Healthcare for All! Access to Healthcare for Migrants with Precarious Status in the Parc-Extension Neighbourhood of Montreal, Quebec

Abstract: Cultural health psychology is a field which investigates health behaviours, and which seeks to link those behaviours to the social context in which they occur; globalisation, on the other hand, is a process which allows cultures to come into increased contact with one another. The process of globalisation has been accelerating at such a rapid pace that many wonder whether […]

Marijuana and Madness: The Etiology, Evolution, and Clinical Expression of Psychoses

Marijuana and Madness: The Etiology, Evolution, and Clinical Expression of Psychoses Abstract Throughout the world, cannabis is the most widely consumed illicit drug (EMCDDA, 2008). Dramatic increases in cannabis consumption have been observed in the last 30 years, possibly due to increased social acceptance and legalization in some areas (UNODC, 2012). There has also been […]

Partner Involvement in Contraception and STD Prevention: What is Holding Men Back?

Partner Involvement in Contraception and STD Prevention: What is Holding Men Back? Claire O’Brien Abstract: Contraception and sexually transmitted dis- ease (STD), in this day and age, are not uncommon terms among young men and women in Canada, the United States, and many other parts of the world. As a guest lecture in the McGill […]

Bringing Birth Home: An Analysis of Inuit Birthing Practices and Policies

Bringing Birth Home: An Analysis of Inuit Birthing Practices and Policies Talia Bronstein Inuit birthing practices changed dramatically following first contact with European colonialists in the 16th century. Since then, the Canadian government has played a large role in determining what birthing practices are or are not appropriate and available to Inuit communities. In turn, […]

In Cancer’s Genes

In Cancer’s Genes Pauline Helle Abstract: Interview with Professor Børresen-Dale: Professor Børresen-Dale  is a pioneer in gene-based cancer treatment. By decoding the genetic material of a patient’ s tumor, researchers can determine the tumor’s “Achilles’ heel,” its weak point, and thus the optimal treatment. This approach is known as “ personalized treatment” and may eventually […]

A Crash Course on the Taiwanese Health Care System

A Crash Course on the Taiwanese Health Care System Jason Tan de Bibiana Abstract: The Taiwanese health care system has famously been described as a car manufactured domestically from parts imported from abroad [3]. For many years, Taiwan studied the health care systems of other countries and consulted with health policy experts from around the […]