Researchers at the University of Waterloo have found that the most effective way to prevent disease outbreaks is for the majority of the population in a particular region to be vaccinated at the same time.
The Government of Canada recently announced plans to ban certain single-useplastics 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.
Taxes on sugary products and labels on the front of packages can help reduce sugar consumption, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.
The study, which included more than 3,500 people aged 13 and over on their purchasing behaviour last spring, also found that taxes could have the greatest impact if 100 per cent fruit juice was included in reduction efforts.
A recent study can help governments understand which diagnostic laboratory tests are most important when developing universal health coverage systems.
Researchers from five countries found that diagnostic laboratory tests are used similarly around the world, even though the institutions they studied differed in terms of poverty levels, health systems and prevalence of disease.