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IPAC And AFMC Announce Launch Of 4 Indigenous Health Documents, Canada

On December 1st, 2008, the Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada (IPAC) and the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) will launch four key documents at the Delta Centre-Ville Hotel in Montreal to support the implementation of Indigenous health curriculum at all Canadian faculties of medicine, and increase the number of Indigenous physicians in Canada.

by NationTalk on November 18, 20081133 Views

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Mental Health Research Conference Draws Leaders from the Global Mental Health Community

November 17, 2008

Romeo Dallaire to discuss mental health in the military

Banff… More than 400 people from the provincial, national and international mental health community will gather in Banff, November 19 – 21 to discuss how research can further advance the mental health of populations at the 4th annual Alberta Mental Health Research Showcase. Some of the topics and presentations will include:

by NationTalk on November 17, 20081226 Views

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Province must act on Roots of Violence

TORONTO, Nov. 17 – The Honourable Roy McMurtry and Dr. Alvin Curling called on the provincial government to provide additional investments in children’s mental health today, as part of their Roots of Violence report. The report specifically calls for a $200 million investment to provide universal community based youth mental health services within this government’s mandate.

by NationTalk on November 17, 20081190 Views

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On World Diabetes Day, Secretary-General Call All to Shine Light on Impact of this Deadly Disease, Light Way to Improved Health Services Care

Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message on the occasion of World Diabetes Day, today, 14 November, in New York:

I thank the International Diabetes Federation and the Permanent Mission of Bangladesh for co-sponsoring today’s panel discussion on diabetes. As it happens, I recently returned from Bangladesh, where I received a wonderfully warm welcome from the Bangladeshi authorities and people. The country’s involvement in this observance of World Diabetes Day is yet another sign of its strong commitment to the United Nations.

by NationTalk on November 14, 2008994 Views

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Province Lights Legislative Building Blue To Mark World Diabetes Day

November 14, 2008

The Manitoba Legislative Building will glow blue this evening as the province joins the Canadian Diabetes Association in acknowledging World Diabetes Day, Healthy Living Minister Kerri Irvin-Ross said today.

by NationTalk on November 14, 20081076 Views

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Canada’s Government Recognizes World Diabetes Day

Ottawa, Ontario –(Nov. 14, 2008) – November 14th is World Diabetes Day – a time to raise awareness of a disease that affects millions of Canadians and their families.

“Our government is committed to continue to take action in the fight against diabetes,” said the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health. “It is important that we educate ourselves as individuals to learn about what we can do to ensure we live longer, healthier lives and prevent chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes.”

by NationTalk on November 14, 20081189 Views

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AFN congratulates Fitness Challenge teams on World Diabetes Day

OTTAWA, Nov. 14 – On November 14th, World Diabetes Day, AFN National Chief Phil Fontaine and AFN Women’s Council Chair Kathleen McHugh congratulated the 42 teams who entered the AFN Fitness Challenge. The challenge was aimed at raising awareness about the positive relationship between exercise and diabetes.

by NationTalk on November 14, 20081292 Views

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Government to Consult Yukoners on Future of Health Care

FOR RELEASE #08-282
November 13, 2008

WHITEHORSE – A report on the current and long-term sustainability of the public health care system in Yukon has been tabled by Health and Social Services Minister Glenn Hart.

In April, the ministers established a Yukon Health Care Review Committee (YHCRC) to examine the sustainability of the Yukon’s health care system over the next decade and today’s announcement follows the submission of the committee’s finding.

by NationTalk on November 14, 20081127 Views

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Millions Mark World Diabetes Day

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BRUSSELS, Nov. 12 – November 14 is the most important day of the year for the over 250 million people with diabetes worldwide. World Diabetes Day draws attention to the global diabetes epidemic and the need for action to improve care, prevent the disease in those at risk and find a cure. People on every continent, from countries as far apart as Australia and Uruguay, have organized activities to mark the day.

by NationTalk on November 14, 20081006 Views

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Indigenous Leaders Call for Action to Reduce Illness and Death from Tuberculosis

TORONTO, Nov. 13 – During the 5 year period 2002-2006, the First Nations tuberculosis rate (on and off reserve) was 29 times higher than among the non-aboriginal population born in Canada. For the Inuit, it was 90 times higher. Pacific Islanders and Maoris are at least 10 times more likely to contract tuberculosis (TB) than other people living in New Zealand. The Indigenous people of Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland) are 45 times more likely to get active tuberculosis than Danish-born residents.

by NationTalk on November 13, 20081016 Views

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