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Archive for July, 2011

Could ‘Doing Good’ Become a Social Movement?

Some people would answer ‘no’ but I hope that ‘doing good’ does become a social movement. The concept of doing good is not new. In Ancient Greece, Aesop said “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” Nor is the idea passé. With the internet and increasing use of social media, people […]

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What Would It Take for People to Eat Fewer Calories?

Like many things in life, there is probably no one, simple answer to this question. But at least people are trying to answer it. One way is to use regulation to get major chain restaurants to provide calorie information on their menus. New York City did this in 2008. A study on the outcome of […]

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Social Media as Another Communication Channel for Population and Public Health

I just read an hilarious article on how a guy survived 7 days without social media. Remember the days before Facebook and Twitter? The article reminds me that social media has changed how we interact, including about health. Now we can ask family and friends, and even strangers, questions about health. We can get answers […]

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Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Seeks Submissions for Population and Public Health Ethics Casebook

CIHR just announced a call for submissions for a casebook of population and public health ethics. The casebook will help identify ethical dimensions of ‘doing’ population health. The casebook has three objectives: Increase awareness and understanding of population and public health (PPH) ethics, and the value of ethical thinking in PPH research, policy, and practice; […]

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New Funding Opportunity on Population Health Intervention Research Launched by Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

CIHR has just launched a

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