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Children's Health & Safety Association

Issue 43: July 2018

 January 24, 2014 - Prescription drugs administered by physicians are the fourth leading cause of death in Canada and the United States. The Conservative Government of Canada introduced 'Protecting Canadians from Unsafe Drugs' Act (Vanessa's Law) last December, a new patient safety legislation which will identify and expeditiously recall potentially unsafe medications and reduce adverse drug reactions. Vanessa's Law applies…
February 26, 2014 – I opened my mailbox this morning and received a single piece of mail – a large, black card with white lettering that said “Beat the Silent Killer”. Message received loud and clear – which brings me to you. It’s that time again, isn’t it? When you set your clock forward in the wee hours of the…
Published in Issue 22
February 27, 2014 - Much of today’s curriculum encourages students to “explore” and “discover” mathematical concepts on their own. Vern Williams, a Virginia middle school math teacher whose student teams have been state champions for 24 of 29 years in a MathCounts competition, thinks such approaches are ineffectual. “It took very smart adults thousands of years to develop modern mathematics,…
February 4, 2014 – A new index created by OXFAM placed Netherlands in the top spot for the best food around the world because of its relatively lower food prices, lower diabetes levels and better nutritional diversity regardless of the fact that it garnered poor scores on the obesity measure. Almost one in five people, or 19% of the population,…
  February 16, 2014 – The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and its partners are helping children across the province develop a life-long connection with nature thanks to Canada's first-ever children's outdoor charter. The Ontario Children's Outdoor Charter, established in October 2013, is an awareness initiative that encourages children to get outdoors to explore nature and discover Ontario's rich biodiversity…
February 3, 2014 – Since 2007, more than 350 children have benefitted from the caring, generous hearts and compassionate minds of a team of cardiologists from Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and visiting surgeons from Saudi Arabia. “This philanthropic initiative is to support children with congenital heart diseases whose families cannot afford to pay for their treatment,” said Eisa Al Maidour,…
February 19, 2013 - The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) created an interactive website detailing Canada's overall health and a comprehensive look at how our health system is performing - from the national level down to the local and facility levels. The website is designed to help Canadians understand how well their health system is performing — province by…

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