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Monday, September 18, 2017

Vaping doubles risk of smoking cigarettes for teens

Teenage girl with electronic cigarette in car

Teenagers who try e-cigarettes double their risk for smoking tobacco cigarettes, according to a new study.

The study — from the University of Waterloo and the Wake Forest School of Medicine — found that students in grades 7 to 12 who tried an e-cigarette are 2.16 times more likely to be susceptible to cigarette smoking.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Beverage industry capitalizing on countries with fewer health regulations

Beverage vending machine

Considerable exposure to sugary drinks combined with a lack of water fountains in high schools are likely important contributors to increased consumption of sugar sweetened beverages, a new study from the University of Waterloo has found.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Researcher named Fellow of International Ergonomics Association

Professor Richard Wells was named a Fellow of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA) at the annual National Council Meeting in Singapore last week.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Yoga and meditation improve brain function and energy levels

Person sitting in yoga pose

Practicing brief sessions of Hatha yoga and mindfulness meditation can significantly improve brain function and energy levels, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Young people with chronic illness more likely to attempt suicide

Young people between the ages of 15 and 30 living with a chronic illness are three times more likely to attempt suicide than their healthy peers, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Now accepting winter 2018 applications for Hallman Undergraduate Research Fellowships

For the Winter 2018 term, $50,000 in total funding will be available to Applied Health Sciences faculty members to coincide with the Faculty's 50th anniversary.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Kinesiology researchers awarded infrastructure funding

Two Kinesiology professors are among 10 researchers at the University of Waterloo who will receive $792,614 for infrastructure to support research.

Monday, July 31, 2017

In the media: A new reason to worry about teenage drinking

More than a quarter of Canadian teens say they binge drink at least once a month — which can be the caloric equivalent of a kilogram of body fat every year. Read A new reason to worry about teenage drinking on CBC.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

In the media: X-rays and cadavers

After receiving nearly $700,000 in funding, researchers from Ottawa and Waterloo are putting their heads together to study how cranial impact affects the brain, in hopes of preventing concussions. Read X-rays and cadavers: How professors from Ottawa, Waterloo are enhancing concussion research from CBC.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Spring Convocation takes place June 13

University of Waterloo Convocation Celebrating 60 Years

The Spring convocation ceremony for the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences (AHS) takes place Tuesday, June 13 at 10 a.m. in the Physical Activities Complex. In addition to several notable awards and honours set to be bestowed, the ceremony marks the first graduating students of the Master of Health Evaluation program.

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