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...

Researchers develop calculator to predict risk of stroke and heart attack

Canadian researchers have built and validated an online calculator that empowers individuals to predict their risk of cardiovascular disease. Their process was published today...

Majority of patients who end up in emergency room after a self-measurement for high...

The number of patients who turn up in the emergency room (ER) with elevated blood pressure has been on the rise for the last...

Falls are sending more Canadians to the hospital than ever before

Unintentional falls resulted in almost 1,800 reported emergency department (ED) visits and 417 hospital stays every day last year, making them the most common...

Nursing notes can help indicate whether ICU patients will survive

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have found that sentiments in the nursing notes of health care providers are good indicators of whether intensive...

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