News Topics: Child Health


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Heart & Stroke: Stop marketing junk food to kids

Our children and youth are bombarded with marketing messages for unhealthy food and beverages. The Heart and Stroke Foundation’s 2017 Report on the Health of Canadians examines how industry markets unhealthy food and beverages directly to our children and youth, and how this affects their preferences and choices, their family MORE


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Antipsychotics and children diagnosed with ADHD

A new study has found that a high percentage of Ontario children and youth with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were prescribed antipsychotic drugs even though few of them were diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or psychosis. The Globe and Mail reports: “One in 20 children and young adults in MORE


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Webinar series: How Fracking & Natural Gas Impact Maternal Health

Many of the chemicals associated with gas extraction and development have been connected with acute and chronic health problems in children and women, including respiratory, neurological, reproductive and developmental impacts. For parents and health professionals, this six-part webinar series focuses on our current understanding of possible impacts and how we MORE


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BCCF: Helping teens manage stress

Today’s teens are reporting higher stress levels than teens were two years ago, according to a study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. Researchers found that 34% of students in grades seven to 12 were reporting moderate to serious psychological distress compared to 24% in 2013 – an MORE


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Food Banks Canada: Hunger Count 2016

Released November 2016, this comprehensive report on hunger and food bank use in Canada includes detailed national and provincial findings, community profiles and recommendations for change. Find more info Download the complete report See also: Huffington Post Canada: Canadian Food Bank Use Is on the Rise: Report CBC: Extensive coverage