Faculty of Medicine in the Media: June 2018
Week of June 22 – 30
FYI, Body Positivity Is Not "Dangerous" Or Bad For Your Health (MSN)
Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, Faculty of Medicine, comments on a study that suggests that the “body-positivity movement” can potentially undermine the recognition of being overweight and its health consequences.
How your brain creates the illusion of time (Signs of the Times)
This article mentions Dr. Georg Northoff’s 2013 book, Faculty of Medicine, Unlocking the Brain, about how the brain perceives time.
An explainer of a new marijuana-based pharmaceutical drug approved by FDA (ABC News)
Dr. Amitha Kalaichandran, a pediatrics resident at the University of Ottawa, writes about the new marijuana-based pharmaceutical drug approved by FDA.
Study: Specialist referrals spike under scheme (Western News)
According to research from University of Ottawa, family physicians who switched from a blended fee-for-service payment scheme to a blended capitation model increased their referrals to specialists by more than 5%.
Week of June 15 – 21
New family doctors 'don't feel competent' to perform abortions due to lack of training: study (National Post)
This article mentions that University of Ottawa’s medicine residents were among those least likely to report exposure to formal abortion training. uOttawa said it has taken steps in creating an hour-long session for all residents that covers how to counsel women, which services are available and how to prescribe the abortion pill.
What to know about the negative health effects of separating kids and parents (ABC News)
Dr. Amitha Kalaichandran, a pediatrics resident at the University of Ottawa, writes about the negative health effects of separating kids and parents.
Week of June 08 - 14
Public-health experts applaud New Brunswick's decision to ban chocolate milk, fruit juice in schools (The Globe and Mail)
Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, Faculty of Medicine, comments on the elimination of sugary drinks such as chocolate milk and fruit juice from schools.
Depression still linked to higher risk of early deaths Depression is still strongly linked to higher long-term risk of early death for both women and men,a study said. (UrduPoint.com)
Dr. Ian Colman, Associate Professor in the School of Epidemiology and Public Health, comments on a study that shows that depression is strongly linked to higher long-term risk of early death for both women and men.
Canada shouldn't just be measuring 'poverty' by comparing people's incomes to hockey millionaires (Financial Post)
Dr. Michael Wolfson, Adjunct professor in the School of Epidemiology and Public Health, argues that we should rethink the way we look at poverty.
Why we walk: Ottawa residents say why they turn out for good causes (CBC News)
Tiffany Stern and Adrian Guerra-Phalen, both working in a lab at the University of Ottawa medical campus, talk about why they walk the 2018 Walk for ALS.
Week of June 01 - 07
Six principles for assessing scientists for hiring, promotion, and tenure (British Politics and Policy at LSE)
Dr. David Moher, Associate Professor in the School of Epidemiology and Public Health, presents six principles for assessing scientists for hiring, promotion, and tenure.
Why Canada needs an official poverty line (The Globe and Mail)
Dr. Michael Wolfson, Professor in the School of Epidemiology and Public Health, shares his thoughts on poverty in Canada.
Semaine du 15 – 21 juin
De meilleurs soins grâce à la recherche (Le Droit)
Les Affaires francophones de la Faculté de médecine de l’Université d’Ottawa, la Faculté d’éducation de l’Ud’O et l’Institut du Savoir Montfort (ISM) se sont allié pour la création d’une nouvelle Chaire de recherche en pédagogie médicale.
Sciences et recherche (94.5 FM Unique Ottawa)
Dre Mona Nemer, conseillère scientifique en chef du Canada, discute du chapitre de l’Université d’Ottawa de l’évènement ‘’ Parlons sciences’’ qui fête ses 25 ans.
Semaine du 08 – 14 juin
Lyne Pitre: un pilier de la médecine en français (Le Droit)
L'article porte sur Dre Lyne Pitre, diplômée, pour son rôle déterminant dans l'avancement de la médecine et dans la carrière d'un nombre impressionnant de médecins en Ontario français.
Semaine du 1 – 7 juin
La lutte à l'obésité infantile passe par des lois selon des chercheurs (Radio-Canada)
Dr Yoni Freedhoff, Faculté de médecine, discute de la culture de la malbouffe chez les enfants.