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Minister Petitpas Taylor announces funding to help strengthen palliative care

From: Health Canada Three organizations that focus on palliative care will receive more than $4.5 million in funding May 10, 2019 – Moncton, NB – Health Canada Canadians deserve to live out their lives in comfort and with dignity. They should also have access to care that is appropriate to their needs and that respects […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 201923 Views

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Government of Canada makes a significant investment in Eastern Nova Scotia through the Oceans Protection Plan

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada May 8, 2019 Halifax, Nova Scotia – Making our oceans and coasts safer, cleaner and healthier for all Canadians and future generations is a top priority for the Government of Canada. Today, the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, and the Member of […]

by ahnationtalk on May 8, 201920 Views

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Media advisory: Minister of Health to tour UNB Fredericton Healthy Aging Centre and deliver remarks at the opening of the SeeMe Art Exhibit

From: Public Health Agency of Canada Thursday, May 9, 2019 The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Federal Minister of Health, will join University of New Brunswick researchers on a tour of the new Healthy Aging Centre in Fredericton. Minister Petitpas Taylor will also deliver remarks and view the SeeMe Art Exhibit in Dieppe, New Brunswick. The […]

by ahnationtalk on May 8, 201915 Views

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Inspired by Terry Fox’s Legacy – Cancer centres and researchers in Atlantic Canada join forces to provide precision medicine for cancer patients across region

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. (FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2019) – Inspired by the legacy of Terry Fox, today the Terry Fox Research Institute and partners launched a new national network to bring together, for the first time, leading cancer hospitals and research universities across Canada to accelerate precision medicine for cancer patients. The Marathon of Hope Cancer […]

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 201959 Views

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AFN National Mental Wellness Forum Focuses on Life Promotion and Cultural Pathways to Closing Health Gap

AFN National Mental Wellness Forum Focuses on Life Promotion and Cultural Pathways to Closing Health Gap (Ottawa, ON) – In advance of World Health Day, First Nations from across Canada gathered in Winnipeg, Manitoba this week for the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Mental Wellness Forum.  More than 500 First Nations citizens, health providers and […]

by ahnationtalk on April 5, 201971 Views

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Expansion of the emerald ash borer regulated areas into Nova Scotia

From: Canadian Food Inspection Agency April 1, 2019 – Ottawa, ON – Canadian Food Inspection Agency The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has updated its regulated areas for emerald ash borer (EAB) to include an area in Nova Scotia, in an effort to slow the insect’s spread. This change is due to a detection of […]

by ahnationtalk on April 1, 201961 Views

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Indigenous health: Dal study links suicide to poverty – TheChronicleHerald.ca

Food insecurity, income and employment lie at the root of mental health problems and suicide faced by Indigenous Canadians, says new Dalhousie University research. Using data from Statistics Canada’s 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Survey, the Dal study looks at 14,410 individuals representing 600,750 Indigenous adults. It’s an unprecedented examination of socioeconomic status as a determinant of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 26, 201969 Views

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Dal Faculty of Health, Medicine Team Publishes CMJA Study Linking Income Inequalities, Mental Health Issues in Indigenous groups – Dal News

March 25, 2019 Indigenous peoples in Canada have high rates of psychological distress, suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts, and these mental health issues are linked to income inequalities, found a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Suicide is a major cause of death among First Nations, Métis and Inuit people, with rates two […]

by ahnationtalk on March 25, 201968 Views

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Letter to The Editor: Mental health crisis requires more action and less talk – Cape Breton Post

March 13, 2019 I feel very strongly that this mental health issue, especially in Indigenous communities, has been largely neglected and that promised support is well overdue. The need for mental support services for the entirety of the population within Canada is shown through popular media such as the Bell Lets Talk campaign but specific […]

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 201943 Views

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Media advisory: Minister Seamus O’Regan to highlight major investment in health research at Memorial University of Newfoundland

St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador – March 11, 2019 – The Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Indigenous Services, will highlight an investment in health research at Memorial University. Media are invited to participate in a media availability with Minister O’Regan and join a tour of the university’s research facilities. Researchers will also be available to […]

by pmnationtalk on March 11, 201947 Views

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