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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.

Parenting strategies may help preterm babies thrive

An interview with Dr. Steven Miller and Dr. Isabel Benavente-Fernández on their research into the social economic status of parents and the link to cognitive outcomes in very preterm babies


Helping women and girls improve their heart health through outdoor activities

Babies and Bacteria

McMaster researcher studies link between maternal nutrition, gut bacteria, and the health of babies

Confronting opioid dependency through patient focused care

Research examines whether patient-centred care has helped people recover from substance use disorder across Canada

McGill researcher examines the long-term effects of cannabis on the brains of adolescents

Cannabis use among youth linked to mental health problems later in life

Helping seniors improve their quality of life

CIHR and AGE-WELL fund international research projects to benefit aging baby boomers

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