News archive - May 2013

Friday, May 31, 2013

GDP is up 2.5 per cent, but our wellbeing is not in step

WATERLOO, Ont. (Friday, May 31, 2013) — Canada’s economy is growing, but according to Professor Bryan Smale, Director of the Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW) at the University of Waterloo, Canadians’ health and quality of life is not keeping pace.

Statistics Canada announced today that Canada’s GDP rate grew 2.5 per cent in the first quarter, the fastest in six quarters.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Researchers awarded $5.7 million to study pharmacist-led medication services to improve health of Ontarians

WATERLOO, Ont. (Friday, May 31, 2013) — Researchers from the University of Waterloo and McMaster University received $5.7 million in funding today to study how to make the use of drugs more effective for patients and health-care professionals.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Global warming caused by CFCs, not carbon dioxide, study says

WATERLOO, Ont. (Thursday, May 30, 2013) - Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) are to blame for global warming since the 1970s and not carbon dioxide, according to new research from the University of Waterloo published in the International Journal of Modern Physics B this week.

CFCs are already known to deplete ozone, but in-depth statistical analysis now shows that CFCs are also the key driver in global climate change, rather than carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Adopt plain tobacco packaging or face future health epidemic, researcher warns

WATERLOO, Ont. (Wednesday, May 29, 2013)— Following the Republic of Ireland’s announcement on Tuesday that it will adopt plain packaging legislation for tobacco products, University of Waterloo tobacco researcher David Hammond suggests that Canada must follow suit to curb deaths from smoking.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Study: Stronger tobacco marketing ban needed in Brazil

BRAZIL STUDY FINDS THAT A STRONGER TOBACCO MARKETING BAN IS NEEDED TO CURB TOBACCO INDUSTRY EFFORTS TO ATTRACT NEW SMOKERS

*Survey reveals huge support from Brazilians for further legislation to restrict the marketing activities of the tobacco industry*

* A comprehensive TAPS bans alone would reduce smoking prevalence in Brazil by 2-7 percent by 2050 and help protect youth*

(Tuesday May 28th, 2013, Brasília, Brazil and Waterloo, Ontario, Canada):

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