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The Scarborough Hospital wants to know: What’s your favourite comfort food when you’re sick?

Whether it’s a simple bowl of chicken noodle soup or something more unusual, the foods we eat when we’re sick are as important as...

New imaging agent has an appetite for dangerous prostate tumors

Non-invasive imaging detects prostate cancer earlier than ever before, but can’t accurately distinguish between malignant and benign disease. According to Lawson Health Research Institute’s...

Canadian Pharmacist of the Year

Bruyère Continuing Care and the Élisabeth Bruyère Research Institute are proud to have Barbara Farrell as Canada’s Pharmacist of the Year. Nominated by her...

New state-of-the-art Research Imaging Centre promises to change the future of mental health

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) officially opened the doors to its new Research Imaging Centre -- the first of its kind...

Surgical “robot” a foundation for leadership role in men’s health

With the assistance of Canada’s Great One (Wayne Gretzky), the leading-edge da Vinci Surgical System (known as “the robot”) was unveiled at Toronto East...

Gender makes a difference in health care: Report reveals ways to improve women’s health

Women experience unique health issues like pregnancy and menopause as well as health conditions like cervical, ovarian and breast cancer. Some diseases like HIV...

Celebrating National Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day

A new initiative that is helping to raise awareness about breast reconstruction after a lumpectomy or mastectomy was recently celebrated at both Rouge Valley...

New pan-Canadian study seeks to increase understanding of ovarian cancer, improve diagnosis and treatment

Despite years of research, about 2,500 Canadian women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer and 1,700 Canadian women still die from the disease every year....

A spotlight on women’s health research

Josie Cassano Rizzuti didn’t recognize the troubling signs of depression when she was in the midst of perimenopause. At 41, she believed she was too...

York Central Hospital enhances services for high-risk pregnancies

To enhance the care to patients with high-risk pregnancies, York Central Hospital, in Richmond Hill, Ontario recently enhanced its Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) services....

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