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Men and women use mental health services differently

Added on: June 27, 2014

Women with chronic physical illnesses are more likely to use mental health services than men with similar illnesses; they also seek out mental health services six months earlier than those same men, according to new research from medical sociologist Flora Matheson. read more

Kelly Metcalfe selected as part of pan-Canadian cancer research project

Added on: June 26, 2014

Approximately 4% of breast cancers in Canada occur in women less than 40 years old. The known risk-factors for the onset of breast cancer in these women are few, and can only account for a very small proportion of cases. The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) in partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research… MoreMore arrow

Diabetes research: how your doctor is paid affects your care

Added on: June 6, 2014

From 2006 to 2008, nearly 75 per cent of Ontarians with diabetes did not receive all of the tests recommended to properly monitor their disease – and how their doctor was paid was one of the factors determining the care they received. read more

What’s your hurry? How fast food may fuel impatience

Added on: June 3, 2014

Want to be able to smell the roses? You might consider buying into a neighbourhood where there are more sit-down restaurants than fast-food outlets, suggests a new paper from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. read more

From cancer treatments to urban international relations

Added on: May 28, 2014

U of T-Brazil partnership adds five new research projects By Paul Fraumeni The innovative partnership between the University of Toronto and the Universidade de Sao Paulo (USP) in Brazil has added five newly awarded projects to its roster – four involving cancer research and one on how urban regions are becoming  involved in international relations.… MoreMore arrow

How is gun smuggling policed?

Added on: May 23, 2014

Connaught New Researcher recipient Jennifer Carlson exploring a major crime problem Paul Fraumeni The tunnel and bridge that connect Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan comprise the busiest border crossing in North America. Millions of people travel between the US and Canada through this corridor for a multitude of reasons. In fact, the crossing is an… MoreMore arrow

“Sperm Olympics” helping couples get pregnant faster: U of T startup QSperm

Added on: May 15, 2014

In vitro fertility treatments can be intensely emotional and medically invasive, not to mention expensive. But technical developments from a research group at the University of Toronto may soon be able to shorten the journey to pregnancy – and that potential has piqued interest from international investors. read more

Pregnancy tied to risk of car crash

Added on: May 13, 2014

Pregnant women worry about everything from airplane travel and hot tubs to cold cuts and rollercoaster rides, but there’s a far more dangerous threat to the health of the unborn child –one that has flown almost completely under the radar until now. read more

Binge drinking affects one in 25 middle school children

Added on: May 12, 2014

Four percent of Canadians aged 12 to 14 years old had consumed five or more drinks on at least one occasion in the preceding year, according to a new study from the University of Toronto. The study was published this week in the journal ISRN Public Health. read more

Racial bias “entrenched” in Canadian advertising

Added on: May 5, 2014

The first systematic study of Canadian television commercials, conducted by sociologists Shyon Baumann and Loretta Ho from the University of Toronto Mississauga, shows that despite the country’s multicultural make-up, visible minorities are underrepresented and misrepresented in TV advertising. read more