Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Just as many teenagers use cannabis as smoke cigarettes

Just as many teenagers use cannabis every day as smoke cigarettes, according to a new report from the Propel Centre for Population Health Impact at the University of Waterloo.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Anne McLellan public lecture - The Legalization and Regulation of Cannabis

The Honourable Anne McLellan.

On Monday, May 8, the School of Public Health and Health Systems celebrated its 40th anniversary with a public lecture featuring the Honourable Anne McLellan, former minister of justice and head of the Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation. A recording of the public lecture is now available.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Researcher receives funding for Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Advanced Scholars Program

Four Water Institute researchers were recently awarded funding from the Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Advanced Scholars Program to build institutional capacity in select Commonwealth countries to address linkages between climate change and water security.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Parkinson’s patients are over-prescribed antipsychotics

Older adults in long-term care homes who have Parkinson’s disease (PD) are frequently prescribed antipsychotic medications without clear justification, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

New guidelines may reduce heart failure complications in long-term care homes

Communication lapses during shift changes, limited staff training, and inadequate specialist support can lead to misdiagnosis and complications in long-term care (LTC) residents with heart failure, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging. 

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