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Health Canada's Strategy Against Tuberculosis for First Nations On-Reserve is a technical document that will be used by health care professionals and administrators working in First Nation communities, and by Health Canada TB staff. More generally, Health Canada's Strategy has also been designed as a reference tool for anyone involved in TB prevention and control for First Nations and Inuit in Canada.  »
Air quality, active living and lung health, specifically asthma and allergy, are all interconnected. Check out this new video by Clean Air Champion's Air Aware team to learn more.  »
Trois maladies pulmonaires chroniques très répandues ont coûté 12 milliards de dollars à l'économie canadienne en 2010. D'après une analyse réalisée par Le Conference Board du Canada, le fardeau économique annuel des maladies respiratoires doublera d'ici 2030 si aucune amélioration additionnelle n'est apportée aux stratégies de lutte contre celles-ci.  »
Three major chronic lung diseases cost Canada's economy $12 billion in 2010. According to an analysis by The Conference Board of Canada, if no further enhancements are made to strategies for dealing with respiratory diseases, the annual economic burden is projected to double by 2030.  »
This report by the Ontario Tobacco Research Unit presents a formative evaluation of Making Aboriginal Kids Walk Away (From Tobacco Abuse) (MAKWA), an Aboriginal Youth Action Alliance (YAA) located off-reserve in Thunder Bay.  »
The Youth Action Alliance (YAA) program was an Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion and Sport youth engagement initiative that focused on smoking prevention and raising awareness of tobacco issues. This report summarizes findings from an evaluation of the Youth Action Alliance of Manitoulin Island (YAA MAN).  »
Faced with high numbers of active tuberculosis cases, Nunavut’s health department plans to boost its TB screening, prevention and treatment efforts into 2013.  »
This report, released jointly by COPD Canada and the Family Physicians Airway Group of Canada, highlights the under-reporting of flare-ups or “lung attacks” by patients. It also explores the gaps that exist between physicians and COPD patients that contribute to the under-reporting of “lung attacks,” and makes recommendations for how to improve COPD patient outcomes.  »
On se sert habituellement de données autodéclarées pour suivre les tendances de l’usage de la cigarette. Cependant, les estimations fondées sur des autodéclarations, particulièrement celles concernant des comportements socialement indésirables, sont sujettes à un biais de déclaration.  »
Self-reported data are typically used to monitor trends in cigarette smoking. However, estimates based on self-report, particularly of socially undesirable behaviours, are subject to reporting biases.  »

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