Anxiety and depression symptoms in adult males in Atlantic Canada with or without a lifetime history of prostate cancer.

Authors: Gabriela Ilie, Robert Rutledge, Ellen Sweeney Abstract Objective: Prostate cancer (PCa) is the most prevalent form of cancer among men and has one of the most favorable survival rates among all cancers. Here we examine the association between depression and anxiety symptoms in a population‐based sample of men. Methods: A cross‐sectional analysis was conducted Read more about Anxiety and depression symptoms in adult males in Atlantic Canada with or without a lifetime history of prostate cancer.[…]

The Association between Physical Activity and Self-Rated Health in Atlantic Canadians.

Authors: Yunsong Cui, Ellen Sweeney, Cynthia Forbes, Vanessa DeClercq, Scott Grandy, Melanie Keats, Louise Parker, Zhijiie Michael Yu, Trevor JB Dummer Abstract The population of Atlantic Canada is aging rapidly and has among the highest rates of chronic disease in the country. This cross-sectional study drew data from the Atlantic Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health (Atlantic Read more about The Association between Physical Activity and Self-Rated Health in Atlantic Canadians.[…]

Burden of multimorbidity and polypharmacy among cancer survivors: a population-based nested case-control study

Authors: Melanie Keats, Yunsong Cui, Vanessa DeClercq, Scott Grandy, Ellen Sweeney, Trevor JB Dummer Abstract: Purpose: Individuals living with cancer have been shown to have a higher burden of comorbid disease and multimorbidity in comparison to their cancer-free counterparts consequently, leaving them at risk of polypharmacy (i.e., ≥ 5 medications) and its potential negative effects. The Read more about Burden of multimorbidity and polypharmacy among cancer survivors: a population-based nested case-control study[…]

Portable X-ray Fluorescence of Zinc Applied to Human Toenail Clippings

Authors: David Fleming, Samantha Crook, Colby Evans, Michael Nader, Manuel Atia, Jason Hicks, Ellen Sweeney, Christopher McFarlane, Jong Sung Kim, Erin Keltie, Anil Adisesh Abstract: Zinc is an essential trace element in humans. Zinc deficiency can result in a range of serious medical conditions which include effects on growth and development, the immune system, the Read more about Portable X-ray Fluorescence of Zinc Applied to Human Toenail Clippings[…]

CanPath Awarded $2.1 million CIHR Grant for SUPPORT-Canada COVID-19 Initiative

The SUPPORT-Canada initiative will capture data and biospecimens in order to identify factors contributing to COVID-19 susceptibility, severity and outcomes in Canada. June 25, 2020 – Toronto, Ontario CanPath (the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health) has been awarded a $2.1 million grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) through their COVID-19 Rapid Research Read more about CanPath Awarded $2.1 million CIHR Grant for SUPPORT-Canada COVID-19 Initiative[…]

Atlantic PATH Anti-Racism Statement

It is well established that race is a key determinant of health. We know that race affects health outcomes and that BIPOC communities have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19 and by environmental racism, including in Atlantic Canada. This is clear evidence of the inequity in our society.   Intersectionality should be a core tenet of health Read more about Atlantic PATH Anti-Racism Statement[…]

FOLLOW-UP SURVEY DATA AVAILABLE

Questionnaire data from the first Atlantic PATH follow-up survey is now available to researchers!   Between 2016-2019 participants were invited to complete the first follow-up questionnaire. More than 21,000 Atlantic PATH participants completed the follow-up questionnaire. That data underwent a harmonization process across all the cohorts and is now available to researchers.   The questionnaire Read more about FOLLOW-UP SURVEY DATA AVAILABLE[…]

The relationship between anthropometric measures and cardiometabolic health in shift work: findings from the Atlantic PATH Cohort Study.

Authors: Sweeney, E., Yu, Z.M., Dummer, T.J.B., Cui, Y., DeClercq, V., Forbes, C., Grandy, S., Keats, M., Parker, L., Adisesh, A. (2019) Abstract: Purpose: To evaluate the relationship between anthropometric measures and cardiometabolic health in shift workers compared to non-shift workers. Methods: A population health study was conducted with 4155 shift workers and 8258 non-shift Read more about The relationship between anthropometric measures and cardiometabolic health in shift work: findings from the Atlantic PATH Cohort Study.[…]

The Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project: a pan-Canadian platform for research on chronic disease prevention

Authors: Trevor J.B. Dummer, Philip Awadalla, Catherine Boileau, Camille Craig, Isabel Fortier, Vivek Goel, Jason M.T. Hicks, Sébastien Jacquemont, Bartha Maria Knoppers, Nhu Le, Treena McDonald, John McLaughlin, Anne-Marie Mes-Masson, Anne-Monique Nuyt, Lyle J. Palmer, Louise Parker, Mark Purdue, Paula J. Robson, John J. Spinelli, David Thompson, Jennifer Vena, Ma’n Zawati and with the CPTP Regional Cohort Consortium BACKGROUND: Understanding the complex interaction of risk factors that increase the likelihood of developing common diseases is challenging. The Canadian Read more about The Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project: a pan-Canadian platform for research on chronic disease prevention[…]