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Society

Ontario study shows virus striking growing number of young people

Researchers in Ontario have found COVID-19 cases climbing among young people at what they say is a surprising and significant rate. The news comes as daycares in the province are being allowed to reopen, though schools will remain closed, at »

Society

Toronto summit to discuss Canada’s role as world food supplier

Dozens of Canadian and international experts will gather in Toronto Tuesday for a one-day conference that will discuss Canada’s role as one of the world’s key breadbaskets and the need for a national agricultural skills strategy. This year’s Arrell Food »

Environment & Animal Life

Professor to help conservation group protect biodiversity

A University of Guelph biologist is joining forces with a major conservation group to help Canada protect natural spaces and endangered species. Prof. Ryan Norris is an authority on migratory birds and monarch butterflies. But he will expand his research »

Environment & Animal Life, Health, Society

Seafood mislabelled along supply chains, say researchers

A new study confirms that Canada has a problem with the mislabelling of seafood, but also that the problem exists throughout the supply chain. Researchers at the University of Guelph in Ontario collected 203 samples from multiple points and found »

Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Virtual reality program will help children navigate very real streets

It’s Labour Day week and Canadian students are back in school for what–let’s face it–is the real start of the new year for parents and their progeny. With school, of course, come the worries–for parents and their progeny alike. But »

Health

Use of vaginal hygiene products and infection risk

A Canadian study shows women using certain hygiene products run three times the risk of vaginal infections. The study by researchers at the University of Guelph in Ontario was published in the journal BioMed Central Women’s Health under the title »

Environment & Animal Life, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Study finds bumblebee queens affected by pesticide

Scientists say one-third of the food we put in our mouths depends on the pollination of crops by wild bees and those bees are in decline around the world. Declines have been linked to pesticides in the neonicotinoid family as »

Economy, Health, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Grocery shopping: How do you make your choices?

How do food shoppers make their choices…that’s the question being studied at the University of Guelph. A special type of lab to study the question has been created, in fact, it’s unique..possibly in the world. Michael von Massow is a »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology

“Barcoding”: helping to identify and preserve the world’s biodiversity

It began about 12 years ago when research Professor Paul Hebert proposed using short sections of DNA to identify species. To simplify understanding, it’s being called barcoding of species, in that species can be identified through computer matching of the »

Health, Society

Task Force: Family doctors need to monitor patient weight gain

The Canadian Task Force on Preventative Health Care has issued a new report on obesity. The report notes that two-thirds of the Canadian population is now considered overweight or obese, nearly triple the number it was in the 1970’s Dietitian »