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Why A Child's First 1,000 Days Make All The Difference

UNICEF Canada | Posted 04.19.2017 | Canada Impact

Children get the best start in life when they spend their early years lovingly nurtured by engaged caregivers. Helping parents raise healthy, well-adjusted kids is a win-win situation: what's good for the kids is also good for the world.

The Science We Can Trust on Climate Change

Brett Favaro | Posted 12.03.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Brett Favaro

The summary of the fifth Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report has been released, and it confirms that climate change is real, dangerous, and caused by us. More than 97% of science papers that take a position on climate change support this conclusion.This unprecedented level of scientific certainty has not stopped legions of pundits from rejecting evidence, questioning scientists' motives and qualifications, and proposing ever-sillier ideas that scientists themselves are part of a vast international green conspiracy. If only that were true.

The Fight Against Maternal and Child Undernutrition

Marion Roche | Posted 08.11.2013 | Canada Impact
Marion Roche

In January 2008, The Lancet, the world's leading medical journal, published its ground breaking series on maternal and child nutrition, which successfully identified to the world the damaging effects of undernutrition. We know that much has been accomplished to reduce the burden from undernutrition in the past five years; however, our work is far from over.

The Unvaccination Movement: Should Your Child Join?

Yummy Mummy Club | Posted 12.01.2012 | Canada Living
Yummy Mummy Club

It used to be that modern medicine was a thing to be venerated, a doctor's words regarded like golden nectar of wisdom. Now, not so much. Once upon a time vaccinations were seen as miracles in a needle, warding off potentially life-threatening illnesses. In the States, the unvaccinating movement has turned epidemic, with as many as one in 10 parents refusing to vaccinate their children.

From Pain Killer To Cancer Fighter: Studies Shows Aspirin's Anti-Cancer Effects

The Huffington Post Canada | Brian Vinh Tien Trinh | Posted 03.21.2012 | Canada Living

The next time you reach for a bottle of Aspirin to treat that headache, you might also be lowering your cancer risk, according to a series of U.K. stu...

Check Out These Inventions To Help The Poor

CP | Maria Cheng, The Associated Press | Posted 11.11.2011 | Canada

LONDON - A bit of creativity never hurts, especially when it comes to solving health problems in developing countries.Instead of the usual donated med...