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Monday, May 13, 2019

New discovery could slow Alzheimer’s in its tracks

Hand holding basket full of medications

By Kathy Smidt University Relations

A new breakthrough is offering hope to people living with Alzheimer’s disease and their families.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Waterloo Pharmacy researcher combines new medical device technology with old medications to combat HIV

Emmanuel with students in the lab looking at a computer

36.9 million people worldwide were living with HIV in 2017. In the same year, 1.8 million people became infected and 940,000 people died from AIDS-related illnesses. Despite the existence of antiretroviral therapy to treat HIV, the disease continues to exact a staggering cost on human life, so much so that combatting HIV and AIDS is one of the United Nations Sustainable Development goals for health. 

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Waterloo School of Pharmacy welcomes proposed expansion of pharmacist scope to include common ailment prescribing

Pharmacist talking to patient and handing over paper

Photo credit: Direct Relief

In its recently announced budget, the provincial government proposed expanding pharmacist scope to allow pharmacists to prescribe for common ailments.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Pharmacist consultations can boost vaccine rates, study finds

smiling pharmacist talking to patient

Giving pharmacists an incentive to talk with their patients about vaccines could prevent thousands of influenza cases each year.

Researchers at the University of Waterloo found that, in Ontario, Canada, introducing a $15 consultation fee for pharmacists who consult patients over 65-years-old and over could prevent approximately 2,400 influenza cases, which result in three deaths, per year.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Vaccination beliefs are reinforced, not changed, in online discussions, study finds

Gloved hands administering a vaccine into an arm

Attitudes and beliefs about influenza vaccination are unlikely to change when discussed in online forums, found a new study from researchers at the University of Waterloo.

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