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Released: 29-Nov-2023 12:05 PM EST
Chronic pain program at Toronto Rehab awarded for its ECHOing effects
University Health Network (UHN)

In 2014, Dr. Andrea Furlan, a physician at Toronto Rehab and a leader in chronic pain treatment, had a vision: to bring together a group of experts who could equip health care professionals in the community with the knowledge they'd need to provide proper pain treatment.

Released: 24-Oct-2023 12:05 PM EDT
Residents unprepared for wildland fires, face barriers in implementing prevention measures: York U study
York University

Individual and social factors contribute to lack of preparedness, despite many available residential wildfire mitigation and educational programs, study reveals

Newswise: Extreme environments expert discusses causes of recent wildfires
Released: 28-Aug-2023 4:00 PM EDT
Extreme environments expert discusses causes of recent wildfires
Virginia Tech

Wildfires in Hawaii have devastated the island of Maui. Canada continues to experience its worst ever wildfire season, with more than 1,000 active fires. Brian Lattimer, Director of Virginia Tech’s Extreme Environments and Materials Lab, explains what the Maui and Canadian wildfires have in common.

Released: 14-Aug-2023 4:45 PM EDT
New study charts exposure to SARS-CoV-2 infection in Canada throughout the pandemic
Canadian Medical Association Journal

Most people in Canada now have hybrid immunity against SARS-CoV-2 through a mix of infection and vaccination, new research in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) shows.

Newswise: Extroverts More Likely to Resist Vaccines, Study Shows
Released: 2-Aug-2023 5:00 AM EDT
Extroverts More Likely to Resist Vaccines, Study Shows
University of Texas at El Paso

Which types of personalities were more hesitant about COVID-19 vaccination during the pandemic’s peak? Extroverts — according to a new study on more than 40,000 Canadians.

Newswise: CIHR chooses Digital Science to support discoveries for Canada’s health
Released: 14-Jun-2023 9:30 AM EDT
CIHR chooses Digital Science to support discoveries for Canada’s health
Digital Science and Research Solutions Ltd

Digital Science is pleased to announce that the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has chosen Altmetric and Dimensions from Digital Science’s flagship products to support its belief that research has the power to change lives.

Released: 12-Jun-2023 12:40 PM EDT
Canada’s carbon pricing poses a $256 billion financial risk for borrowers and banks
University of Waterloo

By putting a price on the cost of carbon, the Government of Canada aims to curtail greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, but it comes with an increased risk for financial lenders and borrowers with high carbon emissions.

Released: 12-Jun-2023 4:05 AM EDT
An AI tool that could help prevent wildfires
Aalto University

Wildfires are becoming more common, but machine learning can help cut them short

Newswise: Canada wildfires smother parts of US
Released: 8-Jun-2023 10:05 AM EDT
Canada wildfires smother parts of US
University of Miami

University of Miami climate and aerosol experts, who are members of the Center for Aerosol Science and Technology, explain the dangers from the smoke flowing in from Canada, which is resulting in people donning masks.

Released: 1-Jun-2023 3:20 PM EDT
Antipsychotic drugs use increased in Canadian long-term care homes in first year of pandemic
University of Waterloo

While most aspects of care quality in long-term care homes did not differ in the first year of the pandemic from pre-pandemic levels, a new study shows that the use of antipsychotic drugs increased in all provinces.

Released: 31-May-2023 4:25 PM EDT
How Canadians' lifestyle behaviours changed during the COVID-19 pandemic
McGill University

Sixty per cent of roughly 1,600 Canadians who took part in a new McGill University study say their lifestyle habits either stayed the same or improved during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Released: 10-May-2023 2:05 PM EDT
Risk of opioid toxicity death is many times higher for people who experience incarceration
McMaster University

Burden of opioid toxicity death in the fentanyl-dominant era for people who experience incarceration in Ontario, Canada, 2015–2020: a whole population retrospective cohort study.

Released: 8-May-2023 11:05 AM EDT
Canadian e-waste has tripled, new study finds
University of Waterloo

New research finds that Canada’s electrical and electronic waste (e-waste) has more than tripled in the last two decades, the equivalent of filling the CN tower 110 times and generating close to a million tons in 2020 alone.

Released: 4-May-2023 11:30 AM EDT
Government of Canada invests $6.5 million in research to support the health and mental wellbeing of young children
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health, announced an investment of $6.5 million over five years for six projects funded through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Mental Health in the Early Years (MHITEY) initiative. MHITEY, led by the CIHR’s Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health, will help to advance Canada’s mental health strategy by identifying solutions for safe and equitable programs and services for diverse populations, and through adopting, adapting and improving the use of evidence-based practices in clinical, community, and public health settings.

Newswise: Where there’s smoke, there’s thiocyanate: McMaster researchers find tobacco users in Canada are exposed to higher levels of cyanide than other regions
Released: 24-Mar-2023 11:30 PM EDT
Where there’s smoke, there’s thiocyanate: McMaster researchers find tobacco users in Canada are exposed to higher levels of cyanide than other regions
McMaster University

Tobacco users in Canada are exposed to higher levels of cyanide than smokers in lower-income nations, according to a large-scale population health study from McMaster University.

Released: 15-Mar-2023 12:45 PM EDT
Comparison with Canada highlights poor access to US methadone treatment
Washington State University

People living in the United States must travel significantly farther to access methadone treatment for opioid addiction than Canadians, suggests a new study led by Washington State University researchers.

Released: 24-Feb-2023 1:30 PM EST
Notice to the Media: MP Fragiskatos to Announce Investment in Health Care Research
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Peter Fragiskatos, Member of Parliament for London North Centre, will announce an investment that will support the work of research teams across the country to improve health care for Canadians.

Released: 5-Dec-2022 11:10 AM EST
Dramatic change in proportion of the Canadian population with SARS-CoV-2 antibody over the first 2.5 years of pandemic
Canadian Medical Association Journal

By August 2022, most children and adults younger than 60 years in Canada had been exposed to SARS-CoV-2 through a combination of vaccination and infection, according to a large study looking at blood antibodies published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal)

Released: 29-Nov-2022 10:40 AM EST
Cleveland Clinic Expands Global Access to Care by Appointing Five New In-Country Representatives
Cleveland Clinic

As part of its continued efforts to ensure greater access to quality care for patients around the world, Cleveland Clinic is broadening its network of in-country representatives to five locations: Canada, China, Colombia, Ecuador and Mexico.

Newswise: Great Actions Leave a Mark campaign celebrates the Gift of Life through Living Organ Donation
7-Sep-2022 2:00 PM EDT
Great Actions Leave a Mark campaign celebrates the Gift of Life through Living Organ Donation
University Health Network (UHN)

UHN’s Ajmera Transplant Centre and The Centre for Living Organ Donation announce today the launch of a new campaign, Great Actions Leave a Mark, The campaign showcases through artistic photos and video, the stories and scars (the mark) from 39 living organ donors and transplant recipients across Canada.

Newswise: Grade 9 Student from Ottawa is first Canadian to win 
neuroscience world championship
Released: 21-Jul-2022 9:30 AM EDT
Grade 9 Student from Ottawa is first Canadian to win neuroscience world championship
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

15-year-old Helene Li from Ottawa competed against 30 students from six continents over eight days of tests and question-and-answer rounds to become the 2022 International Brain Bee World Champion. The Brain Bee is the world’s premier neuroscience competition for teenagers.

Released: 5-Jul-2022 9:45 AM EDT
South Asian Communities in GTA disproportionately hit by COVID-19
McMaster University

A COVID CommUNITY – South Asian study, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) Open has found that South Asian communities living in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) suffered disproportionately from COVID-19 in the first year of the pandemic.

Released: 9-Jun-2022 1:05 AM EDT
How Will Climate Change Affect the Geographic Range of Salamander Species in the U.S. And Canada?

In a study published in the Journal of Wildlife Management, investigators predicted the geographic range restriction of several different species of salamanders in eastern Canada and the United States under future climate scenarios in 2050 and 2070.

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.

Newswise: Excess sugar consumption costs Canada’s health-care system $5 billion each year
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.

Newswise:Video Embedded university-health-network-reported-top-canadian-research-commercialization-institution-for-2nd-year-running
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.