Thursday, June 20, 2019

Timing of vaccinations are key to controlling disease outbreaks

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. 

Thursday, June 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. 

Tuesday, June 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.

Wednesday, June 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. 

Tuesday, June 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.  

Monday, June 10, 2019

Expert Advisory - Single-use plastics ban

Expert Advisory - Single-use plastics ban 

MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2019

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. 

Thursday, May 30, 2019

New research suggests sugar taxes and labelling are effective

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.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Table scraps can be used to reduce reliance on fossil fuels

Wasted food can be affordably turned into a clean substitute for fossil fuels.

New technology developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo engineers natural fermentation to produce a biodegradable chemical that can be refined as a source of energy.

 The chemical could also be used to replace petroleum-based chemicals in a host of products including drugs and plastic packaging.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Table scraps can be used to reduce reliance on fossil fuels

Wasted food can be affordably turned into a clean substitute for fossil fuels.

New technology developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo engineers natural fermentation to produce a biodegradable chemical that can be refined as a source of energy.

The chemical could also be used to replace petroleum-based chemicals in a host of products including drugs and plastic packaging.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The top 25 medical lab tests around the world

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.

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