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    Here’s why psychiatric drugs can be a hit or miss for...

    Despite the prevalence of mental illness in today’s society, many people struggle to find a method of treatment that works for them. However, for...

    Health workers most at risk for mental health problems during pandemic

    We’ve connected via zoom and social media but remain more disconnected than ever before. With everything online and virtual, most of us have noticed...

    Science and religion share common ground when it comes to stress

    A study from the University of Illinois, led by Florin Dolcos, examines how religion and psychology use similar strategies to cope with difficult situations and emotions....

    This is what loneliness looks like in your brain

    Covid-19 cases and death reach dangerous levels in Ontario, and many people are concerned about their loved ones, their jobs, resources, and the future. Within this...

    Music-induced emotions and the brain

    Your favourite songs influence your mood and personality as much as they influence specific areas of your brain. A study from the University of Turku,...

    Hand sanitizer doesn’t have to have alcohol to be effective

    The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website makes numerous recommendations on how to prevent one from contracting Covid-19. These suggestions include wearing masks and gloves, cleaning...

    Starving for Social Contact

    What do you miss most during this pandemic?  For many people, it’s seeing friends, partners, and family members they do not live with. For others,...

    Zoom Video Calls Increase Demand for Plastic Surgery

    Since all university classes shifted online, most students are spending hours each day on Zoom. Many are also working from home. Overall, there has...

    Pretty looking food appears healthier to consumers

    Picture two slices of pizza.  One slice sits on a plate with part of the cheese ripped off and splatters of tomato sauce on the...

    Covid-19 death totals don’t tell the whole virus transmission story

    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/11/201102110015.htm When people talk about the severity of Covid-19, they focus on the number of cases and deaths. However, the death rate ranges depending on...

    The Be Well UTM Fair teaches students about wellness as they...

    With most of our classes happening online, it is difficult to have the university experience most students are used to, and one that first-year...

    Research suggests you are what you say

    We’ve heard the expression, “You are what you eat,” which is true to some extent. But how many of us have heard that “we...

    How An ‘80s Video Game Inspired a Potential Cure for Cancer

    When we think of common treatments for cancer, strong medicine and radiation are typically at the top of the list. Muhammad Murtaza Hassan, a...

    A Beginner’s Guide to Getting into Fitness

    The first time you step into the gym, it can look intimidating. With so many different machines, equipment, sections, and free weights, it can be...

    What do women really want?

    You may have heard that women prefer certain traits in men, depending on their menstrual cycles. For the longest time, I believed this was the case. This...

    The One Trick You Need to Accomplish Anything

    Have you ever set a goal, excited for what you will finally accomplish, only to give up halfway through? Most of us have, and we...

    See you later, depression! Namaste, Yoga!

    “Yoga has become increasingly popular in the West, and many new yoga practitioners cite stress-reduction and other mental health concerns as their primary reason for practicing,” said...

    Want to see gym results? Less is more

    Strength training has been shown to reduce muscular dystrophy (weakness and loss of muscle mass), increase power output, improve bone health, and improve mood. It seems...

    Morning grogginess? Try a new sound

    One of the worst sounds in the world has to be your morning alarm ringing. That annoying beeping sound is what signals the transition from warm,...

    Smell the roses, improve your memory

    If there is one thing we all have learned throughout our education, it is how to memorize a large amount of information in a very short...

    Have questions about the coronavirus?

    Ordinary symptoms of a cold that people normally brush off may now be the sign of the possibly fatal and novel coronavirus of 2019 (2019-nCoV). According...

    Microplastic pollution everywhere

    Last Monday, The Medium attended a seminar presented by BIO434 students Lauren Ead, Matthew Chan, and Rashoun Maynard. The project, titled “Microplastics: Micro in Size, Macro...

    Here’s why psychiatric drugs can be a hit or miss for...

    Despite the prevalence of mental illness in today’s society, many people struggle to find a method of treatment that works for them. However, for...

    Health workers most at risk for mental health problems during pandemic

    We’ve connected via zoom and social media but remain more disconnected than ever before. With everything online and virtual, most of us have noticed...

    Science and religion share common ground when it comes to stress

    A study from the University of Illinois, led by Florin Dolcos, examines how religion and psychology use similar strategies to cope with difficult situations and emotions....

    This is what loneliness looks like in your brain

    Covid-19 cases and death reach dangerous levels in Ontario, and many people are concerned about their loved ones, their jobs, resources, and the future. Within this...

    Music-induced emotions and the brain

    Your favourite songs influence your mood and personality as much as they influence specific areas of your brain. A study from the University of Turku,...

    Hand sanitizer doesn’t have to have alcohol to be effective

    The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website makes numerous recommendations on how to prevent one from contracting Covid-19. These suggestions include wearing masks and gloves, cleaning...

    Starving for Social Contact

    What do you miss most during this pandemic?  For many people, it’s seeing friends, partners, and family members they do not live with. For others,...

    Zoom Video Calls Increase Demand for Plastic Surgery

    Since all university classes shifted online, most students are spending hours each day on Zoom. Many are also working from home. Overall, there has...

    Pretty looking food appears healthier to consumers

    Picture two slices of pizza.  One slice sits on a plate with part of the cheese ripped off and splatters of tomato sauce on the...

    Covid-19 death totals don’t tell the whole virus transmission story

    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/11/201102110015.htm When people talk about the severity of Covid-19, they focus on the number of cases and deaths. However, the death rate ranges depending on...

    The Be Well UTM Fair teaches students about wellness as they...

    With most of our classes happening online, it is difficult to have the university experience most students are used to, and one that first-year...

    Research suggests you are what you say

    We’ve heard the expression, “You are what you eat,” which is true to some extent. But how many of us have heard that “we...

    How An ‘80s Video Game Inspired a Potential Cure for Cancer

    When we think of common treatments for cancer, strong medicine and radiation are typically at the top of the list. Muhammad Murtaza Hassan, a...

    A Beginner’s Guide to Getting into Fitness

    The first time you step into the gym, it can look intimidating. With so many different machines, equipment, sections, and free weights, it can be...

    What do women really want?

    You may have heard that women prefer certain traits in men, depending on their menstrual cycles. For the longest time, I believed this was the case. This...

    The One Trick You Need to Accomplish Anything

    Have you ever set a goal, excited for what you will finally accomplish, only to give up halfway through? Most of us have, and we...

    See you later, depression! Namaste, Yoga!

    “Yoga has become increasingly popular in the West, and many new yoga practitioners cite stress-reduction and other mental health concerns as their primary reason for practicing,” said...

    Want to see gym results? Less is more

    Strength training has been shown to reduce muscular dystrophy (weakness and loss of muscle mass), increase power output, improve bone health, and improve mood. It seems...

    Morning grogginess? Try a new sound

    One of the worst sounds in the world has to be your morning alarm ringing. That annoying beeping sound is what signals the transition from warm,...

    Smell the roses, improve your memory

    If there is one thing we all have learned throughout our education, it is how to memorize a large amount of information in a very short...

    Have questions about the coronavirus?

    Ordinary symptoms of a cold that people normally brush off may now be the sign of the possibly fatal and novel coronavirus of 2019 (2019-nCoV). According...

    Microplastic pollution everywhere

    Last Monday, The Medium attended a seminar presented by BIO434 students Lauren Ead, Matthew Chan, and Rashoun Maynard. The project, titled “Microplastics: Micro in Size, Macro...

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