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Released: 4-Dec-2017 9:00 AM EST
When Will the Violence End? / À quand la fin de la violence?
Canadian 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

Released: 27-Nov-2017 10:05 AM EST
Overcoming Opioids: Researching Mental Health and Addiction
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

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.

Released: 9-Nov-2017 9:00 AM EST
Remembrance Day: Can Exercise Help with PTSD?
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

CIHR-promoted researchers explore Post-traumatic stress disorder

Released: 22-Jun-2017 10:30 AM EDT
Study Shows Seniors with Dementia Are on the Rise
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Study shows seniors with dementia are on the rise. Dr. Yves Joanette is available to speak about the disease.

Released: 9-Mar-2017 9:00 AM EST
Spring Ahead! the Effects of Time Change on Health?
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

The effects of time change on health? Avancer l'heure, mais qu’en est-il de la santé?

Released: 1-Nov-2016 1:05 PM EDT
Fall Back! the Effects of Time Change on Health
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

On Sunday, November 6, we will be turning our clocks back one hour to mark the end of Daylight Savings Time.

Released: 25-Jul-2016 10:00 AM EDT
Rio Olympics - Should you stay or should you go? /Jeux olympiques de Rio - Partir ou rester ?
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

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.

Released: 9-May-2013 10:00 AM EDT
Heads Up – the Human Brain Holds Key for Healthy Future
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Canadian Institutes of Health Research experts discuss brain-related diseases.

Released: 5-Feb-2013 10:00 AM EST
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Experts Discuss the Importance of Sexual Health
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

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.

Released: 24-Sep-2012 11:45 AM EDT
Expert Alert: Stopping Bullies at Schools, at Work and Online
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

While schools and workplaces should be safe environments, at least 1 in 3 adolescent students have reported being bullied recently and 40% of Canadian workers have experienced bullying on a weekly basis. Repeated harassment in the forms of teasing, name calling, hitting and spreading rumours has a long-term impact on people’s physical and mental health. In fact, bullying can lead to anxiety, depression and even suicide in extreme cases. Cyberspace makes the problem of bullying even worse because it allows people to virtually harass others at home. Results from the 2009 General Social Survey on Victimization showed that 7% of adult Internet users in Canada, age 18 years and older, self-reported having been a victim of cyber-bullying at some point in their life.

Released: 7-Aug-2012 10:30 AM EDT
CIHR Experts Available to Discuss the Impact of Climate Change and Air Pollution on Our Health
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

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.

Released: 10-Jul-2012 1:25 PM EDT
Alzheimer’s: Does It Have to Be Part of Aging?
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

CIHR experts available to discuss the scientific basis behind the disease

Released: 12-Mar-2012 10:20 AM EDT
Expert Alert - Heading for Better Concussions Treatment
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

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.

Released: 6-Feb-2012 2:15 PM EST
Love and Affection Scientifically ExplainedValentine’s Day 2012
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

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.

Released: 27-Jul-2011 9:00 AM EDT
Expert Alert: Understanding the Benefits of Breastfeeding Your Baby
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

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.

Released: 14-Jul-2011 9:40 AM EDT
Expert Alert: Fun in the Sun: Understanding the Risks and Rewards
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

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.

Released: 25-May-2011 9:00 AM EDT
Expert Alert - A Global Treaty Against Smoking
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

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.

   
Released: 9-Feb-2011 8:00 AM EST
Good Grief: Should Grief be Treated as a Mental Disorder? Researcher Available for Interviews
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

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.

Released: 8-Feb-2011 10:00 AM EST
Taking Valentine’s Day to Heart
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

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.

Released: 9-Dec-2010 11:00 AM EST
Expert Alert - Let It Snow!
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

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.

Released: 2-Dec-2010 10:00 AM EST
Fighting Through the Pains of Violence
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

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.

Released: 15-Jun-2010 9:00 AM EDT
For Better Health – Please Don’t Stop the Music!
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

CIHR experts discuss the impact of music on people’s health.

Released: 26-May-2010 10:00 AM EDT
Experts Available to Discuss the Tobacco Epidemic in Women
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

CIHR experts discuss smoking in light of World No Tobacco Day.

Released: 20-Apr-2010 10:00 AM EDT
Embracing Motherhood – A Healthy Experience
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

CIHR experts discuss health research in light of Mother’s Day.

Released: 24-Mar-2010 12:05 PM EDT
America’s New Health Care Future: Lessons Learned About Publicly-Funded Health Care in Canada
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

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.

Released: 20-Jan-2010 9:25 AM EST
Bruises, Betting and Beer
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Canadian Institutes of Health Research experts discuss sports and health on the eve of Super Bowl XLIV.


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