Expert Alert - Back to School - The ABC's of your health!

    Canadian Institutes of Health Research experts explore health topics
    related to school

    OTTAWA, Aug. 17 /CNW Telbec/ - Once again it's time for Canadian kids to
trade in beach towels for books. Along with tests and homework, going back to
school is also a chance to reflect on health related to education.
    CIHR-funded experts are available to discuss different health topics of
interest to parents, teachers or kids who want to have a healthy and safe
school year.


    Snips and snails, sugar and spice: Understanding gender differences in
    behavior problems
    Dr. Raymond Baillargeon, CIHR-funded researcher from the University of

    HPV vaccination: A parent-daughter decision
    Dr. Zeev Rosberger, CIHR-funded researcher from the Jewish General
    Hospital (Montréal)

    Teaching children to care for their health: Promoting physical activity
    and healthy eating in schools
    Dr. P.J. Naylor, CIHR funded researcher from the University of Victoria

    Spot the symptoms before heading to school: Factors affecting ADHD in
    early childhood
    Dr. Ginette Dionne, CIHR-funded researcher from the Université Laval

    Playing it safe: What is the safest school playground surface for
    Dr. Andrew Howard, CIHR-funded researcher from the Hospital for Sick
    Children (Toronto)

    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 13,000 health researchers and trainees across Canada.

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For further information: For an interview, please contact: David
Coulombe, CIHR Media Specialist, Office: (613) 941-4563, Mobile: (613)
808-7526, E-mail:

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