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Unity Health to create ‘coast-to-coast shield’ to protect Canada in the next pandemic

Unity Health Toronto has received $18.9 million in federal funding to create a national pandemic preparedness system that will improve Canada’s capacity to identify and track new pathogens, monitor disease spread and speed up research and development of diagnostic tests, vaccines and therapeutics. The PREPARED...

Collaborating internationally to better protect patients from superbugs

Surrey Memorial Hospital is one of 12 hospitals around the globe involved in a clinical trial to help determine optimal treatments for bloodstream infections.  The monkeypox outbreak and COVID-19 pandemic taught us that microbes can spread quickly through continents, countries and communities. Some infections are...

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Researching a new treatment for sepsis

For people who are in the intensive care unit (ICU) with a serious health...

COVID-19 rapid tests: How good are they?

A new study indicates that COVID-19 self-tests effectively identify non-infected individuals as well people...

Pressure injury education – offering potentially life-saving approach to skin health

When Jay De Alwis was admitted to Toronto Rehab, Lyndhurst Centre following spinal hematoma...

An ER doctor’s experience with long COVID – “My symptoms seemed endless”

On April 2022, another COVID wave was sweeping Toronto. It was the sixth since...

Product Spotlight: Greening Health Care, Cleaning and Disinfecting

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First hospital in the world to purchase Indigenous supplied, branded medical gloves

A unique partnership initiated by Niagara Health has led to a global first while...

Why is hand hygiene so important?

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An innovative partnership proves effective at reducing infections

Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) achieved a 60 per cent reduction in venous catheter infections...

Diagnostic delays in sepsis

“Sepsis is a leading cause of death worldwide,” says Jacqueline Fortier, Manager, Evidence Synthesis...

Researchers Develop “AMP-BERT”: A New AI-based “Finder” of Antimicrobial Peptides

Scientists propose a deep neural network-based platform for identifying candidate antimicrobial peptides Antimicrobial peptides...

First Ontario hospital to use planet-friendly masks

The green alternative is medical grade and certified while also biodegradable and compostable.   St. Joseph’s...

IPAC Canada updates toys practice recommendations

Infection Prevention and Control Canada (IPAC Canada) has revised its Toys Practice Recommendations, in...

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New emergency protocol brings together multidisciplinary care teams

A cyclist is struck by a car and in critical condition. In the Emergency Department...

London Health Sciences Centre reduces cancer surgery wait times by 50 per cent

Through several focused strategies and a dedicated team effort, London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC)...

Conquering a chronic lung infection

Lung problems plagued David Shoots since his youth. It would take buying a dream...

Transitioning older adults back home after hospital

Headwaters Health Care Centre (Headwaters) is pleased to announce its partnership with Bayshore HealthCare...