Monday, June 1, 2020

COVID-19 experts in Applied Health Sciences

Faculty members in Applied Health Sciences have been commenting on various aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Monday, September 21, 2020

Documentary showcases that 'Music is Life' in a dementia-care centre

Older gentleman plays guitar.

“Music is a universal language that can move us physically, emotionally, relationally in ways that other things can’t,” says Sherry Dupuis, one of the researchers involved with a new documentary on the benefits of musical engagement for those living with dementia. Music is Life premieres on World Alzheimer’s Awareness Day, September 21.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Availability of grocery-store alcohol has led some teens to binge-drink regularly

Grocery shelves of beer.

A policy change that allowed alcohol to be sold in grocery stores in Ontario has led some teens to go from abstaining from alcohol to binge-drinking multiple times per week, a new study has found.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Susan Horton named Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Susan Horton

Susan Horton, a professor in the School of Public Health and Health Systems, was one of two University of Waterloo researchers to be named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC).

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Q and A with the experts: an update on what we know about the virus

Narveen Jandu

What we know about COVID-19 seems to change daily. 

We asked Professor Narveen Jandu, an expert in microbiology, to give us an update on the science of the virus.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

International partnership improves long-term care quality

Older couple embracing with greenery in background

A Canada-U.S. partnership is helping resource-strapped long-term care organizations improve resident outcomes, says a new study.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Bullying is linked to increased BMI, new study shows

Young adult hangs head in arms.

New research shows that while both young men and young women saw an increase in Body Mass Index (BMI) one year after bullying occurred in high school, young men were more affected than young women.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Dementia care study highlights need for caregiver support, quality of care

Caregiver with older adult colouring a picture.

People with dementia and their caregivers need to be included when health priorities are determined at the local level, shows a University of Waterloo study.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Substance use linked to chronic physical and mental disorders in youth

Teen sitting on rock looking out over water.

New research shows it is vital to consider pre-existing mental health issues when determining how to treat substance abuse among young people with a chronic physical illness.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Q and A with the experts: The psychology of the return of major league sports

Soccer player heads ball in empty stadium.

What is the mental toll of asking players and staff in major league sports to risk their lives for our entertainment?

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