Category Archives: Health & Medicine

Understanding and Improving Governance, Accountability and Transparency in the Pharmaceutical Sector

Toronto, ON – The University of Toronto and the World Health Organization are proud to launch the WHO Collaborating Centre for Governance, Accountability and Transparency for the Pharmaceutical Sector with a policy workshop and celebration at the Leslie Dan Faculty of … Continue reading

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University of Toronto faculty, alumni inducted into Canada’s Medical Hall of Fame

Toronto, ON – Members of University of Toronto’s faculty and alumni will be inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame at a ceremony taking place today at McMaster University, taking four of this year’s six spots. “This is something … Continue reading

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Yeast Against the Machine: Bakers’ Yeast Could Improve Diagnosis

Toronto, ON – It’s easier than ever to sequence our DNA, but doctors still can’t exactly tell from our genomes which diseases might befall us. Professor Fritz Roth is setting out to change this by going to basics — to our … Continue reading

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New Network Launched to Address Diabetes Complications

Toronto, ON – A new national research network was launched today to transform the health outcomes of individuals with diabetes and its related complications. It will be led by two of Canada’s top researchers in the field and includes researchers conducting … Continue reading

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Stem cell therapy reverses age-related osteoporosis in mice

Toronto, ON – Imagine telling a patient suffering from age-related (type-II) osteoporosis that a single injection of stem cells could restore their normal bone structure. This week, with a publication in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine, a group of researchers from … Continue reading

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Childhood pre-migration health and circumstances shed light on the “healthy migrant effect”

Toronto, ON — Studies have shown that immigrants to the U.S., Canada, and Australia tend to be healthier and live longer than non-immigrants in their host countries, once adjustments have been made for income and education. There has been a … Continue reading

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Oncology for pharmacists: A person-centred approach to caring for people living with cancer

Toronto, ON – The Office of Continuous Professional Development at the University of Toronto’s Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, in collaboration with Cancer Care Ontario, is introducing the first comprehensive program in the province for pharmacists focused on caring for … Continue reading

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New study reveals Ontario’s high-cost healthcare users

Toronto, ON – A new study examining high-cost healthcare users in Ontario released by researchers at the University of Toronto has identified the types of patients who are high-cost users, the continuums of care that propel these high costs, and … Continue reading

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New study finds elders living alone with abuser more likely to endure severe mistreatment

Toronto, ON – A new study examining elder abuse–released today by researchers at the University of Toronto, Cornell University, and Weill-Cornell Medical College–has found that older adult victims living alone with their abuser were up to four times more likely to endure more severe levels of … Continue reading

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University of Toronto Researcher Wins €1M Brain Prize – the “Nobel of Neuroscience”

Toronto, ON – Professor Graham Collingridge has been awarded the world’s most valuable prize for brain research. Prof. Collingridge, Chair of the Department of Physiology, was one of three recipients of the Brain Prize, awarded by the Grete Lundbeck European … Continue reading

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