News archive - May 2010

Monday, May 31, 2010

Propel's national Youth Smoking Survey indicates youth smoking cigarillos don't see themselves as 'smokers'

Survey shows youth smoking cigarillos don’t see themselves as “smokers”

The results of the latest national Youth Smoking Survey (YSS), conducted by scientist Steve Manske and colleagues at Waterloo’s Propel Centre for Population Health Impact, indicate that youth are not seeing cigarillos as harmful as cigarettes, supporting the need for impending Bill C-32.

See news release

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

University of Waterloo and RBC launch new retirement research centre

RBC AND THE UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO ANNOUNCE CREATION OF RETIREMENT RESEARCH   CENTRE

Innovative centre will provide Canadian boomers with access to retirement research and resources

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Pat Bishop comments on preventing concussions in hockey Winnipeg Free Press

Retired Waterloo kinesiology professor, Patrick Bishop’s research to improve protective equipment, especially helmets and faceguards, has saved countless players from serious injury. However, he now suggests a new attitude is needed more than a new helmet.

"I really think this is a behaviour issue for which there needs to be a real attitude adjustment on the part of everyone involved... Helmets are very effective against head injury such as skull fractures, but they have very limited capability with respect to brain injury."

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

New study investigates menu labelling as strategy to improve food choices

A new study led by Waterloo’s David Hammond and funded by the Canadian Cancer Society, will help determine whether people make healthier food choices in restaurants if calories and other nutrients are listed on menus.

See video and news release

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