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Deep Brain Stimulation showing promise for patients with mild Alzheimer’s disease over age 65

An age group analysis of data from the ADvance trial has shown that participants over the age of 65 continue to derive the most benefit from Deep Brain Stimulation of the fornix (DBS-f), as observed in the data from the phase 2 findings (12 – 24...
20-Jun-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Hep C positive lungs safely transplanted to patients at UHN

Donor lungs from individuals infected with hepatitis C have been successfully transplanted into 10 patients at Toronto General Hospital (TG), University Health Network (UHN).
14-Jun-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Four of Canada’s Most Decorated Female Athletes Donate Brains to Canadian Concussion Centre

Three Olympians and a pioneer in women’s hockey announce today that they are donating their brains to the Canadian Concussion Centre (CCC) to advance research on the effects of concussion in women.
10-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

First Global Study to Examine Therapy for Patients with Single-Ventricle Cardiac Defect Begins

Select adult patients born with a single functioning ventricle (pumping chamber of the heart), and who have undergone a surgical operation called the ‘Fontan procedure’ during childhood, are now being enrolled in a global first clinical trial,...
11-Apr-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Get Your Colour On, Canada! The Princess Margaret Launches “Colour Your Hair to Conquer Cancer”

The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation announces the launch of Colour Your Hair to Conquer Cancer, a bold and engaging new fundraising initiative benefiting the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.
4-Apr-2018 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


First Loretta Rogers Chair in Immunobioengineering to Study Heart from Unique Angle

The Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research today announces that Dr. Slava Epelman has accepted the brand new role of Loretta Rogers Chair in Immunobioengineering.
4-Apr-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Get Your Colour on, Canada!

The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation will announce the launch of Colour Your Hair to Conquer Cancer presented by Trade Secrets.
29-Mar-2018 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Statement From University Health Network on the Death of Peter Munk

Mr. Peter Munk has been one of the hospital’s most influential and loyal supporters for many years, serving on the Board of Trustees of the hospital, acting as an advisor to many of the hospital’s leaders, and supporting the creation, evolution...
28-Mar-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Why Some Gain When Under Pain

Dr. Davis has shown that individuals can be classified as one of two types depending on how pain affects their performance in doing a task. In P-type individuals, pain impedes their ability to perform a task; whereas, in A-type individuals, like...
29-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT

How Did a Dying Mom Survive Without Lungs for Days, Until a Lung Transplant Saved Her Life?

24-Jan-2017 9:00 AM EST

New Web-Based Fitness Program Provides Exercise Instruction for Heart Patients

Using a proactive approach to encourage optimal heart health through a blend of leading medical knowledge and best practices in fitness and exercise, the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre today unveiled a new website featuring medical information,...
10-Jun-2015 8:25 AM EDT

Media Advisory – Update on Eugene Melnyk’s Transplant

Members of University Health Network’s Multi-Organ Transplant (MOT) Team will be available to the media and will provide an update on Eugene Melnyk’s transplant, living liver transplantation and the process used for anonymous donation.
20-May-2015 1:15 PM EDT

Twin Recovering Following Life-Saving Liver Transplant From Anonymous Living Donor

20-Apr-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Long-Term Care May Not Be Best for Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury; Other Housing Needed

A new, large-scale Canadian study shows that many adults with traumatic brain injury (TBI) live in a long-term health setting – such as a nursing home- which may not be appropriate for their condition and younger age.
2-Mar-2015 9:05 AM EST

New App Helps Patients with Chronic Pain Safely Monitor Opioid Use

A new, first-of-its-kind app has launched to help patients suffering from chronic pain track their opioid use and measure pain levels to assist with the safe use of opioids.
24-Feb-2015 11:20 AM EST

Twin Daughter Receives Life-Saving Transplant From Dad: Both Recovering

11-Feb-2015 10:00 AM EST

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