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Committed to improving the quality of life for individuals and communities through innovative education and research activities, the Faculty of Health (formerly Applied Health Sciences) is a leader in the development of strategies that prevent disease and injury, protect and promote healthy living, optimize physical ability, and improve well-being across the life course.

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  1. Dec. 2, 2022Researchers seek new ways to detect bone fragility, prevent fractures
    bones

    Engineering and Health experts at the University of Waterloo are collaborating on research that may lead to breakthroughs in preventing a serious, all-too-common injury — broken bones. 

  2. Nov. 29, 2022New method for public health analysis shows trends in substance use among high schoolers
    Sharing cigarettes

    High-school students who have a large weekly allowance, friends who smoke and low levels of physical activity are more likely to use multiple substances over time. Conversely, being older, being black and eating breakfast daily were factors associated with a smaller chance of transitioning to multiple use.

  3. Nov. 15, 2022Faculty of Health researchers among one per cent of highly cited in the world
    Sharon Kirkpatrick, David Hammond and Geoffrey Fong

    Three researchers affiliated with the School of Public Health Sciences Sharon Kirkpatrick, David Hammond and Geoffrey Fong (cross-appointed from Psychology) – made the Clarivate Highly Cited Researchers list again this year, along with 11 others from the University of Waterloo.

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