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Oxford Uni Study links economic insecurity with obesity

Oxford researchers compared 11 affluent countries and found that those with a liberal market regime (strong market incentives and relatively weak welfare states) experienced one-third more obesity ...

07 Jan '11

Women with osteoporosis suffer more if they have previously broken a bone,

A study of more than 60,000 women living in many different countries around the world has increased knowledge about the relationship between osteoporosis and fractures. Osteoporosis is more common ...

18 Aug '10 | Osteoporosis | International Study

Canada works with National and International Partners to Manage the Spread of the H1N1 Flu Virus

In Canada, while new cases of H1N1 flu virus continue to emerge, the majority of cases do not require hospitalization. Preliminary data shows that the majority of those infected with H1N1 are under...

29 Jun '09 | H1N1 Flu Virus | Canada

Government of Canada Works with Ontario to Help Prevent Young People from Taking Illicit Drugs

The Canadian government is working with provinces and communities to help prevent the use of drugs among youth. This project will provide public health professionals in Ontario with the tools they ...

25 Jun '09 | Illicit Drugs | Canada

Appointment of Dr. Sandy McEwan as Special Advisor to Minister of Health on Medical Isotopes

Canadian Minister of Health, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, has announced the appointment of Dr. Alexander (Sandy) McEwan as Special Advisor on Medical Isotopes to the Minister of Health for the du...

14 Jun '09 | Medical Isotopes | Canada

Air Quality Health Index Continues to Expand in British Columbia, Canada

The Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) gives Canadians a personal health protection facility that enables them to better understand the quality of the air they breathe. In British Columbia the AQHI is...

04 Jun '09 | Air Quality | Canada

Increased Public Health Response to H1N1 Flu in Victoria, Australia

The Australian Health Protection Committee (AHPC) and Chief Medical Officer, Prof Jim Bishop, have advised increasing the H1N1 pandemic response to a modified SUSTAIN level for Victoria while keepi...

03 Jun '09 | H1N1 Flu | Australia

Call for pictorial warnings on tobacco packs

Research shows that even among people who believe tobacco is harmful, few understand its specific health risks. According to the WHO, despite this lack of understanding health warnings on tobacco p...

29 May '09 | Smoking | International

Gov of Canada Reaches Key Milestone with Chemicals Management Plan

The Canadian Health and Environment Ministers have announced the release of the draft screening assessments and risk management scope documents for 18 substances assessed in Batch 6 of the Chemica...

29 May '09 | Chemicals | Canada

Update on Influenza A (H1N1) Swine Flu in New Zealand

No new cases of Influenza A (H1N1) infection in New Zealand reported today. The cumulative total of known past infections remains at 9, with all cases fully recovered. The cumulative total of proba...

27 May '09 | Mexican Flu | New Zealand

Greater Life Expectancy, Reduced Smoking Rates

Health Canada has released a report that builds on past reports by providing Canadians with improved and updated information on issues such as timely access to and quality of health care. The infor...

21 May '09 | Canada

Canada and Brazil Sign Memorandum of Understanding in Health

20 May '09 | Health Partnership | Canada and Brazil

Influenza A (H1N1) Swine Flu - Update

No new cases of Influenza A (H1N1) infections have been reported in New Zealand recently. The number of suspected cases changes as more people with symptoms are assessed (treated and isolated), and...

18 May '09 | H1N1 Flu | New Zealand

Excellence in Health Care during National Nursing Week

I am proud to honour Canada's nurses during National Nursing Week 2009 for their dedicated contribution to our health-care system, said Canadian Health Minister Aglukkaq

12 May '09 | Nursing | Canada

Canada's National Microbiology Lab First to Decode Genetic Makeup of H1N1 Flu Viruses

Minister of Health Leona Aglukkaq and Chief Canadian Public Health Officer Dr. David Butler-Jones today announced that Canadian scientists have completed work on decoding the genetic makeup of the ...

06 May '09 | Canada

As a child when Christmas approaches concentrate all thought on what you DO want; banish all negativity.

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