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Exposing Canada’s ugly mental-health secret (by André Picard, The Globe and Mail)

Posted under In the News on 18/10/13

Imagine for a moment that you have a child or teenager who is suicidal, suffering from depression, severe anxiety, an eating disorder, a drug addiction or another mental-health problem.

You can seek the care of a psychiatrist, a service covered by medicare, but the wait for an appointment is months, maybe even a year. Or, you can seek the help of a psychologist or social worker who also does therapy. There is no wait but services are not covered by medicare, so you must pay out of pocket, roughly $125 an hour.


What do you do?

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No more tanning beds for Ontario Youth under 18 years

Posted under In the News on 11/10/13

SIX DOWN, FOUR TO GO!
DERMATOLOGISTS HAPPY TO WELCOME ONTARIO TANNING BAN

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$1.7M project examines genetic roots of FASD

Posted under In the News on 28/8/13

Winnipeg, MB - The Canadian Institutes of Health Research has awarded $1.37 million in funding to a team at the University of Manitoba that is led by James Davie, Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Chromatin Dynamics. The researchers will study the complex genetic and other factors that contribute to the development of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

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$1.7M project examines genetic roots of FASD

Posted under In the News on 28/8/13

Winnipeg, MB - The Canadian Institutes of Health Research has awarded $1.37 million in funding to a team at the University of Manitoba that is led by James Davie, Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Chromatin Dynamics. The researchers will study the complex genetic and other factors that contribute to the development of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

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University of Toronto report says 3.9 million Canada struggle to afford food

Posted under In the News on 28/8/13

A new report by researchers at the University of Toronto shows that almost four million Canadians are struggling to put the food they need on the table because of food insecurity.

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A Statement from the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health

Posted under In the News on 2/6/13

As we look towards 2015 and assess our efforts to date, significant progress has been made in maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS transmission, and nutrition. Despite these gains, women and children continue to die unnecessarily each year.

Increasingly, we see health problems attributed to noncommunicable diseases. We are also experiencing disturbingly high incidences of mental health problems and suicide

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