Latest St. Michael Stories

2012-01-17 13:12:58

A research team led by St. Michael's Hospital's Dr. Kamran Khan is teaming up with British authorities to anticipate and track the risk for an infectious disease outbreak at the London Olympics this summer.

2011-05-31 15:36:16

Private health clinics across Canada providing weight-loss surgeries are offering much shorter wait times but at a hefty cost and at the expense of quality patient care.

2011-05-11 00:25:09

Disease-modifying drugs (DMDs) are injected medications used to slow the progression of multiple sclerosis (MS), and have been shown to reduce the frequency and severity of relapses.

2011-04-09 04:22:56

Increased levels of a protein that helps regulate the body's blood pressure may also predict a major cardiovascular event in high-risk patients.

2011-03-15 20:18:26

Minor league hockey players in the Atom division are more than 10 times likely to suffer a brain injury since bodychecking was first allowed among the 9 and 10-year-olds.

2011-03-14 16:50:53

Some physicians are prescribing opioids such as OxyContin 55 times as often as others.

2011-03-03 16:41:56

Men living in low-income neighbourhoods consume more than three times as many alcoholic drinks each week compared to women in these neighbourhoods.

2011-02-16 16:57:02

One in five homeless people with tuberculosis die within a year of their diagnosis.

2011-02-02 15:37:57

Immigrant women in Ontario are not screened for cervical cancer as often as native-born Canadians, with the lowest rates being among older, poorer South Asians, new research shows.

2010-11-06 02:42:14

Common practice of linking health to how old a person looks not an accurate indicator.

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  • An imitative word; an onomatopoetic word.
The word 'onomatope' is a back-formation from 'onomatopoeia'.