Aging and Health Promotion

From research into better care for Alzheimer’s patients and studies that have reduced the use of tobacco in countries around the world, to drug delivery at a nano-scale and nanotechnology that can detect life-threatening diseases in their earliest stages, Waterloo research helps prolong and improve lives.

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New pharmacy grad explores global health issues

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Heidi Fernandes was inspired after helping to establish medical clinics in an impoverished community in Peru

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Marijuana taxes should remain low to compete with street value

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Waterloo economics professor says Canada’s priority should be public health and shutting down marijuana black market

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The eye as a window into your pain tolerance

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Waterloo vision scientist pitches new method to quantify pain at provincial Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition

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Can people with dementia consent to sex?

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Philosophy student hopes her research will inform policy for people living with dementia in long-term care homes

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Engineering student design teams win $50,000 each to launch startups

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Waterloo Engineering alumni Chamath Palihapitiya and Brigette Lau launched venture fund to support new engineering grads with promising ideas

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Kinesiology brings research to life at Ontario Science Centre

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Biomechanics: The Machine Inside exhibit gives visitors a hands-on look at the marvels of natural engineering that drive human and animal movement

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Added sugar found in two-thirds of packaged foods

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Even baby food and products marketed as healthy alternatives often contain added sugar, study finds

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Parkinson’s patients are over-prescribed antipsychotics

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More than one-third of people with Parkinson’s disease in long-term care homes are given antipsychotic medication, study finds

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Artificial intelligence and the Waterloo-Toronto tech supercluster

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University of Waterloo will play important role with applied AI solutions for everything from healthcare to finance and transportation

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Women innovators gather for Waterloo WIMIn conference

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Sharita Henry’s startup will help bridge communication gaps for students on the autism spectrum

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