Jun 20, 2019
Youth in Canada and U.S. vaping more than ever
A new generation of e-cigarettes with higher levels of nicotine could be the reason that more adolescents in Canada and the U.S. are vaping more than ever before.
Researchers at the University of Waterloo examined rates of vaping and smoking in Canada, the U.S. and England among youth aged 16 to 19. The study found that between 2017 and 2018, the number of adolescents saying they had vaped within the last 30 days jumped by five per cent in the U.S., eight per cent in Canada, while England remained fairly steady.
Jun 18, 2019
Health policies key factor in hospitalization of seniors
Government policy and infrastructure have a substantial impact on hospitalization of older adults, according to a University of Waterloo study.
The study examined the experiences of 254,664 patients in home-care programs and 162,045 residents in long-term care in Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario.
Jun 12, 2019
Expert advisory - pharmacare
An advisory council appointed by the federal government recommended the establishment of a universal, single-payer pharmacare system in Canada in a report released June 12.
Jun 11, 2019
New tool shows that goodwill may trump profit as a work motivator
Researchers at the University of Waterloo have found that individuals may be more motivated to do work for their favourite charity than for money.
Jun 10, 2019
Expert Advisory - Single-use plastics ban
The Government of Canada recently announced plans to ban certain single-use plastics as early as 2021. This decision falls on the heels of the G7 summit that was held in Charlevoix, Quebec in 2018, where countries such as Canada, France, Germany, Italy and the U.K. signed on to the Canada-led Oceans Plastic Charter as a step towards dealing with marine plastics litter.