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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.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Children with chronic illness often show signs of mental health problems

Children commonly show signs of a mental disorder soon after receiving a diagnosis involving a chronic physical condition, according to a recent study.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Researcher appointed new Canada Research Chair

Professor Mark Ferro is the new Canada Research Chair in Youth Mental Health, the Government of Canada announced.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Researcher inducted into Academy of Health Sciences

Professor Sue Horton has been appointed a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences for her significant contributions in the field of health economics.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Beverage industry capitalizing on countries with fewer health regulations

Beverage vending machine

Considerable exposure to sugary drinks combined with a lack of water fountains in high schools are likely important contributors to increased consumption of sugar sweetened beverages, a new study from the University of Waterloo has found.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Yoga and meditation improve brain function and energy levels

Person in yoga pose on mat.

Practicing brief sessions of Hatha yoga and mindfulness meditation can significantly improve brain function and energy levels, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Young people with chronic illness more likely to attempt suicide

Young people between the ages of 15 and 30 living with a chronic illness are three times more likely to attempt suicide than their healthy peers, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo.

Monday, July 31, 2017

In the media: A new reason to worry about teenage drinking

More than a quarter of Canadian teens say they binge drink at least once a month — which can be the caloric equivalent of a kilogram of body fat every year. Read A new reason to worry about teenage drinking on CBC.

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