What Really Matters

Bringing Evidence to Care: How the Pediatric Rehabilitation Sector is Adopting Evidence-Based Best Practices | May, 2016

Ontario is home to global leaders in childhood disability research who are doing foundational work in areas including cerebral palsy, autism, and concussion care. The Ontario Association of Children’s Rehabilitation Services (OACRS) hopes to leverage this world-class resource by bringing together researchers, clinicians, patients and families to facilitate the dissemination and adoption of top research […]... Read more >

Next Generation Sequencing: Discovering Genetic Causes of Rare Diseases | January, 2016

DNA sequencing has helped researchers at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) to discover the genetic cause of 85 new rare diseases, giving patients a definitive diagnosis and opening doors for the development of effective treatments.... Read more >

Ontario Researchers Lead the World’s First Clinical Trial of a Double Virus Therapy for Cancer Patients | September, 2015

Patients across Ontario research hospitals are taking part in the world’s first clinical trial of a new cancer-fighting double virus therapy discovered jointly by scientists at CHEO, The Ottawa Hospital, and McMaster University. The enormous potential of this world-class discovery is emblematic of how health research contributes to a healthier, wealthier, smarter Ontario.... Read more >

Tapping into the Family Network: Engaging Clients and Families to Foster Research and Innovation | May, 2015

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital takes client- and family-centred care to the next level by partnering with clients and families to help drive innovation in research. The second floor at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is home to ScreenPlay, a high-tech interactive waiting area designed to improve care and reduce waiting room anxiety for children […]... Read more >

Economic Analysis Shows How to Avoid 3,000 Cases of Diabetes and Save the Health Care System $9+ Million | March, 2015

A St. Michael’s study finds that patients taking certain statins ‒ cholesterol-lowering drugs, among the most commonly used in the world ‒ face an increased risk of developing diabetes. If some patients took a lower potency statin, 3,000 cases of diabetes could be avoided. This could save $9+ million.... Read more >

New Research Provides Important Clue as to Susceptibility to No. 1 Killer of Canadian Women in Midlife: Heart Disease | February, 2015

An LHSC researcher has discovered why some women are especially susceptible to heart disease: an estrogen receptor. This new knowledge may help to develop new drugs that could prevent or slow down this disease, the number one killer of post-menopausal women in Canada.... Read more >

The Great White North: Ontario’s North as a Burgeoning Economic Driver | January, 2015

Something major is happening in northern Ontario, and it’s changing the landscape of health research in Ontario. With investment, two CAHO hospitals ‒ HSN and TBRHSC ‒ are driving the northern economy, employing many in highly skilled jobs, attracting top research talent and showing a healthy return on provincial backing. ... Read more >

Massive Global Study on Heart Disease Reveals Paradox When Comparing High- to Low-Income Countries | November, 2014

An international study finds the rates of cardiovascular disease and death substantially higher in low-income countries, despite the fact that cardiovascular risk is comparatively lower in these countries. This speaks to the importance of adequate systems for prevention and treatments of various diseases to improve outcomes. ... Read more >

Water Test Used on Patients with Schizophrenia, by CAMH Researchers, to Make Them Aware of Their Illness | October, 2014

A commonly used test of the balance system, involving water in the ear to indirectly stimulate the brain, may bring a temporary awareness of illness to people with schizophrenia who feel they are not ill, according to new research from CAMH.... Read more >

First-of-its-Kind Immigrant and Refugee Health Guidelines Produced at Bruyère | September, 2014

A clinical scientist at Bruyère Research Institute has developed immigrant and refugee health guidelines designed to help Canadian doctors meet the distinctive needs of this population. These are the most comprehensive evidence-based guidelines produced to date, and they’re now being used across Canada.... Read more >