Media https://media.uottawa.ca 2019-08-15T10:32:40-04:00 uOttawa chosen to be part of the new Dimensions diversity pilot program https://media.uottawa.ca/news/uottawa-chosen-be-part-new-dimensions-diversity-pilot-program urn:uuid:9b7d8600-8b1b-49cf-a235-47c000eb443d 2019-08-15T10:32:40-04:00

uOttawa chosen to be part of the new Dimensions diversity pilot program

The University of Ottawa is pleased to announce that it is one of 17 Canadian institutions selected to take part in the Dimensions: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Canada pilot project.

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On a whim: Impulsive behaviour linked to sleep and screen time https://media.uottawa.ca/news/whim-impulsive-behaviour-linked-sleep-and-screen-time urn:uuid:841cd77d-f7e7-4e18-bcb0-5ddfba6628ef 2019-08-14T12:25:43-04:00

On a whim: Impulsive behaviour linked to sleep and screen time

A paper published today in Pediatrics suggests that children and youth who do not sleep enough and use screens more than recommended are more likely to act impulsively and make poorer decisions.

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Exercise mitigates negative impact of cancer treatments https://media.uottawa.ca/news/exercise-mitigates-negative-impact-cancer-treatments urn:uuid:a815e254-2edf-4503-999a-9aa3fcebc384 2019-08-15T09:36:59-04:00

Exercise mitigates negative impact of cancer treatments

Approximately 40 percent of people will receive a cancer diagnosis at some point in their lifetime. Early detection and better treatments have increased survivorship, but this has created a completely new challenge for physicians.

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Digital Ecosystem Research Challenge Winners Announced https://media.uottawa.ca/news/digital-ecosystem-research-challenge-winners-announced urn:uuid:22c210b6-06a4-4b10-8553-1a4ca30f91de 2019-08-14T13:14:08-04:00

Digital Ecosystem Research Challenge Winners Announced

The Digital Ecosystem Research Challenge has awarded 18 Research Awards ranging from $3,000 to $75,000 to research teams from Canada and abroad.

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More than 52,000 sexual assault cases treated in Ontario hospitals during 15-year period https://media.uottawa.ca/news/more-52000-sexual-assault-cases-treated-ontario-hospitals-during-15-year-period urn:uuid:99399a75-1f76-4a0d-9482-ae3108b24a86 2019-07-19T11:03:56-04:00

More than 52,000 sexual assault cases treated in Ontario hospitals during 15-year period

Approximately 3,500 survivors of sexual assault are treated in Ontario hospitals each year, according to a new study led by researchers at ICES,  The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa.

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Alcohol-related ED visits disproportionately increasing in women and young adults https://media.uottawa.ca/news/alcohol-related-ed-visits-disproportionately-increasing-women-and-young-adults urn:uuid:208e78cf-c481-45af-a92e-b8691baaebc5 2019-07-22T09:22:20-04:00

Alcohol-related ED visits disproportionately increasing in women and young adults

More Ontarians are ending up in emergency departments (ED) due to alcohol use, with the largest increases happening in women, and young adults between the ages of 25 and 29.

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Flu vaccination during pregnancy is safe for mother and child https://media.uottawa.ca/news/flu-vaccination-during-pregnancy-safe-mother-and-child urn:uuid:10c7fe88-62bb-4384-beff-59782c6226cd 2019-07-10T23:07:10-04:00

Flu vaccination during pregnancy is safe for mother and child

Canadian and American researchers evaluated the relation between 2009 pandemic H1N1 influenza vaccination during pregnancy and health outcomes in the children during the first five years of life, and they found no association between exposure to the vaccine and health problems in early childhood.

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You are what you eat https://media.uottawa.ca/news/you-are-what-you-eat urn:uuid:fbe9eaff-e773-4db7-826b-0cd53c453115 2019-07-10T11:29:21-04:00

You are what you eat

Dr. Nafissa Ismail and PhD student Emma Murray, of the University of Ottawa, developed an animal model that could help us understand the links between the onset of mental illness and exposure to certain stressors during adolescence. Their work offers a potential preventive solution: the consumption of probiotics during puberty.

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