Health

Are highly processed foods bad for children?

A new study found that children ages 3 to 5 who consumed more ultraprocessed foods had poorer locomotor skills than children who consumed less of these foods. It also showed lower cardiovascular fitness in 12- to 15-year-olds ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Suicide rates didn't increase during pandemic

Many people, including mental health experts, anticipated a dramatic increase in suicide rates following the outbreak of COVID-19. But in fact, this has not been the case and most of the research published in scientific journals ...

Overweight & Obesity

Changing the way we communicate about obesity

Researchers are recommending a stronger move towards less stigmatizing, standardized terminology in scientific journals and with patients, which reflects our understanding of obesity as a disease, according to a new study ...

Medical research

Sex, gender and the mechanisms of disease

Medical research did not always include women as participants or investigate the influence of sex and gender on health. This has now changed, and research is beginning to uncover ways in which sex as a biological variable ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study finds extragenital infections are underdiagnosed

An internship in summer 2018 under the auspices of UdeM's PREMIER program for excellence in medicine through introduction to research has culminated in the publication of an article in a scientific journal for undergraduate ...

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