University of Ottawa lab takes aim at cancer stem cells
Dr. Yannick Benoit is focusing his research on cancer stem cells.
LGBTQ2S project wants to bring students and seniors in Ottawa under the same roof
By connecting mature students with senior citizens, a homesharing pilot project will connect students seeking affordable rooms to rent with seniors living alone.
Meet Dr. Barbara Vanderhyden Ottawa’s ovarian cancer crusader
Dr. Barbara Vanderhyden is working hard to stop ovarian cancer from appearing in the first place.
Students turning to mental health apps as therapeutic tools
Mental health apps are on the rise, and more students are beginning to turn towards them to help with their mental illness.
When doctors get sick: How hospitals respond to physicians with burnout
Although stigma surrounding physician burnout is still prominent, discussion on this topic has increased as hospitals have recognized its negative effects on patient care and physician wellness. Initiatives in the form of committees and counselling sessions have been put in place to promote wellness among staff. Yet despite efforts to support doctors with burnout, these programs are not as accessible as hospitals would hope.
Life after death: How tragedies increase blood donations
Blood donations tend to spike after a community tragedy such as the OC Transpo bus crash.
Healing the healers: Ottawa agencies helping first responders cope with mental health concerns
The stress faced by first responders can lead to mental health concerns. Meet the groups who are trying to help.
Ottawa’s top food safety violations: What’s behind the numbers
A Capital Current analysis of food safety data revealed food contamination, food temperatures and poorly equipped premises are the most common violations in the city.
Ottawa police issue warning following three overdose deaths
Ottawa police have issued a public health alert following a spike in overdose-related deaths in the city. Over a 14 hour period, first responders treated six people for suspected opioid overdoses across Ottawa. Early testing suggests the overdoses were a result of cocaine laced with fentanyl, police say. Three men were pronounced dead Monday morning following overdoses after extensive resuscitation…
The forgotten faces of death: Ottawa funeral industry workers seek solace in peer support group
People who work in the funeral industry in Ottawa have formed a peer support group to cope with the stress of the job.
Gift from the heart: Maximizing the blood supply in Ottawa
Rain or shine, there are different challenges to maintaining a national blood supply throughout the year. Organizations like Canadian Blood Services and blood distribution organizations are central to ensuring its availability to those in need.
Ottawa woman raises awareness about autoimmune conditions one sock at a time
An Ottawa woman has started an initiative to give out socks to raise awareness of autoimmune diseases.