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  1. Aug. 3, 2018Youth are more at risk for substance abuse than young adultsUnhappy male youth sitting in empty stands

    Individuals between the ages of 15-22 are at increased odds for substance use disorders, says a study published in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry this month.

  2. July 23, 2018Study shows how the brain controls food cravingsStylized image of the inner workings of the brain

    A newly published study from the University of Waterloo shows that when activity in a specific part of the brain is suppressed, our desire for high-calorie foods increases.

  3. June 26, 2018Majority of teenagers need food safety education Young person preparing food

    A new study from the University of Waterloo highlights a low level of awareness in youth around the proper precautions that need to be taken when it comes to handling food.

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