Majority of 200,000 deaths in children aged 5 to 14 in India, China, Brazil and Mexico are preventable

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Deaths due to communicable diseases, transport injuries, drowning and childhood cancers are common for children in all four countries By: Ana Gajic, St. Michael's Hospital Most deaths of children aged five to 14 in India, China, Brazil and Mexico arise from preventable or treatable conditions, suggests a new study published today...

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DLSPH Open: Office of Research Expands its Footprint and Impact

Dear colleagues, Research conducted by members of the DLSPH community has a tremendous impact on public health and health systems. From identifying the causes of premature mortality to patterns of hospital readmission in Ontario, DLSPH faculty, post-docs, students, staff, alumni and partners are conducting research that is rigorous and innovative....

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U of T’s leading bioethics centre to design ethical artificial intelligence for health

Partnership between Joint Centre for Bioethics and AMS Healthcare to shape the future of artificial intelligence in Canada’s health system By: Nicole Bodnar A new partnership with AMS Healthcare is supporting the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics (JCB) accelerate knowledge and inform practice on ethical artificial intelligence (AI)...

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Lentil Soup for the Soul

Being a healthy eater doesn’t mean giving up your own cultural foods, says Nazima Qureshi, a nutritionist who helps women meet their health goals By Stacey Gibson via U of T MagazineWhen nutritionist and registered dietitian Nazima Qureshi (MPH 2015) was 15 years old, her dad was diagnosed with diabetes – a...

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Mental Health in the Workplace

Depression and anxiety affect about one in five. How do we help the person who could be affected in the cubicle next to us? By Alison Motluk for U of T Magazine Cheryl Oldham (BSc 1987) was in her mid-30s when she had what she thought was a heart attack. She...

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DLSPH Open: Academic Plan Update & Strategic Planning Retreat

Dear colleagues, Over the last few months, the DLSPH community has engaged in an academic planning process to develop an overarching strategic direction for the School from 2019 to 2024. As our first academic plan since becoming a faculty, it is critical for us to reinforce our shared vision and...

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U of T study finds long-​term success in reducing unnecessary antibiotics prescriptions in China

Clinical public health researchers use implementation science to shape global policy change By: Nicole Bodnar Primary care physicians in China have reduced unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions for children with upper respiratory tract infections by one third — an important step to combat antimicrobial resistance (AMR) globally — according to a new...

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The Perfect Predator: U of T Alum Champions Century-​Old Therapy to Treat Superbug

By Françoise Makanda, DLSPH U of T alum Steffanie Strathdee’s new book “The Perfect Predator: A Scientist’s Race to Save Her Husband from a Deadly Superbug: A Memoir” recounts her husband’s fight against an antibiotic-resistant superbug. She will share her story at DLSPH on March 26. “First, I was embarrassed because...

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Ross Upshur elected Hastings Fellow

Professor Ross Upshur — internationally recognized primary care, public health and bioethics expert —was elected a Hastings Center Fellow on January 30, 2019. As the only Canadian of 18 new Hastings Center Fellows, Upshur joins a group of outstanding academics whose work has informed scholarship and public understanding of...

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Diabetes in Young People Increases Risk of Mental Illness – U of T study in partnership with Hong Kong

By Rebecca Biason, Communications Coordinator, IHPME Young people who develop type 2 diabetes earlier in life have an increased risk of developing a serious mental illness before the age of 40. This is according to a new study that found one-third of hospitalizations for patients with younger onset diabetes, resulted...

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