News archive - May 2019

Thursday, May 30, 2019

New research suggests sugar taxes and labelling are effective

Spoonful of sugar

Taxes on sugary products and labels on the front of packages can help reduce sugar consumption, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The top 25 medical lab tests around the world

Scientist, with her back to us, working in lab

A new study has revealed the 25 most common diagnostic lab tests in the world, information that could be key for any jurisdiction looking to develop universal health coverage.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Exceptional teaching rewarded in Faculty

Collage of the three TA teaching recipients

It is with great pleasure that the Applied Health Sciences (AHS) Teaching Fellows announce the Winter 2019 Teaching Assistant Award recipients:

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Kinesiology student named 2019 Vanier Scholar

Steven Pretty assessing a patient using medical equipment

The Faculty of Applied Health Science congratulates Kinesiology PhD candidate Steven Pretty, who is one of three University of Waterloo doctoral studies students named Vanier Canada Graduate Scholars. 

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Low-tech footrest can help prevent lower-back pain

Person using footrest while standing at desk

People who stand at work for long periods of time might be able to avoid lower back pain by intermittently using a footrest, says a new study by researchers at the University of Waterloo.

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