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IWK Health study investigates effect of treatment and disease on microbiome of children with cancer

For immediate release – August 23, 2022

Research out of IWK Health is investigating the impact cancer treatment has on the microbiome of pediatric oncology patients. The study draws on an array of medical expertise and statistics to examine the effect antibiotics and antifungals have on this vulnerable population.

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Announcing new IWK Health vice president, Research & Innovation

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Frank MacMaster will be joining IWK Health as the new vice president, Research & Innovation. He will also be appointed as a professor of psychiatry in the faculty of medicine at Dalhousie University. We look forward to welcoming MacMaster on September 5, 2022.

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IWK approach to treating preterm infants with PDA being studied across North America

For immediate release – September 2, 2021

Halifax -IWK Health is reporting the first use of high dose ibuprofen in North America to treat patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) a common heart problem which occurs most often in extremely premature infants. In a paper published in the Journal of Perinatology the treatment shows a 21 per cent reduction in the need for the risky heart surgery. 

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Research Centres

IWK Health is respected for its world-class research into disorders and diseases affecting women, children, youth and families and is home to many leading research centres. 

Learn more about our research centres by visiting one of the links below.