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Study suggests Ontario nearing UN targets to help end AIDS epidemic

A new study suggests Ontario is nearing ambitious United Nations targets for ending the AIDS epidemics: By 2020, 90 per cent of all people living with HIV should know their HIV status, 90 per cent of all people diagnosed with HIV are receiving sustained antiretroviral drug therapy and 90 per cent of people on ART [...]

Smoking cessation counseling during hospitalization could be cost-effective

In a recent study published in Tobacco Control, researchers at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute have demonstrated the cost-effectiveness of the Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation (OMSC), an intervention that includes in-hospital counseling, pharmacotherapy and post-hospital follow-up, compared to usual care among smokers hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction, unstable angina, heart failure, and chronic [...]

Ontarians more likely to survive 1 year after hospitalization: study

More people in Ontario are living longer after hospitalization than in 1994, with a 22% decrease in the risk of death after 1 year from admission, found an article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Hospitals deliver a substantial proportion of health care, from treating acute illness to performing surgery, offering specialist medicine and care [...]

Research Examines Differences In Rates Of Cardiac Catheterization Between New York State And Ontario

The increased use of cardiac catheterization in New York relative to Ontario appears related to selecting more patients at low risk of obstructive coronary artery disease, with the subsequent diagnostic yield (i.e., the proportion of tested patients in whom disease was diagnosed) of this procedure in New York significantly lower than in Ontario, according to [...]

Traumatic Brain Injury Experienced By One In Five Students In Grades 7-12 During Their Lifetimes

One in five adolescents surveyed in Ontario said they have suffered a traumatic brain injury that left them unconscious for five minutes or required them to be hospitalized overnight, a statistic researchers in Toronto say is much higher than previously thought. Sports such as ice hockey and soccer accounted for more than half the injuries, [...]