Category Archives: Health & Medicine

Two in five individuals with schizophrenia have attempted suicide

Toronto, ON – A new study by the University of Toronto (U of T), released today, found that those with schizophrenia who’d been physically abused during childhood were five times more likely to have attempted suicide. The lifetime prevalence of … Continue reading

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Generalized anxiety disorder is three times more likely among older adults with COPD

Toronto, ON – The prevalence of past-year generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) for adults aged 50 and older with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is much higher compared to older adults without COPD (5.8% vs 1.7%), according to a new study published by University of Toronto … Continue reading

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Canada’s leading Indigenous Health Conference returns to discuss inequities and solutions for Indigenous populations

Toronto, ON – The University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine, Continuing Professional Development is hosting the 2nd Biennial Indigenous Health Conference at the Hilton Meadowvale, May 26-27, 2016. This year, the conference will focus on how we can work together … Continue reading

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Close to 40% of formerly suicidal Canadians subsequently achieve complete mental health

TORONTO, ON – Close to 40% (38%) of formerly suicidal Canadians have reached a state of complete mental health, not only being free of symptoms of mental illness, suicidal thoughts or substance abuse in the preceding year, but also reporting … Continue reading

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Trinity College receives $1.75 million to launch mental health and wellness program

Toronto, ON – Through the generous support of alumni, Trinity College will be enhancing its Health and Wellness program and providing on-site mental health counselling and support services for its students. Trinity alumna Dr. Anne Steacy ’76 has donated $1.5 million … Continue reading

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Zambart, UNZA and University of Toronto researchers find health systems must evolve to meet long-term needs of people living longer on ART

TORONTO, ON – Millions of people with HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa are living longer lives due to antiretroviral therapy (ART). For many, ART is transforming HIV into a chronic illness. People are therefore likely to have new needs related to … Continue reading

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U of T scientists redefine arterial wall inflammation, offering hope for cardiovascular disease treatment

TORONTO, ON — Researchers from the University of Toronto have found that a specific cell type plays a key role in maintaining healthy arteries after inflammation. It’s a discovery that could provide treatment options for cardiovascular disease — one of … Continue reading

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U of T researchers ‘turn off’ most notorious cancer-causing protein

TORONTO, ON — It’s known as the most common cancer-causing protein, directly responsible for 30 per cent of all cancers and indirectly involved in virtually all cancers. For over 30 years, scientists have failed to successfully target it, but now … Continue reading

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University of Toronto announces first JLABS life sciences incubator in Canada

TORONTO, ON – The University of Toronto has taken another step forward in city-building and fostering a growing community of entrepreneurs, with a  collaboration announced today that will see the Johnson & Johnson Innovation’s life sciences incubator, JLABS, expand for … Continue reading

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Childhood physical and sexual abuse linked to ulcerative colitis

TORONTO, ON – Adults who were exposed to childhood physical or sexual abuse were approximately twice as likely to have ulcerative colitis, according to a new nationally representative study from four researchers at the University of Toronto. “We found that … Continue reading

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