Affordable access to quality medical diagnosis in low- and middle-income countries is the focus of research that Susan Horton, professor in the School of Public Health and Health Systems and the Department of Economics at the University of Waterloo, is having published in The Lancet, the world’s oldest and best-known medical journal.
The University of Waterloo continues to be one of the best schools in Canada and in the world for subjects related to hospitality and leisure management, according to new rankings released yesterday.
The rankings, published by the UK firm Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), place Waterloo first in Canada for the second consecutive year that the subject area has been assessed, and within the top 20 in the world for Hospitality and Leisure Management.
An interdisciplinary research team from University of Waterloo Faculties of Engineering and Applied Health Sciences and the Schlegel-University of Waterloo Research Institute for Aging will be testing a method to help prevent falls in older adults, enabled by a $50,000 Spark Program grant from the Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI).
A study led by the University of Waterloo found it’s generally a combination of unhealthy behaviours among youth that could be the greatest predictors of whether or not young people will experience obesity issues in adulthood.
A new algorithm developed at the University of Waterloo will help first responders and home care providers better help the elderly during natural disasters.
According to the World Health Organization, older adults who live at home face disproportionately high fatality rates during natural disasters as evidenced by Hurricane Katrina where 71 per cent of the deaths resulting from that disaster involved people over 60 years of age.