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The challenges of the pandemic have been especially hard on mothers, who are most likely to shoulder the burden of increased home-schooling and household demands. (Shutterstock)

COVID-19 stress toll is a family affair: 4 ways to support mothers’ mental health

Mothers' well-being is crucial for children to flourish, but maternal mental health has suffered during COVID-19. Successful pandemic recovery for mothers and families depends on four factors.
Children’s early interactions with their environment are essential for the immune systems to learn to differentiate between safe versus dangerous disease-causing microbes. (CDC/Cade Martin)

A year of COVID-19 lockdown is putting kids at risk of allergies, asthma and autoimmune diseases

COVID-19 prevention measures are at odds with guidelines for healthy development of children’s immune systems. The result may be a cluster of youth with more allergies, asthma and autoimmune disease.
A person is covered by a sheet as a group advocating for provincially mandated paid sick days for workers participates in a ‘die-in’ rally outside Queen’s Park in Toronto, in January 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

A year of COVID-19 has illuminated the urgent need for paid sick days

Workers shouldn't have to choose between working while sick and supporting themselves and their families. Post-pandemic, we must learn from our mistakes and take permanent action on paid sick days.
Only parliamentarians and judges cannot be denied access to prisons. It’s time to let people in to determine whether human rights are being violated behind bars. (Unsplash)

COVID-19 pandemic exposes how little we know about prison conditions globally

The COVID-19 pandemic has vividly illustrated how little we know about how prisoners are treated behind bars around the world. The Prison Transparency Project aims to change that.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, speaks with scientist Krishnaraj Tiwari at the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) Royalmount Human Health Therapeutics Research Centre facility in Montreal, Aug 31, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

How Canada can become a global leader in health innovation during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond

To continue the fast-paced collaborative research and innovation we have seen during the pandemic, here are five ways universities can support health research that responds to societal needs.
Pandemic control measures have meant that people have shifted to working from home, but this creates new cybersecurity threats. (Shutterstock)

5 ways the COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed cybersecurity

The coronavirus pandemic has meant homes rather than offices have become workplaces. Companies need to respond to these new cybersecurity threats.
In this episode, Roberta Timothy explains why racial justice is a public health issue and talks about why she believes historical scientific racism needs to be addressed. Dr. David Tom Cooke, of UC Davis Health, participated in Pfizer’s clinical trial as part of an effort to reduce skepticism about the COVID-19 vaccine. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Black health matters: Don’t Call Me Resilient EP 5 transcript

Transcript of Don't Call Me Resilient, Episode 5: Black health matters
In this episode, Roberta Timothy talks about her new international health project, Black Health Matters, and explains why racial justice is a public health issue. In this photo, Dr. Janice Bacon, a primary care physician with Central Mississippi Health Services, gives Jeremiah Young, 11, a physical exam. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Black health matters: Don’t Call Me Resilient EP 5

When COVID-19 first appeared, some called it the great equalizer. But the facts quickly revealed a grim reality: COVID-19 disproportionately impacts racialized communities.
This mural in-progress outside the Apple store in Montréal is a sign of antiracist allyship: will this work help society start to address the long-term health impacts of racism? THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

5 ways to address internalized white supremacy and its impact on health

While many institutions pledged their support for anti-racism work this summer, a health researcher says these ideas need to go further to address the long-term health impacts of internalized racism.

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