Category Archives: Health & Medicine

Alternative hospital funding proposal risky says study

TORONTO, ON – A new study says Canadian federal and provincial policymakers should be wary of funding hospitals through an activity-based funding (ABF) model. This study is the first systemic review of worldwide evidence on ABF. It involved 19 researchers … Continue reading

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Honouring World Mental Health Day at U of T

TORONTO, ON – On World Mental Health Day, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities Reza Moridi visited the University of Toronto to announce continued provincial funding of the Mental Health Innovation Fund. Funding will be extended for an additional two … Continue reading

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The University of Toronto and The Scarborough Hospital announce new Centre for Integrative Medicine

Toronto, ON — Today, the University of Toronto (U of T) and The Scarborough Hospital (TSH) announced a partnership that will provide new answers for the 74% of Canadians who are using some form of complementary and alternative medicine, including … Continue reading

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University of Toronto announces strategic collaboration with Janssen Inc. and Johnson & Johnson Innovation

TORONTO, ON — The University of Toronto today announced a new strategic open innovation collaboration with Janssen Inc. facilitated by the Johnson & Johnson Innovation center of California that will support research through the Collaborative Center for Drug Research (CCDR). … Continue reading

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U of T researchers develop tool to tell if tremors are real or a ruse by drug-seeking addicts

TORONTO, ON – It’s a common scenario in emergency rooms across Canada: a patient suddenly stops regular, excessive alcohol consumption and develops withdrawal – a potentially fatal condition. The most common clinical sign of withdrawal is tremor, especially in the … Continue reading

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U of T research helps explain why elderly are prone to sleep problems

TORONTO, ON – New research led by University of Toronto neurologist Andrew Lim sheds light on sleep disruption in aging adults. “In many older people with insomnia and other patterns of sleep disruption, the underlying cause is unknown,” said Lim, … Continue reading

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At last, hope for ALS patients?

TORONTO, ON — U of T researchers have found a missing link that helps to explain how ALS, one of the world’s most feared diseases, paralyses and ultimately kills its victims. The breakthrough is helping them trace a path to … Continue reading

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Low-carb diet cuts risk of colon cancer, study finds

TORONTO, ON — Researchers at the University of Toronto have found that gut bacteria drives a common form of colon cancer and that a low-carbohydrate diet can prevent the disease. Researchers found that microbes in the intestine convert carbohydrates into … Continue reading

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One third of adults with dyslexia report they were physically abused during their childhood

TORONTO, ON – Adults who have dyslexia are much more likely to report they were physically abused before they turned 18 than their peers without dyslexia, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Toronto and the … Continue reading

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Fast, portable device for ‘on-the-go,’ laboratory-quality cocaine testing

TORONTO, ON – Testing for cocaine and other drugs usually involves two steps: a quick on-site prescreen and then a more accurate confirmatory test at a laboratory. This process can often take days or weeks — far too long in … Continue reading

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