Thursday, February 28, 2019

University of Waterloo appoints new Applied Health Sciences dean

Lili Liu

The University of Waterloo has appointed Lili Liu as the next dean of the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences.

Liu currently serves as the chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy at the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Variety necessary to bring anxiety-reducing meditation to university classrooms

Attentive students in large classroom

Variety may be the key to encouraging large groups of students to engage in anxiety-relieving behaviour, according to a study at the University of Waterloo.

Friday, February 15, 2019

How to make the pushup work for you

Male doing tricep pushup

If you want to improve your golf swing, softball pitch, or tennis serve, the pushup is for you.

The pushup is a highly adaptable exercise that can be tailored to help individuals with specific needs, say a team of UWaterloo researchers who studied a modified pushup, called a ‘pushup plus.’

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Assessment tools could reduce end-of-life hospital stays for older adults

Person holding hands with someone in a hospital bed

Better use of standard assessment tools could help long-term care homes identify which new residents are at risk of hospitalization or death in the first 90 days of admission.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Inability to perform basic activities delays mental health patients’ discharge 

Doctor writing on a patient's chart

Mental health patients who have difficulty performing daily living tasks are four times more likely to experience discharge delays than someone who can perform those tasks independently.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Even small delays in school start times can benefit teen health

School desk with clock, books, pencils, apple

Starting high school even 10 minutes later can result in significant sleep benefits for adolescents, says a new UWaterloo COMPASS study.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Cannabis youth prevention strategy should target mental wellbeing

Series of sad faces on chalkboard, with a man drawing a happy face

High school students with positive mental health are less likely to consume cannabis, a recent University of Waterloo study has found.

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