Get the flu shot – to lower your risk of a heart attack

November 8, 2018

Healthy individuals may decline to get a flu shot because they do not feel vulnerable. (Pixabay)Were the members of the legendary musical group Bon Jovi medical visionaries? How else do you explain Shot to the Heart? This prophetic song predicted the protective benefits of the flu shot against heart disease more than 30 years before researchers would arrive at the same conclusion.

Earlier in 2018, researchers from the University of Toronto published a ground-breaking study in the New England Journal of Medicine linking heart attacks and influenza. The study by...

Novel Technique Can Potentially Improve Success of Ovarian Cancer Treatment, Study Reveals

November 1, 2018

Ontario Veterinary College professor Jim PetrikInstead of destroying a tumour’s blood supply, a first-ever U of G study has proven that opening up the vessels is potentially more effective when it comes to fighting ovarian cancer.

This is because open vessels provide a clear pathway for treatment to attack the tumour.

“There hasn’t been much hope for women with ovarian cancer,” said Prof. Jim Petrik, lead author of the ground-breaking study. “What we are working on has never been done before and it has the potential...

How to Avoid Lyme Disease While Ticks Are Hungry in Fall

October 26, 2018

Female black-legged tickFall has arrived. This is the season that transforms our forests with a beautiful display of colour and fills our kitchens with the smell of pumpkin pie and apple cider. It also brings something far less pleasant to our forests and hiking trails — blacklegged ticks.

In parts of central and eastern Canada...

The Flipside of Burnout

October 10, 2018

New research explores linking self-care to better veterinarians

""The tools and concepts that can help develop resilience within the veterinary profession needn’t wait until veterinarians are working in the field. That’s why the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) is helping students develop these skills by placing wellness training directly into the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) curriculum.

As part of the AWAR2E group — a group of five researchers with the mission of Advancing Wellness and Resilience via Research and Education — OVC professors Andria Jones-Bitton, OVC 2000, and Colleen Best, OVC 2009, as well as PhD Candidate Jennifer Perret, OVC 2009, are conducting research to understand factors affecting the mental well-being...

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