An inclusive approach to Human Papilloma Virus vaccination: the case for gender neutral vaccination in Canada

By: Sabrina Bartolucci, Lilia Brahimi, Allison Hecht, Jasmine Li-Brubacher, Natasha Leblanc, Geneviève Mailhot, Janna Shapiro, and Chelsey Weir Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually-transmitted infection among Canadians (1). The causal link between specific serotypes of HPV and cervical cancer is well-established (2). HPV infections lead to more than 500,000 cases of cervical cancer worldwide […]

Treatment of Schistosomiasis in Africa

Treatment of Schistosomiasis in Africa Abstract Schistosomiasis is part of a group of diseases that generally afflict the poorer regions of the world. These diseases are collectively called neglected tropical diseases because historically, little funding has been put into researching cures or treating the afflicted population; instead, efforts have been focused on more fatal diseases, […]

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 […]

Dissent of the Faithful: Roman Catholic Disobedience to Vatican Policy on Contraception

Dissent of the Faithful: Roman Catholic Disobedience to Vatican Policy on Contraception Abstract In 2010, despite a longstanding ban on contraceptives of all kinds within the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI made a statement that seemed to suggest that the Vatican had changed its stance on the use of condoms as a means of […]

Euthanasia in Canada: Federal Leverage, Provincial Innovation, and Palliative Care

Euthanasia in Canada: Federal Leverage, Provincial Innovation, and Palliative Care Abstract In 2010, Canadians older than 65 represented slightly more than 14% of the population, yet they consumed 45% of provincial and territorial government health care dollars (Canadian Institute for Health Information [CIHI], 2012). While CIHI’s National Health Expenditure Trends show consumption has been growing […]

Without Prevention Programming, is DOTS Enough to Reduce the Incidence of Tuberculosis? Observational Analysis from Mayapuri Slum, New Delhi

Without Prevention Programming, is DOTS Enough to Reduce the Incidence of Tuberculosis? Observational Analysis from Mayapuri Slum, New Delhi Abstract: Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the top ten largest contributors to global mortality: in 2012, an estimated 8.6 million people developed TB and 1.3 million died as a result (WHO 2013). India has been ranked […]