Can a woman’s sense of smell tell her the best time to conceive?
Our bodies are constantly sending us signals. And of course, these can be communicated in a variety of ways. According to the results of a recent study conducted jointly by researchers at the University of Ottawa and University of Leeds, a woman’s nose can provide her with subtle cues about when she’s most fertile. Jessica McNeil, PhD candidate at the School of Human Kinetics and a member of the research team, explains.
Why do so few Canadians know about a free pill that can prevent HIV?
December 1 is World AIDS Day. It marks 30 years since HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, was first identified. While we have come a long way from the time when there were no treatment options for HIV, the latest statistics still paint a bleak picture. Professor Patrick O'Byrne (School of Nursing) explains why that is and how the HIV PEP - a treatment used to prevent new infections - can make a difference.
The University of Ottawa women’s hockey team will “Pink the Rink” as they battle the Carleton Ravens at 2 p.m. this Saturday, November 9th. At this event organised by human kinetics students in Professor Benoit Séguin's sports marketing class, the Gee-Gees will don special pink jerseys to raise awareness for breast cancer.
The Faculty of Health Sciences congratulates its new graduates and wishes them all the best in their future endeavours.
NEW! Apply to the School of Rehabilitation Sciences' professional programs through ORPAS
Applications for the Audiologie / Orthophonie, Ergothérapie, Physiothérapie programs (offered in French) at uOttawa are now submitted through the Ontario Rehabilitation Sciences Program Application Service (ORPAS).
Official launch of the new Health & Society collection
One year ago, the Faculty of Health Sciences (represented by Sanni Yaya, of the ISHS) undertook a collection entitled Health and Society in cooperation with the University of Ottawa Press to stimulate critical thought on health issues. The collection was presented during the University of Ottawa Press fall launch.
Annette O'Connor elected Fellow by the Royal Society of Canada
School of Nursing Distinguished Professor Emerita Annette O'Connor's novel measures, frameworks and interventions have contributed to the emergence of a new field of 'shared medical decision making'. Her ground-breaking studies have created new knowledge, tools and standards for informing patients about difficult treatment decisions and have underpinned new policies and legislation internationally to promote shared decision making between patients and health professionals.
In a new YouTube video and study released this week, entitled Be Sweet to Babies, Denise Harrison, professor at the School of Nursing and Chair in Nursing Care of Children, Youth and Families, shows the effectiveness of breastfeeding and the use of sugar water during infant immunization.
The August issue of the FHS eNewsletter is now online
It’s almost time to go back to school, and the FHS is getting ready to welcome you with open arms! Read the Dean's welcome message, catch up on what FHS members have been up to during the past few months, and check out what activities we have in store for you during Welcome Week.