Centre for Global Engineering unites grad students from across disciplines in fight against malnutrition
Whether it refers to the environment, a start-up business or somebody’s wallet, the term sustainability has become a buzzword of the 21st century.
But in areas such as Dhaka, Bangladesh – where a quarter of the population lives below the poverty line and half of children are malnourished – if parents cannot feed their families, economic sustainability is far from reality.
It used to be that the kids out in the bushes smoking marijuana were the trouble makers, but new research shows that this group academically outperforms their peers who smoke both marijuana and tobacco.
In one of the largest, long-term studies of substance co-use among teens, Dalla Lana School of Public Health researchers examined trends of tobacco and marijuana use from 1981 to 2011 and found that marijuana smokers receive higher grades than those who smoke both substances.
Public health initiative from U of T students, alumnae
If you walked by East York’s Thorncliffe Park Public School today, you’d find a quiet middle school as students and teachers enjoy March break.
Akanksha Ganguly, a first-year master's student in U of T’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health, welcomes the pause as it allows her team planning time to develop after-school programming for her “SEEDlings.”
Annual mammograms of women between 40 and 59 do not reduce breast cancer death rates compared to regular physical examination or usual care, concludes a 25-year study from the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health.
The study, published on February 11 in the British Medical Journal, found that annual mammograms often pick up a lot of small, harmless cancers that will never cause symptoms or death in a patient's lifetime.
An international study led by the University of Toronto's Dalla Lana School of Public Health links the rise of tuberculosis (TB) in Zimbabwe during the socio-economic crisis of 2008-2009 to widespread food shortage.