St. Michael's in the news



Nov. 27

Some Canadian prisons are denying inmates methadone, putting war on drugs before health
‌Interview with Dr. Philip Berger

In prisons all across Canada, there are inmates using methadone—an opiate that satisfies the cravings of those with opioid addictions without providing the signature high that comes along with drugs like heroin or oxycodone. It is considered one of the most effective treatments available to stop extreme withdrawals and curb addiction, but not every inmate has access to it, and some have even been pulled off it.

'Most incredible thing': Toronto-area man injured in Costa Rica awakes from coma
‌CTV News Toronto
The parents of a man injured while on vacation in Costa Rica are overjoyed after their son awoke from a coma nearly two weeks after crashing an ATV.

Talking to the dead
‌Interview with Dr. Prabhat Jha
52 Insights

A shocking and little known fact: only 3% of individuals that die worldwide have an official cause of death certificate. More specifically, in India, a country of over a billion people, 80% of deaths take place outside the healthcare system.

Nov. 25

Charlie Sheen speaks out about HIV
‌Interview with Dr. Darrell Tan
Global News

Dr. Darrell Tan explains how the chances of transmitting HIV to an uninfected partner can be extremely low, provided that certain measures are taken.

More than 18 million women severely undernourished in developing countries: study
‌Research by Dr. Fahad Razak

More than 18 million women in the developing countries, including India, Senegal and Sierra Leone, are severely undernourished, according to a study published Tuesday by the U.S. journal JAMA.

Nov. 24

Video: Health workers prepare for arrival of refugees
‌Interview with Dr. Ashna Bowry
CBC News Now

Canadian health-care professionals are preparing for a large influx of Syrian refugees with medical issues that may have been neglected.Who is coming? Who will assess their health?
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Nov. 20

Charlie Sheen discusses having HIV
‌Interview with Dr. Kevin Gough
CTV News: eTalk

Nov. 18

Charlie Sheen's HIV disclosure reflects lingering stigma
‌Interview with Dr. Philip Berger
CBC News

Actor Charlie Sheen's announcement that he's been HIV positive for four years could help to clear up some public misconceptions and stigma, experts say.

Nov. 17

World's most complex face transplant
‌Interview with Dr. James Mahoney
CTV News

Doctors in N.Y. have completed the most complex facial transplant to date for a badly burned firefighter.

Nov. 16

Four diet myths and one good food habit
‌Column by Dr. Mike Evans
The Toronto Star

Here are four things about healthy eating that need clearing up: one diet works better than the others; you can melt off pounds by tinkering with carbs, protein, and fats; there must be one diet that works; and trying really hard should pay off, right?

Nov. 13

Student chefs aim to change perception of hospital food
‌Interview with Melanie Ragnitz and Nino Jose

St. Michael's Hospital is teaming up with George Brown College culinary students to win over palates.

Regent Park school opens much-appreciated health clinic for families
‌Interview with Dr. Sloane Freeman
CBC News

For families in Regent Park, it has become a little easier to get their children to a doctor. The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) has partnered up with St. Michael's Hospital to open up a new health clinic inside Nelson Mandela Public School.

Nov. 12

Inner-city school clinics hailed as insurance for kids
‌Interview with Dr. Sloane Freeman
The Toronto Star

Chaka Nero-Heath usually takes a bus or makes the half-hour drive to take her children to the doctor, taking time out of her busy schedule to ferry her sons and daughter. But with the creation of a pediatric clinic at their school, she’ll take them to the doctor at a place they go to nearly every day.

Ensuring defibrillators are accessible when heart attacks are most likely to happen
‌Research by Dr. Laurie Morrison
Medical Xpress

Walking through an office building on St. George Street, Engineering's Christopher Sun quickly spots a portable automated external defibrillator (AED) conveniently tucked near the side of the entrance.

Researchers call for investment in cancer control in low- and middle-income countries
‌Research by Dr. Prabhat Jha
Medical Xpress

Loss of consciousness (LOC) at symptom onset is an important manifestation of early brain injury after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) and a predictor of death or poor functional outcome at 12 months, a retrospective analysis has shown.

Nov. 9

The best diet yet? Scientists say eating nuts, soy and leafy vegetables is the route to slashing your risk of heart disease
‌Research by Dr. David Jenkins
The Daily Mail

The best healthy diet yet has been devised by scientists to reduce the risk of heart disease. The diet, known as the Portfolio Eating Plan, is packed with nuts, soya, leafy vegetables, oats, beans and pulses.

Nov. 5

Oilers sensation Connor McDavid out with broken collarbone
‌Interview with Dr. Aaron Nauth
CTV News

Nov. 4

Processed meat joins tobacco, asbestos on WHO list of carcinogens
‌Interview with Dr. David Jenkins
The Globe and Mail

Those strips of bacon on your breakfast plate and salami in your lunchbox are increasing your risk of cancer – and red meat probably is as well – says the World Heath Organization in a strong statement on the health hazards of a common food in our modern diet.

What your baby's Apgar score may mean for YOUR health
Research by Dr. Joel Ray
Parents Magazine

A new study has found a link between a newborn's Apgar score and the mother's risk of becoming critically ill.

Belly fat linked to gestational diabetes risk
Research by Leanne De Souza

It might be a better way to spot women in danger of developing blood sugar disease, researcher says.

Nov. 3

Newborn, mom's health 'remain intimately linked' after birth
Research by Dr. Joel Ray
CBC News

The Apgar score pediatricians use to evaluate a baby's condition at birth could also help predict whether a mother will need to be admitted to intensive care, a Canadian study suggests.

Nov. 2

Abdominal fat in early pregnancy can predict development of gestational diabetes
Research by Leanne De Souza
Science Codex

Women who have high levels of abdominal fat during their first trimester of pregnancy have a higher risk of developing diabetes later in their pregnancy, according to a new study published today in Diabetes Care.

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