Archive for October, 2002

Gene therapy efficacy trial begins at St. Michael’s Hospital
Gene therapy efficacy trial begins at St.
Michael’s Hospital

St. Michael's Hospital/University of Toronto researchers recently announced the NORTHERN trial - North America's first multi-centre efficacy trial using catheter injection of genes into the heart muscle for the treatment of cardiovascular disease. On August 28, 2002, researchers injected ...

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New Canadian Study to Evaluate Cancer Agent in Women at Increased Risk of Breast Cancer
New Canadian Study to Evaluate Cancer Agent in Women at
Increased Risk of Breast Cancer

One in nine Canadian women is expected to develop breast cancer in her lifetime and this year alone an estimated 20,500 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and 5,400 will die of it. These alarming statistics are the driving ...

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Stop the hesitation, get the vaccination
Stop the hesitation, get the vaccination

Community & Infection Control Association - Canada (CHICA-Canada) continue to declare the third week of October as Infection Control Week. During this week, CHICA-Canada, in conjunction with local health-care facilities and community agencies, promote the many aspects of infection prevention ...

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Robo Nurse
Robo Nurse

Researchers and designers at Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre Innovative Centre for Studies in Aging are finding more practical ways to make life easier for the elderly and their caregivers. RoboNurse, a new lifting device developed by Dr. ...

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Caring for a community in need
Caring for a community in need

The tragedy of Walkerton has emphasized the importance of bacteria as an agent causing disease in our society. In May 2000, seven people died after a terrible rainstorm washed E. coli bacteria from cattle manure into a shallow town well. ...

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Caring for a community in need
Caring for a community in need

The tragedy of Walkerton has emphasized the importance of bacteria as an agent causing disease in our society. In May 2000, seven people died after a terrible rainstorm washed E. coli bacteria from cattle manure into a shallow town well. ...

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SELECT Study
SELECT Study

Bob Rozman knows firsthand about the reality of prostate cancer. "When I turned 50 years old, my wife Kathy insisted I start to go to the doctor regularly and get every test in the book for prostate cancer." The London, ...

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Study Examines Benefits of Neurosurgical Procedure
Study Examines Benefits of Neurosurgical Procedure

A major study on selective dorsal rhizotomy - a complex, neurosurgery used to improve walking in some children with cerebral palsy - suggests that it may not be more effective than a series of orthopedic surgeries used to treat the ...

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Infection Control in a Long-Term Care Facility
Infection Control in a Long-Term Care Facility

Infection control in a long-term care facility is the art of balancing the measures that need to be taken to reduce the risk of infection to a frail and vulnerable population while at the same time ensuring there is minimal ...

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Ensuring the Quality and Safety of Clinical Research in Children
Ensuring the Quality and Safety of Clinical Research
in Children

Over the past decade, there has been an explosion in clinical research, largely because society is demanding it. While most patient-based research occurs in adults, there is a need and an obligation to also conduct clinical research in children. For one ...

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