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About Gurkiran Dhuga and Glen Pyle

Gurkiran Dhuga is a student of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Guelph and an Undergraduate Research Assistant. Glen Pyle, PhD is a Professor of Molecular Cardiology at the University of Guelph and an Associate Member of the IMPART Team Canada Investigator Network at Dalhousie Medicine.
27 10, 2020

The Mental Health Toll of COVID-19

By |2021-02-16T17:20:17-05:00October 27th, 2020|Public Health|0 Comments

The physical health impacts of COVID-19 have been well highlighted in the media. However, less discussed are the consequences that the stress of a pandemic in general – and quarantine measures in particular – have on mental health. Research from Australia shines a light on how the current pandemic has affected mental health, specifically the conditions of social isolation and loneliness.

27 10, 2020

Out of sight, out of mind: COVID-19 and Cardiac Arrest

By |2021-02-16T17:23:05-05:00October 27th, 2020|Public Health|0 Comments

COVID-19 is known as an illness of the respiratory system, but the cardiovascular system has emerged as a critical player in the disease. Pre-existing cardiovascular conditions are linked with higher rates of mortality, and the virus can damage the cardiovascular system, causing potentially long-term injury.

17 07, 2020

The Racial Disparities of COVID-19

By |2021-02-12T00:24:36-05:00July 17th, 2020|Equity / Diversity / Inclusion|0 Comments

People with compromised immune systems or other health challenges understandably have high rates of mortality from COVID-19. But why does COVID-19 have an unusually large impact among some racialized and ethnic groups? Studies suggest that systemic discrimination against minorities, especially Black communities, is a driving factor that leaves these populations disproportionately affected by COVID-19.

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