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Pharmacology - Health - 25.11.2022
Understanding antimicrobial resistance
City of Kitchener's Carl Zehr Square goes blue for World Antimicrobial Awareness Week By Milana Madzarac School of Pharmacy Unnecessary use and misuse of antibiotics and other antimicrobials are increasing the serious problem of antimicrobial resistance.

Health - Pharmacology - 06.10.2022
How to protect yourself and your family this flu season
How to protect yourself and your family this flu season
Science, Health & Technology Lou Corpuz-Bosshart Adrian Ziemczonek estimates he's put more than 500 needles into arms as a pharmacist who has provided immunizations to people in the community since 2015. As a clinical pharmacist and lecturer at UBC's Pharmacists Clinic , he plays a key role in organizing public vaccination clinics at UBC while also maintaining an active patient care practice based at the Pharmacists Clinic.

Health - Pharmacology - 20.09.2022
Experts create tool to help doctors avoid prescribing drugs to treat other drugs’ side effects
Medications are effective and powerful treatment options for protecting and advancing human health - but, if taken incorrectly, they can also cause harm, particularly among older adults who are taking multiple medications over long periods of time.

Health - Pharmacology - 16.06.2022
Peanut allergy treatment safest when started for infants under 12 months
Peanut allergy treatment safest when started for infants under 12 months
Science, Health & Technology Erik Rolfsen UBC researchers demonstrated in 2019 that pre-schoolers can safely overcome peanut allergies with a treatment called oral immunotherapy. Now they have evidence that the earlier pre-schoolers start this treatment, the better. This real-world study focused on infants younger than 12 months old and reveals that not only is oral immunotherapy effective against peanut allergies, it's even safer for this age group than it is for toddlers and older pre-schoolers.

Pharmacology - Health - 16.06.2022
Access to safer supply rapidly increased during COVID-19: study
Access to safer supply rapidly increased during COVID-19: study
Science, Health & Technology Kevin Hollett The number of programs and prescribers offering safer supply to reduce risk of overdose increased dramatically in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study looking at services across Canada.

Pharmacology - Health - 26.05.2022
Researcher focuses on essential, but often-ignored, organ in pregnancy
The placenta is an essential organ for the developing fetus, both protecting the fetus from potentially harmful components in the blood and transferring nutrients needed for growth and development.

Innovation - Pharmacology - 16.05.2022
A rapid and portable drug detection device using bio-nanotechnology
A rapid and portable drug detection device using bio-nanotechnology
UdeM chemistry professor Alexis Vallée-Bélisle and his team have received $500,000 to develop a rapid test for detecting drugs in saliva and blood.

Pharmacology - Health - 03.05.2022
Q and A with the experts: Treatment options for mild COVID-19
There are four treatment options available for mild cases of COVID-19. What are they, and how do they work? Kelly Grindrod , a pharmacist and University of Waterloo professor, answers common questions about these medications.

Life Sciences - Pharmacology - 04.04.2022
Promising new treatment for ALS goes to clinical trials
Promising new treatment for ALS goes to clinical trials
After 12 years of research, Dr. Richard Robitaille is hopeful that we'll soon have a treatment to help people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) regain mobility.

Pharmacology - Campus - 31.03.2022
How risky is taking medications during pregnancy?
How risky is taking medications during pregnancy?
With a new, $2.4-million federal grant, UdeM pharmacy professor Anick Bérard and her clinical team will develop a cross-Canada training platform for students and young researchers to study the issue.

Health - Pharmacology - 24.03.2022
McGill University joins Moderna in battle against global health threats
McGill University joins Moderna in battle against global health threats
McGill is the first university in Canada to join the global platform that will accelerate the development of and expand the impact of mRNA vaccines and medicines McGill University has joined Moderna's

Health - Pharmacology - 15.03.2022
After two years of pandemic, COVID-19 research is bearing fruit
At the height of the pandemic, researchers from different backgrounds joined forces to conduct novel research projects.

Economics / Business - Pharmacology - 07.03.2022

Pharmacology - Health - 04.03.2022
Mathieu Nadeau-Vallée: Fighting disinformation among young and old on TikTok and Twitter
Mathieu Nadeau-Vallée: Fighting disinformation among young and old on TikTok and Twitter
Mathieu Nadeau-Vallée has a high profile as an "anti-disinformer" and has become one of the most influential Quebec scientists on social networks, with young and old alike.

Health - Pharmacology - 02.03.2022
Public health researchers use telemedicine to manage diabetes and hypertension in rural Pakistan
Public health researchers use telemedicine to manage diabetes and hypertension in rural Pakistan
Researchers at the University of Toronto's Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH) are working to implement telemedicine for managing diabetes and hypertension in rural Pakistan - care that is urgently needed to replace traditional services disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Health - Pharmacology - 23.02.2022
More than vaccines: University of Toronto researcher investigates the future of mRNA therapeutics
More than vaccines: University of Toronto researcher investigates the future of mRNA therapeutics
The arrival of COVID-19 thrust mRNA-based technologies into the spotlight two years ago - but  Bowen Li 's interest in the technology was piqued pre-pandemic and extends well beyond vaccines.

Pharmacology - Health - 08.02.2022
Over-the-counter meds offer same level of pain relief as opioids: study
A new North American study has found over-the-counter medications are just as effective as opioids for patient pain management following carpal tunnel surgery.

Health - Pharmacology - 07.02.2022
Q and A with the experts: COVID-19 home treatment approved
Professor Kelly Grindrod answers questions about Pfizer's COVID-19 antiviral treatment Paxlovid By Health Canada has approved Pfizer's Paxlovid as the first oral and at-home prescription medication to treat COVID-19 in Canada.

Campus - Pharmacology - 03.02.2022
University of Toronto’s Discovery Pharmacy launches naloxone program for university community
The Discovery Pharmacy at the University of Toronto's Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy is now providing free take-home naloxone kits to the University of Toronto community and offering group naloxone training for offices and programs across the university.

Health - Pharmacology - 01.02.2022
Global vaccine equity key to ending COVID-19 pandemic
As the COVID-19 crisis continues around the world, public health and infectious disease experts at Western University's Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry are pushing for global vaccine equity to end the pandemic.

Health - Pharmacology - 17.01.2022
Study brings life-saving diagnostic imaging closer to home for remote northern communities
Patients are the first in Canada to be scanned using state-of-the-art portable MRI Kingston, ON - Life in Ontario's far north brings with it unique challenges.

Health - Pharmacology - 13.01.2022
UHN and University of Toronto receive $24-million federal grant for transplant research
UHN and University of Toronto receive $24-million federal grant for transplant research
Researchers at University Health Network (UHN) and the University of Toronto have received $24 million to advance technology to repair and rebuild organs outside the body for patients in need.

Health - Pharmacology - 11.01.2022

Health - Pharmacology - 04.01.2022
UBC experts on COVID-19 pandemic
UBC experts on COVID-19 pandemic
Media Advisories UBC Media Relations UBC experts are available to comment on the COVID-19 pandemic.