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  1. Apr. 3, 2018Standing desks may lead to lower back painMan in plaid shirt typing while standing

    Nearly half of people who use a standing desk are at risk of developing lower back pain, according to a study at the University of Waterloo.

  2. Mar. 28, 2018Mandatory nutrition policies may impact sugar consumptionSugar pouring out of a pop can

    Mandatory nutrition policies could be a valuable tool in helping high school students to lower their sugar intake, a University of Waterloo study has found.

  3. Mar. 15, 2018Susan Horton part of international team examining medical testing in resource-limited countriesSusan Horton

    Affordable access to quality medical diagnosis in low- and middle-income countries is the focus of research that Susan Horton, professor in the School of Public Health and Health Systems and the Department of Economics at the University of Waterloo, is having published in The Lancet, the world’s oldest and best-known medical journal. 

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  1. Apr. 25, 2018Symposium on Aging Research (SoAR) 2018

    SoAR is a one-day event for graduate students to present on and dialogue about aging research with fellow students, faculty and research partners!

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