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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.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Weight stigma affects gay men on dating apps

Adult perusing cell phone.

Weight stigma is an issue for queer men using dating apps, says a new University of Waterloo study. The study found that Grindr, the most popular dating app for gay, bisexual, two-spirit and queer men, had a negative effect on men’s body image, especially when it came to weight. Three out of four gay men are reported to have used Grindr.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

What multilingual nuns can tell us about dementia

Nun in habit writing in book

A strong ability in languages may help reduce the risk of developing dementia, says a new University of Waterloo study.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Kinesiology researchers work with astronauts to study aging and cardiovascular health

David Saint-Jacques waving from the ISS

Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut David Saint-Jacques returns to Earth June 24 after more than six months in space. Using data obtained from Saint-Jacques during his space mission, a Waterloo research team is helping to develop strategies for healthy aging here on Earth.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Youth in Canada and U.S. vaping more than ever

Hand holding vaping device

A new generation of e-cigarettes with higher levels of nicotine could be the reason that more adolescents in Canada and the U.S. are vaping more than ever before. 

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