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vrijdag 23 februari 2018

The Lancet: [Articles] Mortality after coronary artery bypass grafting versus percutaneous coronary intervention with...

[Articles] Mortality after coronary artery bypass grafting versus percutaneous coronary intervention with stenting for coronary artery disease: a pooled analysis of individual patient data
CABG had a mortality benefit over PCI in patients with multivessel disease, particularly those with diabetes and higher coronary complexity. No benefit for CABG over PCI was seen in patients with left main disease. Longer follow-up is needed to better define mortality differences between the revascularisation strategies.
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[Perspectives] Cindy Blackstock: advocate for First Nations children
She has been called "Canada's Martin Luther King", the "conscience of the nation", and a "national hero", but Cindy Blackstock bristles at the accolades. "The only reason my job exists is because racism against First Nations children has been used as a cost-saving measure. I don't want that job to exist—now or ever." Blackstock is the Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada, a charity that, for 20 years, has lobbied for First Nations children to have equitable access to health and social welfare services.
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[Comment] Canada's vision for global health and gender equality
A global shift is happening. I see it wherever I go—coffee shops to cabinet meetings to international conferences. We have achieved a critical mass of activists and allies around the world who are fighting for women's rights. The message is clear: the world is ready to make real progress on gender equality, and improve the lives of women and girls.
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[Series] Canada's global health role: supporting equity and global citizenship as a middle power
Canada's history of nation building, combined with its status as a so-called middle power in international affairs, has been translated into an approach to global health that is focused on equity and global citizenship. Canada has often aspired to be a socially progressive force abroad, using alliance building and collective action to exert influence beyond that expected from a country with moderate financial and military resources. Conversely, when Canada has primarily used economic self-interest to define its global role, the country's perceived leadership in global health has diminished.
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[Perspectives] Picturing health: health advocates for Indigenous communities in British Columbia, Canada
Photographer Philomena Hughes, working with Nadine Caron and Indigenous communities in northern British Columbia, Canada, has taken this series of photographs of people involved in supporting the health and wellbeing of Indigenous communities in this region. All the pictures were taken around Prince George, BC.
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