Planned caesarean births safe for low-risk pregnancies
Using data from more than 400,000 low-risk pregnancies, Dr. Darine El-Chaâr and co-authors found a lower risk of adverse delivery outcomes compared with planned vaginal deliveries. The study is published in CMAJ.
ICU admission linked to higher rate of future suicide compared with other hospitalizations
According to the first study of its kind published in the medical journal The BMJ, the highest rates of suicide were seen in younger patients (ages 18-34), those with pre-existing diagnoses of depression, anxiety or PTSD, and those who received invasive procedures.
CFI awards Faculty of Medicine, Heart Institute $5.8M through 2020 Innovation Fund
Faculty of Medicine’s Hub of Excellence for Cardio-Neuro-Mind Research is Canada’s first multi-disciplinary, multi-specialty research group investigating the shared mechanisms underlying heart, brain, and mind health challenges.