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Study investigates adolescents' purchase and intake of sugar-sweetened drinks.
Unhealthy behaviours among youth could be greatest predictors of issues in adulthood.
High school students in Guatemala consume twice as many soft drinks as their Canadian peers.
Waterloo study finds practising just 25 minutes per day can boost the brain’s executive functions.
Waterloo study finds young people with chronic illness more likely to attempt suicide.
A new software system is improving patient care and setting the gold-standard in data reporting at Grand River Hospital. One day, it may help patients choose what kind of treatment to receive.
Study finds even baby food and products marketed as healthy alternatives often contain added sugar.
More than one-third of people with Parkinson's disease in long-term care homes are given antipsychotic medication.
Research is investigating links between adolescence and Alzheimer's disease later in life.
Study shows Canadian magazines are sending women mixed messages about skin cancer and tanning.
Many elementary school students aren’t getting the 20 minutes of daily physical activity mandated by the Ontario government.
The “orphan’s orphan” of Canada’s health-care system: Children at risk of suicide are ending up in adult psychiatric units.
Special issue of Healthcare Management Forum features eight new papers on interRAI mental health assessment system.
Expert in mental health services inspires students to think beyond policy.
Master of Public Health student is working with a non-profit group in the Dominican Republic to bring filters to thousands of families.
One of the first things students learn when attending Professor Scott Leatherdale’s lectures is to embrace curiosity. Being curious, says Leatherdale, opens the door to enhanced critical thinking.
When it comes to road safety, Parkinson’s disease is a bigger threat than once thought.
Research shows that we rely on a specific part of the brain to curb our craving for snacks.
Landmark study shows people smoke the same number of cigarettes regardless of nicotine level.
New screening tool developed by interRAI better connects Ontario Provincial Police and clinicians to support those in crisis.
Joon Lee is changing the way doctors make decisions and patients receive care. Lee and his team are at the forefront of a field that harnesses the power of information technology to analyze health data and provide doctors with answers that would take years to obtain through clinical trials.
While researchers have flagged climate change as the biggest global health threat of the 21st century, research by Professor Susan Elliott and her graduate student Francesca Cardwell found that most Canadians just don’t see the link.
A proponent of hands-on and experiential learning, Kelly Anthony doesn’t believe in just telling—she believes in showing. Students in her social determinants of health class don’t just learn how environmental factors impact health, they see it with their own eyes.
Tobacco is the largest preventable cause of premature death in the world. David Hammond is working with researchers, policy makers, and non-governmental associations around the world to guide and evaluate the use of graphic warning labels on tobacco products.
Upon hearing of the earthquake, John Hirdes realized the interRAI databases he helped develop held valuable information that could lead rescuers to the homes of New Zealand’s most vulnerable citizens. “It occurred to me that we would actually be able to help out by using our system in a novel way.”
Rhona Hanning and team travel by small plane and boat, snowmobile, or pick-up truck to assess food intake and physical activity levels in remote northern communities as part of a $1.9-million national project aimed at reducing childhood obesity.
For Rose Eelman, the decision to pursue a career in medicine came after a high school co-op position in her local emergency department. She chose Waterloo's Health Studies program as the first step in her journey.
With over 7,000 applications and only 140 spaces, three Master of Public Health (MPH) classmates were delighted to be awarded a prestigious World Health Organization (WHO) internship and the chance to work with international colleagues dedicated to creating a healthier world.
"Many public health professionals are well trained in specific disciplines but don’t have a wide enough grasp of other areas of the field to be able to make decisions for public health. The MPH gives grads the cross-cutting tools they’ll need to take on leadership roles in the field.”
George Heckman is collaborating with partners across the province to review the management of frailty and chronic disease, with the goal of keeping seniors as functional as possible and ultimately reducing pressures on long-term care.