Seniors need twice as long as young adults to realize they are falling.
Teenagers who try e-cigarettes double their risk for smoking tobacco cigarettes.
High school students in Guatemala consume twice as many soft drinks as their Canadian peers.
Waterloo study finds practising just 25 minutes per day can boost the brain’s executive functions.
Waterloo study finds young people with chronic illness more likely to attempt suicide.
When vacant public spaces across the region turn into vibrant hubs of activity this summer, a new website built at Waterloo is ready to track all the action.
Moving from manual to powered stretchers could reduce the number of injuries to paramedics by 78 per cent, a University of Waterloo study has found.
A new software system is improving patient care and setting the gold-standard in data reporting at Grand River Hospital. One day, it may help patients choose what kind of treatment to receive.
Study finds even baby food and products marketed as healthy alternatives often contain added sugar.
Biomechanics: The Machine Inside exhibit gives visitors a hands-on look at the marvels of natural engineering that drive human and animal movement.
More than one-third of people with Parkinson's disease in long-term care homes are given antipsychotic medication.
Findings offer insight into preventative measures.
New regulations will allow multiple cities to share a single bid, but Waterloo research suggests cities will have to find new ways to rally support.
Professor Lora Giangregorio wins Bloomberg Manulife Prize for Promotion of Active Health.
Kinesiology researcher examines Kilganon in a Waterloo lab to understand how the world’s best slam dunker gets outstanding air.
Assessment tool will help coaches and administrators identify gaps in understanding of policies on everything from hazing to harassment and doping.
Study shows Canadian magazines are sending women mixed messages about skin cancer and tanning.
LGBT adults who are out to family and friends are less uncertain about their retirement years.
Many elementary school students aren’t getting the 20 minutes of daily physical activity mandated by the Ontario government.
The “orphan’s orphan” of Canada’s health-care system: Children at risk of suicide are ending up in adult psychiatric units.
Milton's new velodrome could be a boon to track cycling long after the Pan Am Games are over, says Waterloo researcher.
Special issue of Healthcare Management Forum features eight new papers on interRAI mental health assessment system.
Biomechanical assessments and strength training more effective than restricting innings.
Research suggests that you have to stand for at least 30 minutes every hour to get health benefits.
One in four high school seniors are trying tobacco water pipes known as hookah.
MAREP study finds children and youth who help care for family members with special needs have few places to turn for support.
Master of Public Health student is working with a non-profit group in the Dominican Republic to bring filters to thousands of families.
Research shows tobacco smoke can seep through cracks and walls and travel through ventilation systems, exposing you to dangerous toxins and carcinogens.
Theatre group works with Waterloo researcher to change the way families and health care practitioners think about dementia.
More senior-friendly smartphone and web apps may help people manage glucose levels and track their diet.
Good childhood nutrition produces people who can contribute more and help boost economic growth, says Waterloo professor.
Research shows curling clubs enhance women’s physical, mental and emotional health during long Canadian winters.
When it comes to road safety, Parkinson’s disease is a bigger threat than once thought.
New study examines connection between commute time and well-being.
Researchers are collaborating with Aboriginal communities to cultivate enhanced understanding of relationships to one of Canada's longest rivers.
Research shows that we rely on a specific part of the brain to curb our craving for snacks.
Pioneering spine study shows spooning is not always the best sex position for men who want to avoid triggering low back pain.
Landmark study shows people smoke the same number of cigarettes regardless of nicotine level.
Researcher leads study to find out why residents of long-term care homes aren’t getting proper nutrition.
GPS tracking shows older adults with mild dementia stay much closer to home than healthy adults, Waterloo study finds.
Older adults should combine aerobics with strength and balance training to prevent bone loss, says Waterloo researcher who helped draft new guidelines.
E-readers have liberated women who enjoy erotica but Waterloo researchers are asking: Why are e-heroes still domineering men?
Teens who use menthol cigarettes smoke more than youth who smoke unflavoured cigarettes, a new Waterloo study finds.
Propel study finds teens prone to depression and those who use drugs and alcohol are more likely to consume energy drinks.
Award-winning researcher examines the upside of fat in our diets from pregnancy to post-menopause.
New screening tool developed by interRAI better connects Ontario Provincial Police and clinicians to support those in crisis.
Recreation and Leisure Studies research finds sport groups for LGBT athletes help heal the negative effects of discrimination.
Stroke patients use innovative exercise bikes hooked up to Google Earth’s virtual world to rehabilitate body and mind in Waterloo lab.
Summer camp is about more than s’mores and sing-alongs. A camp counselor in his youth, professor Troy Glover always suspected that camp changes youth for the better— but now he has the data to prove it.
Andrew Laing doesn’t mind being a fall guy. For the biomechanics professor, the reputation simply comes with the territory.
Joon Lee is changing the way doctors make decisions and patients receive care. Lee and his team are at the forefront of a field that harnesses the power of information technology to analyze health data and provide doctors with answers that would take years to obtain through clinical trials.
More than ever women are turning to online social networking sites as a substitute for the support and friendship they used to find in neighbours. Diana Parry investigates the impact of social networking sites on modern-day motherhood.
What if something as simple as a tailored nutrition and exercise program could influence the outcome of cancer treatment? According to professor Marina Mourtzakis, it’s possible.
While researchers have flagged climate change as the biggest global health threat of the 21st century, research by Professor Susan Elliott and her graduate student Francesca Cardwell found that most Canadians just don’t see the link.
The first baby boomers hit retirement age — 65 — in 2011. Research from an innovative partnership between University of Waterloo and RBC shows retirees need to manage potential risks to health and wealth for a satisfying retirement.
From the International Space Station, astronaut Chris Hadfield will help Waterloo researcher Richard Hughson understand some of the mysteries of aging.
Researchers at the University of Waterloo and McMaster University are leading a project that has resulted in the creation of a new web-based resource that provides valuable information that will help navigate the journey of living with dementia.
The School of Public Health and Health Systems is training a new generation to solve major, emerging health issues relevant to Canada and countries around the world.
The prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia is expected to double over the next thirty years. Laura Middleton, assistant professor of kinesiology, is investigating the impact of exercise and physical activity on slowing cognitive decline.
Although many cities are excited about the prospect of creating, or expanding their focus to include, a culinary tourism destination, few know how to go about doing it. Stephen Smith is helping destinations around the world meld gastronomy and culture into a viable industry.
Tobacco is the largest preventable cause of premature death in the world. David Hammond is working with researchers, policy makers, and non-governmental associations around the world to guide and evaluate the use of graphic warning labels on tobacco products.
The days of collecting your gold watch and retiring to cottage country are over, says assistant professor Steven Mock. What retirement looks like is not going to be the same as a one-time transition out of paid work. It’s going to be more complex.
Even the most impassioned resolutions and best intentions to get physically fit often go unrealized when challenged by the pressures of daily life. Peter Hall is investigating how a neighbourhood’s built environment may influence physical activity patterns.
Uncertain Futures: Women Leaving Prison and Re-entering Community, a report co-authored by Susan Arai, explores the importance of building relationships to bridge the chasm between women and their community.