A global report released February 19 by UNEP and WHO shows that humans and wildlife are being exposed to diverse chemicals and there is growing evidence and concern about their health impacts. These chemicals – called endocrine disruptors – interfere with the system that controls metabolism, development and reproduction in us, birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles,… Read More »

Vanessa Morris, a third-year nursing student at UNB Saint John, recently received the Mae Gallant Student Award from the Canadian Council of Cardiovascular Nurses. As the Health Promotion and Advocacy Chair, and executive member of the New Brunswick Division of the Canadian Council of Cardiovascular Nurses, Vanessa received the award for her dedication to health… Read More »

This past summer, seven UNB students from the faculties of nursing, kinesiology, law, arts and engineering participated in the UNB Students for Development Program funded by the Government of Canada and administered by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada. UNB will host Malawi Night where students will share their experiences with the public… Read More »

Take HEART – a program that offers an introductory level of physical activity as well as nutritional counselling to persons at risk of developing chronic medical conditions – will be available to more people in 2012 as the result of an investment by the provincial government. “We know that many New Brunswickers are at risk… Read More »

FREDERICTON – A research team led by the University of New Brunswick will aim at reversing the obesity epidemic in the province with a new study that targets the province’s overweight people before they begin suffering from chronic diseases. Stacey Reading, a Canadian Institutes of Health Research-funded researcher, says the province’s rising health care costs… Read More »

Two University of New Brunswick researchers have received research grants of close to $1 million to carry out projects that will improve health services for New Brunswickers. The funding was awarded through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Partnerships for Health System Improvement (PHSI) program and the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation, a funding… Read More »