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  1. Oct. 11, 2019Perception of risk may lead to more cancer screening
    Close-up of mammography machine

    Mammography screening rates may be increased by better sensitizing women to their risk of getting breast cancer, says a new University of Waterloo study.

  2. Oct. 8, 2019Weight stigma affects gay men on dating apps
    Adult perusing cell phone.

    Weight stigma is an issue for queer men using dating apps, says a new University of Waterloo study. The study found that Grindr, the most popular dating app for gay, bisexual, two-spirit and queer men, had a negative effect on men’s body image, especially when it came to weight. Three out of four gay men are reported to have used Grindr.

  3. Sep. 17, 2019Michael Barnett-Cowan receives Ontario Early Researcher Award
    Michael Barnett-Cowan

    Michael Barnett-Cowan in the Department of Kinesiology is one of 11 University of Waterloo researchers to receive an Early

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