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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Oct. 31, 2018Truck driver pain and discomfort can be alleviatedTrucker holding the steering wheel

    Almost 60 per cent of truck drivers in a recent Canadian study reported experiencing musculoskeletal (MSD) pain and discomfort on the job, even though it may be preventable.

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  1. Nov. 30, 20182018 Shaw-Mannell Lecture: Leisure studies, ego involvement, and the dodoShaw-Mannell Award Presentation

    Gerard Kyle will receive the Shaw-Mannell Leisure Research Award, for innovative, creative, and courageous research, and will provide a personal commentary reflecting on his observations of leisure research within the United States over the past 20 years

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