Expert Alert - Unconditional love: a mother but a woman first

    Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) experts celebrate moms
    on May 10th

    OTTAWA, May 4 /CNW Telbec/ - According to Statistics Canada, an average
Canadian woman in 2005 had approximately 1.5 kids. Being a mother is one of
the most important roles that a woman will play in her life. A loving mother
does a lot for the health of her children, but health research also focuses on
mothers themselves. For Mother's Day, let's think about the different aspects
of health related to being a mom.
    CIHR-funded experts are available to talk about health issues related to
the most important woman in our life.


    How can moms protect themselves and their children from the health
    hazards of second-hand smoke?
    Dr. Joy Johnson, Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Gender and
    Health (Vancouver)

    Pregnancy: not a reason to satisfy all your cravings! Preventing kids
    from obesity
    Dr. Harvey Anderson, CIHR-funded researcher from the University of
    Toronto (Toronto)

    Back to our roots! The recession's positive impacts on families' values
    Dr. Hymie Anisman, CIHR-funded researcher from Carleton University

    When tears of joy become tears of sadness: What can we do to help new
    moms recover from postpartum depression and reconnect with their babies?
    Dr. Nicole Letourneau, CIHR-funded researcher from the University of New
    Brunswick (Fredericton)

    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 enable 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 nearly 12,000 health researchers and trainees across Canada.

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For further information:

For further information: To schedule an interview, please contact: David
Coulombe, CIHR Media Specialist, (613) 941-4563, Cellphone: (613) 808-7526,
Fax: (613) 954-6653,

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