Cannabis and alcohol responsible for majority of hospitalizations for substance use among youth

Last year, over 23,500 youth (age 10 to 24) were hospitalized for harm caused by substance use — the equivalent of 65 hospitalizations each...

Commonly used drug for Alzheimer disease doubles risk of hospitalization

A drug commonly used to manage symptoms of Alzheimer disease and other dementias — donepezil — is associated with a two-fold higher risk of hospital admission...

Hospital harms total $1 billion for health care system in Ontario

Experiencing harm in hospital significantly increases the length of stay, length of recovery after discharge and health system costs, which amounted to more than...

Surgery before pregnancy linked to increased risk of opioid withdrawal in babies

Babies whose mothers underwent surgery before pregnancy had an increased risk of opioid withdrawal symptoms at birth, found a new study in CMAJ (Canadian...

Physical and mental illnesses combined increase emergency department visits

People with both physical illnesses and mental disorders visit the emergency department more frequently than people with multiple physical illnesses or mental illness alone,...

Diabetes drug reduces heart and kidney problems

By Ellie Stutsman A clinical trial led by researchers at the Population Health Research Institute of Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) and McMaster University has found...

Canadian astronaut takes part in study of bone marrow health in space

By Amelia Buchanan Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut Dr. David Saint-Jacques is taking part in a made-in-Ottawa experiment on bone marrow health during his six-month...

Study examines public opinion on the use of their personal health data in research

What do members of the general public think about how their personal health data are being used for research? A new ICES study published...

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...

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