Faculty of Health in the Media

York Professor Debra Pepler honoured for her contributions to psychology

Bullying expert Debra Pepler, Distinguished Research Professor of psychology at York University, is the recipient of the 2015 Donald O. Hebb Award for Distinguished Contributors to Psychology as a Science from the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA). Pepler's research has changed the way we think about bullying, aggression and other forms of violence, especially among marginalized and […]

New study finds concussion treatment for youths up 50% in seven years

New study finds concussion treatment for youths up 50% in seven years, says YorkU Kinesiology & Health Science Prof Alison Macpherson, the study's lead author. Fournier says he understands the dangers his son faces on the ice — including getting slammed against boards and falling on the ice — but that’s not enough to scare […]

Study warns about safety concerns with new drugs

A York University study of drug safety shows that new drugs are often on the market in Canada for more than three years before they are withdrawn as unsafe, raising concerns about turning to the newest drugs available. The study by Dr. Joel Lexchin, an emergency room physician and professor of the School of Health […]

Medical journals could increase transparency by removing ads, study shows

Pharmaceutical ads could easily be removed from general medical journals by increasing subscription rates, according to an international study published yesterday in PLOS ONE. York University health policy Professor Joel Lexchin, one of the co-authors of the study and a Toronto emergency physician, says he would willingly pay a little extra for the journals to […]