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Ontario Health Study still looking for participants
Ontario Health Study still looking for participants

A volunteer has his hand grip strength measured at an Ontario Health Study assessment centre. How do factors such as diet, physical activity and genetics impact human health and disease? The Ontario Health Study (OHS) has been working to answer ...

Posted: September 18, 2014|Featured, Public Health, Research|1 comment

New treatment for Parkinson’s disease
New treatment for Parkinson’s disease

Dr. Anne-Louise Lafontaine, neurologist and Director of the Movement Disorders Clinic at The Neuro. This fall, the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro, at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre) expects to introduce a previously unavailable form ...

Posted: September 17, 2014|Neurology, Patient Care, Research|0 comments

Research may lead to faster diagnosis of PTSD in Canadian soldiers
Research may lead to faster diagnosis of PTSD in
Canadian soldiers

Dr. Elizabeth Pang (left) and Dr. Margot Taylor with the MEG machine. In hopes of better understanding the growing issue of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) among soldiers, the Canadian Armed Forces approached researchers at ...

Posted: September 15, 2014|Featured, Mental Health, Research|0 comments

Study aims to learn more about type 1diabetes
Study aims to learn more about type 1diabetes

The rate of type 1 diabetes is on the rise worldwide, with the greatest increase happening in children younger than five. There’s no established way to slow down or prevent type 1 diabetes. In an effort to find a way, ...

Posted: September 11, 2014|Diseases, Research|0 comments

Scientists take centre stage at friendly fundraising competition
Scientists take centre stage at friendly
fundraising competition

Dr. Amber Couzens received the coveted title of “Venture Sinai Fellow” at Leadership Sinai’s annual Venture Sinai dinner When Dr. Amber Couzens talks about the Hippo pathway, she is not referring to a large lumbering mammal. The post-doctoral researcher in ...


Trial of drug targets both diabetes and heart disease
Trial of drug targets both diabetes and heart disease

A diabetes trial starting at St. Joseph’s Hospital is testing a potential magic bullet to combat both diabetes and the often-deadly complications of heart disease. St. Joseph’s is one of 29 Canadian sites – and about 1,200 sites around the world ...

Posted: July 28, 2014|Cardiology, Research|0 comments

Wait time guidelines needed for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implementation
Wait time guidelines needed for Transcatheter Aortic
Valve Implementation

The TAVI procedure involves implanting a new heart valve without opening the patient's chest. Benefits to patients include reduced pain, smaller scars and a faster recovery. Credit: Doug Nicholson, Sunnybrook Media Source. A new study suggests that modest delays in ...

Posted: July 25, 2014|Cardiology, Featured, Research|0 comments

Transforming innovation into action
Transforming innovation into action

The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement has selected the biggest and most diverse cohort to date of inter-professional senior health care teams for the 11th year of its flagship EXTRA program. During the 14-month program, participants will acquire skills and knowledge ...


Heart-attack study could lead to longer lives
Heart-attack study could lead to longer lives

Interventional cardiologist Dr. Kevin Bainey examines heart-attack patient Tom Lancaster In summing up his view on the value of research, heart-attack survivor Tom Lancaster doesn’t mince words: “If it weren’t for heart research, I wouldn’t be here right now.” When he ...

Posted: July 19, 2014|Cardiology, Featured, Research|0 comments

FallsLab aims to keep Canadians upright
FallsLab aims to keep Canadians upright

A researcher demonstrates FallsLab’s moving platform and robotic safety harness. Despite researchers’ best efforts, no one has ever fallen in FallsLab. The newest lab in Toronto Rehab’s iDAPT Centre safely simulates falls so scientists can determine how to prevent them. ...


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