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Health - Psychology - 18.04.2024
Results for: UCalgary researchers quantify connection between homelessness and mental health disorders
Results for: UCalgary researchers quantify connection between homelessness and mental health disorders
Researchers say findings point to vital need for specific interventions to support mental health needs of unhoused people Health-care professionals who work with people experiencing homelessness know many of the people may also be living with a mental health disorder. University of Calgary researchers wanted to better understand how often these two things are connected, and what they found surprised them.

Health - Pharmacology - 15.04.2024
Canada likely to miss WHO’s Hepatitis C elimination target
Canada likely to miss WHO's Hepatitis C elimination target, research shows. Canada will not reach the original World Health Organization's (WHO) target of eliminating the Hepatitis C virus (HCV) by 2030 and lags in comparison to other developed countries, a new study led by researchers at the University of Waterloo has found.

Life Sciences - Health - 15.04.2024
Millions of gamers advance biomedical research
Millions of gamers advance biomedical research
Leveraging gamers and video game technology can dramatically boost scientific research according to a new study published today in Nature Biotechnology . 4.5 million gamers around the world have advanced medical science by helping to reconstruct microbial evolutionary histories using a minigame included inside the critically and commercially successful video game, Borderlands 3 .

Health - 11.04.2024
Analysis identifies areas for improvement in the overall health of Canada's population
Analysis identifies areas for improvement in the overall health of Canada’s population
Study involving Western professor shows rate of improvement for burden of disease in Canada has plateaued since 2011 Understanding the trends in the health of a country's population is crucial for developing effective public health policies and predicting future demand for health services.

Health - Life Sciences - 10.04.2024
Keys to the genome: unlocking the package
Scientists at the Montreal Clinical Research Institute have discovered the molecular mechanisms responsible for opening up the human genome and expressing new genes. Done in the laboratory of Jacques Drouin , director of the IRCM's Molecular Genetics Research Unit, the find marks an important step towards understanding the mechanisms underlying the genome.

Health - 10.04.2024
Weak link between adolescent media use and psychotic experiences in adulthood
As digital media becomes an increasing part of daily life for teens, the question of how heightened screen time will impact their brains in the future is becoming more pressing. A group of researchers at McGill University has set out to determine whether the use of video games, computers and other media during adolescence was associated with psychotic experiences in adulthood.

Health - Innovation - 04.04.2024
Minifoies
Minifoies" to save children suffering from liver failure
A team of researchers has developed "mini-pathways" to save children suffering from acute liver failure by avoiding liver transplantation. Massimiliano Paganelli , pediatric hepatologist and Director of the Tissue Engineering and Hepatic Cell Therapy Laboratory at CHU Sainte-Justine, is well acquainted with the reality of young people and adults suffering from liver failure, as he regularly sees them in clinic.

Social Sciences - Health - 03.04.2024
Netflix misses the mark by trivializing teenagers' pain
Netflix misses the mark by trivializing teenagers’ pain
UCalgary-led research discovers movies and TV series aimed at adolescents reinforce gender and racialized pain stereotypes. Researchers at the University of Calgary and the University of Bath, U.K., are calling on Netflix to do a better job of representing the kind of pain typically experienced by 12- to 18-year-olds.

Health - Psychology - 28.03.2024
Link between homelessness and dementia
Link between homelessness and dementia
Study shows people experiencing homelessness more likely to develop dementia, and at a younger age The prevalence of dementia in unhoused people was almost two times greater than in the general population, with a higher prevalence for age groups younger than 85 years, according to new research led by researchers at Western, ICES and Lawson Health Research Institute.

Health - Philosophy - 28.03.2024
Living ethics: a new avenue for health ethics
In the form of a scientific article published at the end of January in the journal Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy, the team led by éric Racine , from the Université de Montréal, is proposing for the first time a formal definition of living ethics and its founding principles. In a creative, collaborative approach, this publication addresses the theoretical, methodological and practical frameworks that govern living ethics, as well as the factors that can hinder its implementation.

Health - Pharmacology - 27.03.2024
How some heart medications impact gut health
How some heart medications impact gut health
UCalgary study finds certain medications decrease diversity and beneficial microorganisms found in the gut, which may affect overall health Our intestines house trillions of microorganisms known as the gut microbiota. These microorganisms are important players in both drug metabolism and certain conditions like high blood pressure, coronary artery disease and diabetes.

Health - 26.03.2024
Is Star Trek's medical bay coming to your car?
Is Star Trek’s medical bay coming to your car?
Researchers develop AI-powered radar technology to monitor drivers' cardiovascular and respiratory systems Inspired by the medical bay of the USS Enterprise from "Star Trek", a research team from the University of Waterloo uses radar technology to monitor people's health while at the wheel, turning an ordinary car or truck into a mobile medical hub.

Pharmacology - Health - 25.03.2024
QR codes improve medication adherence
QR codes improve medication adherence
Waterloo Pharmacy researchers collaborate with QRxDigital to make prescriptions easier to understand Being able to understand the medications you take should be a given. However, many people struggle to understand what to expect from the medications they're taking and how to take them effectively. Waterloo's clinical associate professor, Dr. Tejal Patel, has teamed up with QRxDigital to include QR codes on medication bottles that link to an instructional video that patients can view at home.

Health - Campus - 25.03.2024
A roadmap to improving healthcare disparities in northern Quebec
Some Indigenous communities are too short-staffed to perform lifesaving procedures, McGill study finds Indigenous communities in northern Quebec face significant hurdles to healthcare access. The Nunavik region is remote, with limited transportation options and extreme weather conditions. As a result, its population faces lower life expectancy and poorer health outcomes.

Life Sciences - Health - 22.03.2024
Direct communication path between the lungs and the brain
Direct communication path between the lungs and the brain
Findings show that communication can alter the way the brain functions and the way someone behaves University of Calgary researchers have discovered the lungs communicate directly with the brain when there is an infection. Findings show the brain plays a critical role in triggering the symptoms of sickness, which may change the way we treat respiratory infections and chronic conditions.

Pharmacology - Health - 21.03.2024
Healing eyes with contact lenses
Healing eyes with contact lenses
Patented bandage contact lens material could release drugs as needed to help eye abrasions heal faster A cross-disciplinary University of Waterloo team has developed a new contact lens material that could act as a bandage for corneal wounds while releasing drugs in a controlled manner to help the eye heal faster.

Health - 21.03.2024
Concussions in young children: symptoms still present three months later
Concussions in young children: symptoms still present three months later
A study led by Sainte-Justine hospital researcher Miriam Beauchamp has found long-term symptoms in children aged six and under who suffered a concussion. Concussions in children aged six and under continue to affect their health three months after the event. This is the finding of a study led by Miriam Beauchamp , a professor in the Department of Psychology at Université de Montréal and researcher at Sainte-Justine hospital.

Health - Pharmacology - 21.03.2024
Results for: UCalgary researchers investigate the science of psilocybin-assisted treatment for alcohol use disorder
Results for: UCalgary researchers investigate the science of psilocybin-assisted treatment for alcohol use disorder
UCalgary researchers investigate the science of psilocybin-assisted treatment for alcohol use disorder Clinical trial to explore potential of psychedelics combined with therapy to help someone reduce or stop drinking University of Calgary researchers are about to conduct the largest single-site clinical trial of its kind in Canada to find out whether combining a known therapy with psychedelics could be a viable treatment for alcohol use disorder (AUD).

Health - Social Sciences - 21.03.2024
More than 70 per cent of B.C. inmates with substance use disorders are reincarcerated: SFU study
More than 70 per cent of B.C. inmates with substance use disorders are reincarcerated: SFU study
Former prisoners with substance use and co-occurring disorders are at an alarmingly high risk of reincarceration, according to a new Simon Fraser University-led study. The study found that 72 per cent of people with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, and 70 per cent of people with substance use disorders alone, returned to prison within three years of release.

Environment - Health - 20.03.2024
Research gaps in links between Indigenous health and climate change
Research gaps in links between Indigenous health and climate change
Global Futures Findings from a new review strengthen the warnings of a global ecological and relational crisis Though matters of climate change, biodiversity loss and Indigenous Peoples' health and well-being are often considered separately, the three are linked in innumerable ways. While people worldwide are experiencing the impacts of climate change and biodiversity losses, Indigenous Peoples are most disproportionately and acutely affected.
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