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Motorcycle Crashes Five Times More Deadly Than Car Accidents

Motorcycle accidents caused three times the injuries, ten times the severity, six times the medical cost, and five times the deaths as car accidents, U of T researchers found in a recent study. "We know that the additional risk associated with driving a motorcycle has not translated into improvements in...

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Dr. Cesar Victora: Think Locally, Act Globally

On October 25, 2017, DLSPH's Office of Global Public Health, Education and Training hosted Dr. Cesar Victora for the 2017 The John R. Evans Lectureship in Global Health. His talk was titled: Think Locally, Act Globally: How research carried out in Pelotas contributed to equitable global policies. https://youtu.be/4B5UMYrvasI Dr. Victora...

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Professor Joanne Kotsopoulos named Canada Research Chair in Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Prevention

Earlier this month, Professor Joanne Kotsopoulos received a Canada Research Chair in Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Prevention. She is one of 20 U of T scientists to receive a Canada Research Chair (CRC), equaling $19.3 million in research investment at the University. Professor Kotsopoulos is an internationally recognized expert...

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Flu vaccine prevents hospitalization in children

Children vaccinated against influenza are significantly less likely to experience serious complications from the virus that could land them in hospital, new research led by Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH) PhD candidate Sarah Buchan. “Our study shows that flu vaccines are effective at preventing influenza hospitalizations in young...

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Global death study gets support to expand from Connaught Global Challenge Award

By Jennifer Robinson How and why we die are questions that hold a lot of meaning for Prabhat Jha. With support from this year’s Connaught Global Challenge Award, Jha is leading an interdisciplinary team to expand the collection of mortality statistics and develop innovative new tools to analyse the data for...

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Celebrating U of T health innovation

By Elaine Smith Three University of Toronto entities celebrating anniversaries this year have made major contributions in narrowing the gap between research and impact, making health care accessible to everyone, and improving health worldwide. The year 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of Connaught Laboratories (now Sanofi Pasteur Canada), the 90th...

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Global health students present at Canadian Conference on Global Health

Three DLSPH students presented at the Canadian Conference on Global Health in Ottawa from October 29-31 where the theme was to “leave no one behind.” Michelle Amri, PhD in Social and Behavioural Health Sciences – Predictors of Alcohol Consumption Among Pregnant Mothers in Colombia: An urban-rural and age analysis. Marin...

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DLSPH Open: Anniversaries, Student & Alumni Engagement, Renewing our Story

Dear colleagues, Like many of you, I’m in the midst of teaching, conferences and a slew of activities that make for a full calendar, but it’s fantastic to see members of our community coming together at our various events and celebrations. We have lots about which we should be proud....

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Public health and health systems researchers reduce widespread antibiotic misuse in rural China

An international team led by Professor Xiaolin Wei has significantly reduced the widespread practice of prescribing antibiotics to kids with common colds in rural China. Their results were published October 25, 2017 in the The Lancet Global Health. “Antibiotic misuse is high because parents demand care for their children, and for many, care equals...

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Spotlight on Canada’s health-​care system during Bernie Sanders’s visit to Toronto this weekend

By: Noreen Ahmed-Ullah, Associate Editor and Senior Reporter, UofTNews As he tries to build a movement for universal health care south of the border, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders’ much-anticipated trip to Toronto this weekend is meant to be a fact-finding mission on Canada’s health-care system. The most popular politician in America,...

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