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  1. June 21, 2019Kinesiology researchers work with astronauts to study aging and cardiovascular health
    David Saint-Jacques waving from the ISS

    Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut David Saint-Jacques returns to Earth June 24 after more than six months in space. Using data obtained from Saint-Jacques during his space mission, a Waterloo research team is helping to develop strategies for healthy aging here on Earth.

  2. June 20, 2019Youth in Canada and U.S. vaping more than ever
    Hand holding vaping device

    A new generation of e-cigarettes with higher levels of nicotine could be the reason that more adolescents in Canada and the U.S. are vaping more than ever before. 

  3. June 18, 2019Health policies key factor in hospitalization of seniors
    Older adult with a walker in a hospital gown

    Government policy and infrastructure have a substantial impact on hospitalization of older adults, according to a University of Waterloo study.

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