Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Trans-generations (CIHR Café scientifique)

Published: 11Jan2016

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies (IGSF) presents a Café scientifique titled "Trans-generations: Trans History, Health,...

No more ‘sugar-coating’ on invasive fungus

Published: 5Nov2015

There are believed to be around 1.5 million different species of fungus on Earth, but one mold, known as Aspergillus fumigatus, causes the majority of cases of invasive aspergillosis – a...

BEWARE: off-label prescription drug use

Published: 2Nov2015

A new study led by researchers in Canada sheds light on the effects of off-label use of prescription drugs with the first-ever investigation in adult populations.

What’s behind your thirst?

Published: 15Oct2015

Discovery advances our understanding of how our brain controls body hydration and temperature

Predicting arrhythmias so as to prevent them

Published: 28Sep2015

Researchers have discovered how to predict some cardiac arrhythmias several steps before they even occur. It’s a finding that could lead to an improved cardiac device, with equipment designed to...

Choosing to end it all

Published: 27Aug2015

Difficulty making good choices is one of the factors that make certain people vulnerable to suicide

McGill gets $91.5 mln in CIHR funding

Published: 28Jul2015

Researchers from McGill University and its hospital-affiliated research institutes have been awarded $91.5 million in grants in the latest round of funding by the Canadian Institutes of Health...

The right amount of vitamin D for babies

Published: 30Apr2013

Vitamin D is crucial to the growth of healthy bones. It is especially important that babies get enough of it during the first twelve months of their lives when their bones are growing rapidly. This...

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