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Thursday, January 20, 2022

Kelly Skinner appointed CIHR Applied Public Health Chair

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Kelly Skinner, associate professor in the School of Public Health Sciences, was appointed a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Applied Public Health Chair in Healthy environments for climate change and food security in northern Canada.

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Aerobic fitness of elite soccer players linked to player positions

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Researchers have linked the fitness of elite soccer players to the positions they play. The ability to make this assessment can help coaches regulate individual training loads based on player position.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

CBD might help prime cells against COVID

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Synthetic cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive compound also found in the cannabis plant, appears to prime the innate immune system of cells, potentially offering protection against pathogens such as SARS-CoV-2.

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

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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

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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.

Friday, November 12, 2021

Faculty and staff recognized for remote teaching and mentorship

Luke Potwaka, Sara Houston, Narveen Jandu, Doris Makowich, Chris Vigna, Justin Yates

Last year, the Faculty of Health Teaching Fellows created a one-time Remote Teaching and Mentorship Award to honour the valuable contributions that our faculty and staff make towards creating a vibrant, collegial, supportive, engaging remote learning environment during this unprecedented year. Congratulations to the award recipients!

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Study finds excess use of non-emergency restraint among older psychiatric patients

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Restrictive interventions like acute control medications and restraints are more likely to be used in non-emergency situations among older psychiatric inpatients than younger ones, a study shows.

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