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  • December 3rd, 2013

    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.
  • November 28th, 2013

    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.
  • November 7th, 2013

    Pink the Rink: Women's hockey and women's health

    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.


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