Canadian study finds temperature, latitude not associated with COVID-19 spread

School closures, physical distancing and public health measures have effect Temperature and latitude do not appear to be associated with the spread of coronavirus disease...

Researchers join the fight against COVID-19

By Jennifer Ganton and Amelia Buchanan As hospitals and communities band together to fight COVID-19, researchers at The Ottawa Hospital are harnessing their unique expertise...

Potential harms of chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin for treating COVID-19

Chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin are being used to treat and prevent COVID-19 despite weak evidence for effectiveness, and physicians and patients should be aware...

Research team has isolated the COVID-19 virus

A team of researchers from Sunnybrook, McMaster University and the University of Toronto has isolated severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the agent responsible for the ongoing...

Smartphones, social media use and youth mental health

A new article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) reviews evidence that suggests an association between excessive smartphone and social media use and mental...

Lower levels of lymphocyte blood cells may indicate increased risk of death

Lower levels of lymphocyte blood cells — could be an early warning for future illness, as low counts were associated with a 60 % increase in death.

First unplanned hospital admission associated with 5-fold increased risk of death in older adults

Unexpected admission to hospital could be an early warning indicator of death within 5 years for seniors. New research in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association...

ICU national research network: First of its kind in Canada

By Steven Gallagher A Niagara Health physician is leading the launch of a national network to support the growth of research in Intensive Care Units...

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...

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