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2014-04-10 12:27:37

Follows Day-in-the-life of Medical Residents at St. Joseph's Hospital TORONTO, April 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, Health Minister Rona Ambrose learned first-hand the challenges of delivering healthcare in a busy urban hospital. The Minister joined medical residents at St. Joseph's Health Centre in Toronto by spending time with them as they delivered frontline care. In addition, the Minister also discussed a range of issues, such as patient care, patient safety and health human...

2014-03-24 16:24:30

TORONTO, March 24, 2014 /CNW/ - The Prize, established by Friends of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (FCIHR), in collaboration with the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences recognizes leaders of exceptional achievement in science and health policy of international stature. Professor Lap-Chee Tsui, President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Hong Kong, will receive the Prize and deliver a Public Forum Lecture on September 17(th), 2014 in Ottawa. In 2015, he will...

2014-01-28 08:30:45

TORONTO, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Viteava Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced the execution of a sponsored research agreement with McGill University relating to novel analogs and derivatives of the green tea flavonoid, (-)epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG). Matching funds have been received from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Proof of Principle - Phase II (CIHR POPII) program. Professor Tak-Hang Chan of McGill University is the Principal Investigator with...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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