Recent Research News You might find interesting Posted on Sep 5, 2017


Is Aspirin a Good Way to Prevent Blood Clots? Posted on Apr 29, 2017

Many patients use aspirin as a way to prevent blood clots, which can reduce the risk of having a stroke or heart attack. However, the drug can also have a damaging effect because blood that doesn’t clot easily can increase the risk of a hemorrhagic stroke and internal bleeding. 


Are Kids More Likely to get Flu Shot if Parents Do? Posted on Apr 28, 2017

When parents get a flu shot, their kids are more likely to be vaccinated against not only the flu, but also other diseases, new research reveals. 


Do Mentally Ill Women get Proper Cervical Cancer Screening? Posted on Apr 27, 2017

Just 1 in 5 mentally ill women get cervical cancer screening. What adds to the concern is that women with severe mental health problems have a greater risk for cervical cancer. 


Does Pregnancy Affect Psoriasis Posted on Apr 26, 2017

While psoriasis has not been found to affect pregnancy, pregnancy may affect psoriasis. 

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Do Adolescent Pregnant Girls Smoke Marijuana? Posted on Apr 25, 2017

Adolescent girls are more than twice as likely to smoke marijuana if they’re pregnant, a U.S. study suggests. 


Free Prenatal Education Day is June 20th Posted on Apr 24, 2017

Do you support prenatal women and families in York Region?   If you are a prenatal educator, nurse, midwife, physician, community worker or lactation consultant, this Prenatal Education Day is for you!

Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:
Tuesday, 20 June 2017 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)
Thornhill Golf & Country Club 7994 Yonge Street Vaughan, ON L4J 1W3 Canada

This event is FREE to all participants who support prenatal families in York Region. Breakfast and Lunch will be served. Please register by Friday, June 2, 2017.

For more information please click here to email Shanta Tharmarajah-Alexander or call 1-877-464-9675 ext.74666


Breastfeeding Education Day is May 9th Posted on Apr 24, 2017

Breastfeeding Education Day is May 9th with Linda J. Smith  - Registration is Open!

This one-day event for Health Professionals* is being held at the Horizons Event Centre in Mono, just north Orangeville on Tuesday, May 9th, 2017. 

Any questions please call:  1-800-265-7293 Ext 2623


Important Notice: Canadian Women Urged to Wait 2 Months to get pregnant after Travel Posted on Mar 9, 2016

The Wall Street Journal (March 4th, 2016) states that there are growing evidences that Zika virus has been found to be related to infant brain damage as well as various other neurological complications and there are more researches coming up to prove the effect of Zika virus on maternal and infant health. ZIKA virus is known to be associated with microcephaly (The New England Journal of Medicine, February 2016).
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Metformin has the potential to prevent and treat Preeclampsia Posted on Jan 16, 2016

New study indicates that metformin has the potential to prevent and treat preeclampsia, a complication of pregnancy. An article published in December 22, 2015 in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology reports that metformin which was used to treat diabetes in both pregnant and non-pregnant patients can prevent Preeclampsia.
Metformin is also considered to be safe during pregnancy. "Metformin appears to be the aspirin of the 21st century, because the drug has been discovered to have unexpected health benefits not only in diabetes, but also in polycystic ovarian disease and recent work has highlighted its anti-cancer properties," as quoted by Dr. Romero, the Editor-in-Chief for Obstetrics of the American Journal of Obstertrics and Gynecology.

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