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Strengthening the Health and Prosperity of Northern Families – Ontario Invests $2.2 Million Towards A Cancer And Cardiac Research Centre

The Ontario government is strengthening the health care and prosperity of northerners by investing in a new Cancer and Cardiac Research Centre in Thunder Bay, Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty announced today. "All of us know family and friends receiving cancer or cardiac care, and we all know how important research is to bringing our loved ones back to full health," said Premier McGuinty. "This research will not only benefit northerners, but Ontarians and Canadians whose health care could depend on the answers this type of research will provide." The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation will provide $2,214,167 to make the form...

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Harmful or Therapeutic? Debating the Recreational Drug, Ecstasy

Dr. Stephen Kish will be the guest speaker at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine’s monthly Symposium on April 21, 2005. Dr. Kish’s presentation, “The Recreational Drug Ecstasy (MDMA): Brain Neurotoxin or Therapeutic”, will review the “science” of ecstasy, and assess the strength of the evidence of neurotoxicity in humans and the possibility that the drug might be helpful in the treatment of patients with some anxiety disorders. It is not uncommon for family physicians to encounter young patients with a wide range of psychiatric complaints, who suggest that their condition is a direct consequence of repeated exposure t...

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The Link Between Heart Disease and Diabetes

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine and NORTH Network will present a symposium via video conference and webcast on Thursday, February 26, 2004 from noon to 1:30 pm. Guest Speaker Michael Farkouh. MD, is returning to his hometown of Greater Sudbury, Ontario, to address the connection between heart disease and diabetes. Incidence rates of both heart disease and diabetes are higher in Northern Ontario than in the rest of the province. Dr. Farkouh is internationally known for his work on the management of acute coronary syndromes in the emergency room. He has a special interest and expertise in the field of cardiovascular disease in d...

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