Expert Alert - Safety comes first during the school year

CIHR experts discuss school safety

OTTAWA, Aug. 24 /CNW/ - With increasing public attention on health risks, sending the kids off to kindergarten or university can make parents nervous. As another school year rolls in, homework and detention aren't the only things to worry about. Students should watch out for bad diets, poor hygiene, injuries and more as they gear up for going back to school.

Experts funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) are available to discuss health issues related to the school environment in light of the back to school season.


Places of danger: identifying where your child can get most injured
Dr. Ian Pike (Vancouver, BC)

Tastes too good to be true: excess sodium in kids' food
Dr. Bruce Nichols Van Vliet (St. John's, NL)

Practice Makes Perfect: Teaching kids about hand hygiene
Dr. Allison J McGeer (Toronto, ON)

Stopping young dare devils before they get hurt
Michael Ross Corbett (Guelph, Ontario) 

Playing on the monkey bars is not monkey business: the long-term effects of child concussions
Dr. David Ellemberg (Montréal, QC)

For the past 10 years, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has supported better health and healthcare for Canadians. As the Government of Canada's health research investment agency, CIHR enables the creation of evidence-based knowledge and its transformation into improved treatments, prevention and diagnoses, new products and services, and a stronger, patient-oriented healthcare system. Composed of 13 internationally-recognized institutes, CIHR supports more than 13,000 health researchers and trainees across Canada.

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SOURCE Canadian Institutes of Health Research

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