News archive - 2021

Monday, December 20, 2021

Wearable biosensors can help people with complex health conditions

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Remote monitoring of health-related behaviour with wearable sensor technology is feasible for people with complex health conditions, shows a recent University of Waterloo study.

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Researchers awarded $10 million U.S. for global tobacco study

Person holding vape and tobacco cigarette

The University of Waterloo is one of the lead institutions in a five-year, $10 million (U.S.) international study funded by the United States’ National Cancer Institute. The multi-centre study will evaluate the behavioural and long-term health impact of different regulatory approaches to e-cigarettes and other new nicotine products among youth and adults in seven countries.

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Improving perceptions of emerging technologies can help ease strain on health-care systems

Father feeling his son's forehead with hand

More attention must be paid to improving perceptions of emerging technologies like AI-powered symptom checkers, which could ease the strain on health-care systems, according to a recent study.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Faculty of Health researchers among top-cited in the world

Sharon Kirkpatrick, David Hammond, Geoffrey Fong

Three of the University of Waterloo's nine researchers who made a most-cited researchers in the world list are affiliated with the Faculty of Health's School of Public Health Sciences: David Hammond, Sharon Kirkpatrick and Geoffrey Fong (cross-appointed to the School).

Monday, November 15, 2021

Researchers launch new tools to help people with dementia find their way forward

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Often, when a person is diagnosed with dementia, available supports are not enough. Most people feel overwhelmed, and they don't get the support, resources and help they need. A new five-country collaboration has developed Forward with Dementia to fill in those gaps and provide the individuals and their families the tools they need to move forward with their lives.

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