Thursday, March 19, 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.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Q and A with the experts: neighbouring in the time of COVID-19

Troy Glover

Before the pandemic, when we occupied the same physical space as others, we paid little attention to them. Now, under the current circumstances, we’re more attentive to each other — we’re actually less socially distant while being more physically distant.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

2019 Co-op Student of the Year Awards

Yasmeen Mihad Razvi and Emily Lam.

Every year, exceptional co-op students from each Faculty are recognized by the University of Waterloo for their contribution to their employer, their community and the further development of experiential education.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Game apps help people make healthy choices

Woman with mask shopping in the produce aisle.

Apps that promote nutritious eating and grocery shopping via games can curb impulse purchases and contribute to a healthier lifestyle, a new study finds.

Friday, April 17, 2020

New COVID-19 screening tool can identify older adults at risk

Elderly man with mask looking out of window

A new screening tool to identify older adults at risk of COVID-19 has been developed by a team led by the University of Waterloo.

The COVID-19 Vulnerability Screener can be used by lay persons to identify older adults, both in the home and in retirement homes, who are at a high risk of adverse health outcomes due to COVID-19.

Friday, April 17, 2020

Q and A with the experts: Long-term care and COVID-19

More than 90 long-term care homes in Ontario are suffering an outbreak of COVID-19.

Professor John Hirdes, an expert in geriatric care, explains why long-term care is a hotbed of COVID-19 and what governments can do to stop it from having an even more devastating effect on the country’s elderly population.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Q and A with the experts: Face masks

Woman wearing a face mask reaches for groceries.

Professor Zahid Butt answers common questions about face masks including who should be wearing them, and when.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Q and A with the experts: Social media and COVID-19

Young person in pajamas looking at cell phone.

The world has moved online, seemingly overnight. Are we using social media more, and what does that mean? Jim Wallace, an expert in how computing systems like our smartphones can address problems in public health, talks about social media during the pandemic.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Coronavirus update

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Cortisol levels show links between parent and child mental illness

Long-haired mother and daughter in conversation.

The impact of mental health conditions passed on from parents to their children varies depending on the child’s sex, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo.

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