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Monday, May 13, 2019

New discovery could slow Alzheimer’s in its tracks

Hand holding basket full of medications

By Kathy Smidt University Relations

A new breakthrough is offering hope to people living with Alzheimer’s disease and their families.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Travel health kit company wins annual Pharmasave Business Competition

Jaspreet Dhaliwall with the students behind Oversees, Joey Champigny, Saara Manji, Arthur Catapano, Rebecca Conti, Lee Pham

Jaspreet Dhaliwall with the students behind Oversees, Joey Champigny, Saara Manji, Arthur Catapano, Rebecca Conti and Lee Pham

Out-of-country vacations can be tricky to plan. Do you need a visa, are there specific vaccinations, can you drink the water? Medications in particular can be challenging to pack. Oversees, a company designed by five Rx2020 School of Pharmacy students, promises an easy answer to these questions.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Helping health care providers understand Ramadan

Hands reaching for dishes of food on a table

Sunday, May 5 marked the beginning of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Ramadan is a time of fasting, prayer and charity for more than one billion Muslims worldwide. Fasting takes place between Suhoor, the morning meal that occurs before sunrise, and Iftar, the evening meal after sunset. 

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Waterloo Pharmacy researcher combines new medical device technology with old medications to combat HIV

Emmanuel with students in the lab looking at a computer

36.9 million people worldwide were living with HIV in 2017. In the same year, 1.8 million people became infected and 940,000 people died from AIDS-related illnesses. Despite the existence of antiretroviral therapy to treat HIV, the disease continues to exact a staggering cost on human life, so much so that combatting HIV and AIDS is one of the United Nations Sustainable Development goals for health. 

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

New course for health care prescribers tackles growing public health issue of antibiotic resistance

Antimicrobial stewardship in primary care. Colourful images of bacteria.

A course developed by the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy teaches health care providers in community settings –  family physicians, nurses, dentists, and pharmacists – how to better manage the use of antibiotics.