U of T study finds food insecurity increases diabetes risk

Public health researchers find that food insecurity more than doubles the risk of developing type 2 diabetes  By: Deborah Creatura and Nicole Bodnar Adults in Ontario who live in food-insecure households had more than twice the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, compared to those with food security, according to...

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U of T report explores workers’ experience in the global gig economy

Rise in temporary contract work and income insecurity has far-reaching health implications By: Lindsay Curtis, Communications Officer, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing A report exploring the rapidly growing gig economy reveals new insights and deeper understanding of how online platform-mediated work has the potential to transform the future of work...

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Rising Rates of Diabetes among Young People Inspire International PhD Project

By: Rebecca Biason, IHPME Events & Communications Coorindator Once thought of as a disease that only affected older adults, diabetes is now being diagnosed increasingly in young people under the age of 30, and the implications of this have yet to be fully studied. “It is a global phenomenon occurring...

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First of its kind study links life satisfaction with future health care use

U of T researchers find those who are happier need less health care Life dissatisfaction is linked to future high cost health care use, according to a new study by University of Toronto researchers. “We have known for many years that factors outside the health-care system contribute to health and...

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U of T community invited to participate in bioethics for health in digital age conversation

Panel to explore data privacy, social media in healthcare Political views and voting patterns were allegedly compromised in Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica data breach, but what if personal health information was leaked as a result of poor public policy on data privacy? “Good data governance is the best way to mitigate...

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DLSPH Blog – Influencing Policy through Research: A public health approach to rolling out Cannabis in Canada

The DLSPH Blog is a digital platform that will explore issues that impact public health and health systems scholars on a biweekly basis written by Interim Dean Adalsteinn Brown in collaboration with DLSPH faculty, staff and students. For blog ideas, feedback or comments, contact: communications.dlsph@utoronto.ca Since the 1970s, scientists have...

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Not a Miracle Test: U of T expert explains the true costs of genetic testing

By: Rebecca Biason, IHPME Communications & Events Coordinator From 23 and Me and Ancestry DNA to research laboratories, genome sequencing has become more widely available, and many would have you believe it’s an affordable option for just about anyone to get themselves tested for the risk of a variety of...

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DLSPH and Toronto Public Health recognize World TB Day

World TB Day is March 24 – the day in 1882 that Robert Koch announced he had looked down a microscope and discovered the microbiologic cause of tuberculosis (TB). Today it’s an opportunity to raise awareness about the disease that sickens more than 10 million people annually and kills 1.7...

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Improving breast cancer screening

By: Elizabeth Garel, Cancer Care Ontario Anna Chiarelli has been studying breast cancer screening in one way or another since joining Cancer Care Ontario in 1996. More than 20 years later, she is beginning a new phase of research. Her latest project focuses on improving personalized risk assessment, using a...

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PHAA’s hosts successful In the Loop event on “Scienceploitation” with Professor Tim Caulfield

By: Ramlogan Sowamber Professor Timothy Caulfield – a self-proclaimed science geek and lover of evidence who enjoys integrating a wide range of perspectives in the pursuit of health – fascinated a crowd of more than 200 DLSPH alumni and students to debunk health myths created by pop culture on March...

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