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Is Canada’s nursing supply set to shrink?
Is Canada’s nursing supply set to shrink?

If there’s truth to the saying “Doctors diagnose, nurses heal, then a recent report of the first drop in Canada’s regulated nursing supply in almost two decades could be cause for alarm. According to the Ottawa-based Canadian Institute for Health Information ...


SickKids’ CALIPER Project fills gaps in paediatric reference intervals
SickKids’ CALIPER Project fills gaps in paediatric
reference intervals

The Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists (CSCC) has selected SickKids’s CALIPER project to receive the 2015 Inaugural Award for Innovation in Laboratory Medicine. The CALIPER team and the principal investigator, Dr. Khosrow Adeli will be receiving this award for their ...

Posted: August 26, 2015|Pediatrics, Research|0 comments

Patients, parents and clinicians should have a voice in prioritizing child health research
Patients, parents and clinicians should have a voice in
prioritizing child health research

Dr. Mikael Katz-Lavigne Patients, parents and clinicians should have a voice in selecting and prioritizing child health research topics because they may have different priorities than health researchers, a new study says. The study, which was presented at the Canadian Paediatric ...

Posted: August 14, 2015|Pediatrics, Research|0 comments

Determining risk factors for kidney disease in children with Type 2 diabetes
Determining risk factors for kidney disease in children
with Type 2 diabetes

Dr. Allison Dart is working to help determine the risk factors for kidney disease in youth with Type 2 diabetes. Mario Hayden was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes when he was just 13-years-old, now the 19-year-old is leading a productive ...

Posted: August 12, 2015|Research|0 comments

Understanding mitochondrial disease
Understanding mitochondrial disease

Dr. Adeel Safdar took to sleeping on the floor of the research lab to safeguard the precious samples that are at the core of his research into the biochemistry of mitochondrial disease. When the freezers in his research lab were ...

Posted: July 30, 2015|Diseases, Research|0 comments

International Clinical Trials Day at HealthCareCAN
International Clinical Trials Day at HealthCareCAN

HealthCareCAN, the national voice of healthcare organizations in Canada, marked International Clinical Trials Day on May 20, 2015, with the release of a partnership agreement with the Network of Networks (N2) and a new web resource consolidating access to the ...

Posted: July 27, 2015|Research|0 comments

Revolutionizing cardiovascular and respiratory care with new technologies
Revolutionizing cardiovascular and respiratory care with
new technologies

Home to one of the richest pools of scientific knowledge and clinical expertise in the world, Canada’s research talent is reflected in the ground-breaking innovations taking place in our academic health care organizations. Among these innovations are those related to ...


High doses of omega-3 fatty acids offer no benefit in young children with autism
High doses of omega-3 fatty acids offer no benefit in
young children with autism

A six-month study out of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital revealed that children with autism who consumed omega-3 fatty acids did not improve their core symptoms, which challenges current thinking on a widely-used alternative therapy for autism. This study does ...


‘Keep it simple’ when treating serious heart condition
‘Keep it simple’ when treating serious
heart condition

Ground-breaking Research led by Southlake Doctor proves that a simple heart procedure is more effective than other options that require additional intervention Ground-breaking research led by Dr. Atul Verma, Electrophysiologist and Director of Arrhythmia Services for the Regional Cardiac Care ...

Posted: July 15, 2015|Cardiology, Featured, Research|0 comments

Canada’s Academic Health Science Networks: Transforming health systems
Canada’s Academic Health Science Networks:
Transforming health systems

Just a few days before the release of the federal budget, leaders from across Canada’s Academic Health Sciences Networks (AHSNs) met in Ottawa for a two-day Symposium. “AHSNs may not be a familiar term for everyone, but these entities, which ...

Posted: June 20, 2015|Health Care Policy, Research|0 comments

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