Talking for Change is a government-funded national program that aims to prevent child sexual abuse. It provides an anonymous national helpline and treatment options for anyone concerned about their attraction to children.
There is a dire need to prevent child sexual abuse in Canada. It is critical to intervene early, and provide those at risk for offending with support through an anonymous helpline, as well as therapy.
People inquire about receiving a monkeypox vaccine at an outdoor walk-in clinic in Montréal on July 23, 2022. The World Health Organization has declared the virus a global health emergency.
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Engaging in open and honest dialogue with the public to increase understanding of health inequities has never been more important.
A homeless man sits with his dog as people walk past in Toronto in January 2021.
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This approach would cause an outcry, but when it comes to homelessness, addressing only the symptoms has been the norm.
Ticks can carry bacteria that cause Lyme disease.
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Researchers are testing an antibody shot to protect people from Lyme disease-causing bacteria.
There are many initiatives around Australia designed to keep people with chronic conditions out of hospital. But to take these further, the health system needs a ‘license to innovate’.
Families can prioritize learning more healthy ways to eat.
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Lifestyle medicine targets the root of chronic diseases like obesity, heart disease and diabetes. Experts explain why everyone should embrace these free prescriptions for good health.
As we clear the path towards a COVID-normal, mental illness prevention must be prioritised. Including it as a focus of the National Preventive Health Strategy could be a start.
Ticks can carry bacteria that causes Lyme disease.
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Researchers are developing a seasonal shot that blocks Lyme disease-causing bacteria from a tick.
Women wearing protective face masks walk in front of a colorful mural amid the coronavirus outbreak in Medan, North Sumatra.
A holistic, cultural and local approach to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic is needed in Indonesia.
We expect a steep rise in mental health problems as a result of the pandemic. But there are ways to flatten this curve, just as we’ve flattened the curve of infections.
Students wearing facemasks wash their hands before attending a class at a government-run school in Secunderabad, March 4, 2020.
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In India handwashing practices have come under scrutiny as millions of Indian poorest return home from major cities. Many do not have access to basic amenities.
Ouch! Here’s the evidence to bust some myths about sunscreen. Now, there’s no excuse to look like a rock lobster this summer.
Do you know people who cling to myths about sunscreen? Here’s the evidence to convince them they’re wrong.
Parmesan cheese, prosciutto, salami, olive oil… Italian food is at the heart of intense diplomatic lobbying.
To defend traditional Italian products such as meats and cheeses – delicious, but often high in fat and salt – the country’s government has launched an intense lobbying campaign to fight nutrition labels.
Opposition leader Bill Shorten now needs to commit funding for prevention, to reduce rates of cancer.
Labor’s cancer care package is bound to be popular. But with around one-third of cancers preventable, both sides of politics need to invest in reducing cancer in the first place.
The Berry Fire burns in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, August 27, 2016.
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With elevated wildfire risks forecast across much of the western US this summer, here’s how travelers can track local conditions, stay out of harm’s way and avoid accidentally starting fires.
Students were forced to move away from a region taken by the Lord’s Resistance Army.
Not all rebel armies use rape and sexual violence as a weapon. Some have actually designed ways to prevent such atrocities. How and what can we learn from them?
Biological age calculators are a crude measurement but can be a wake-up call to improve our lifestyle.
Four in five of us have a “biological” age older than our real age, which means we have at least one risk factor that is higher than the number set as “normal”.
Domestic abuse affects millions around the world.
For every £1 spent delivering a support programme for domestic abusers, the value to society was £1.40.
Elementary schools provide excellent targets for interventions to prevent obesity as children spend much of their day and consume many of their calories at school.
Research shows that children attending schools with low-quality food environments, in poorer neighborhoods, gain more central body fat – putting them at risk of obesity and cardiometabolic disease.
An emergency overdose kit in Providence, Rhode Island.
The White House has laid out a plan to address the opioid crisis. But people suffering from opioid addiction aren’t the only ones who need help.