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Living near green spaces linked to longer lives, study finds
2020-04-06
Living near green spaces can help urban dwellers live longer, according to a new study that could change how cities are designed. A team of 11 researchers — 10 based in Canada and one in the U.S. — looked at the data from 1.3 million people over 11 years to determine how greener environments affect mortality rates in cities across Canada.

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Minister of Health announces $81M initiative to increase access to health research data
2019-04-23
Responding effectively to health challenges, such as the opioid crisis currently gripping Canada, requires research data. Data helps us understand the nature and underlying causes of a problem and evaluate the effectiveness of our attempts to intervene and solve it.

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Q&A with Dr. Ted McDonald
2019-04-22
Read the Maritime SPOR Support Unit's Q&A with Dr. Ted McDonald.

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The University of New Brunswick (UNB) and the Government of New Brunswick sign a memorandum of understanding
2019-03-05
The University of New Brunswick (UNB) and the Government of New Brunswick sign a memorandum of understanding Judy Wagner, clerk of the Executive Council Office with the Government of New Brunswick and...

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Living in a greener neighbourhood could lower risk of early death: study
2017-10-12
Living in a greener neighbourhood could lower risk of early death: study CBC News, Oct. 12, 2017Researchers at the University of New Brunswick used census and tax data to track 1.3 million non-immigra...

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Trees are good for your health: study
2017-10-10
The greener your city neighbourhood, the less likely you are to die from several common causes, a new UNB led study says.

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Those trees could be keeping the doctor away: UNB study
2017-10-10
The greener your city neighbourhood, the less likely you are to die from several common causes, a new UNB-led study says.

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UNB researcher finds junk food bans are having a positive effect on students
2017-06-22
A study conducted by a researcher at the University of New Brunswick indicates there is a link between school junk food bans and student weight. UNB health economist Philip Leonard said he wanted to examine whether or not junk food bans lead to improved health and healthier weights in students attending schools with bans.

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Junk food bans reducing students' weight: study
2017-06-22
A ban on junk food in schools has helped reduce obesity in students, a UNB study has concluded. But the effects are pretty slim.

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N.B. to allow greater storage of data for health care research
2017-03-29
The province says it will introduce legislation enabling public organizations to store prepared data at the New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training. Officials say the idea is to facilitate data research which will help provide better program delivery in everything from health care to poverty reduction to traffic safety.

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