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Released: 19-May-2022 1:05 AM EDT
15-minute city within reach for Vancouver
Simon Fraser University

The idea of a 15-minute city – one where everyone’s essential needs can be met within walking distance – is within reach for Vancouver, but more needs to be done to provide access in neighbourhoods with higher proportions of children, older adults, and racialized populations.

Released: 2-May-2022 2:10 PM EDT
Public participation in environmental planning suffered during COVID-19 crisis in Ontario
University of Waterloo

Public participation in environmental decisions in Ontario declined significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic, raising concerns the system failed to protect a core value at a time of crisis.

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Released: 16-Mar-2022 1:55 PM EDT
Excess sugar consumption costs Canada’s health-care system $5 billion each year
University of Alberta

Imagine if the real cost to society of the food you buy at the grocery store was built right into each product’s price.

Released: 14-Feb-2022 5:05 PM EST
High levels of hazardous chemicals found in Canadian nail salons
University of Toronto

A recent University of Toronto study, in collaboration with Parkdale Queen West Community Heath Centre and the Healthy Nail Salons Network, shows that nail technicians in discount salons are exposed to several chemicals widely used as plasticizers and flame retardants.

Released: 14-Jan-2022 10:05 AM EST
Government of Canada creates Centre for Research on Pandemic Preparedness and Health Emergencies
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Canada’s health research community responded quickly to the COVID-19 pandemic from the time the first cases were identified in late 2019. Over the past two years, researchers across the country have rallied together to create new scientific knowledge and provide critical evidence to guide Canada’s response to the pandemic and keep Canadians safe. As the pandemic evolves, they continue to work on issues facing Canadians and their work is and will continue to help with our recovery from this pandemic.

Released: 12-Jan-2022 9:45 AM EST
Government of Canada backs over 5,500 trailblazing Canadian researchers
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Prominent and emerging researchers focus on the environment, health, reconciliation, economic development and more

Released: 17-Nov-2021 4:05 PM EST
Connecting the Dots for Health Data
University Health Network (UHN)

The Canadian Distributed Infrastructure for Genomics (CanDIG) is a collaboration of computer scientists, AI specialists, clinicians, and geneticists working together to enable studies needed to address the health challenges faced by Canadians.

5-Nov-2021 4:15 PM EDT
COVID-19: The older you are, the more antibodies you have
Universite de Montreal

Université de Montréal chemists looked at lab samples of patients who recovered from a mild case of COVID-19 and found that those over 50 produced more antibodies against the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

3-Nov-2021 12:00 PM EDT
Study finds alcohol and cannabis sales rose with pandemic
McMaster University

The study used information from Statistics Canada to compare 16 months of alcohol and cannabis sales before and after the pandemic began (November 2018 to February 2020 compared to March 2020 to June 2021). During the pandemic period, Canadians bought 1.86 billion dollars more alcohol than was predicted based on the pre-pandemic trend. Increases in cannabis sales were $811 million higher, nearly a billion dollars above the predicted amount.

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Released: 1-Nov-2021 11:05 AM EDT
University Health Network reported top Canadian research commercialization institution for 2nd year running
University Health Network (UHN)

According to the latest Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) North American Annual Licensing Survey, the University Health Network (UHN) ranks as the #1 research commercialization institution in Canada for the second year running according to gross licensing revenue from the research it has commercialized.

13-Aug-2021 4:55 PM EDT
Immigrants to Canada May Have Lower Rate of Stroke than Long-Term Residents
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Immigrants to Canada have a 33% lower rate of stroke than long-term residents, according to a study published in the August 18, 2021, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Released: 23-Jul-2021 12:10 PM EDT
US Clinics Slower to Provide Opioid Treatment Than Canadian Clinics
Yale University

As opioid overdose deaths rose during the COVID-19 pandemic, people seeking treatment for opioid addiction had to wait nearly twice as long to begin methadone treatment in the United States than in Canada, a new Yale study has shown.

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Released: 14-Jul-2021 4:35 PM EDT
New WHO Study Links Moderate Alcohol Use With Higher Cancer Risk
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

A new study from the World Health Organization's (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), published in the journal Lancet Oncology, has found an association between alcohol and a substantially higher risk of several forms of cancer, including breast, colon, and oral cancers.

Released: 13-Jul-2021 4:00 PM EDT
Study Finds Disparity in Pay for Female Ophthalmologists in Ontario, Canada
University Health Network (UHN)

A team led by researchers and clinicians from the Donald K. Johnson Eye Institute, part of the Krembil Research Institute at University Health Network (UHN), studied 22,389 Ontario physicians across three decades and found a significant payment gap between female and male ophthalmologists even after accounting for age, and some practice differences. This disparity was more pronounced among ophthalmologists when compared to other surgical, medical procedural and medical non-procedural specialty groups.

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Released: 6-May-2021 11:55 AM EDT
Cystic fibrosis: towards better treatment and stronger lungs
Universite de Montreal

In their lab, CRCHUM scientists Emmanuelle Brochiero and Damien Adam are studying ways of better predicting the efficacy of medications and helping injured lungs repair and regenerate.

30-Apr-2021 11:40 AM EDT
New study highlights impact of inherited retinal diseases on United States and Canada
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

Data being presented at the 2021 virtual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) highlights the significant impact of inherited retinal diseases (IRD) in the United States and Canada.

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12-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Doctors still reluctant to prescribe medical cannabis: McMaster
McMaster University

Ontario doctors are still hesitant to prescribe medical cannabis to patients suffering long-term pain 20 years after it was first introduced, says a new study carried out at McMaster University.

Released: 12-Apr-2021 3:05 PM EDT
Double-Lung Transplant After COVID-19 Performed in Canada
University Health Network (UHN)

Case done at University Health Network is believed to be a first in Canada on a patient whose lungs were irreparably damaged by COVID-19

Released: 19-Mar-2021 12:05 PM EDT
Nearly two-thirds of middle-aged and older adults in Canada report adverse childhood experiences
McMaster University

The study used data collected from 44,817 participants enrolled in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA), a large, national population-based study of health and aging. The participants completed questionnaires about adverse childhood experiences through telephone and face-to-face interviews between 2015 and 2018.

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Released: 18-Mar-2021 10:55 AM EDT
How well does vaccination work in residents of long-term care homes
McMaster University

The study will involve more than 2,000 residents, staff, and visitors of long-term care homes in Ontario over the course of a year. Blood and saliva will be examined.

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Released: 27-Feb-2021 7:00 AM EST
Rare Diseases: Not So Rare
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

February 28th is Rare Disease Day. This day holds special significance for thousands of patients and families as rare diseases are almost certainly the most common disease class affecting children in Canada.

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24-Feb-2021 10:00 AM EST
A Canadian success story: world-first to treat Fabry disease with gene therapy
University Health Network (UHN)

Results of a world-first Canadian pilot study on patients treated with gene therapy for Fabry disease show that the treatment is working and safe.

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Released: 24-Feb-2021 9:30 AM EST
Government of Canada invests in first-of-its-kind research study on the health impacts of inactivity
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, and the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced an investment of $3.34 million in research to understand the health impacts of extended periods of inactivity and the effectiveness of preventative measures to mitigate the impact of inactivity on our health. This investment will support eight teams of researchers whose data collection will begin in spring 2021.

Released: 5-Feb-2021 11:20 AM EST
S&T Collaborates with Federal Partners to Improve Air Domain Awareness at the Northern Border
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

The capability to detect, track, and identify aerial-based threats is more commonly known as air domain awareness.

Released: 4-Feb-2021 6:00 AM EST
Maad’ookiing Mshkiki — Sharing Medicine: Connecting Indigenous Communities with Culturally Relevant COVID-19 Vaccine Information
University Health Network (UHN)

Unpacking biomedicine, traditional knowledges and healing practices though oral storytelling and visualizations to support First Nations, Inuit and Métis in making informed choices.

Released: 3-Feb-2021 1:00 PM EST
Next Generation VLA Endorsed by Canadian Panel
National Radio Astronomy Observatory

The Canadian Astronomy Long Range Plan 2020-2030 has recommended that Canada support the National Radio Astronomy Observatory's proposed Next Generation Very Large Array.

22-Dec-2020 8:00 AM EST
Facial Recognition Technology Can Expose Political Orientation From Naturalistic Facial Images
Stanford Graduate School of Business

We show that facial recognition algorithms can expose people’s political views from their social media profile pictures, posing dramatic risks to privacy and civil liberties.

Newswise: Hunger in the Arctic prompts focus on causes, not symptoms
Released: 12-Nov-2020 8:05 AM EST
Hunger in the Arctic prompts focus on causes, not symptoms
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

The communities of Nunatsiavut in Northern Labrador, Canada, similar to other communities across Inuit Nunangat, the homeland of Inuit, are plagued by excessive food insecurity rates, which are estimated to be five times the level of food insecurity measured for households in Canada.

Released: 4-Nov-2020 1:20 PM EST
Key populations for early COVID-19 immunization in Canada
Canadian Medical Association (CMA)

Canada's National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) recommends vaccinating key populations, such as people at risk of severe illness or death, those at risk of transmitting the virus and essential workers, during the initial rollout of a COVID-19 vaccine in Canada.

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Released: 30-Oct-2020 5:25 PM EDT
UA Little Rock researchers investigate information campaigns designed to influence 2019 Canadian election
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

A group of researchers from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock have published an article that examined the possible use of online media campaigns orchestrated to influence the 2019 Canadian federal election. The article, “The Role of YouTube during the 2019 Canadian Federal Election: A Multi-Method Analysis of Online Discourse and Information Actors,” was published in the Journal of Future Conflict in September.

Released: 30-Oct-2020 12:40 PM EDT
Government of Canada awards $2.5M to McMaster University to support the COVID-19 border study with McMaster HealthLabs
McMaster University

McMaster University has been awarded $2.5 million from the Government of Canada to support the McMaster HealthLabs (MHL) Canadian International COVID-19 Surveillance Border Study at Toronto Pearson International Airport, being run in partnership with Air Canada and the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA).

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Released: 7-Aug-2020 3:50 PM EDT
I'm a public health physician and scientist and I'm blocking the path of an oil pipeline to protect health
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

As a doctor, I didn’t expect to find myself living in a tree at the age of 63, but here I am: 82 feet (25 meters) off the ground in a lovely grove of old cotton wood trees trying to stop construction on an oil pipeline.

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Released: 29-Apr-2020 1:35 PM EDT
New guideline on treating COVID-19
McMaster University

An international team of physicians, pharmacists, medical researchers and patient partners has developed a clinical guideline for the treatment of patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

Released: 31-Jan-2020 10:10 AM EST
Protecting our Northern Border with the Slash CameraPole
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T partnered with MIT Lincoln Laboratory and several private companies to create the Slash CameraPole.

Released: 23-Jan-2020 2:55 PM EST
Older refugees have high levels of depression even decades after immigration to Canada
University of Toronto

Most research on the mental health of refugees focuses on the first few years after resettlement in the host country, but little is known about their long-term mental health.

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Released: 17-Jan-2020 4:55 PM EST
Scurvy is still a thing in Canada
McMaster University

McMaster University researchers surveyed the data of patients of Hamilton’s two hospital systems over nine years and found 52 with low Vitamin C levels. This included 13 patients who could be diagnosed as having scurvy, and an additional 39 who tested positive for scurvy but did not have documented symptoms. Among those with scurvy, some were related to alcohol use disorder or to bariatric surgery but the majority were related to other causes of malnutrition such as persistent vomiting, purposeful dietary restrictions, mental illness, social isolation and dependence on others for food.

Released: 6-Jan-2020 3:05 PM EST
Cannabis Edibles Present Novel Health Risks
Canadian Medical Association (CMA)

With the recent legalization of cannabis edibles in Canada, physicians and the public must be aware of the novel risks of cannabis edibles

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Released: 4-Dec-2019 12:05 PM EST
S&T and CBP Host the Havre Sector Field Experiment
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

As part of the HSE’s ongoing efforts to address vulnerabilities, DHS S&T and USBP conducted a field test at USBP Havre Sector.

Released: 18-Nov-2019 12:30 PM EST
DHS awards $200k for scalable, interoperable distributed ledger for credential exchange
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T has awarded $200,000 to SecureKey Technologies based in Toronto, Canada to adapt its identity network solution to support the issuance and validation of digital credentials.


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