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Monday, April 23, 2018

Young hockey players interested in healthy protein, not French fries

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The greasy food being served at hockey rinks isn’t really what young hockey players want, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Standing desks may lead to lower back pain

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Nearly half of people who use a standing desk are at risk of developing lower back pain, according to a study at the University of Waterloo.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Mandatory nutrition policies may impact sugar consumption

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Mandatory nutrition policies could be a valuable tool in helping high school students to lower their sugar intake, a University of Waterloo study has found.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Susan Horton part of international team examining medical testing in resource-limited countries

Susan Horton

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. 

Monday, March 12, 2018

Kirkpatrick and Middleton earn Early Researcher Awards

Two researchers in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences have received Early Researcher Awards from a Government of Ontario program that provides funding to new faculty to build a research team.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Waterloo leisure studies ranks first in Canada

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. 

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

New funding supports development of fall prevention technology for older adults

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).

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Obesity could be linked to early childhood behaviour

Baby's feet on weigh scale showing 86 pounds.

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. 

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Self-esteem key to treating mental health

Improving how mental health patients perceive themselves could be critical in treating them, according to a study from the University of Waterloo. 

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.

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