Expert Alert - Are your kids driving you crazy this summer?

    OTTAWA, Aug. 5 /CNW Telbec/ - Kids are still off from school and keeping
them entertained is getting tougher by the day. But, can children have fun
this summer while staying safe and healthy? Several experts from the Canadian
Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) are attempting to take out some of the
guesswork, and are available to comment on the various aspects of youth


    "Just five more minutes, Mom!"- Examining the impact of screen time,
    physical activity and health in school-aged youth.
    Dr. Ian Michael Janssen, CIHR-funded researcher at Queen's University

    How far does the apple fall from the tree? Determining how positive and
    negative parenting practices influence a child's mental health.
    Dr. Paul David Hastings, CIHR-funded researcher at Concordia University

    Risky behaviour: Exploring why injury is the leading cause of death among
    Canadian youth.
    Dr. William Francis Boyce and Dr. William Pickett, CIHR-funded
    researchers at Queen's University (Kingston)

    Are girls more likely than boys to light up? - Examining the role of
    gender on youth tobacco dependency.
    Dr. Chris Galliford Richardson, CIHR-funded researcher at the University
    of British Columbia (Vancouver)

    Is where we live influencing physical activity and obesity in children?
    Dr. Jason Andrew Gilliland, CIHR-funded researcher at the University of
    Western Ontario (London)

    Sticking together: Paths for living well for Aboriginal youth.
    Dr. Pammla Petrucka, CIHR-funded researcher at the University of
    Saskatchewan (Regina)

    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.

For further information:

For further information: or to schedule an interview: David Coulombe,
CIHR Media Relations, (613) 941-4563, Cellular: (613) 808-7526,

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