Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Long-term mental wellbeing of northern communities increasingly affected by wildfires

Smoke behind a tree line in the distance

With climate change conditions favouring the spread of wildfires in Canada – even increasingly affecting the north and subarctic regions in Canada – it is important to address the impact of fire and smoke on the mental health and livelihoods of northern populations, says public health professor Warren Dodd.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Healthy Eating Index can be used to assess Canadian dietary behaviours

sharon Kirkpatrick

How healthy are our eating patterns? Based on nationally representative data from 2011-2012, the average Healthy Eating Index (HEI) score among Americans was 57 out of a possible 100 points, indicating that there is a long way to go in shifting the population’s consumption patterns toward dietary recommendations. 

Friday, August 3, 2018

Youth more at risk for substance abuse than young adults

Unhappy male youth sitting in empty stands

Individuals between the ages of 15-22 are at increased odds for substance use disorders, says a study published in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry this month.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

In Memoriam: Eva Neufeld

Eva Neufeld

Eva Neufeld, a valued member of the School of Public Health and Health Systems community, passed away on July 27 after a five-year battle with cancer.