Thursday, December 18, 2014

Technophobia may keep seniors from using apps to manage diabetes

Despite showing interest in web or mobile apps to help manage their Type 2 diabetes, only a small number of older adults actually use them, says a new study from the University of Waterloo.  Approximately 2.2 million Canadians are living with Type 2 diabetes, 2 million of whom are age 50 or older.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Each dollar spent on kids' nutrition can yield more than $100 later

There are strong economic incentives for governments to invest in early childhood nutrition, reports a new paper from the University of Waterloo and Cornell University. Published for the Copenhagen Consensus Centre, the paper reveals that every dollar spent on nutrition during the first 1,000 days of a child’s life can provide a country up to $166 in future earnings.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

IN THE MEDIA: Ontario's flavoured tobacco ban 'comprehensive,' says researcher

The Ontario government`s move to ban flavoured tobacco, including menthol cigarettes, would make the the province a leader in tobacco laws across the country, says a researcher with the University of Waterloo's School of Public Health.

"Menthol is the one flavour youth actually use. So about 30 per cent of youth smokers smoke a menthol brand, that's way more than adults," said David Hammond, who studies tobacco control policy and nutrition labelling.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Two Waterloo researchers receive national recognition for work on disease prevention

Two University of Waterloo researchers specializing in chronic disease prevention are newly appointed Applied Public Health Chairs, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) announced. The prestigious positions, awarded only once every five years, include close to a million dollars each in funding for highly focused research programs of national relevance to public health.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Professor inducted as Fellow to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

On September 18, Professor John Hirdes of the School of Public Health and Health Systems was inducted as a Fellow to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS).

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