Friday, October 11, 2019

Scott Leatherdale named American Academy of Health Behavior Fellow

Scott Leatherdale.

Congratulations to Scott Leatherdale, recently named a Fellow of the American Academy of Health Behavior.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Perception of risk may lead to more cancer screening

Close-up of mammography machine

Mammography screening rates may be increased by better sensitizing women to their risk of getting breast cancer, says a new University of Waterloo study.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

David Hammond honoured for outstanding graduate mentorship

David Hammond.

The Canadian Association for Graduate Studies has named David Hammond a finalist for its national 2019 Award for Outstanding Graduate Mentorship.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Weight stigma affects gay men on dating apps

Adult perusing cell phone.

Weight stigma is an issue for queer men using dating apps, says a new University of Waterloo study. The study found that Grindr, the most popular dating app for gay, bisexual, two-spirit and queer men, had a negative effect on men’s body image, especially when it came to weight. Three out of four gay men are reported to have used Grindr.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

What multilingual nuns can tell us about dementia

Nun in habit writing in book

A strong ability in languages may help reduce the risk of developing dementia, says a new University of Waterloo study.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

How students and professors perceive classroom technology

View of a large classroom from the back.

Students think it is instructors’ responsibility to ensure they don’t surf the web in class, according to a new study. 

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Youth in Canada and U.S. vaping more than ever

Hand holding vaping device

A new generation of e-cigarettes with higher levels of nicotine could be the reason that more adolescents in Canada and the U.S. are vaping more than ever before. 

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Health policies key factor in hospitalization of seniors

Older adult with a walker in a hospital gown

Government policy and infrastructure have a substantial impact on hospitalization of older adults, according to a University of Waterloo study.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

New research suggests sugar taxes and labelling are effective

Spoonful of sugar

Taxes on sugary products and labels on the front of packages can help reduce sugar consumption, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.

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.