How safe is your PIN passcode for using your debit and credit cards? U of G research suggests while many of us use PINs, or personal identification numbers, many times a day, few Canadians ever update their codes and others use the same one for everything. Solutions include digital wallets on smartphones or systems that
Companies and organizations with more women on their boards of directors score higher on corporate environmental performance than those with less diversity, according to research by University of Guelph professor. The finding was particularly significant in industries with the greatest environmental impact, such as oil and gas and other resource extraction industries. “Women and men
High-intensity interval training, or HIIT, is all the rage these days, but it may not be as beneficial for weight loss and blood pressure as a moderate-intensity, more frequent exercise regimen, a new University of Guelph study has revealed. Researchers found that moderate-intensity exercise five times a week lowers body fat and improves blood pressure,
Using cannabis when you’re young may increase your risk of developing heart disease later, according to a University of Guelph study. In the first study to look at specific risk indicators for cardiovascular disease (CVD) in young, healthy cannabis users, researchers found increased arterial stiffness and lower cardiac function than in non-users. “Cannabis is really
A bee species recorded for the first time in Canada by University of Guelph researchers may provide further evidence that critical pollinators and other creatures are widening their natural ranges under climate change. The team members also say this first-ever Canadian sighting of the American migrant underlines the importance of maintaining a unique habitat in
A commonly used neonicotinoid pesticide may harm monarch butterflies, University of Guelph research has revealed. The findings could help explain the recent massive decline in the North American monarch population. Led by U of G integrative biologist Dr. Ryan Norris, two studies examined effects on monarch caterpillars raised on milkweed treated with the insecticide clothianidin,
A discovery by University of Guelph food scientists could lead to a healthier, more affordable and more sustainable substitute for palm oil, which poses health and environmental problems. Palm oil is high in saturated fats, which increase the risk of coronary heart disease. Felling tropical forests for large-scale palm oil plantations, especially in Southeast Asia, destroys habitat
City dwellers are nearly twice as likely to be bitten by a dog than people living in the country, and most of those bites involve an unleashed dog
Rising temperatures from climate change and increased urbanization mean city residents will experience more extreme heat in the future, but how much more?
Parenting stress influenced mothers and fathers differently in regard to children’s screen time.