Find information on the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, which collectively make up Canada's major federal funding agency for health research.
Meet Dr. Rosanna Peeling, a scientist at Health Canada who developed a test for chlamydia that can help make some of its long-term complications, such as infertility, a thing of the past (text and video).
Emergency contraception (EC), sometimes referred to as the "morning after pill", is a method of preventing an unintended pregnancy. It can be used up to 72 hours after unprotected sex or if there has been a contraceptive failure, such as a condom breaking, or missed birth control pills. In Canada, EC is sold under the name "Plan B". It is a hormonal method, similar to birth control pills, but taken in different doses.
Link to research information on genomics, an area of scientific study that aims to decipher and understand the genetic information in living organisms.
Find out why researchers have built a Level Four containment lab to bring to Canada some of the deadliest diseases known to humanity (text and video).
Meet Dr. Hari Vijay, a research scientist at Health Canada who has developed internationally recognized research on the standardization of mold allergens (text and video).
Visit Canada's National Microbiology Laboratory, the world's first to accommodate both human and animal health facilities at the highest level of biocontainment under one roof.
Visit the Institute for Biodiagnostics, where research groups are focusing on the development of non-invasive techniques for biomedical applications.
The term STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection) is now commonly used in the place of STD (Sexually Transmitted Disease). STI is more encompassing, including infections that may be asymptomatic. The term STI is used more frequently on this site but please note that the term STD may still be used in some links and earlier publications.
In Canada some of the highest rates and increase in STIs are in young people ages 15 to 24. If you are having sex, or thinking about having sex, you need to know how to avoid sexually transmitted infections.
Learn about three experiments in space that study bone degeneration and possible cures for osteoporosis.
Find out what genomics means to you! Learn about the genetic code, find out how research into genomics may influence health, food production and criminology or play online games.