The Faculty of Applied Health Sciences hosted representatives of Uganda Christian University (UCU) on campus in Waterloo to commemorate a new collaboration to build education and research capacity in the areas of public health, water-health, and health informatics.
Waterloo professor John Garcia is collaborating with the Government of Nunavut and Inuit communities on a tobacco control strategy for the territory. He states that “The Government of Nunavut identified a whole series of priorities” in public health and tobacco control is high on the list. Approximately two thirds of Nunavut’s population smokes on a regular basis and lung cancer rates in Inuit Canada are among the highest in the world.
Anaphylaxis is a serious adverse side effect and life threatening condition. Research is going into developing a better understanding to reduce the risks associated with allergic reactions. Waterloo’s Dean of the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, Susan Elliott, and other leading experts share their findings of the SCAALAR study on prevalence and perceptions of food serious food allergies in Canada.
A new study led by Waterloo’s David Hammond and funded by the Canadian Cancer Society, will help determine whether people make healthier food choices in restaurants if calories and other nutrients are listed on menus.