Vol. 11 No. 1 (2020): Volume 11: Determining Health
Volume 11: Determining Health

This volume explores how our external environment — both natural and constructed — influence and shape human health. Submissions in this volume highlight the influence of three key aspects:

Natural environment
Technology
Socioeconomic environment

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Mariyan J. Jeyarajah, Stephen J. Renaud, Daniel B. Hardy, Genevieve Eastabrook, Peeyush K. Lala
14-15
Protecting the placenta
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Ling Wu, Hugh Montgomery
18-20
Climate change and human health
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Tammy Lu
12-13
Intergenerational connection between environment and mental health
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Colin Jamieson
16-18
Northern Canadian Indigenous and the environment
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Main Submissions

Arthi Chinna Meyyappan
127-130
The gut-brain axis and microbial therapeutics: The future of personalized medicine for psychiatric disorders
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Chenxuan Wang
158-161
Revealing obesity through diet-gene interactions
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Samuel Petrie, Paul Peters
131-135
Untangling complexity as a health determinant: Wicked problems in healthcare
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Tishani Sritharan
136-139
Hand hygiene: A simple strategy for health care-associated infection prevention and control with implications for control of the current COVID-19 outbreak
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Umair Majid, Mobeen Ahmad
123-127
Vaccines in the 21st century: Clarifying the factors that promote vaccine hesitancy, delay, and rejection
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Ashley Farrell
103-107
Mitigating the effects of the climate crisis through health policy
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Ankur Chhabra
98-102
Vaccination policy strategies in Ontario: Transitioning from parental vaccine hesitancy to vaccine acceptance
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Simran Bhullar
93-97
The rise of electronic cigarettes: A brief look at their cardiovascular effects and what makes them so popular
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Laurie-Ann Lines
119-122
Reflecting on environment to understand diversifying health perspectives: My journey to researching strength-based approaches
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Peter Anto Johnson, John Christy Johnson
112-118
Shedding light on maternal sunlight exposure during pregnancy and considerations for public health policy
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Christophe Tanguay-Sabourin
144-147
Examining chronic pain through the lens of the socioeconomic gradient
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Vinita Akula, Kevin Dick
88-92
Challenges in remaining "UpToDate": A case study identifying errors in evidence-based point-of-care resources
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Aleksandar Vujin, Kevin Dick
148-154
The information theory of aging: Hacking immortality?
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Bismah Jameel, Aeda Bhagaloo, Khadija Rashid, Umair Majid
108-111
Conceptualizing "access" of maternal health services in lower-middle-income countries
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Caroline Wallace
155-157
Nutritional Psychiatry: A Solution for Socioeconomic Disparities in Access to Mental Health Care?
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Hana Dibe
162-164
Assessing the efficacy of Canada's food guide and the barriers of use
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Wuyou Sui, Danica Facca
140-143
Digital health in a broadband land: The role of digital health literacy within rural environments
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Fiction

Kevin Mercurio
74-77
Blue elephant
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Karissa Becknel
78-81
Koko
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Photo Essay

Nikita Telkar
82-87
A week in the life of a geneticist
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