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Cancer sends shockwaves far beyond the patient: Nikhil Joshi
Nikhil Joshi

(Nikhil Joshi is a St. John's physician training in internal medicine. He's also host of the Dr. C show, author of The End of Suffering, and he's documenting his life since being diagnosed with cancer.)

There has been a great deal of media attention on Mayor Ford and his diagnosis, and what he is going through as a result. But beyond musings about how his brother Doug Ford has introduced some interesting dynamics by entering ... Read More
Bottle vs. tap: 7 things to know about drinking water
Recent reports of drugs in our drinking water might have some people heading for the bottled water aisle of their nearest grocery store, but in most parts of Canada, choosing bottled water over tap is a matter of taste or convenience, not health.

Unless you live in a community that lacks water treatment facilities which, even after the Walkerton water crisis of 2000, is still a reality for some Canadians, including many First Nations ... Read More
Make Both Palliative Care & Assisted Suicide Priorities
Next month, the Supreme Court of Canada will hear arguments on whether terminally ill Canadians have the right to assisted suicide. A 2013 Forum Research poll found sixty-five percent of Canadians support doctor-assisted death. But earlier this month, federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose told CBC News that better access to palliative or end of life care should take priority over assisted suicide. I disagree.
Let me start by saying while there are some pockets of ... Read More
Overcoming roadblocks in translating evidence-based healthcare into public health gains
Shobha Shukla and Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service
Commendable progress has been made in the South Asian region to advance evidence-based healthcare and let evidence inform policy and programmes at different levels. But there have been roadblocks too that are slowing down the progress. Citizen News Service (CNS) spoke with Dr Prathap Tharyan, Director, South Asian Cochrane Network and Centre, who has led from the front on the cause of evidence-based healthcare in this region, ... Read More
What`s Red and Protects Cardiovascular Health?
The Doctor Game W. Gifford -Jones M.D.
For years we`ve been told that the Mediterranean diet, full of vegetables, is the way to guard against heart attack and stroke. But Gorge H.W. Bush, former president of the U.S., admitted he didn`t like broccoli. And angry farmers dumped a load of it on the White House lawn. I share his view. So I`m grateful now that the red tomato is believed to be the ... Read More
Smoked meat deadlier than liquor, may increase risk of cancer
Pushpa Narayan,TNN
When meat or fish is cooked directly over fire, it gets covered with cancer-causing carcinogens, making it more dangerous, according to a study.
Smoked meat red meat or fish dipped in greasy oil, and covered with a mix of salt, chilli powder and spices, before it is cooked directly over fire is one of the most common causes of cancer of the foodpipe in the state, doctors from Government General Hospital announced ... Read More

Journal of Comparative Family Studies   

The leading journal exclusively specializing in cross-cultural family studies.

The Journal of Comparative Family Studies was established in 1970 to publish high quality articles based on research in cross cultural family studies.  The journal promotes a better understanding of inter-ethnic family interaction that is essential for all multicultural societies.  It draws articles from social science researchers around the world and contains invaluable material for Sociologists, Anthropologists, Family counselors and Social Psychologists.

- Editor:  DGeorge Kurian

Titles of some special issues:

  • Comparative perspectives on black family life (1998)
  • Families' and children's inequalities (2003)
  • The transmission of religious beliefs across generations: do grandparents matter? (2008)

The journal is published five times a year including special issues on selected themes. The Journal is available online to institutional subscribers. Yearly Subscriptions available for individuals or institutions, contact information below:

Journal of Comparative Family Studies
Department of Sociology, University of Calgary
2500 University Drive N.W.
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4 Canada
Email: jcfs@ucalgary.ca

  • The Arab family (1997)
  • Ethnicity and gender in non-traditional family forms: studies of families pushing   normative boundaries (2000)
  • Immigrant and ethnic minority families (2001)
  • Theoretical and methodological issues in cross-cultural families (2002)
  • Violence against women in the family (2003)
  • Turbulent times and family life in the contemporary Middle East (2004)
  • Farm family responses to changing agricultural conditions: The actors' point of view (2005)
  • Intergenerative conflicts and health hazards in migrant families (2006)
  • Informal unions in Mexico and the United States (2007)
  • Homemaker or career woman: life course factors and racial influences among middle class Americans (2008)
  • HIV and AIDS: are all women equally at risk? Afrikaans speaking married women's perceptions of self-risk (2008)

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