Expert Alert - Winter blues, Winter fun - CIHR experts comment on frosty health research

    OTTAWA, Jan. 23 /CNW Telbec/ - January 24 is the most depressing day of
the year based on a formula developed by a British psychologist. In light of
this day, Canadian Institutes of Health Research experts give tips on winter
blues, and other winter related activities. Helping you slide through this
winter season in good health.


    Winter blues

    Dr. Rémi Quirion, Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of
Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction (Montreal)

    Catching 20 minutes of sun rays improves mood and sociability

    Dr. Simon Young, CIHR-funded psychiatrist from McGill University

    Researchers prescribe a bit of caution with that winter fun:
    neuropsychological impacts of concussions in children

    Dr. Maryse Lassonde, CIHR-funded researcher from l'Hôpital Sainte-Justine
    Dr. Dave Ellemberg, CIHR-funded researcher from l'Université de Montréal

    How effective are helmets for skiers and snowboarders?

    Dr. Brent Hagel, CIHR-funded researcher from the University of Calgary

    Shoveling and heart attacks: how does the heart work when it's cold?

    Dr. Peter Liu, Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Circulatory
and Respiratory Health (Toronto)

    Shoe inserts help prevent seniors from falling

    Dr. Stephen Perry, CIHR-funded researcher from Wilfrid Laurier University

    Breaks and fractures: common winter sport injuries

    Dr. Earl Bogoch, CIHR-funded researcher from St. Michael's Hospital

    Preventing injuries on ice or on snow: stretching, warm-up tips

    Dr. Aileen Davis, CIHR-funded researcher from the Toronto Western
Research Institute (Toronto)

    Frostbite: how to protect your skin in winter weather

    Dr. Jan Dutz, CIHR-funded researcher from the University of British
Columbia (Vancouver)

    Top five tips for staying healthy and active in the winter

    Dr. Phillip Gardiner, CIHR-funded researcher from the University of
Manitoba (Winnipeg)

    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.

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