News archive - February 2018

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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