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Advertising By Chiropractors  

Sometimes government representatives are forced to state the obvious.  This is what comes to mind when reading CBC's recent article "Advertising by some Manitoba Chiropractors undermines Public Health"

The article begins with the comment,

"There is no evidence that chiropractic is effective in treating cancer and autism and any of those things that they are apparently claiming that they can treat," said Dr. Alan Katz, director of the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy.

And yet the article also points out that:

Manitoba is the only province in the country that universally covers a portion of chiropractic treatments for all residents, to a limit of 12 visits per year....The fact that members of a regulated health profession are actively disseminating questionable medical information while benefiting from public funds is cause for concern, Katz said.

The Manitoba government has a a very obvious policy message they could send to the quacks who seek to undermine public health: Cut it out, or we cut you out.

In other public health policy news....

The American Chemistry Council has launched a Campaign for Accuracy in Public Health Research stating that:

Leading scientists have criticized International Agency for Research on Cancer's Monographs Program for its lack of transparency, minimal consideration of the weight of scientific evidence, misapplied conflict of interest policies and confusing communication of its monograph decisions. Rather than informing consumers of carcinogenic risks in realistic exposure scenarios, IARC considers only a substance's hazard-whether the substance could cause cancer in humans under any circumstances, in most cases at exposure levels far beyond what is typical.

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The Ontario Healthy Schools Coalition is pleased to present a full two day 2017 Healthy Schools Conference.  The theme for this year's conference is Ontario's Well-being Strategy for Education , and what it will mean for the province's schools. 

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