The blood type factor in COVID-19 severity

Patients with A or AB blood groups were more likely to need mechanical ventilation and dialysis, and be hospitalized longer By Vivian Sum An analysis of...

Risk of death high among those with alcohol-related visits to ED

The risk of death is high for people who visit the emergency department (ED) for alcohol use, and the risk increases with frequency, according...

Minimally invasive heart procedure for aortic stenosis delivers cost savings over time

By Melicent Lavers-Sailly A common perception that minimally invasive surgery to repair aortic stenosis is more expensive for hospitals than open heart surgery may be...

Using research to find ways to support healthcare workers through the pandemic

By Kristi Lalonde At no other time in recent history have healthcare workers across this country been so challenged. COVID-19 has unsettled daily life for...

National Research Platform accelerates Parkinson’s Disease discoveries

Parkinson Canada invites people living with Parkinson’s disease to join the Canadian Open Parkinson Network (C-OPN) to be part of the solution to improve...

Researchers unravel two mysteries of COVID-19

By Robert DeLaet A team from Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University has made significant steps forward in understanding COVID-19 through two back-to-back studies...

World-first clinical trial aims to protect cancer patients from COVID-19

By Amelia Buchanan Surgeon-scientist Dr. Rebecca Auer is leading a world-first clinical trial that she hopes will protect cancer patients from COVID-19 and other respiratory...

Cost-effective imaging that protects patients and health care workers from COVID-19 exposure

By Christy Janssens How can we keep COVID-19 patients and their care teams safe while taking chest scans to monitor their wellbeing? One group of researchers...

Heart disease in young adults and teenagers may be linked to exposure to diabetes...

Heart disease in young adults and teenagers may be related to exposure to diabetes in the womb, according to new research published in CMAJ...

Illicit fentanyl, stimulants detected in majority of overdose deaths in BC

Nonprescribed fentanyl and stimulants were the primary contributors to overdose mortality, while few people had prescribed opioids in their systems, according to new toxicology...

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