FHS news and information
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.
No more crying babies
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.
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).