What does the expansion of MAiD in Canada mean?
The Health Science Podcast
by Devin Box
11M ago
Today Devin and Zach explore the changes in medical assistance in dying made by the Canadian government. Reference: http://cmajnews.com/2021/03/19/billc7-1095930/ https://www.dyingwithdignity.ca/get_the_facts_assisted_dying_law_in_canada Social: https://www.facebook.com/The-Health-Science-Podcast-106177218155500 contact: dbox@uwo.ca ..read more
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Why do people act narcissistic?
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by Devin Box
11M ago
Today Devin and Zach break down exactly why people engage in narcissistic behaviours. The reason may surprise you, so tune in now! Reference: Kowalchyk, M., et al. (2021). "Narcissism through the lens of performative self-elevation." Personality and individual differences 177. Social: https://www.facebook.com/The-Health-Science-Podcast-106177218155500 contact: dbox@uwo.ca ..read more
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How Covid-19 can spread without us knowing
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by Devin Box
11M ago
On today’s episode, Devin and Zach discuss how covid can spread without us ever knowing. Also, how does the vaccine change the spread of covid? Listen now to find out! Reference: Rasmussen, A. L. and S. V. Popescu (2021). "SARS-CoV-2 transmission without symptoms." Science371(6535): 1206-1207. Social: https://www.facebook.com/The-Health-Science-Podcast-106177218155500 contact: dbox@uwo.ca ..read more
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Social media vs video games, which is worse for your mental health?
The Health Science Podcast
by Devin Box
11M ago
On today’s episode Devin and Zach discuss the impacts of video games and social media on depressive symptoms in adolescents. The results may surprise you… Listen now to find out! Reference: Kandola, A., et al. (2021). "Prospective relationships of adolescents’ screen-based sedentary behaviour with depressive symptoms: the Millennium Cohort Study." Psychological Medicine: 1-9. Social: https://www.facebook.com/The-Health-Science-Podcast-106177218155500 contact: dbox@uwo.ca ..read more
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How renewable materials can help fight Covid-19
The Health Science Podcast
by Devin Box
11M ago
On today’s episode, the Health Science Podcast is excited to welcome Dr. Orlando Rojas. Dr. Rojas is a professor at the University of British Columbia and works as the scientific director of the bioproducts institute. Listen now to hear how Dr. Rojas and his team are using advanced biomaterials to create medical masks during the pandemic. Info: The Next Material Revolutions will start in the Forest: https://youtu.be/vKjAF9DytME A video on facemasks: https://youtu.be/sn7wH5PDMk4 My web: https://rojas.chbe.ubc.ca/ BPI Web: https://bpi.ubc.ca/ contact: dbox@uwo.ca ..read more
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Is there more THC in Cannabis today?
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by Devin Box
11M ago
Today Devin and Zach analyze a paper that discusses the amount of THC in cannabis over time. Is the THC content going up? Listen now to find out! Reference: Freeman, T. P., et al. "Changes in delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) concentrations in cannabis over time: systematic review and meta-analysis." contact: dbox@uwo.ca ..read more
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Sport for Change: How sport is used to promote education
The Health Science Podcast
by Devin Box
11M ago
Today, Devin and Zach talk with PhD student Justin Robar. Justin shares his experiences promoting education through sport. Listen now to understand how sport is used for developmental outcomes. Reference: Justin’s thesis: https://dr.library.brocku.ca/handle/10464/14908 Justin’s volunteer organization: https://bpfafrica.org/ contact: dbox@uwo.ca ..read more
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Can other upper respiratory infections teach us how to deal with Covid-19?
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by Devin Box
11M ago
Today, Devin and Zach cover a very pertinent topic. How can a stressful environment actually hurt your ability to fight off infections? Listen now to find out! Reference: Cohen, S. (2020). "Psychosocial Vulnerabilities to Upper Respiratory Infectious Illness: Implications for Susceptibility to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)." Perspectives on psychological science: 174569162094251-1745691620942516. contact: dbox@uwo.ca ..read more
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Exercise your way to a better brain!
The Health Science Podcast
by Devin Box
11M ago
On today’s episode we are excited to invite guest speaker Benjamin Tari on to discuss his research. Benjamin explains his research on how exercise can enhance executive functioning. What more could be shown about the powers of exercise? Listen now to find out! Reference: Tari, B., et al. (2020). "Increased Cerebral Blood Flow Supports a Single Bout Post-Exercise Benefit to Executive Function: Evidence from Hypercapnia." Journal of Neurophysiology 124. Benjamin’s other work: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Benjamin_Tari contact: dbox@uwo.ca ..read more
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Is FoMO something that effects only young people?
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by Devin Box
11M ago
Are younger generations more afraid of missing out than ever? Listen now to find out. Reference: Barry, C. T. and M. Y. Wong (2020). "Fear of missing out (FoMO): A generational phenomenon or an individual difference?" Journal of social and personal relationships 37(12): 2952-2966. contact: dbox@uwo.ca ..read more
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