Three surprising tips for a healthy pregnancy
Posted by Samantha Magnus on Tuesday, March 24, 2015.
The do’s and don’ts of pregnancy can be overwhelming at best. For an expectant parent who is using substances, the rhetoric is clear: just don’t. But in hearing from parents themselves (during a study entitled Treatment and Prevention of Illicit Substance Use among Pregnant and Early Parenting Women), it is clear that there is a lot more to having a healthy pregnancy than abstaining from the likes of cigarettes, alcohol, opiates, etc. Read the rest of this post on our new blog site.
Selling alcohol in grocery stores: Hidden risks and alternative options
Posted by Norman Giesbrecht on Tuesday, March 17, 2015.
In the last few days, we have heard about plans to permit the sale of beer and wine in grocery stores in Ontario. For the most part, media reports have made no reference to potential health and safety risks associated with the proposed changes. You would have thought that the reporters were talking about changing the distribution of milk or orange juice in Ontario. What about the possible increase in alcohol-related incidents or negative impact on vulnerable populations — is that not relevant to the discussion? Read the rest of this post on our new site.