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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July 28, 2017

The Power of Health Research

Canadian researchers working together to eliminate hepatitis C

June 6, 2017

Sharing Dance: Ending seniors social isolation one joyful step at a time

Art and science converge as the Trent Centre for Aging & Society connects people to create age-friendly communities

May 18, 2017

Healthy eating counts!

New app helps families eat more fruits and veggies

April 25, 2017

Food access is everyone’s business

Do you live in a food swamp or a food desert? You and your community can change that!

March 27, 2017

Me too: Theoren Fleury Talks Mental Health

Former NHL superstar Theoren Fleury speaks with CIHR about mental health, trauma, and the importance of mental health research for all Canadians

March 9, 2017

Bullying: We all have a role to play in stopping it!

CIHR is supporting research into the health impacts of bullying

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

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