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Health - Pharmacology - 15:20
The importance of knowledge translation in health care
Waterloo Pharmacy professor and doctoral candidate invited to discuss recent research findings in Neurology By Milana Madzarac School of Pharmacy In an age of misinformation, knowledge translation (KT) is an increasingly important way to communicate research to the audiences who need it. Knowledge translation links the creation of knowledge from research areas to real-world situations.

Health - Pharmacology - 11:19
Brain cancer: serious consequences for young survivors
Brain cancer: serious consequences for young survivors
A new study shows the urgency of tailoring treatment regimens based on several criteria to provide better health outcomes for medulloblastoma patients. Hallie Coltin, pediatric hemato-oncologist and researcher at CHU Sainte-Justine and clinical assistant professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the Université de Montréal.

Health - Campus - 27.03.2023
Students who played sports before the pandemic did better during lockdowns
Participating in campus recreational sports can offset stress and contribute to academic competence A history of participating in campus recreational sports can offset stress and contribute to academic competence even during high-stress periods such as a pandemic lockdown, shows a new study. Researchers at the University of Waterloo found that participation in activities such as fitness classes and intramural and drop-in sports before the pandemic was linked to lower levels of stress and higher levels of perceived competence to handle challenges and master school workload during the lockdown.

Life Sciences - Health - 22.03.2023
How the brain’s ’internal compass’ works
Scientists have gained new insights into the part of the brain that gives us a sense of direction, by tracking neural activity with the latest advances in brain imaging techniques. The findings shed light on how the brain orients itself in changing environments - and even the processes that can go wrong with degenerative diseases like dementia, that leave people feeling lost and confused.

Pharmacology - Health - 21.03.2023
New U.S. data reveals significant disparities among groups, regions regarding prescription opioid use
New U.S. data reveals significant disparities among groups, regions regarding prescription opioid use
In one of the most comprehensive studies to date, the findings showed more than one in ten Americans used prescription opioids in the past 12 months By Western Communications , March 21, 2023 By Western Communications , March 21, 2023 More than 30 million Americans – roughly 12 per cent of the U.S. population – rely on prescription opioids.

Health - Life Sciences - 20.03.2023
Co-infection with 'superbug' bacteria increases SARS-CoV-2 replication 
Co-infection with ’superbug’ bacteria increases SARS-CoV-2 replication 
Western study finds co-infection with 'superbug' bacteria increases SARS-CoV-2 replication  The study identifies a common protein from the Staphylococcus aureus bacteria boosts SARS-CoV-2 replication up to 15 times  By Prabhjot Sohal , March 20, 2023 By Prabhjot Sohal , March 20, 2023 Global data shows nearly 10 per cent of severe COVID-19 cases involve a secondary bacterial co-infection – with Staphylococcus aureus, also known as Staph A.

Health - Life Sciences - 16.03.2023
Colorectal cancer and E. coli: new insights
UdeM researchers have found that a lot of healthy people have a gut bacteria implicated in colorectal cancer, and that a popular supplement for promoting digestive health may have the opposite effect. In Quebec, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men and the third in women.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 16.03.2023
Fresh produce contaminated with toxic BPA-like chemicals found in food labels
Fresh produce contaminated with toxic BPA-like chemicals found in food labels
BPA is banned in some countries but similar chemicals like BPS are still allowed. Steps were taken in Canada to reduce the use of Bisphenol A (BPA), a toxic chemical linked to prostate and breast cancer, commonly found in plastics, the lining of food cans, water bottles, and paper receipts. But in many cases, it has been replaced with similar hormone disrupting chemicals, like Bisphenol S (BPS).

Health - Social Sciences - 14.03.2023
Preventing type 2 diabetes in young people is possible without medication
Preventing type 2 diabetes in young people is possible without medication
All it takes is some physical activity every day and less time spent in front of a screen, Canadian researchers find.

Life Sciences - Health - 14.03.2023
Genes shed light on why men and women experience different depression symptoms
Genes shed light on why men and women experience different depression symptoms
Depression is widely reported to be more common in women than in men, with women twice as likely to receive a diagnosis than men. A new sex-specific study from McGill University has found that there are differences between male and female genes and how they relate to depression. In a study of more than 270,000 individuals, the researchers found that sex-specific prediction methods were more accurate in forecasting an individual's genetic risk of developing depression than prediction methods that did not specify sex.

Health - Psychology - 08.03.2023
World's most comprehensive study on COVID-19 mental health
World’s most comprehensive study on COVID-19 mental health
COVID-19 has taken a relatively limited toll on the mental health of most people around the globe, according to a paper published today in the by a McGill University-led research team involving collaborators from McMaster University, the University of Toronto, and other institutions. The team reviewed data from 137 studies in various languages involving 134 cohorts of people from around the world.

Health - Social Sciences - 07.03.2023
Many parents report health risks prior to pregnancy: Study
We know that a person's health during pregnancy impacts their child's developmental trajectories, but what about parental health before conception? A new study led by  Cindy-Lee Dennis , a senior scientist at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute at Sinai Healthand a professor in the University of Toronto's Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, found that a significant number of Canadian women have poor preconception health or interconception health, which refers to the period between two pregnancies.

Health - 07.03.2023
Pandemic anniversary highlights need for expanded bereavement support services
The COVID-19 pandemic, which killed millions across the world, had a dire impact on the ability of their loved ones to grieve. A study by Simon Fraser researchers published in the journal Illness, Crisis & Loss , calls for expanding pandemic grief support programs and increasing public awareness of the existing supports available to help lessen the emotional toll.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 06.03.2023
More evidence that sugary drinks cause weight gain: Study
A review of dozens of studies from the last decade recently found that sugar-sweetened beverages promote weight gain in children and adults. The review, led by researchers at the University of Toronto and Harvard University, is the largest and most thorough analysis to date of research on sweetened drinks, and overweight and obesity - both of which heighten risks for diabetes, heart disease, some cancers and other diseases.

Health - Innovation - 02.03.2023
AI predicts cancer patient survival by reading doctor’s notes
Science, Health & Technology Brett Goldhawk A team of researchers from the University of British Columbia and BC Cancer have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) model that predicts cancer patient survival more accurately and with more readily available data than previous tools. The model uses natural language processing (NLP) - a branch of AI that understands complex human language - to analyze oncologist notes following a patient's initial consultation visit-the first step in the cancer journey after diagnosis.

Health - Psychology - 01.03.2023
Long COVID linked to lower brain oxygen levels, cognitive problems and psychiatric symptoms
Study is first to show link between COVID and oxygenation changes in the brain Long COVID is associated with reduced brain oxygen levels, worse performance on cognitive tests and increased psychiatric symptoms such as depression and anxiety, according to new research studying the impacts of the disease.

Health - Research Management - 28.02.2023
HIV Reservoirs Are Established Earlier Than Expected
HIV Reservoirs Are Established Earlier Than Expected
For the first time in humans, a research team has shown that, as early as the first days of infection, HIV is able to create reservoirs where it will hide and persist during antiretroviral therapy. CONTENU - Until now, the scientific community did not know exactly when or how these viral reservoirs-the existence of which is a major obstacle to curing HIV-are established in human beings.

Health - 27.02.2023
Midwifery care safe for moderate- and high-risk pregnancies
Midwifery care safe for moderate- and high-risk pregnancies
Science, Health & Technology Brett Goldhawk New UBC research shows that midwives in British Columbia are providing safe primary care for pregnancies of all medical risk levels, contrary to a popular belief that midwives mostly manage low-risk pregnancies. The study, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal , examined a decade of births in B.C. between 2008 and 2018.

Health - Social Sciences - 24.02.2023
LGB and more likely to die
A new epidemiological study finds that lesbian, gay and bisexual people in Canada have higher preventable death rates than their heterosexual counterparts. CONTENU - The scientific literature has repeatedly shown health gaps between lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) and heterosexual people. In 2020, for instance, Statistics Canada reported that members of the LGB community were three times more likely to have experienced physical or sexual violence at some point in their lives.

Health - 23.02.2023
Western study explores link between neighbourhoods and heart health 
Western study explores link between neighbourhoods and heart health 
New research looks at national health data, community well-being and neighbourhood information to study effects of social environment on cardiovascular health By Prabhjot Sohal , February 23, 2023. While it can be debated whether good fences make good neighbours, a new study by Western researchers, Dr. Sarah S. Singh , Dr. Saverio Stranges and Stephanie J. Frisbee , shows that good neighbourhoods could indeed do a lot of good to your heart.
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