Monday, July 31, 2017

In the media: A new reason to worry about teenage drinking

More than a quarter of Canadian teens say they binge drink at least once a month — which can be the caloric equivalent of a kilogram of body fat every year. Read A new reason to worry about teenage drinking on CBC.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Ontarians still skeptical of flu shot

Half of all people who avoid the flu shot do so because they question its importance and effectiveness, a new study from the University of Waterloo reports.

The study reviewed Ontario health data from 2013/14, where only 34 per cent of people went to get the seasonal flu shot despite universal coverage in the province. 

Friday, June 9, 2017

Researchers will transform health-care services for persons living with frailty

Researchers at the University of Waterloo will work to strengthen health care for older Canadians living with frailty with a new $2.6-million grant from the Canadian Frailty Network.

The money will fund a project that will give primary health-care providers in Ontario, Quebec and Alberta access to efficient screening tools to quickly identify patients who may be at risk for frailty. It will also give health-care providers access to an online platform to initiate referrals and co-ordinate care with other providers.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

New CIHR postdoctoral fellowship opportunity announced

The School of Public Health and Health Systems (SPHHS) at the University of Waterloo and Public Health Ontario (PHO), announce a one-year postdoctoral fellowship opportunity to commence no later than September 1, 2017. This fellowship is made possible by CIHR’s new “Training Modernization Program”.

For complete details, see Work for Applied Health Sciences - Postdoctoral fellow positions

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Marijuana use tied to poorer school performance

When high school students started smoking marijuana regularly they were less likely to get good grades and want to pursue university, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo. 

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