Prescription medications remain one of the most common causes of severe adverse reactions in clinical medicine, accounting for an estimated 1,800 to 10,000 deaths annually in Canada. The need for drug safety research using an evidence-based approach has been clearly understood for decades, but such research has suffered from a lack of national coordination. The […]
November 8th, 2012 · No Comments · Health, Medicine, News Release, Nursing, Pharmacy, Research
October 22nd, 2012 · No Comments · Aboriginal, Advisory, Health, Indigenous, Medicine, News, Outreach
The University of Manitoba and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) are hosting a public forum to discuss tuberculosis, which is sadly not, as many think, a disease of the past.
True, overall TB rates are declining but in Manitoba and Nunavut, for example, rates are increasing. Experts will discuss this and other aspects of […]
October 11th, 2012 · No Comments · Health, Medicine, News, News Release, Research
A new report from the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Medicine finds that Manitoba children have been making some gains in health and social outcomes, but children from lower income areas generally experience poorer outcomes than children from high income areas.
The study, titled How are Manitoba’s Children Doing published by the Manitoba Centre for Health […]
October 4th, 2012 · No Comments · Health, Medical Rehabilitation, Medicine, News Release, Nursing, Research, Social Work, human ecology
As more Manitobans age into their golden years, the need for long-term care also increases. In fact, by 2031, all Baby Boomers will be 65 or older. Almost half will be older than 75, presenting a growing challenge for long-term care strategies.
A new report from the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Medicine estimates how much […]
The University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine proudly presents this year’s Joe Doupe Lecture featuring Terry Klassen [MD/82], associate dean, academic, Faculty of Medicine. He is also director of research, Manitoba Institute of Child Health and head of the George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation.
Who: Dr. Terry Klassen
What: “Pediatric Emergency Medicine: My Life as […]
August 21st, 2012 · No Comments · Health, Kinesiology, Medical Rehabilitation, Medicine, News Release, Research, Sports
A study of marathon participants older than 50 years of age has found similar temporary effects as those found in runners between 18 and 40 years of age. Any cardiac abnormalities during a marathon disappear within a week after completing a race.
“There was no evidence of permanent heart damage from repeated marathon running in individuals […]
A University of Manitoba physicist is the recipient of $434,000 in research funding from the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation for a new method of detecting breast cancer using microwave technology instead of x-ray imaging.
Dr. Stephen Pistorius is studying new methods for detecting breast cancer using microwave technology instead of x-ray imaging. Such low-power electromagnetic waves […]