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Mental health among the military

According to the Canadian Forces Mental Health Survey, 2013 just released by Statistics Canada, 16,5% of full-time regular members of the Canadian Forces reported experiencing symptoms consistent with at least one of six selected mental or alcohol disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder. On this topic, we invite you to read the research highlights of a study carried by Katherine St.Cyr and colleagues which notably shows that the risk of suffering mental disorders increases with the number of traumatic events experienced by a soldier throughout his or her lifetime. To help identify at-risk individuals, the researchers suggest that recruits be screened for traumatic experiences upon intake to the armed forces and that a comprehensive post-deployment screening be done after each mission since vulnerability to developing post-traumatic stress disorder increases through added exposure.

12 August 2014 - 2:56pm |

Health Inequalities

Recently, the QICSS held an international conference where dozens of researchers from here and abroad met to discuss the impact of social policies on health inequalities. You can now watch online the videos of the presentations given during this meeting. Among the highlights, we wish to point out the presentations of the first panel in which Sylvie Michaud, Daniel Fuller et Denis Hamel discussed the implications for health inequalities research of the abolition of the Canadian long-form census and its replacement by the National Household Survey.

7 July 2014 - 10:42am |

Revision of the tax system in Quebec

In his recent budget, the Quebec Government announced the creation of a committee to review Quebec’s corporate and personal tax systems. Carole Vincent, author of the CRDCN knowledge synthesis on the gender wage gap, and Professor Pierre-Carl Michaud, user of the QICSS facility, have been appointed on the committee. The Committee will submit its report in December 2014.

17 June 2014 - 2:26pm |