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Mangez plus de légumes et moins de viande

February 26, 2018

Les conversations du Nouvel An à propos du régime alimentaire abondent encore à la pause détente partout au Canada; les gens discutent des effets bénéfiques ou néfastes du sucre, du gluten, de la viande, des produits laitiers, du tofu et d’autres aliments. Des articles scientifiques, des vedettes de renom et des représentants de divers groupes produisent, transforment et vendent de la nourriture et veulent à attirer notre attention pendant que nous cherchons la bonne façon de manger.

The Draft Revamped Canada Food Guide Says Eat More Plants, Less Meat

February 21, 2018

What is a healthy diet? New Year's diet conversations still abound around as people debate the various merits and shortcomings of sugar, gluten, meat, dairy, tofu and other edibles. Scientific articles, shiny celebrities and representatives of various groups who produce, transform and sell food all compete for our attention as we try to figure out what to eat. How is anyone supposed to know who to listen to?

Eat more plants, less meat

February 16, 2018

What is a healthy diet? New Year’s diet conversations still abound around water coolers Canada-wide as people debate the various merits and shortcomings of sugar, gluten, meat, dairy, tofu and other edibles. Scientific articles, shiny celebrities and representatives of various groups who produce, transform and sell food all compete for our attention as we try to figure out what to eat. How is anyone supposed to know who to listen to? Canadians’ traditional solution to this conundrum has been to turn to our Food Guide -- that familiar rainbow of foods that many of us learned about in elementary school.

The world is zeroing in on the end of polio — by stopping people at bus stops, airports and train stations

February 16, 2018

Though it has been around for untold centuries, polio made its recorded debut in Europe during the early1800s, with the first known Canadian case appearing in Hamilton in 1910, according to the Canadian Public Health Association. When it was at its peak between 1949 and 1954 about 11,000 Canadians would be left with polio-caused paralysis. The last major outbreak in this country occurred in 1959, when some 2,000 people were paralyzed. “In Canada, our last case was about 1977,” says Dr. Shelley Deeks, the chief of communicable diseases at Public Health Ontario.

Environnement: des scientifiques écrivent à Trudeau

February 12, 2018

L’Association canadienne de santé publique, l’un des signataires de la lettre, a souligné qu’on ne «pouvait plus ignorer les coûts de santé publique, environnementaux et économiques découlant de l’exposition à des polluants nocifs.» «Le gouvernement fédéral s’est clairement engagé à s’attaquer à la pollution et à protéger les collectivités vulnérables, et la présentation d’un projet de loi visant à modifier la LCPE avant le printemps prochain concrétisera son engagement», a déclaré dans un communiqué Ian Culbert, de l’Association canadienne de santé publique.

La ministre Petitpas Taylor veut restreindre la publicité des vapoteuses

February 12, 2018

La Coalition québécoise pour le contrôle du tabac, l'Association canadienne de santé publique et Médecins pour un Canada sans fumée veulent interdire dans la sphère publique la publicité des vapoteuses qui pourrait « créer une nouvelle génération de fumeurs ». « Dans les faits, on n'a pas mis les mesures nécessaires pour contrôler le marketing de ces produits-là, a souligné Mme Doucas. On va permettre des publicités à la télé, à la radio, sur des abribus - tous azimuts - pour des cigarettes électroniques qui contiennent de la nicotine. » C'est cet ingrédient qui crée une dépendance. Selon ces organismes, des publicités vantant les cigarettes électroniques pourraient inciter les non-fumeurs, particulièrement les jeunes, à commencer à fumer. Ils craignent qu'une fois accros à la nicotine, ces nouveaux fumeurs se tournent vers la cigarette traditionnelle.

More than 500 scientists demand improved pollution laws in Canada

February 12, 2018

The letter is signed by more than 540 scientists and doctors from across Canada, telling Trudeau this is a "once-in-a-generation opportunity to curb pollution, save lives, protect the environment, boost the economy and improve the quality of life for all Canadians."

Anti-tobacco groups call for MPs to clamp down on vaping advertising rules

February 12, 2018

Ian Culbert, executive director of the Canadian Public Health Association, also at Monday’s news conference, said that if Bill S-5 received royal assent today, Canada would become “one of most permissive jurisdictions in the world with regard to advertising vaping devices.” “We do want nicotine containing vaping devices to be available to smokers. They are, or can be, an important part of a harm reduction strategy. But we don’t want to create another generation of young people addicted to nicotine by allowing no controls on the location of ads and few meaningful controls on content,” he said.

Old rules but new pollutants: scientists ask for changes in Canada's pollution laws

February 12, 2018

Diamond was speaking on behalf of a group of 540 scientists and doctors from across the country who want the federal government to update CEPA. The letter is in response to a recent review of the Act conducted by the House of Commons standing committee on environment and sustainable development that made 87 recommendations to strengthen CEPA.

Feds face limits in fighting meth crisis

February 11, 2018

he Liberal government says it’ll do what it can to help curb Winnipeg’s growing meth problem, but a leading expert says Ottawa can only play a limited role. “There isn’t really a lot the federal government can do. (It doesn’t) have a lot of levers,” said Ian Culbert, executive director of the Canadian Public Health Association.