Your Diagnosis May Surprise You: Chronic Lymphocytic LeukemiaCanadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women in Canada / Journée nationale de commémoration et d’action contre la violence faite aux femmes au Canada
Media Pitch: People with a mental illness are twice as likely to have a substance use problem compared to the general population. At least 20% of people with a mental illness have a co-occurring substance use problem.
News release about promising research
The effects of time change on health? Avancer l'heure, mais qu’en est-il de la santé?
With an estimated 500,000 visitors and 15,000 athletes due to visit Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Summer Olympics, there has been a lot of talk about the danger the Zika virus poses to public health.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research experts discuss brain-related diseases.
To raise awareness of sexual health, CIHR-funded researchers are available to discuss this important part of our lives and its impact on people’s physical and mental health.
It’s well known that air pollution has a negative impact on our well-being. We can all name health problems due to it and respiratory complications come to mind immediately. What happens when extreme weather conditions are added to the mix? Health researchers are increasingly looking at air quality, the changing climate, and what it means for our health.
In light of Brain Awareness Week (March 12-18), CIHR-funded researchers are available to discuss the impact of traumatic brain injury on people’s health.
Everybody would agree that feeling appreciated and loved is good for you, benefiting both your body and soul. Whether those expressions of affection come from a romantic partner, family member, colleague, or neighbor, they positively impact our health. This Valentine’s Day, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research gathered experts to demystify the scientific basis behind those benefits. Why do we need to feel loved? The following CIHR experts are available to discuss various aspects of love and affection, all with a scientific twist.
The World Health Organization recommends that women exclusively breastfeed their newborn babies for up to six months to ensure they get the essential nutrients necessary for healthy development. Studies have shown that breast milk reduces the risk of infection and offers nutrients that help infants achieve optimal growth, yet the topic is often still debated within the health-research community.
After many long winter months, Canadians are eager to get outside and enjoy the short and sweet season of warm summer sunshine. Although soaking up the sun can help us forget our winter blues, too much or unprotected exposure can have harmful consequences to your health. As Canadians head outdoors to benefit from the sunny weather, experts from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) are available to discuss the various effects of sun exposure.
This year, more than 5 million people will die from a tobacco-related heart attack, stroke, cancer, lung ailment, or other disease. That does not include the more than 600,000 people who will die from exposure to second-hand smoke. Countries throughout the world are instituting tobacco control measures – such as the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control – to help reduce the harm caused by smoking. In light of World No Tobacco Day (May 31), experts from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) are available to discuss the dangers of smoking and tobacco control policies.
CIHR-funded researcher and psychologist Dr. Leeat Granek, is organizing a second CIHR funded meeting on grief and loss at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York on February 11 and is available to discuss this event and alternatives to seeing grief as a psychological disorder.
Valentine’s day is quickly approaching! Whether we are spending time with a special someone or going solo, this occasion is also a day to reflect on the need to maintain our health. In the context of February’s “Heart Health” month, it is a good time to take stock of our physical and mental health. CIHR experts are available to offer advice and information on how to make Valentine’s Day healthier.
Winter sports such as skating, skiing and snowshoeing are great forms of exercise. But cold temperatures, snow, ice, and fear of injury may discourage some people from getting outside and being active. The following CIHR-supported researchers are available to offer tips on how to enjoy winter sports safely based on the latest scientific evidence.
CIHR experts discuss how different types of violence can impact the mental and physical health of victims, and the latest research to help them on the road to recovery.
CIHR experts discuss smoking in light of World No Tobacco Day.
To comment on the Canadian system, and on what the future might hold for Americans, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Canada’s leading health research agency, has identified two internationally renowned researchers who can speak about the policy and cost components of a universal heath care plan.
In light of Alzheimer Awareness Month, experts from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) are available to discuss the impact of Alzheimer’s on people and the health care system, and the newest potential interventions.
They’ve seen horrors, experienced threats and survived traumatic events. Military personnel often come back home with memories they’d rather forget. It’s not understood why some soldiers develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) while others don’t. However, many veterans simply don’t ask for help.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research experts discuss the impact of poverty on health (September 29).
When it comes to the health of a child, every decision a parent makes "“ before and after birth "“ can have long-term implications. Studies have shown that breastfeeding can boost a child's immune system, reduce the risk of infection, and, as CIHR's IHDCYH Scientific Director, Dr. Michael Kramer, and his team discovered, exclusive and prolonged breastfeeding can even make children smarter! While many studies have substantiated the benefits of breastfeeding, this topic remains highly debated within the health-care community. (Article available in French)
Research has shown that a father's involvement can affect the well-being of his children, but what about the impact of being a father on the man himself? Fatherhood is a central aspect of many men's lives and can have both positive and negative effects on their health.
Factors such as where you live, where you work and how much money you make can affect your health and well-being. People who experience poor economic and social conditions may be physically, psychologically and socially limited, and have difficulty achieving personal aspirations, satisfying needs, and coping with the environment. In response to today's report from the Senate Subcommittee on Population Health, CIHR-funded researchers are available to discuss how we can reduce health inequities and improve health through population health interventions.
New Canadian research is exploring the causes of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, including bacterial infections from food or water poisoning, which lead to a chronic low-level infection that in turn results in IBS symptoms. The research is also providing some hope for potential cures, including the use of probiotics and treatments to reduce stress levels.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) experts discuss the National Immunization Awareness Week (April 25 to May 2).
Expert Alert - Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) experts speak out for World Water Day (March 22).
CIHR Expert Alert - Experts discuss female-related health problems for International Women's Day (March 8th).
Up to 10% of Canadian war veterans will experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to Veterans Affairs Canada. In honour of Remembrance Day, CIHR-funded researchers are available to discuss how we can help war veterans and others affected by PTSD.
Kids are still off from school and keeping them entertained is getting tougher by the day. But, can children have fun this summer while staying safe and healthy? Several experts from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) are attempting to take out some of the guesswork, and are available to comment on the various aspects of youth health.
Moms are most commonly thought to be at risk for postpartum depression. But dads, too, can get the "baby blues". With Father's Day approaching, experts from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research are available to provide insights into the latest research on health issues affecting dads, such as depression, and tips on how dads can enjoy the wonders of fatherhood while protecting their physical and mental health.
June is Seniors' Month. We've heard a lot on research about the downside of aging, but what about the upside? When it comes to aging, it shouldn't all be bad news "“ and it certainly isn't. Researchers now believe the boomer generation might be healthier seniors than previous generations. CIHR researchers are available to speak about research being done about becoming a healthy senior citizen.
Experimenting with drugs or going to a casino doesn't make you an addict. We all know that. But why do some develop an obsession? Experts agree that most of the time, those who become addicted also carry an underlying mental health problem. During Mental Health Week, experts from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research discuss how psychological issues have devastating consequences on people's lives.
Almost 1 in 10 women are physically abused by an intimate partner in any given year, and on average, 72 women are killed by their partner, or ex-partner, every year in Canada. In light of the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women on December 6, Canadian Institutes of Health Research experts are speaking out and sharing what they have learned on the health implications of violence.
Nearly a quarter of Canadian adults reported that they, or a member of their family, had experienced a preventable medical adverse event. Health researchers funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) on infection control and patient safety are available to speak about their project and how their work will make a difference in Canadian hospitals.