Highlights of the June 16th issue of CMAJ, presented by Dr. Diane Kelsall, deputy editor. In this issue: Canadian policies on radon, developmental coordination disorder in school-age children, social egg freezing, nitrofurantoin for UTIs in older women, psychotic disorders among immigrant populations, and more.
Dr. Kirsten Patrick, deputy editor, interviews both Dr. Ronald Labonté, Canada Research Chair in Globalization and Health Equity at the Institute of Population Health and Professor at the University of Ottawa, and Dr. Raphael Lencucha, Assistant Professor in the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy at McGill University. In their commentary, published in CMAJ, Labonté and Lencucha propose a pragmatic approach to regulating electronic nicotine delivery systems in Canada: cautious measures similar to tobacco control, while using price incentives to shift tobacco users to electronic devices as a harm reduction mechanism until useful data accumulate on relative health outcomes. ...continue reading