News archive - April 2011

Saturday, April 30, 2011

U.S. navy cites Waterloo research in overhaul of physical readiness test

The U.S. Navy is overhauling outdated physical readiness testing and cites the University of Waterloo’s Stuart McGill on why “sit ups” can be harmful and may soon be a thing of the past.

Read article in the Navy Times

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Study by David Hammond shows smokers believe some cigarettes less harmful

Research by Waterloo professor David Hammond shows many smokers believe that some cigarettes are less harmful based on packaging and appearance.

Hammond says that the study provides evidence for further regulation. “The findings highlight the deceptive potential of ‘slim’ cigarette brands targeted primarily at young women. The findings also support the potential benefits of plain packaging regulations that will soon take effect in Australia, under which all cigarettes will be sold in packages with the same plain colour, without graphics or logos.”

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Hon. Roy J. Romanow launches Canadian Index of Wellbeing at Waterloo

The University of Waterloo, long known for innovation and as an international leader in health promotion, has been selected as the natural home of a comprehensive index that measures the wellbeing of Canadians.

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