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  1. Dec. 12, 2019Research calls for new measures to treat mental illness and opioid use
    Pills spilling out of pill bottle.

    Opioid use among psychiatric hospital patients needs to be addressed through an integrated approach to managing mental illness, pain and substance use, a study by the University of Waterloo has found.

  2. Nov. 28, 2019Now accepting spring 2020 applications for Hallman Undergraduate Research Fellowships

    The Fellowship funds projects that both focus on health promotion and education and that offer experiences to steward students toward graduate studies.  

  3. Nov. 25, 2019Patterns of youth alcohol use show need for early intervention
    Young people clinking beer glasses

    Youth who drink a few times per month in Grade 9 are likely to become weekly – and even binge – drinkers in the following years, says a recent University of Waterloo study.

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