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...

Combination of cognitive and motor training can slow down or reverse dementia

Researchers at York University’s Faculty of Health found that just 30 minutes of visually-guided movements per week can slow and even reverse the progress...

Our earliest memories may be forgotten but not lost

By Jessamine Luck When asked to think of their earliest memory, most would think of a time when they were four or five years old....

Health-care costs for typical Canadian family hit nearly $13,000 this year

A typical Canadian family of four will pay $12,935 for health care in 2018, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute,...

Preventing childhood asthma

By Dr. Catalina Lopez-Correa The number of people, particularly children, suffering from asthma has grown significantly over the past few decades. Today, asthma is one...

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