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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.

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Ontario Health Study hits milestone with launch of first follow up questionnaire

Dec 9, 2016 // Study Updates

The Ontario Health Study (OHS) is taking an important step forward with the launch of its first follow-up questionnaire. The Study, one of Canada’s largest population health studies and biobank, is looking for an update on the health of their more than 225,000 participants through this online questionnaire.

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The Ontario Health Study Newsletter, November 2016

Nov 24, 2016 // OHS Newsletter

In this issue: OHS launches first follow-up questionnaire: A big step forward! Fall local study centres a roaring success!: Learn more about what we’ve been up to the last few months. Your feedback in action: We asked for your ideas and you responded to the call. OHS Principal Investigator awarded two federal grants ($2 million

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We’ve made some changes to our website!

Nov 23, 2016 // Study Updates

As you may have noticed, we’ve made some updates to the OHS website to coincide with the launch of our first follow-up questionnaire. In addition to an updated look-and-feel, we have also refreshed our content to make sure the information we provide is simpler, more informative, and easier to find.