Inspiring a nation to raise healthy kids

By Lindsay Jolivet & Ainslie Butler,  Health, Medicine, & Veterinary Science Editors ParticipACTION’s physical activity report card calls on governments, parents, schools and communities to drive change. Canadian kids are failing playtime. Sedentary behaviour earned Canada an F grade from ParticipACTION in its most recent report card on physical activity for children and youth. The […]

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Let’s make school vaccination rates public

by Hannah Hoag & Kasra Hassani Health, Medicine, and Veterinary Science subject editors After questioning more than 1,500 Canadians on their attitudes and actions toward childhood vaccination, the Angus Reid Institute published a report in February concluding that Canadians strongly support vaccination. The majority even said vaccines should be mandatory for children to attend daycare […]

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It’s flu season: the data behind your flu vaccine

Guest post by Dr. Jennifer Gardy Senior Scientist, BC Centre for Disease Control; Assistant Professor, School of Population and Public Health, UBC The flu seems to come out of nowhere. One minute you’re feeling on top of the world, then within just a few short hours you feel feverish, achy, tired, and all-around miserable. It’s […]

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