Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The top 25 medical lab tests around the world

Scientist, with her back to us, working in lab

A new study has revealed the 25 most common diagnostic lab tests in the world, information that could be key for any jurisdiction looking to develop universal health coverage.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Surge in cannabis use among youth preceded legalization in Canada

Young woman smoking cannabis

National discussions on cannabis legalization, along with increased access to medical marijuana, may have encouraged more high school students to consume the drug years before it became legal in Canada.

Friday, March 8, 2019

2019 Hi5 Health Informatics Challenge

Hi5 Challenge

The Hi5 Challenge is a freestyle competition that encourages high school students to develop creative solutions to pressing health issues through the use of information technology. This is a great opportunity for students in grade 11 and 12 interested in health care, technology, or business.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Researchers work with Indigenous partners to determine if fish is safe to eat

View of lake from canoe

Food security is an urgent and growing concern for Indigenous populations in Canada.Environmental change in aquatic ecosystems can impact the health of fish and the communities that rely on those fish in many ways. Some of those ways can involve exposure to contaminants like mercury.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Assessment tools could reduce end-of-life hospital stays for older adults

Person holding hands with someone in a hospital bed

Better use of standard assessment tools could help long-term care homes identify which new residents are at risk of hospitalization or death in the first 90 days of admission.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Inability to perform basic activities delays mental health patients’ discharge

Doctor writing on a patient's chart

Mental health patients who have difficulty performing daily living tasks are four times more likely to experience discharge delays than someone who can perform those tasks independently.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Even small delays in school start times can benefit teen health

School desk with clock, books, pencils, apple

Starting high school even 10 minutes later can result in significant sleep benefits for adolescents, says a new UWaterloo COMPASS study.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Cannabis youth prevention strategy should target mental wellbeing

Series of sad faces on chalkboard, with a man drawing a happy face at the end

High school students with positive mental health are less likely to consume cannabis, a recent University of Waterloo study has found.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

ADHD youth no more at risk for traffic violations than non-ADHD youth

Traffic lights

A recent University of Waterloo study showed that youth with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are no more at risk of incurring traffic violations than their non-ADHD counterparts, contrary to previously published studies.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Truck driver pain and discomfort can be alleviated

Trucker holding the steering wheel

A​lmost 60 per cent of truck drivers in a recent Canadian study reported experiencing musculoskeletal (MSD) pain and discomfort on the job, even though it may be preventable.

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