News archive - 2014

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

High school students to get hands-on lessons in human health

Over the next week, more than 1,300 high school students from across Ontario will participate in the University of Waterloo’s annual Kinesiology Lab Days event running from December 3 to 12.

Friday, October 24, 2014

New findings will improve the sex lives of women with back problems

Newly published findings from the University of Waterloo are giving women with bad backs renewed hope for better sex lives. The findings—part of the first-ever study to document how the spine moves during sex—outline which sex positions are best for women suffering from different types of low back pain.  The new recommendations follow on the heels of comparable guidelines for men released last month.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Caving to cravings? Indulging in junk food linked to lapses in brain function

Overindulging in high-calorie snacks is partly caused by lapses in a very specific part of the brain, according to a new University of Waterloo study.

The study, published in Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of Biobehavioral Medicine, is the first to conclusively link reduced operation of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex with self-restraint in the dietary context.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Back pain killing your sex life? Groundbreaking study reveals best positions to save your spine

Contrary to popular belief, spooning is not always the best sex position for those with a bad back, according to new research from the University of Waterloo. For the first time ever, scientists have successfully documented the way the spine moves during sex and discovered exactly why certain positions are better than others when it comes to avoiding back pain.
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Grant will fund landmark study on food intake in long-term care

A landmark study aimed at improving the food intake, health and quality of life of older adults in long-term care homes is among three projects at the University of Waterloo receiving close to $1.5 million in grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).