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Promoting active school travel in elementary schools – A regional case study of the school travel planning intervention

Promoting active school travel in elementary schools – A regional case study of the school travel planning intervention

Active school travel (AST) is achieved by “walking and wheeling” to and from school as opposed to using vehicular transport. Partaking in AST has proven to be associated with improved mental and physical health in children. Factors that influence one’s participation in AST include an individual’s socioeconomic status, environmental conditions such as neighbourhood characteristics, and […]

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Is phase angle an appropriate indicator of malnutrition in different disease states? A systematic review

Malnutrition is a common concern in both chronic and acute disease with many potential negative consequences. It is therefore crucial for clinicians to have accurate methods for nutrition assessment.  Subjective Global Assessment (SGA) is the gold standard nutritional assessment method – it classifies malnutrition severity via a bedside assessment combining dietary, weight, functional, gastrointestinal and disease history with a physical […]

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Predictors of Drug use During Pregnancy: The relative effects of Socioeconomic, demographic, and mental health risk factors

Alcohol, tobacco, and cannabis use during pregnancy are associated with poor neonatal outcomes. Excessive use of these substances are preventable causes of neonatal morbidity and mortality. Various risk factors have been identified as predictors of alcohol and drug use during pregnancy. In this study, Rachel Brown, H. Dakkak, Jason Gilliland, and Jamie A. Seabrook assessed […]

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