OTTAWA, April 17, 2012 — One out of every two women of reproductive age is overweight or obese. Researchers from the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute, from the University of Ottawa (faculties of Medicine and Health Sciences) and from the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute set out to discover if overweight or obese women are in fact more likely to give birth to above average weight babies, as reported in the Journal of Maternal Fetal and Neonatal Medicine.
OTTAWA, April 12, 2012 — Notice anything strange about the weather recently? Species living near you certainly have. Recent warming has caused dramatic northward expansion and earlier appearance among many Canadian species, including butterflies. Can we help them survive these changes? To help answer the question, biologists at the University of Ottawa have developed eButterfly, a new electronic monitoring tool.
OTTAWA, April 11, 2012 — A research team including University of Ottawa scientists has discovered the main reason why one in five women do not have the level of folic acid needed to guard against neural tube defects in newborns. Cynthia Colapinto and Dr. Lise Dubois from Institute of Population Health and Dr. Mark Tremblay of the Department of Pediatrics examined a nation-wide study and found that many women do not take the folic acid supplement recommended.
OTTAWA, April 3, 2012 — Dr. Roger Zemek, Director of Emergency Research at the CHEO Research Institute and ED physician, and assistant professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa, has overseen the creation and implementation of a Medical Directive that now empowers nurses to administer an oral steroid treatment, which has reduced wait time and improved patient care. This research is published today in Pediatrics.
OTTAWA, March 30, 2012 — The University of Ottawa is partnering with the Golf Association of Ontario (GAO) in the first research study to measure the value of offering coaching and long-term athlete development programs at golf clubs, both in terms of player development and financial viability.
OTTAWA, March 26, 2012 — Dr. Ian Colman, an assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa, and a Canada Research Chair in Mental Health Epidemiology, has published a study showing that children face an increased risk of depression in their teens if their mother suffered from depression when they were toddlers.
OTTAWA, March 20, 2012 — Weight gain during menopause is an uncomfortable and familiar reality for many Canadian women. New research from the University of Ottawa, published in the journal, Menopause, suggests that maintaining a healthy body-mass index (BMI) in pre-menopause may have unexpected cardiovascular benefits during and after the menopausal transition.
OTTAWA, March 15, 2012 — A team of researchers from the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) and the University of Ottawa (uOttawa) is leading the world’s first clinical trial of a stem-cell therapy for septic shock, thanks to funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and from the Stem Cell Network.