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York U research identifies effects of cognitive behaviour therapy on parents of children with autism

Study shows when parents are partners in therapy with children, they experience improvements in their own depression, emotion regulation TORONTO, August 1, 2017 – Parents of children with autism experience a greater impact from their child’s therapy than once thought, according to new research out of York University’s Faculty of Health. Jonathan Weiss, Associate Professor in […]

Government strategy on youth homelessness must focus on mental health needs, report says

TORONTO, April 6, 2017 – Governments must focus on the mental health challenges faced by young people in Canada in order to effectively address youth homelessness, says a policy brief released today by researchers and community groups. The report by the  Canadian Observatory on Homelessness, based at York University, and A Way Home Canada, calls […]

York U hosts York Region science fair: bright young scientists in the spotlight

TORONTO, March 29, 2017 — If you are curious to know what worm poop can tell us about health food, or whether math homework is bad for your health, come chat with budding scientists eager to talk about their experiments, innovations and results at York University, during the York Region Science & Technology Fair (YRSTF) […]

Discovery may revolutionize new drug discoveries, disease research

 TORONTO, February 9, 2017 - Research from York University’s Lassonde School of Engineering, has found a new set of algorithms that can help determine the 3D structure of proteins to one day find new treatments for a range of diseases including Alzheimer’s, HIV and cancer. The research, published in the current edition of the journal […]

Sugar substitutes may cut calories, but don’t offer health benefits for individuals with obesity: York U study

TORONTO, May 24, 2016 — Artificial sweeteners help individuals with obesity to cut calories and lose weight but may have negative health effects, according to researchers at York University’s Faculty of Health. “Our study shows that individuals with obesity who consume artificial sweeteners, particularly aspartame, may have worse glucose management than those who don’t take […]