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What’s New With the OHS?

Since 2010, the Ontario Health Study (OHS) has been working hard to build a platform for chronic disease research. Working together with the research community and Ontarians across the province we are now following the health of about 225,000 people and have collected more than 41,000 blood samples. We’re building a database of health information and a biobank so researchers can better understand the link between genetics, lifestyle and environment—and the role they play in our health.

In this section, you’ll find information about the various Study activities and upcoming initiatives.

Blood tubes in the laboratory centrifuge

LifeLabs Cyberattack and the OHS

Dec 18, 2019 // Study Updates

LifeLabs Medical Laboratories is a former service provider to the Ontario Health Study. The OHS learned on December 17, 2019 that LifeLabs had sustained a large cyberattack on its computer systems. Approximately 28,000 blood samples were collected by LifeLabs on behalf of OHS between fall 2012 and March 2017. The blood sample requisition form that

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Thank you for taking part in the Work History Questionnaire

Dec 9, 2019 // Study Updates

Dr. Philip Awadalla, Ontario Health Study Executive Scientific Director, thanks participants for taking part in the Work History Questionnaire and discusses the importance of combining the information you provided with health data from previous questionnaires.  

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The Ontario Health Study Newsletter, November 2019

Nov 1, 2019 // OHS Newsletter

In this Issue:   The OHS Work History Questionnaire closes December 1st Top 6 reasons this epidemiologist is interested in your work history Precision medicine will lead to precision policy New collaboration streamlines cancer research data projects  Halifax researcher eyes Ontario data for future study New team member takes the lead on OHS biosamples Why

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