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  1. Dec. 7, 2018Even small delays in school start times can benefit teen healthSchool desk with clock, books, pencils, apple

    Starting high school even 10 minutes later can result in significant sleep benefits for adolescents, says a new UWaterloo COMPASS study.

  2. Nov. 19, 2018Cannabis youth prevention strategy should target mental wellbeingSeries of sad faces on chalkboard, with a man drawing a happy face

    High school students with positive mental health are less likely to consume cannabis, a recent University of Waterloo study has found.

  3. Nov. 6, 2018ADHD youth no more at risk for traffic violations than non-ADHD youthTraffic lights

    A recent University of Waterloo study showed that youth with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are no more at risk of incurring traffic violations than their non-ADHD counterparts, contrary to previously published studies.

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