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Canadian Paediatric Society

News releases

An archive of our news releases on current issues affecting the health of children and youth, as well as highlights from our journal, Paediatrics & Child Health.

Mar 27 2008

Seize opportunity to commit to child and youth health, doctors urge government

The Canadian Paediatric Society, the Canadian Medical Association and the College of Family Physicians of Canada are urging the federal government to act quickly on the recommendations in a report released by federally-appointed Advisor on Healthy Children and Youth, Dr. K. Kellie Leitch.
Oct 22 2007

Canadian paediatricians join international efforts to eradicate poverty

The Canadian Paediatric Society is part of a global effort spearheaded by the Council of Science Editors to raise awareness, understanding and further research on poverty throughout the world. Paediatrics & Child Health, the CPS journal, is one of 233 peer reviewed publications publishing papers on the topic.
Oct 15 2007

Doctors urge Prime Minister and Premiers to take action on child and youth health

The Canadian Medical Association (CMA), the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) and The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) today challenged governments and their leaders to make child and youth health a priority by formally adopting the objectives of Canada’s new Child and Youth Health Charter.
Sep 24 2007

Canadian mothers and babies don’t get enough vitamin D

Canadian mothers and babies, especially those in northern communities, aren’t getting enough vitamin D, according to a new statement by the Canadian Paediatric Society.
Sep 24 2007

Paediatricians stand behind HPV vaccine for Canadian girls

All Canadian girls between 9 and 13 years old should receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. The CPS also recommends that girls at higher risk of early sexual activity-those who are street-involved, or under the care of child welfare—be targeted.
Aug 20 2007

Paediatricians warn against backyard trampolines

Trampolines should not be used in homes or in playgrounds, according to a new position statement from the Canadian Paediatric Society and the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine. Although they are easily available and growing in popularity, the risks associated with backyard trampolines are just too high, warns the statement.
Jun 28 2007

Provinces and territories fall short in keeping kids healthy and safe

All provinces and territories need to make better use of public policy to protect and promote the health and well-being of Canada’s children and youth, according to the Canadian Paediatric Society.
Jun 14 2007

Universal screening and prompt follow-up essential to reducing debilitating jaundice among newborns

All newborns should be screened for jaundice and closely monitored after hospital discharge to avoid the rare but life-long consequences when this common condition becomes severe, the Canadian Paediatric Society says.
Apr 28 2007

Families often faced with choice of giving up their disabled children

A coalition of national Aboriginal and health organizations is calling on federal and provincial governments to end the jurisdictional squabbling that results in hundreds of Aboriginal children and youth being denied essential health services that are available to other Canadian children.

Last updated: May 11 2012