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New antibiotic found on Kenyan ant could help beat MRSA, VRE

New antibiotic found on Kenyan ant could help beat MRSA, VRE

A new antibiotic produced by bacteria found on a species of African ant is very potent against antibiotic-resistant ‘superbugs’ like MRSA, according to researchers at the University of East Anglia… Read more »

Ontario invests in Aboriginal midwifery program

Ontario invests in Aboriginal midwifery program

Ontario is investing up to $2 million to increase access to culturally appropriate midwifery care. The Ministry of Health and Long-Term care is enhancing midwifery programs at Shkagamik-Kwa Health Centre… Read more »

Dryden up in arms over lack of local dialysis unit

Dryden up in arms over lack of local dialysis unit

Pressure is building in Dryden and surrounding communities for a local hemodialysis unit at Dryden Regional Health Centre following the turnout of more than 100 people at a public forum… Read more »

Earl Nowgesic appointed assistant scientific director of IAPH

Earl Nowgesic appointed assistant scientific director of IAPH

Earl Nowgesic has been appointed assistant scientific director of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health (IAPH). Nowgesic is Anishinaabe from Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek (Gull… Read more »

Infectious disease consults offered via telemedicine

Infectious disease consults offered via telemedicine

A meaningful tool for clinical specialist support A telemedicine-based infectious disease consultation service established in July 2014 by Sioux Lookout’s Meno Ya Win Health Centre and the Division of Infectious… Read more »

Addiction-related ER visits skyrocket in Sioux Lookout

Addiction-related ER visits skyrocket in Sioux Lookout

Study cites unmet community-based services and outpatient needs A five-year retrospective study of emergency department use at Sioux Lookout’s Meno Ya Win Health Centre has revealed a 73 per cent… Read more »

PCR testing reduces need for isolating patients

PCR testing reduces need for isolating patients

Diagnosis of MRSA and VRE possible in one to two hours compared to two to five days with conventional testing The recent acquisition of a GeneXpert device for polymerase chain… Read more »

Fund promotes knowledge of rare disease

Fund promotes knowledge of rare disease

SAH nurse shares knowledge of hereditary angioedema If you haven’t heard of the Vaughan Ungar Memorial Fund or HAE, you certainly aren’t alone, but Jessica Dugas and Paula De Pauli… Read more »

Patients First Act overhauls health-care system

Patients First Act overhauls health-care system

LHINs assume responsibility for home care The CEOs of the North East and North West Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) say they are on schedule to meet the Ministry of… Read more »

Northwest Health Alliance boosts IT capabilities

Northwest Health Alliance boosts IT capabilities

Small hospitals benefit from improved infrastructure The Northwest Health Alliance (NWHA) recently completed a major upgrade to IT systems at regional hospitals that will improve the reliability of their networks,… Read more »

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