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"There certainly is a culture of, ‘well I only had five hours of sleep last night, how fantastic am I?. “In fact, we should be looking down on those sort of things; in the same way that we frown upon smoking, I think we should start to frown upon not taking our sleep seriously.”  Prof Russell Foster, a neuroscientist from the University of Oxford, said lack of sleep was damaging the health of the nation.


What can healthcare providers learn from Pan Am Athletes? Team work! by Hsien Seow and Mila Ray-Daniels

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Uncharted Territory: Policy Options for a Public Health Emergency in Canada by Amy Swiffen
This paper analyzes the state of the law in Canada regarding preparedness and response in a national public health emergency

Cancer is really a slew of rare diseases. Lung cancer has 700 sub-types, breast cancer has 30,000 mutations which means that every cancer in its own right is a rare disease. Sharing data globally in this context is really important from a life threatening perspective - Patrick Soon Shion, CEO Council on Health & Innovation

Health Canada finally approves abortion pill RU-486
The cost of contraceptive methods was the most important barrier to family planning cited

Smartphones tested as tools for medical research

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CDC’s brash top modeler makes disease estimates and courts controversy

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  • Graham Woodward to Vice President at the Cardiac Care Network of Ontario (CCN), Toronto, ON
  • Carl Amrhein to Deputy Minister of Health, Government of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
  • Linda Dempster to VP Collaborative Practice, Nursing and Health Professions, Alberta Health Services, Edmonton, AB
  • Leslee Thompson to step-down as President and CEO, Kingston General Hospital, Kingston, ON
  • Boris Kralj to acting CEO, Ontario Medical Association, Toronto, ON
  • Lori Livingston to Dean, Health Sciences, U of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, ON
  • Sue Denomy to step-down and President and CEO, Blue Water Health, Sarnia, ON
  • Juan Wisnivesky to Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY
  • Judie Coutts to the Cancer Quality Council of Ontario (CQCO), Toronto, ON
  • Stacey Daub to the Cancer Quality Council of Ontario (CQCO), Toronto, ON
  • Debbie Gale to the Cancer Quality Council of Ontario (CQCO), Toronto, ON

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