Patients with heart failure have lower risk of death, hospital admission if seen by...

For patients who receive emergency department care for heart failure, early follow-up by a physician within 7 days after emergency department discharge is associated...

Pneumonia a leading cause of emergency department visits in Canada last year

For the first time in at least five years, pneumonia was one of the top 10 reported reasons that Canadians went to the emergency...

Canada among highest health-care spenders yet ranks near bottom on number of doctors, hospital...

Despite spending more on health care than the majority of developed countries with universal coverage, Canada has a relatively short supply of doctors and...

Oral curcumin shows no benefit in reducing inflammation following vascular surgery

A study of oral curcumin, the active medicinal ingredient in turmeric, showed no benefit in preventing inflammation and complications in patients undergoing elective surgery...

Want to improve health outcomes of older adults in hospital? Ask a nurse

By Megan Mueller Individuals 65+ years of age often have multiple comorbidities – that is, secondary diseases that are related to a primary disease. For...

Alarming statistics on the mental, emotional and physical health of Canadian children

By Amy Metcalfe Are our kids alright? A recent report from the O’Brien Institute for Public Health at the University of Calgary and Children First...

Research grant helps to study blood thinner therapy for children at SickKids

By Dr. James Douketis A Neurology Stroke Fellow at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto is looking to the past to reveal critical...

Household cleaning products may contribute to kids’ overweight by altering their gut microbiota

Commonly used household cleaners could be making children overweight by altering their gut microbiota, suggests a Canadian study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association...

Patients with sepsis at higher risk of stroke, heart attack after hospital discharge

Patients with sepsis are at increased risk of stroke or myocardial infarction (heart attack) in the first 4 weeks after hospital discharge, according to a...

10-year risk estimates for dementia may help with prevention in high-risk individuals

A Danish study provides 10-year absolute risk estimates for dementia specific to age, sex and common variation in the APOE gene, which may help...

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