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2014-06-18 12:34:23

TORONTO, June 18, 2014 /CNW/ - Cota is an accredited, not-for-profit, community-based organization that has been supporting adults with mental health and cognitive challenges to live well within their communities for over 40 years. We offer a wide range of services to adults living with serious mental illness, geriatric mental health conditions, acquired brain injuries, developmental disabilities and dual diagnoses. Our services reach over 2,500 people each year. This year, Cota...

Study Finds Kids Should Drink Two Cups Of Milk Daily
2012-12-18 10:36:54

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online “Milk does the body good.” That´s the iconic slogan etched on campaign fliers and ads promoting the health benefits of milk. A recent study from researchers at St. Michael´s Hospital in Toronto investigated how much milk children should drink and found that the optimum amount is two cups per day. In particular, the scientists studied how cow´s milk can impact iron and vitamin D levels in the body...

2012-03-13 10:50:21

Imagine that you have asthma, and rather than give you a set of instructions about what to do if you have an attack, your doctor invites you to help write them? Would that make patients feel more engaged and empowered in managing their health care, and would that ultimately make them happier if not healthier? These questions are being raised by Dr. Samir Gupta, a respirologist at St. Michael's Hospital. His research has found that a wiki — a website developed collaboratively by...

2012-02-15 21:44:33

Researchers have developed the first 'newborn weight curves' for specific ethnic groups across Canad One of the first things people ask new parents is how much does their baby weigh. For some immigrant parents, especially South Asians, the question may be stressful. Many of their newborns are incorrectly diagnosed as being significantly underweight, meaning they could be at higher risk of developmental issues. Researchers at St. Michael's Hospital say many of these infants are in...

2012-02-14 10:22:20

Eating fructose over an extended period of time does not lead to an increase in blood pressure, according to researchers at St. Michael's Hospital. A new study has found that despite previous research showing blood pressure rose in humans immediately after they consumed fructose, there is no evidence fructose increases blood pressure when it has been eaten for more than seven days. In fact, researchers led by Drs. David Jenkins and John Sievenpiper observed a significant decrease in...

2012-01-10 23:36:32

Could lead to a test and therapy for kidney failure caused by E. coli New findings by St. Michael's researchers about the way cells work could lead to a test and therapy for kidney failure caused by E. coli. Ever since the water supply in Walkerton, Ont., was contaminated by E. coli in 2000, Dr. Philip Marsden has been trying to figure out just how a toxin released by that particular strain of the bacteria causes kidney damage in children. Now Dr. Marsden and his team based at St....

2011-12-20 22:34:55

Women who are at risk for breast cancer may also be at greater risk for heart disease Women who are at risk for breast cancer may also be at greater risk for heart disease, new research has found. The majority of women with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer have a mutated form of the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes, which normally suppress the growth of breast and ovarian tumors. Dr. Subodh Verma, a cardiac surgeon at St. Michael's Hospital, said his research team was surprised to discover...

2011-10-27 14:16:18

Poor oral health tied to chronic disease and worse overall health Forty-five per cent of Ontarians 65 years and older did not see a dentist in the last year, increasing their risk of chronic diseases and a reduced quality of life , a new study by researchers at St. Michael's Hospital, Women's College Hospital and the Institute for Clinical and Evaluative Sciences (ICES) shows. "Poor oral health can contribute to many serious medical conditions and affect a person's ability to chew and...

2011-10-13 11:35:45

Researchers at St. Michael's Hospital have found that people who speak more than one language have twice as much brain damage as unilingual people before they exhibit symptoms of Alzheimer's disease Researchers at St. Michael's Hospital have found that people who speak more than one language have twice as much brain damage as unilingual people before they exhibit symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. It's the first physical evidence that bilingualism delays the onset of the disease. "This is...

2011-10-06 10:58:34

The drug also increased the length of time before a patient relapsed and more patients taking it remained free of relapses A new oral drug has been shown in a large international clinical trial to significantly reduce the relapse rate of people with multiple sclerosis and to slow the progression of the disease. The results of the Phase 3 trial of the drug teriflunomide were published in The New England Journal of Medicine on Thursday. "This could be a safe, effective and convenient...


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