Monday, January 27, 2020

Coronavirus update

Friday, February 14, 2020

Puberty responsible for larger airways in males

Pre-teen children running and playing.

Sex differences in airway size are not innate, but likely develop because of hormonal changes around puberty, reports a new study.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Storytelling can reduce VR cybersickness

Male using VR equipment at a desk

A storyline with emotionally evocative details can reduce virtual reality cybersickness for some people, according to a new study.

Friday, February 7, 2020

Few consumers understand THC levels in cannabis edibles

Assortment of edibles

Few cannabis consumers understand what the THC numbers on packages of cannabis edibles really mean, according to a new University of Waterloo study.

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Stuart McGill appointed to Order of Canada

Stuart McGill in biomechanics lab.

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, has announced 120 new appointments to the Order of Canada including Professor Emeritus Stuart McGill of the University of Waterloo's Department of Kinesiology.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Study identifies way for employers to retain casual workers

Instructor demonstrating swimming to children.

Job enrichment may be an important tool for retaining seasonal frontline staff, according to a new University of Waterloo study.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Research calls for new measures to treat mental illness and opioid use

Pills spilling out of pill bottle.

Opioid use among psychiatric hospital patients needs to be addressed through an integrated approach to managing mental illness, pain and substance use, a study by the University of Waterloo has found.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Now accepting spring 2020 applications for Hallman Undergraduate Research Fellowships

The Fellowship funds projects that both focus on health promotion and education and that offer experiences to steward students toward graduate studies.  

Monday, November 25, 2019

Patterns of youth alcohol use show need for early intervention

Young people clinking beer glasses

Youth who drink a few times per month in Grade 9 are likely to become weekly – and even binge – drinkers in the following years, says a recent University of Waterloo study.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Perception of risk may lead to more cancer screening

Close-up of mammography machine

Mammography screening rates may be increased by better sensitizing women to their risk of getting breast cancer, says a new University of Waterloo study.

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