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Religions - Health - 20.06.2022
Post-COVID, what’s the role of religion?
International researchers in four countries of the "Global North," including Canada, are looking into how majority and majority faiths are dealing with life after the pandemic. An international research project led by Queen's University Belfast, in Northern Ireland, and involving Université de Montréal will study and compare the changing role of majority and minority religions in 'global north' contexts: Canada, Germany, Ireland/Northern Ireland (UK), and Poland, as these societies emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Health - Pharmacology - 16.06.2022
Peanut allergy treatment safest when started for infants under 12 months
Peanut allergy treatment safest when started for infants under 12 months
Science, Health & Technology Erik Rolfsen UBC researchers demonstrated in 2019 that pre-schoolers can safely overcome peanut allergies with a treatment called oral immunotherapy. Now they have evidence that the earlier pre-schoolers start this treatment, the better. This real-world study focused on infants younger than 12 months old and reveals that not only is oral immunotherapy effective against peanut allergies, it's even safer for this age group than it is for toddlers and older pre-schoolers.

Pharmacology - Health - 16.06.2022
Access to safer supply rapidly increased during COVID-19: study
Access to safer supply rapidly increased during COVID-19: study
Science, Health & Technology Kevin Hollett The number of programs and prescribers offering safer supply to reduce risk of overdose increased dramatically in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study looking at services across Canada.

Health - 16.06.2022
New Western research helps customize cochlear implants
Rendering of a 3D synchrotron-based image of an implanted cochlea. The red in the image is an implanted cochlear implant electrode array.

Veterinary - Health - 16.06.2022
Major investments at UdeM’s Saint-Hyacinthe campus
The Quebec government grants $101 million for the construction of a veterinary simulation centre, a clinical skills centre and an animal shelter.

Health - 13.06.2022
Canada lags behind other countries in providing school food programs to children in need
Canada lags behind other countries in providing school food programs to children in need
Only five per cent of students in Canada participated in a school meal program. Canada is at the back of the pack when it comes to students accessing nutrition programs at school, shows a new study.

Innovation - Health - 13.06.2022

Health - 09.06.2022
How drug decriminalization in B.C. could help save lives
How drug decriminalization in B.C. could help save lives
Q&As Brett Goldhawk Beginning in January 2023, the B.C. government will remove criminal penalties for possessing small amounts of illicit drugs including heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine. Dr. Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes ( she/her ), an addictions expert at UBC's School of Population and Public Health, answers some key questions about the decriminalization of illegal drugs - and how it could help save lives in B.C. More than 2,200 British Columbians died due to illicit drug use in 2021.

Health - Environment - 07.06.2022

Health - 07.06.2022
Recent immigrants less likely to have family doctor
Recent immigrants less likely to have family doctor
Recent immigrants to Canada face barriers to accessing primary care and may be missing out on the benefits that come with having a family physician.

Health - Life Sciences - 03.06.2022
The unsuspected virtues of hot pepper
The unsuspected virtues of hot pepper
Hot pepper is hot. But it's also packed with potential therapeutic qualities. Capsaicin is the molecule that has it all! UdeM experts explain. It adds punch, heat, personality. It injects flavour, colour, aroma. It goes by many names-habanero, cayenne, jalapeño, poblano, bird's eye-but hot pepper by any name always gets a reaction.

Health - Life Sciences - 02.06.2022
University of Toronto researchers awarded 20 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs
University of Toronto researchers awarded 20 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs
From neuroimaging of aging to Indigenous methodologies with youth and communities, the University of Toronto's 20 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs are working to address key global challenges and advance knowledge across a wide range of fields.

Media - Health - 01.06.2022
A blueprint for science communication with Anita Layton
Researchers need to raise their game in light of new NSERC emphasis on knowledge translation By Jon Parsons Faculty of Mathematics The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSE

Health - Campus - 01.06.2022
Celebrating Waterloo’s graduating PhD students
Waterloo recognizes six PhD students for earning the highest academic status within their faculty and their innovative research By Angelica Marie Sanchez University Relations For graduating PhD stude

Event - Health - 31.05.2022
Waterloo professor awarded New Zealand’s top scientific prize
May 31, 2022 Professor Ben Thompson is a member of the award-winning inter-disciplinary research team changing international neonatal hypoglycemia practice By A University of Waterloo professor has be

Health - 30.05.2022
A province-by-province look at excess deaths in Canada during the pandemic
A province-by-province look at excess deaths in Canada during the pandemic
Q&As Erik Rolfsen Pretend the COVID-19 pandemic never happened. People still would have died across Canada, and the number of deaths would have been somewhat predictable based on data from previous years.

Pharmacology - Health - 26.05.2022
Researcher focuses on essential, but often-ignored, organ in pregnancy
The placenta is an essential organ for the developing fetus, both protecting the fetus from potentially harmful components in the blood and transferring nutrients needed for growth and development.

Health - 20.05.2022

Social Sciences - Health - 17.05.2022
It's getting better for trans, bisexual and gay youth - but there's still room to improve
It’s getting better for trans, bisexual and gay youth - but there’s still room to improve
Q&As Lou Corpuz-Bosshart Today, May 17, the  International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia celebrates sexual and gender diversity - and it also highlights the continued challenges faced by those with diverse genders and sexualities.

Social Sciences - Health - 17.05.2022
Pandemic restrictions limit women’s ability to cope with abusive partners: study
The COVID-19 pandemic has substantially affected how women experiencing intimate partner violence (IPV) coped with their abusive situation, according to a new study led by health sciences professor Tara Mantler and Kim Jackson, professor in the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing.

Social Sciences - Health - 16.05.2022
Statement on Buffalo murders
May 16, 2022 To anyone in our community affected by this senseless tragedy, please know we are here to support you By Vivek Goel President and Vice-Chancellor This weekend many of us will have watched

Health - Environment - 16.05.2022
University of Toronto researcher seeks to improve clean water access in Africa
University of Toronto researcher seeks to improve clean water access in Africa
Thelma Abu  wants her research to make a difference. For her, this starts with ensuring everyone has access to a human right and necessity: water.

Health - Life Sciences - 12.05.2022
B.C. researchers launching clinical trial for first genetically engineered stem cell-based therapy for type 1 diabetes
B.C. researchers launching clinical trial for first genetically engineered stem cell-based therapy for type 1 diabetes
Science, Health & Technology Vivian Sum Researchers from the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) have received $1 million from Canada's Stem Cell Network to conduct research and a clinical trial for one of the world's first genetically engineered cell replacement therapies for type 1 diabetes.

Health - Social Sciences - 12.05.2022

Health - Life Sciences - 11.05.2022
New Gray chair aims to solve pain-limiting mobility problems  
Siobhan Schabrun, a researcher who studies chronic pain, is the Gray Chair in Mobility and Activity (Debora Van Brenk, Western Communications) Few people enjoy talking about, or even thinking about, chronic pain.

Health - Social Sciences - 11.05.2022
Researchers probe COVID-19’s uneven impact on racialized and immigrant communities in Peel Region
After than two years and six waves, COVID-19 continues to affect Canadians - but it has taken a particular toll on residents of Peel Region, which last year emerged as a nationwide pandemic hotspot.
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