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Friday, February 2, 2018

Algorithm identifies vulnerable people during natural disasters

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.

Friday, January 26, 2018

New graduate funding initiative announced for 2018

A new opportunity is now extended to incoming 2018-2019 domestic, full-time, thesis-based master’s and doctoral students based on academic excellence. Funding is now available for 30 incoming students in the form of a $10,000 Applied Health Sciences graduate scholarship.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Energy drinks can negatively impact health of youth

Over half of Canadian youth and young adults who have consumed energy drinks have experienced negative health effects as a result, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.

In a nationwide survey of Canadian youth, over half of those who had ever consumed an energy drink had reported experiencing an adverse health event, including rapid heartbeat, nausea, and in rare cases, seizures.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Children with chronic illness often show signs of mental health problems

Children commonly show signs of a mental disorder soon after receiving a diagnosis involving a chronic physical condition, according to a recent study.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Women are naturally more fit than men

Women can process oxygen more quickly than men when they start to exercise, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Waterloo professors awarded $4.8 million for social sciences and humanities research

Thirty-three University of Waterloo researchers will receive $4.8 million to advance research and encourage partnerships that will lead to innovative approaches that improve the well-being of Canadians.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Researcher appointed new Canada Research Chair

Professor Mark Ferro is the new Canada Research Chair in Youth Mental Health, the Government of Canada announced.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Aging slows perception of falls

Older person's hand gripping a walker.

Seniors need twice as long as young adults to realize they are falling, a delay that puts them at increased risk for serious injury, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Researcher inducted into Academy of Health Sciences

Professor Sue Horton has been appointed a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) for her significant contributions in the field of health economics.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Real cost of mega-sporting events much higher than people think

Beijing National Stadium

The real cost of the Olympics and other mega-sporting events is much higher than host bids would have us believe, according to a new study exploring the impacts of the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto. That’s because it takes additional investments to keep newly built venues in use after the event.

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