DLSPH Student Blog – Reflections on the PEGASUS: PEace, Global health, and SUStainability Conference

DLSPH Student Blog By: Michelle Amri, PhD Student, Dalla Lana School of Public Health The PEGASUS Conference, an acronym built from the first letters of the main themes:  PEace, Global health, And SUStainability, was not a typical conference. With a theme of “From Evidence to Action,” the conference called participants to action, healing, and...

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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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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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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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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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Seven public health and health services students receive Gordon Cressy Award

Four Dalla Lana School of Public Health and three Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation students received a Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award in recognition of their outstanding volunteer contributions to the University of Toronto community earlier this spring. This year’s recipients include: Sarah Buchan (PhD Epidemiology), Madeleine Bondy...

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Higher cigarette prices would save millions of people from extreme poverty and poor health around the world

Increasing cigarette prices would add to years of life lived, and cut billions of dollars in treatment costs for families globally By: Ana Gajic, St. Michael's Hospital Higher cigarette prices would save millions of people from extreme poverty and poor health around the world, while also cutting health treatment costs...

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