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The French are the most likely to have a “major depressive episode” at some point in their life. Why? | the tax bill is now wearing holes in the pockets of not just the rich but the rest, too.Economist 


Data Data Everywhere; But Researchers Dare to Drink - Neil Seeman tells us "Many of the concerns of the Big Data revolution will be familiar to readers. Beware: Online snooping of open-access blogs and social networks! Browser cookies ... that track what websites I've visited so that marketers can sell me stuff I don't want! iPads left on airplanes! USBs gone missing in parking lots with personal data stored on an unsecured cloud platform!", and more.

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Ontario can't afford its health system, former hospital CEO, Murray Martin warns at Breakfast with the Chiefs last week.

Hamilton Health Sciences CEO tops 'sunshine list' of area's 6-figure earners

Practical strategies:

Call For Papers for the World Health and Population theme issue on Attacks on Healthcare Workers in Conflict Zones. Click here for details.
British Columbia’s nurse practitioners will be further integrated into the health-care system with legislation that will expand their scope and opportunities.
Alberta Health 2014/2015 Funding Allocation - Alberta Health accounts for 45 per cent of Government of Alberta operational expense. The 2014 Budget increases this funding by over $600 million.
Alberta will spend $50 million every day — or $2.1 million every hour — delivering health services in 2014-15.
Alberta Health 2014/2015 Funding Sources
Alberta Health Business Plan 2014-17

Health Council of Canada releases final report on healthcare renewal

Dr. Yoni Freedhoff's The Diet Fix is a top-10 hit on this week, backed by evidence, experience and solid reviews. Current Amazon promo has it at 50% off list price!

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A Prescription for Improvement: A Short Survey to Identify Reasons behind Public Sector Pharmacists' Migration



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  • Dr. Ann Cavoukian to Executive Director, Institute for Privacy and Big Data, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON
  • Bruce Outhouse to Mediator between Capital District Health Authority, NS and unionized nurses.
  • Isobel Mackenzie to Canada's first seniors advocate, Government of British Columbia, Victoria BC
  • Mark Townsend stepping down as Executive Director, Portland Hotel Society, Vancouver, BC
  • Ida Goodreau to board, Portland Hotel Society, Vancouver, BC
  • Mary Stewart to Vice-President, St. Thomas-Elgin General, St. Thomas, ON
  • Dr. Dimitri Louvish to Vice-President Medical, Sun Country Health Region, Weyburn, SK
  • Dr. Vino Padayachee to Director and Chairman, Life Stern Genetics, Beverly Hills, CA
  • Rick Cooper appointed to the Board of the North East Local Health Integration Network (NELHIN), North Bay, ON
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