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Alyson McGregor: Why medicine often has dangerous side effects for women

For most of the past century, drugs approved and released to market have been tested only on male patients, leading to improper dosing and unacceptable side effects for women. The important physiological differences between men and women have only recently been taken into consideration in medical research. Emergency doctor Alyson McGregor studies these differences, and in this fascinating talk she discusses the history behind how the male model became our framework for medical research and how understanding differences between men and women can lead to more effective treatments for both sexes.


Western launches initiative exploring musical learning experiences across lifespan

London - The University of Edinburgh's Katie Overy started her academic career with her graduate research, which examined dyslexic children's difficulties with musical timing and the potential of rhythm-based music lessons to support dyslexic children's language and literacy skills.


Guelph Community Foundation announces over $124,000 to grant recipients

Guelph – At a community celebration held yesterday at the River Run Centre, The Guelph Community Foundation announced $124,097 in grants to 39 organizations throughout Guelph and Wellington County. The grants, which were awarded this morning as part of The Foundation’s 2015 Fall Granting Program, will benefit a wide spectrum of community organizations in the fields of arts and culture, youth, education and social services.

Professional Space

Canadian Office Markets Await Rebound in Tenant Demand

Toronto - While the Canadian economy is growing again following a shallow technical recession, the Canadian office market has yet to experience a rebound in tenant demand. CBRE Limited’s National Office and Industrial Third Quarter 2015 Statistical Summary reflects the uneven performance of the Canadian economy and the steady rise of Canadian office vacancy rates.


2015 Vital Signs Priority Report: Belonging linked to other priority areas.

2015 edition covers the four priority areas: Belonging & Leadership, Arts & Culture, Getting Started and Health & Wellness. Sense of Belonging: Lukewarm

Kitchener – The Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation (The KWCF) released the eighth annual Waterloo Region’s Vital Signs report this morning. The 2015 edition covers the four priority areas established in 2013, as a part of the multi-year Vital Signs cycle: Belonging & Leadership, Arts & Culture, Getting Started and Health & Wellness and highlights the linkages between Belonging and the other priority areas.

Ontario and Lowering Premiums

Drivers with Winter Tires Eligible for Insurance Discount

Ontario Promoting Safe Driving and Helping Drivers Save on Auto Insurance

Queens Park - Ontario is moving forward with its plan to help lower auto insurance rates by requiring all insurance companies in the province to provide a discount for drivers who buy and install winter tires, starting January 1, 2016.

Retail Sales

Quarterly Retail Commodity Survey, second quarter 2015

Ottawa - Retail sales increased 2.2% from the second quarter of 2014 to $135.5 billion in the second quarter 2015. Higher sales in 8 of the 10 major commodity groups were tempered by lower sales of automotive fuels, oils and additives.


A summer of overspending for many Canadians

Toronto – Almost four in ten respondents (39 per cent) spent more than anticipated this past summer, according to a national survey conducted for Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada.

Not Traditional

Blurring The Lines Between Print And Digital, St. Joseph Communications Releases Their "2016 Print In A Digital World" Trend Report

Toronto - Today, St. Joseph Communications has released it's latest trend report "2016 Print in a Digital World". The trend report identifies major trends transforming our omnichannel multiverse and how Marketers can leverage the identified examples to mix, match and marry the exciting world of print and digital.


Ontario Awards Prestigious Health Quality and Safety Medals

Celebrating Excellence in Ontario’s Health Leaders

Queens Park - yesterday, Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, handed out two Minister’s Medals to Honour Excellence in Health Quality and Safety. The medals are part of an annual recognition program that celebrates the efforts of Ontario’s health care providers in improving care for Ontarians. This year, medals were awarded to one team and one individual.

Cancer rates

Study reveals high rates of preventable cancers in Indigenous peoples of high-income countries

Brisbane, AU -Research published in The Lancet Oncology, led by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) on the scale and profile of cancer in indigenous peoples of the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand has revealed high rates of often preventable cancers including lung and cervical cancer, emphasising the need for targeted prevention strategies in these populations.

Figuring it Out - Book

4 Tips To Help Couples Keep The Peace About Money

Money may not have the power to buy happiness, but it sure can stress us out. In fact, a survey by the American Psychological Association pinpointed money as the leading cause of stress for Americans, with 72 percent saying they had felt at least some stress about money in the previous month.

Air Travel

TRJet to Team with Pratt & Whitney Canada on New, Improved PW306B Engines

Berlin – In the latest step forward for creation of Turkey’s first regional aircraft, TRJet announced an agreement on plans to use Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) to upgrade and supply PW306B engines for TRJet aircraft. The memorandum of understanding involves Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) German-based subsidiary 328 Support Services GmbH (328), the current type certificate holder and a major partner in TRJet’s 328 aircraft production.

Global Asthma

World Allergy Organization begins XXIV World Allergy Congress (WAC 2015) in Seoul, Korea

WAC 2015 will highlight unmet needs in allergy research and patient care

Seoul, Korea - The World Allergy Organization (WAO) officially commences the XXIV World Allergy Congress (WAC 2015) in Seoul, Korea today through 17 October, in collaboration with the Korean Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Clinical Immunology (KAAACI) and their mutually collaborating partner the Asia Pacific Association of Pediatric Allergy, Respirology and Immunology (APAPARI).


Guelph Hydro’s Director of Communications appointed to Electrical Safety Authority Consumer Advisory Council

Council committed to enhancing electrical safety in Ontario

Guelph – Guelph Hydro Electric Systems Inc. is pleased to announce that Sandy Manners, Director of Corporate Communications for Guelph Municipal Holdings Inc., Guelph Hydro Electric Systems Inc., and Envida Community Energy Inc., has been appointed to the Electrical Safety Authority’s Consumer Advisory Council.

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