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ICES study finds wealthy Ontarians have better access to MRI scans

TORONTO, March 3 /PRNewswire/ - Ontario wait times for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) have improved since the provincial government's Wait Time Strategy began in 2004. But a study out of the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) has found wealthy Ontarians are now 38 per cent more li...

Report Establishes Increasing Trend in HIV and AIDS among Ontarians

The Ministry of Health has brought out some alarming statistics regarding the HIV and AIDS status among Ontarians, which seems to be on the rise//. Dr. Sheela Basrur, Ontario's chief medical officer, said, "The epidemic is continuing. The number of people who are living with HIV and AIDS has...

Evaluation shows $167 million investment improves community mental health system, but many still in need

...ce to Ontario's community mental health system? According to the results from the Systems Enhancement Evaluation Initiative (SEEI), the answer is yes. ontarians now have access to more appropriate community mental health services. But, the research also highlights the system's limited resources to serve all th...

Ontario Government Invests $200 Million on Colorectal Cancer Screening

...ged five year screening program for men aged 50 to 74, promises to save many lives. The plan, slated to take-off in the beginning of 2008, will enable ontarians to buy ‘home screening kits’ from their family physicians or pharmacists. Depending on the results of the self-screening tests, patients who portray a...

Ontario Plans a New Centre for Disease Control

...ar agencies operating in Quebec and in British Columbia. The government officials are optimistic that this will provide much better security for ontarians from medical emergencies resulting from infectious out breaks. Following the SARS outbreak, in 2003 , recommendations were made by experts , to crea...

Season for Ladder Accidents!!

...only slightly lower than that of northern Ontario. The study, released yesterday, reveals the seriousness of the issue with the data showing 8,366 ontarians visiting hospital emergency departments after ladder accidents, an average of 23 a day, last year. The institute reveals that in Ontario and Canad...

Canadian's wait an eternity - Issues of a developed healthcare system.

... A new national survey has concluded that ontarians have relatively shorter waiting periods as compared to the rest of the country. Though this may appear to be good news for// the residents, the realit...

Obesity Tackled at School Level

...e. In November 2004 Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health Sheela Basrur had called attention to the "obesity epidemic" threatening the health of ontarians by an increase in heart disease, stroke and hypertension. The present project was initiated by the government in response to this. "I am very hear...

Reality Of Lung Cancer May Discourage Smoking

...ld also be taken into account in smoking cessation programs. Many people simply lack the will power to give up the habit. In Canada, as many as 14,000 ontarians are being targeted for giving up the habit of smoking through the Smoking Treatment for Ontario Patients (STOP) program. Ontario has a 20% smoking pop...
Ontarians in Biological Technology

Sparking Growth In Ontario's Biopharmaceutical Industry

...ll strengthen Ontario's economy and create a higher quality of life for Ontario families." The biopharmaceutical industry: - Employs over 9,000 ontarians in high-value jobs, such as researchers and scientists - Invested more than $550-million in Ontario in 2006 to enable the discovery of li...
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