Health research in action

Health research touches our lives in many ways. It helps prevent diseases and injuries. It allows doctors and nurses to give the best possible treatments and care. It can also lead to cures that save lives.

Want to know more about the impact of health research? In this section, you will find stories about CIHR-funded research and how it is improving our lives.

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February 16, 2017

In-bed cycling holds promise for critically ill patients’ recovery

Can ICU patients avoid the muscle loss that limits mobility for years? Recent study of promising technology produces encouraging results.

February 9, 2017

Where compassion and sensibility collide, you’ll find Dr. Janet McElhaney

Advancing the science of aging well, the CIHR Institute Advisory Board (IAB) on Indigenous Peoples’ Health welcomes Dr. Janet McElhaney

February 3, 2017

Improving outcomes: Social enterprise models are improving health care delivery in South Sudan

Reducing South Sudan’s high maternal and child mortality rates by raising the profile of community health workers

January 19, 2017

Audio > Nature, nurture and our health

CIHR-funded research is exploring the interaction between genetics, environments and chronic diseases

January 5, 2017

Audio > Helping LGBTQ2 youth through research

CIHR-funded researchers are using their research to help improve the lives of LGBTQ2 youth across Canada

December 14, 2016

The stethoscope turns 200

2016 marks the 200th anniversary of the invention of the stethoscope – and the next great diagnostic tool may be just around the corner

November 17, 2016

Hitting the reset button: Canadians with memory conditions invited to participate in ground breaking research

In the largest study of its kind, COMPASS-ND, Canadians are joining forces with researchers to explore new ways to treat dementia

October 13, 2016

Researchers fight cancer by activating dormant genes

Sleeping Beauty is a reactivated gene being used to stop the same bone cancer that Terry Fox battled

September 15, 2016

Decoding the brain-body communication system

How the liver communicates with the brain in chronic disease

September 13, 2016

The health benefits of sport and exercise are for everyone

Research is exploring how sport and exercise allow people with physical disabilities to live longer, healthier and more independent lives

September 9, 2016

ACCESS Open Minds

Responding quickly to prevent five-alarm mental health “fires”

September 7, 2016

Gestational diabetes: An invisible maternal and infant health issue

Glucose intolerance in pregnancy and diabetes are linked, both in the mothers and their children

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