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Risk Factors & Birth Outcomes Associated With Teenage Pregnancy

Risk Factors & Birth Outcomes Associated With Teenage Pregnancy

A new HEAL study is shedding light on the challenges faced by pregnant teens despite falling rates of teenage pregnancy. The study found that teenage pregnancy is associated with a higher risk of socioeconomic disadvantage, mental health problems and substance use during pregnancy, but is largely unrelated to adverse birth outcomes in SWO. “Unfortunately, declining […]

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Promoting healthy beverage consumption habits among elementary school children

Canadian children are consuming high amounts of sugar sweetened beverages (SSBs). These beverages include regular pop, fruit flavoured drinks, sport drinks, and energy drinks. To help improve the diet quality of children, a movement has emerged to reduce sugar sweetened beverage consumption and replace sugary drinks with water, a calorie- and sugar-free alternative. The Healthy […]

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Development of a Teen-Informed Coding Tool to Measure the Power of Food Advertisements

The food-related information environment, comprised of food and beverage advertising within one’s surroundings, is a growing concern for adolescent health given that food marketing disproportionately targets adolescents. Despite strong public interest concerning the effects of food marketing on child health, there is limited evidence focused on outdoor food advertising in relation to teenage diets, food […]

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