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Science and politics should be more integrated

April 17, 2020 — 
Whether in times of crisis or not, the constructive integration of scientific evidence into political decision-making strengthens policy initiatives, improves the quality of debate and leads to robust, cost-effective and successful outcomes for society.

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Try these 8 tips to reduce parenting stress during the coronavirus pandemic

April 17, 2020 — 
Parenting can be tough at the best of times, but family life has changed dramatically during social isolation that’s been mandated by COVID-19. The good news is that children thrive in an incredible variety of settings.

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The Conversation: Huge disparities in C-sections highlights inequalities in healthcare

January 18, 2019 — 
Because they can save women’s and infants’ lives, C-sections should be universally accessible, but they aren't

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The Conversation: Not every tax break is a smart tax break

January 15, 2019 — 
Whenever government adjusts taxation rules to offer a deduction or credit, economists call this a “tax expenditure” to distinguish it from the direct expenditures authorized by treasury boards

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The Conversation: After Humboldt: What is being done to reduce risks on Canadian roads?

January 9, 2019 — 
In the aftermath of a major road crash or a bridge collapse, two types of investigations are necessary

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The Conversation: Why you resolved to get thinner and fitter this year

January 7, 2019 — 
The patterns of resolutions, considered collectively, reveal what many of us consider to be virtuous

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Peer leader speaks to the sex worker community at the annual Baraza (community meeting) in Nairobi, Kenya. // Image from Julie Lajoie

The Conversation: Aspirin could help reduce HIV infections in women

November 20, 2018 — 
Imagine if instead of targeting the virus, we could make people less susceptible to HIV

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The Conversation: In defence of Statistics Canada’s request for financial data

November 19, 2018 — 
Proposal to collect a range of detailed financial data from 500,000 Canadians has certainly touched a nerve

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The Conversation: The surprising secret to successful psychotherapy

October 19, 2018 — 
'Understanding how clients make therapy work requires a drastic overhaul of the assumption that they passively respond to the ministrations of guru-like therapists'

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A polar bear in the Arctic.

The Conversation: How we solved an Arctic mercury mystery

October 19, 2018 — 
Why do marine animals in the western Arctic have higher mercury levels than those in the east?

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