Thursday, December 3, 2020

Smart home thermostats can help monitor patient health

Older woman sits on couch using television remote.

Household smart thermostat sensors can be used to help monitor the health of older adults and home patients, according to results from a new University of Waterloo pilot study.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Leaders in aging research renewed as Schlegel Research Chairs

George Heckman, a professor in the School of Public Health and Health Systems, and Heather Keller, a professor in Kinesiology, are being renewed as Schlegel Research Chairs with the Research Institute for Aging (RIA).

Monday, September 28, 2020

Vaping up, cigarette use down, among Canadian youth

Two youth in silhouette, vaping

While vaping increased significantly among Canadian youth over a six-year period, cigarette use remained stable or decreased, a University of Waterloo study says.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Availability of grocery-store alcohol has led some teens to binge-drink regularly

Grocery shelves of beer.

A policy change that allowed alcohol to be sold in grocery stores in Ontario has led some teens to go from abstaining from alcohol to binge-drinking multiple times per week, a new study has found.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Q and A with the experts: an update on what we know about the virus

Narveen Jandu

What we know about COVID-19 seems to change daily. 

We asked Professor Narveen Jandu, an expert in microbiology, to give us an update on the science of the virus.

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