Faculty of Health in the Media

2018

November

When it comes to hazing, female athletes are just as vulnerable (Nov. 25)
Kinesiology and Health Science professor Parissa Safai was interviewed on CBC News Radio.

Local students are making a difference by enlisting the help of art students from a local high school to improve the lives of some seniors (Nov. 20)
Nursing student Nick Touchette was interviewed on CTV News Barrie.

How does social media use affect our body image? (Nov. 19)
Psychology professor Jennifer Mills was mentioned in Medical News Today.

Bullying videos a teachable moment; Advocates say lessons can be learned from latest incidents (Nov. 18)
Psychology professor Debra Pepler was quoted in the Toronto Star.

Ford PCs leave drug-company transparency law in limbo (Nov. 5)
School of Health Policy and Management professor Joel Lexchin was quoted in the Globe and Mail.

October

We need answers to the thalidomide tragedy -- to ensure drug safety today (Oct. 25)
An article by Health Policy and Management professor emeritus Joel Lexchin was published by the National Post.

Why obese women might combat CVD, diabetes better than obese men (Oct. 24)
Research by Kinesiology and Health Science professor Tara Haas and post-doctoral fellow Martina Rudnicki was mentioned in Cardiovascular Business.

Fluoride Exposure in Pregnancy Tied to ADHD Symptoms in Kids (Oct. 16)
Psychology professor Christine Till was quoted in PsychCentral.

Raccoon-raided Toronto tries coping with resistant garbage bins and coexisting strategy (Oct. 9)
Psychology professor Suzanne MacDonald was mentioned in the New York Daily News.

How Parents Can Help Kids During Needles And Painful Procedures (Oct. 5)
An article by Psychology professor Rebecca Pillai Riddell was published by CBC Parents.

September

We fail our citizens in Canada -- and the UN is onto us (Sept. 28)
An article by School of Health Policy and Management professor Dennis Raphael was published in the National Post.

What We Knew About Date Rape Then, and What We Know Now (Sept. 26)
Psychology professor Alexandra Rutherford co-authored an article in the Atlantic.

For people over 50, loneliness is a growing, legitimate health concern (Sept. 25)
Psychology professor Ami Rokach was quoted by Global News.

What you need to know about back to school anxiety (Sept. 8)
Psychology professor Rebecca Pillai Riddell was interviewed on What She Said Radio on 105.9 The Region.

Drug ads leave Canadians in the dark about safety risks (Sept. 4)
An article by Health Policy and Management professor emeritus Joel Lexchin was published by the National Post.

August

Cardi B, Serena Williams, Pink: New celebrity moms are changing the game by getting real (Aug. 30)
School of Health Policy and Management professor Steven Hoffman was quoted in The Washington Post.

Toronto built a better green bin and - oops - maybe a smarter raccoon (Aug. 30)
Psychology professor Suzanne MacDonald was quoted in The Toronto Star.

Safe injection sites are an ethical imperative, not a political option (Aug. 16)
An article by Nursing professor Linda Juergensen was published in The Toronto Star.

Fat, shame and women's health (Aug. 7)
Kinesiology and Health Science professor Jennifer Kuk was mentioned in The Globe & Mail.

In Canada, First Nation Communities Face Stigma and Poor Care with HIV Diagnosis, Professor Says (Aug. 2)
School of Health Policy and Management professor Sean Hillier was interviewed on The Takeaway on NPR.

July

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Autism (Jul. 30)
Psychology professor Jonathan Weiss was mentioned in News Medical.

Cognitive-Motor Training May Slow or Reverse the Progress of Dementia (Jul. 26)
Kinesiology and Health Science professor Lauren Sergio was quoted by MedIndia.

What does it take to get a drug approved by Health Canada? (Jul. 18)
School of Health Policy and Management professor Joel Lexchin was mentioned in Medical News Bulletin.

‘My brain feels like it’s been punched’: the intolerable rise of perfectionism (Jul. 17)
Psychology professor Gordon Flett was mentioned in The Guardian (UK).

Expecting gratitude from refugees is about bolstering our own saviour complex (Jul. 4)
Psychology professor Michaela Hynie was quoted by The Toronto Star.

June

The case against perfectionism — and for a disheveled elegant life (Jun. 23)
Psychology professor Gordon Flett was mentioned in Quartz.

Letter to the Editor: The Trauma of Children (Jun. 21)
Psychology professor Yvonne Bohr was quoted by the Globe and Mail.

Health Canada plans to ‘severely restrict’ opioid marketing as death toll mounts (Jun. 20)
School of Health Policy and Management professor Joel Lexchin was mentioned in Maclean's Magazine.

Raccoon safe after climbing 25-storey Minnesota office tower (Jun. 13)
Psychology professor Suzanne Macdonald was mentioned by CBC News.

Irrational exuberance’: Experts urge caution as Canadian schools race to develop cannabis curricula (Jun. 11)
Global Health professor Steven Hoffman was quoted by The National Post.

May

Africa: Speak More Than One Language? This Is What It Does to Your Brain (May 29)
Psychology professor Ellen Bialystok was mentioned in All Africa.

Vote Compass: Should only government-run stores sell weed? (May 24)
Global Health professor Steven Hoffman was quoted by CBC News.

Governments know work and living conditions can kill us - it's time to act (May. 22)
An article by School of Health Policy and Management professor Dennis Raphael was published in the National Post.

Minority children develop implicit racial bias in early childhood (May 14)
Psychology professor Jennifer Steele was mentioned in Medical Xpress.

Grief is a direct impact of racism: Eight ways to support yourself (May 4)
An article by Global Health professor Roberta Timothy was published by The National Post.

April

The heart can actually break from emotional stress (Apr. 30)
Kinesiology and Health Science professor Sherry Grace was mentioned in The Toronto Star.

Health care for diverse families: The first nursing textbook chapter devoted to care for LGBTQ families was written by two Linfield professors (Apr. 27)
Nursing professor Judith MacDonnell was quoted by Linfield Magazine.

Thousands vow to embrace Jersey Day: 'There's healing in the helping' (Apr. 11)
Psychology professor Stephen Fleming was mentioned in CTV News Toronto.

Knowing drug prices enhances quality of care (Apr. 3)
School of Health Policy and Management professor Joel Lexchin co-authored an article in the Toronto Star.

Millennials are struggling to maintain a healthy weight — here's why (Apr. 2)
Kinesiology and Health Science professor Jennifer Kuk was quoted by Insider (Brit & Co).

March

Top cannabis moments in the Senate (so far) (Mar. 29)
Global Health professor Steven Hoffman was quoted by iPolitics.

Why we need a pharmacare plan for Canada’s chaotic world of drug prices (Mar. 15)
School of Health Policy and Management professor Joel Lexchin was mentioned in Maclean's Magazine.

Suburban Wild: Racoons, the garbage gang (Mar. 7)
Psychology professor Suzanne MacDonald was mentioned in the Oak Bay News.

It’s time to let go of the notion you can’t be fat and fit (Mar. 2)
Kinesiology and Health Science professor Jennifer Kuk was quoted by The Globe & Mail.

Racism impacts your health (Mar. 1)
An article by Global Health professor Roberta Timothy was published by The National Post.

February

There are three ways to be a perfectionist, and not all of them are bad (Feb. 23)
Psychology professor Gordon Flett was mentioned in Quartz.

Canadian GDP stands to gain $17B by 2030 by improving disability access: report (Feb. 23)
School of Health Policy and Management professor Marcia Rioux was quoted by Global News.

I have 1,605 Facebook friends. Why do I feel so alone? (Feb. 14)
Psychology professor Ami Rokach was quoted in the National Post.

Obesity: You don't have to lose weight to be fit (Feb. 13)
Kinesiology and Health Science professors Jennifer Kuk and Sean Wharton were quoted by Medical News Today.

Women dying of heart disease unnecessarily: report (Feb. 1)
Kinesiology and Health Science professor Sherry Grace was interviewed by Radio Canada International.

January

Fighting the flu: We need a new kind of intelligence (Jan. 22)
Global Health and Osgoode Hall Law School professor Steven Hoffman appeared in The Globe and Mail.

The joys and benefits of bilingualism (Jan. 21)
Psychology professor Ellen Bialystok was mentioned by The Guardian.

Census vastly undercounts Indigenous population in Toronto, study says (Jan. 24)
Kinesiology and Health Science professor Michael Rotondi was quoted by the Toronto Star.

Health Canada might make your prescription drugs less safe (Jan. 10)
School of Health Policy and Management professor Joel Lexchin appeared in Maclean's Magazine.

Change Day: Empowering students and staff to drive change (Jan. 8)
Nursing professors Mavoy Bertram, Brenda Orazietti and Claire Mallette appeared in Hospital News.

2017

December

‘Artificial pancreas’ works during intense exercise (Dec. 28)
Kinesiology and Health Science professor Michael Riddell was quoted by Reuters UK.

Ontario Disability Coalition says children being left behind (Dec. 20)
Health Policy and Equity student Samadhi Mora Severino was mentioned in the Richmond Hill Liberal.

Family’s heart-rending case prompts call for autism strategy: ‘We are not alone’ (Dec. 4)
Psychology professor Jonathan Weiss was quoted by Global News.

What masters athletes know about 'harmonious passion' (Dec. 1)
Kinesiology and Health Science professor Jessica Fraser-Thomas was mentioned in The Globe and Mail.

York University study suggests kids are racially biased, but mellow with age (Dec. 1)
Psychology professor Jennifer Steele was quoted in the Toronto Star.

November

Workplace violence plagues personal support workers (Nov. 27)
School of Health Policy and Management professor Tamara Daly was quoted in the Toronto Star.

Needles and flu season: Overcoming the fear and panic (Nov. 21)
Psychology professor Rebecca Pillai Riddell appeared on The National on CBC.

Most Canadian Kids with Concussions Don’t Get Follow-Up Care (Nov. 16)
Kinesiology and Health Science professor Alison Macpherson was mentioned in PsychCentral.

The translator that sits in your ear (Nov. 9)
Psychology professor Ellen Bialystok was mentioned in an article by BBC News.

"SECOND OPINION | Space travel could cause more than headaches" (Nov. 4)
Kinesiology and Health Science professor Lauren Sergio was quoted by CBC News.

October

Being schizophrenic doesn't mean you have multiple personalities — here's how to tell the difference (Oct. 26)
Psychology professor Robert Muller was quoted by Business Insider.

Inside the progressive think tank that really runs Canada (Oct. 12)
School of Health Policy and Management professor emeritus Joel Lexchin was mentioned in Maclean's Magazine.

Squirrels Gone Wild: Their Quirky Behaviors Explained (Oct. 10)
Psychology professor Suzanne Macdonald was quoted in National Geographic.

Bilingualism: What happens in the brain? (Oct. 10)
Psychology professor Ellen Bialystok was quoted in Medical News Today.

September

Ontario to force pharmaceutical companies to disclose money paid to doctors (Sept. 27)
School of Health Policy and Management professor emeritus Joel Lexchin was quoted in The Globe and Mail.

Thinking-while-moving' exercises may help people with Alzheimer's, Toronto researchers find (Sept. 21)
Kinesiology and Health Science professor Lauren Sergio was quoted by CBC News.

#HowIMadeIt: Deanna Lentini, Grassroots Movement Founder (Sept. 18)
Kinesiology and Health Science alumna Deanna Lentini was profiled in Flare Magazine.

Young adults with autism more likely to have psychiatric problems: study (Sept. 13)
A study by Psychology professor Jonathan Weiss was mentioned in the Globe and Mail.

August

How to fail in a world that won’t let you (Aug. 31)
Psychology professor Myriam Mongrain was quoted in the Toronto Star.

The amazing fertility of the older mind (Aug. 28)
Psychology professor Ellen Bialystok was mentioned in an article by BBC News.

Opioid crisis / Purdue Pharma OxyContin settlement (at 2:31:54 mins) (Aug. 10)
School of Health Policy and Management professor emeritus Joel Lexchin was interviewed on CBC The Early Edition.

Cognitive behavioural therapy helps autistic kids (Aug. 2)
Psychology professor Jonathan Weiss was interviewed on CTV News.

Heat waves could create global instability: professor
Global Health professor Steven Hoffman was quoted on CBC The National (Aug. 2) and in an article by Radio Canada International (Aug. 4) on the topic of climate change and health.

July

Provinces to be kept from recouping full medical costs of OxyContin crisis (Jul. 31)
School of Health Policy and Management professor emeritus Joel Lexchin was quoted in the Globe and Mail.

Province sets out game plan to tackle gender gap in sports (Jul. 25)
Kinesiology and Health Science professor Parissa Safai was quoted in the Toronto Star.

After blowing July 1 deadline, Canada seems likely to legalize pot while ignoring UN treaties (Jul. 19)
Global Health professor Steven Hoffman was quoted in an article by Global News.

Raccoon Gives Birth in the Backseat of a Camaro (Jul. 14)
Psychology professor Suzanne Macdonald was quoted in National Geographic.

A broken heart is a real medical condition (Jul. 5)
Kinesiology and Health Science professor Sherry Grace was interviewed on CTV Your Morning.