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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Ellen MacEachen named to labour council experts panel

Ellen MacEachen

The Labour Market Information Council (LMIC) has named Ellen MacEachen, professor and associate director in the School of Public Health and Health Systems, a member of the newly formed 14-person Labour Market Information Experts Panel.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Young hockey players interested in healthy protein, not French fries

Detail of hockey player on ice with stick and puck

The greasy food being served at hockey rinks isn’t really what young hockey players want, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Mandatory nutrition policies may impact sugar consumption

Sugar pouring out of a pop can

Mandatory nutrition policies could be a valuable tool in helping high school students to lower their sugar intake, a University of Waterloo study has found.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Susan Horton part of international team examining medical testing in resource-limited countries

Susan Horton

Affordable access to quality medical diagnosis in low- and middle-income countries is the focus of research that Susan Horton, professor in the School of Public Health and Health Systems and the Department of Economics at the University of Waterloo, is having published in The Lancet, the world’s oldest and best-known med

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

2018 Hi5 Challenge (for high school students)

Note: the deadline for submissions has been extended to Monday, March 19, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Sharon Kirkpatrick earns Early Researcher Award

Sharon Kirkpatrick in the School of Public Health and Health Systems is one of two researchers in the Fa

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Obesity could be linked to early childhood behaviour

Child's feet on scale

A study led by the University of Waterloo found it’s generally a combination of unhealthy behaviours among youth that could be the greatest predictors of whether or not young people will experience obesity issues in adulthood. 

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Self-esteem key to treating mental health

Improving how mental health patients perceive themselves could be critical in treating them, according to a study from the University of Waterloo. 

Friday, February 2, 2018

Algorithm identifies vulnerable people during natural disasters

A new algorithm developed at the University of Waterloo will help first responders and home care providers better help the elderly during natural disasters.

According to the World Health Organization, older adults who live at home face disproportionately high fatality rates during natural disasters as evidenced by Hurricane Katrina where 71 per cent of the deaths resulting from that disaster involved people over 60 years of age.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Energy drinks can negatively impact health of youth

Over half of Canadian youth and young adults who have consumed energy drinks have experienced negative health effects as a result, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.

In a nationwide survey of Canadian youth, over half of those who had ever consumed an energy drink had reported experiencing an adverse health event, including rapid heartbeat, nausea, and in rare cases, seizures.