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Indigenous Services Canada Covid-19 monthly update 

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Ottawa – Covid-19 case numbers are increasing with the current seventh wave, and it is impacting communities across the country. Indigenous Services Canada remains available to assist in prevention and response efforts. The Government of Canada is monitoring COVID-19 throughout the country, including the newest variants of concern, B.4 and B.5. Vaccination remains the most efficient form of protection against …

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Plant-based beef threatens agriculture jobs

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New York – Plant-based alternatives to beef can reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, but their popularity could disrupt the agricultural workforce, threatening more than 1.5 million industry jobs, new study shows. Lead author Daniel Mason-D’Croz, senior research associate, at Cornell, said: “Plant-based alternatives to beef are not silver bullets, with their impact on other environmental dimensions of the food system …

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Supporting healthy living style in Indigenous communities in BC

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Taking a holistic and cultural approach to help increase physical activity and improve overall health Ottawa – Research suggests that 44% of adults in Canada live with at least one chronic disease, such as heart disease, hypertension, cancer, or diabetes. Many chronic diseases are more prevalent among Indigenous peoples, which often reflects broader inequities they face. Healthy living initiatives that …

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Canada’s Ministers wrap up meetings at 24th Int’l AIDS Conference

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Policy makers, researchers and advocates from around the world gathered, in-person and virtually, to advance the HIV response Montreal – Canada closed out events at AIDS 2022, the 24th International AIDS Conference – the largest global gathering on any health issue in the world. Canada served as the host country for this year’s conference, which took place between July 29th and August …

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Making HIV testing more accessible across Canada

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New investments in decentralized testing will support progress toward ending HIV as a public health concern by 2030. Montreal – We know that there are nearly 63,000 people currently living with HIV in Canada; of which 1 out of 10 individuals remain undiagnosed. Despite ongoing efforts to encourage testing, there remain systemic barriers to accessing HIV testing, including stigma and …

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24th international AIDS conference in Montreal

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Montreal – The HIV cases are on the rise in Canada and are mostly impacting the Indigenous communities. So researchers at the 24th annual international AIDS conference, hosted in Montreal, are calling for a new approach to fighting the disease that is 50-year-old. Gaps in healthcare for the Indigenous communities living with HIV in remote and northern communities are more.

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Endorsing global declaration on Undetectable = Untransmittable 

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U=U accelerates progress towards national and global goals to end the HIV epidemic Montreal – Thanks to the advances in HIV science over the last four decades, people living with HIV who are on medication and maintain an undetectable amount of virus in their blood can lead a long, healthy life without the fear of passing HIV to their sexual …

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Controlling spread of monkeypox virus in Canada

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Ottawa – We are here to provide an update on efforts to address the outbreak of monkeypox in Canada. The Public Health Agency of Canada is working closely with international, provincial and territorial partners on prevention and control activities aimed at containing the spread of monkeypox virus in Canada. In addition, we are closely monitoring emerging data – and as …

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Expert Panel on MAID, Mental Illness in final report

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Ottawa – On May 13, 2022, the final report of the Expert Panel on Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) and Mental Illness was tabled in Parliament and released publicly. In the report, the Expert Panel made 19 recommendations laying out a broad set of principles that could structure the practice of MAID for persons with a mental disorder or where concerns may …