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Experiential Learning Group on Nutrigenomics wins Campus Collaboration Award

Experiential Learning Group on Nutrigenomics wins Campus Collaboration Award

Last month, the HEAL’s student experiential learning group for the Nutrigenomics, Overweight/Obesity and Weight Management (NOW) Trial received the Campus Collaboration Award through Brescia University College. HEAL researcher and PhD candidate, Justine Horne, has been working alongside Catherine Brown (Registered Dietitian), Dr. Janet Madill, Dr. Jason Gilliland and the NOW executive committee to lead this group since April 2017. The […]

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New Publication: Is active travel a breath of fresh air? Examining children’s exposure to air pollution during the school commute

Walking to school is gaining attention as a source of exercise and a way to get outdoors, but recent concerns regarding air quality may be putting a hamper on active travel. With more and more findings praising the benefits of walking to school, it is important to determine the validity of this reservation. Currently, public […]

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HEAL Researchers find strong link between air pollution and adverse birth outcomes

A new publication by researchers from Western’s Human Environments Analysis Lab provides evidence of a strong association between exposure to air pollution during pregnancy and adverse birth outcomes. “This is the first study in Southwestern Ontario to investigate the association between air pollution and adverse outcomes, while also considering the other determinants of health, including […]

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