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Health Politics in Focus: Dr. Norman Bethune (UofT 1916)

BY ABTIN PARNIA

While a truly boundless graduate from University of Toronto (U of T), Dr Bethune is not a familiar name to most U of T students. 1,077 more words

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One World, One Vision: providing equitable care for retinoblastoma

BY TRILLIUM CHANG, STAFF REPORTER

From October 25th to 28th, specialists from around the world met in downtown Toronto for the One Retinoblastoma World Conference. Retinoblastoma is the most common intraocular malignancy of childhood, with an incidence of around 1 in 15,000 live births.1 There are approximately nine thousand new cases per year with a global mortality rate of 70%. 518 more words

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MOM Wins James Dyson Award to Help Premature Babies in Developing Countries

We love to feature design that has a positive global impact and this invention is certainly noteworthy for the developing world. James Roberts, winner of the 2014 James Dyson Award, designed… 371 more words

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Little Moe, Gigi and Neil to the Rescue! Germ-Zapping Robots Fight Ebola Virus

In early September, we featured a gadget that alerts hospital patients whether or not their healthcare providers hands are germ-free. BioVigil’s intention was to reduce the spread of hospital associated infections (HAIs) and encourage hand-washing hygiene in a simple manner. 294 more words

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Performing An UltraSound With Your iPad

Ultrasounds can be lifesaving for pregnant women and their babies, but in many areas of the world, they aren’t available. The equipment is costly at $45,000 – $75,000 per machine, and requires trained personnel. 231 more words

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Older Adults Living with HIV/AIDS on the Rise in Canada

BY CANADIAN AIDS SOCIETY

Download PDF Here: Older Adults Living With HIV:AIDS in Canada

The number of older Canadians living with HIV has spiked over the past decade and a half. 675 more words

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