Expert Alert - Dads get the baby blues, too - CIHR experts are available to comment on health issues affecting dads



    OTTAWA, June 9 /CNW Telbec/ - Moms are most commonly thought to be at
risk for postpartum depression. But dads, too, can get the "baby blues". With
Father's Day approaching, experts from the Canadian Institutes of Health
Research are available to provide insights into the latest research on health
issues affecting dads, such as depression, and tips on how dads can enjoy the
wonders of fatherhood while protecting their physical and mental health.

    Experts:

    What's wrong with Dad? The "baby blues" and depression in men
    Dr. John Oliffe, CIHR-funded researcher from the University of British
    Columbia
    Dr. Sonia Lupien, CIHR-funded researcher from McGill University

    Impact of fatherhood on men's health
    Dr. Joy Johnson, Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Gender and
    Health (Vancouver)

    Why single dads experience more mental health problems than their married
    counterparts
    Dr. John Cairney, CIHR-funded researcher from McMaster University

    Health hazards of barbecue food: What dads should know before firing up
    the grill
    Dr. David Jenkins, CIHR-funded researcher from the University of Toronto

    Do babies help dads butt-out? Smoking patterns of new fathers
    Dr. Joan Bottorff, CIHR-funded researcher from the University of British
    Columbia

    "I'm fine. I don't need to see a doctor." What stops men from taking
    steps to prevent illness and keep healthy?
    Dr. Blye Frank, CIHR-funded researcher from Dalhousie University

    Losing the spare tire: Tips to help dads get in shape
    Dr. Phillip Gardiner, CIHR-funded researcher from the University of
    Manitoba

    Why is dad going to a men's group? What a difference prostate cancer can
    make
    Dr. John Oliffe, CIHR-funded researcher from the University of British
    Columbia


    The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is the Government of
Canada's agency for health research. CIHR's mission is to create new
scientific knowledge and to catalyze its translation into improved health,
more effective health services and products, and a strengthened Canadian
health care system. Composed of 13 Institutes, CIHR provides leadership and
support to more than 11,000 health researchers and trainees across Canada.
www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca

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For further information:

For further information: For an interview, please contact: David
Coulombe, CIHR Media Specialist, Office: (613) 941-4563, Mobile: (613)
808-7526, mediarelations@cihr-irsc.gc.ca


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