Involvement (Malezi Bora na Maisha Mazuri)


Author’s note: Thank you to the street-connected mothers who came up with the program title, and who are helping to build this program and make it their own. 1,992 more words

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The Mountain of Youth: What We Can Learn from Okinawa, Japan


The elderly population of Okinawa, Japan has gained worldwide recognition for enjoying exceptionally long lives with autonomy even into advanced age. This phenomenon has inspired many researchers seeking to unlock the secrets of healthy aging. 3,215 more words

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Lib Dem proposals to save our beloved NHS

Picketing and demonstrations or a properly costed policy which will provide proper long-term funding for the NHS. Which do you think is the most likely to succeed? 641 more words

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