Wednesday, June 26, 2019

How students and professors perceive classroom technology

View of a large classroom from the back.

Students think it is instructors’ responsibility to ensure they don’t surf the web in class, according to a new study. 

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Youth in Canada and U.S. vaping more than ever

Hand holding vaping device

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

Older adult with a walker in a hospital gown

Government policy and infrastructure have a substantial impact on hospitalization of older adults, according to a University of Waterloo study.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

New research suggests sugar taxes and labelling are effective

Spoonful of sugar

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.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The top 25 medical lab tests around the world

Scientist, with her back to us, working in lab

A new study has revealed the 25 most common diagnostic lab tests in the world, information that could be key for any jurisdiction looking to develop universal health coverage.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Youth engagement on global health necessary

Rohit Ramchandani

If we can't figure out how to engage and empower youth around the world, there is little chance of achieving the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, writes Rohit Ramchandani, health studies alumnus and adjunct professor in the School of Public Health and Health Systems.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Surge in cannabis use among youth preceded legalization in Canada

Young woman smoking cannabis

National discussions on cannabis legalization, along with increased access to medical marijuana, may have encouraged more high school students to consume the drug years before it became legal in Canada.

Friday, March 8, 2019

2019 Hi5 Health Informatics Challenge

Hi5 Challenge

The Hi5 Challenge is a freestyle competition that encourages high school students to develop creative solutions to pressing health issues through the use of information technology. This is a great opportunity for students in grade 11 and 12 interested in health care, technology, or business.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Researchers work with Indigenous partners to determine if fish is safe to eat

View of lake from canoe

Food security is an urgent and growing concern for Indigenous populations in Canada. Environmental change in aquatic ecosystems can impact the health of fish and the communities that rely on those fish in many ways. Some of those ways can involve exposure to contaminants like mercury.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Assessment tools could reduce end-of-life hospital stays for older adults

Person holding hands with someone in a hospital bed

Better use of standard assessment tools could help long-term care homes identify which new residents are at risk of hospitalization or death in the first 90 days of admission.

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