Children less infectious than adults with SARS-CoV-2

Children may not be as infectious in spreading SARS-CoV-2 to others as previously thought, according to new University of Manitoba-led research in CMAJ (Canadian...

COVID myth spreaders not who you might think, new OMA research shows

Almost six per cent of Ontarians online are spreading misinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic, and the vast majority of them are older men and...

COVID-19 in pregnancy associated with adverse outcomes for mother and baby

Infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in pregnancy is associated with preeclampsia, stillbirth, preterm birth and other adverse outcomes, found new...

Risk of death for men 60 per cent higher than for women in study...

A large study of people in 28 countries found men aged 50 and over had a 60 per cent greater risk of death than...

Low-to-moderate alcohol consumption not associated with strokes in people with atrial fibrillation

In patients with atrial fibrillation, low-to-moderate alcohol consumption was not associated with an increased risk of stroke, found new research in CMAJ (Canadian Medical...

Markham Stouffville Hospital forges ahead with COVID-19 research

By Lisa Harper Many people do not associate their community hospital with conducting large-scale research work. But at Markham Stouffville Hospital (MSH), providing ‘care beyond...

Large US study confirms COVID-19 complications: lung, kidney and cardiovascular issues

A large study of patients in the United States who contracted coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) confirms many complications of the disease, according to new...

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...

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