User: cassels Topic: Health in Canadian Media
Category: Research Studies
Last updated: Jan 23 2018 06:08 IST RSS 2.0
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Breaking tobacco habit among homeless cuts opioid use, Ottawa study finds 23.1.2018 Ottawa Citizen: News
A new Ottawa study suggests that cutting the rate of smoking among the poor and homeless can also reduce their use of street drugs, including opioids such as heroin and fentanyl. The study, conducted by researchers at The Bridge Engagement Centre, enlisted 80 inner-city residents in Ottawa. It offered them free nicotine replacement therapies — […]
Who is Guillermo Escobedo-Hoyo? Accused killer lives near alleged crime scene 22.1.2018 Ottawa Citizen: News
The man accused of deliberately running down an innocent teen out for his nightly walk lives just 200 metres from the scene of the alleged crime. The community of Bells Corners has mobilized to help the family of 17-year-old Nick Hickey, who police believe was intentionally attacked on Wednesday night. Volunteers across the neighbourhood raised […]
As retail spending sputters, malls are evolving 22.1.2018 Ottawa Citizen: News
Shopping malls now want to be known as a place where teens can just hang out. The exit of Sears Canada is casting a further shadow over the future of the staid shopping centre  as the retail industry continues to deal with increased competition, lower consumer spending and more stores choosing to close their doors. […]
Should we let the crowd fund Canadian science if no one else will? 20.1.2018 Health

In hunting down and exposing old industry trial data, Toronto family doctor Nav Persaud was participating in an international scientific initiative called RIAT — restoring invisible and abandoned trials.

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Artificial stomach enhancing digestive, dietary research at University of Manitoba 20.1.2018 Health
Sijo Joseph

The University of Manitoba now has a never-ending belly which will never get heartburn to help researchers stomach any and all of the dietary and digestive research they have on their plate.

Anti-smoking plan may kill cigarettes — and save Big Tobacco 19.1.2018 Health

Imagine if cigarettes were no longer addictive and smoking itself became almost obsolete with only a tiny segment of Americans still lighting up. That's the goal of an unprecedented anti-smoking plan being carefully fashioned by U.S. health officials.

Blood test for early detection of 8 cancers looks promising 19.1.2018 Health
Genetic Frontiers Breast Cancer Test

Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones that lack screening tools now.

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Gardening may help cancer survivors eat and feel better, study suggests 19.1.2018 Health

For cancer survivors, three seasons of home vegetable gardening may increase physical activity, fruits and vegetables in the diet and also enhance feelings of self-worth, researchers say.

Scientists seek super-shot for flu 100 years after pandemic 18.1.2018 Health
1918 Legacy-Better Flu Shots

A century after one of history's most catastrophic disease outbreaks, scientists are rethinking how to guard against another super-flu like the 1918 influenza that killed tens of millions as it swept the globe.

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Predicting diseases could improve with new 'reliable' count of cell proteins 18.1.2018 Health
Yeast cells fluorescent tags

Scientists have produced what they say is the first reliable count of protein molecules in a simple cell. They hope the finding will lead to new ways to predict diseases such as cancer in more complex human cells.

Confidential industry documents show morning sickness drug Diclectin doesn't work, Toronto doctor says 18.1.2018 Health
Dr. Nav Persaud

Confidential company documents show Diclectin is no better than a placebo. Toronto family doctor Nav Persaud, who fought seven years to see the documents, has stopped prescribing the popular morning sickness pill, but Health Canada has no plans to order the drug off the market.

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Why your birth year may increase your risk of dying during a flu pandemic 17.1.2018 Health
Matthew Miller

New research suggests that the year you were born may increase your risk of death in an influenza pandemic.

No formal policing to keep federal dollars away from predatory journals 17.1.2018 Ottawa Citizen: News
The federal agencies that distribute $3 billion a year for university and hospital research are counting on academics to police each other and prevent colleagues from publishing in “predatory” journals that print anything for cash. The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council […]
Western researchers discover link between brain disorders 16.1.2018 Health
Michael Strong

Western University researchers are finding a link between athletes with severe concussions and patients living with ALS — a degenerative neurological disorder.

Black Death spread by human fleas and lice, research shows 16.1.2018 Health
Marseilles during Great Plague of 1720

The Black Death, which killed millions throughout Europe in a pandemic stretching from the 14th to 19th century, was likely spread by parasites such as fleas and lice carried on the human body.

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Breastfeeding appears to cut risk of Type 2 diabetes in women 16.1.2018 Health

A 30-year national study in the U.S. says women who breastfeeding for six months or longer seem to have a lower risk of developing diabetes.

Scanlan: For sports concussion treatment to be effective, the culture needs to change 16.1.2018 Ottawa Citizen: News
Over the years, Dr. J. Scott Delaney has learned a thing or two about collecting concussion data. A Montreal Alouettes team doctor, and a professor of sport medicine at McGill University, Delaney released a study last week that raised concern because more than 80 per cent of CFL players who responded to the survey (454) […]
Google venture arm backs universal flu vaccine clinical trial 15.1.2018 Health
Flu shot immunization innoculation influenza health syringe needles

A U.K. company developing what it hopes will be a universal flu vaccine has raised $27 million US from investors including GV, the venture capital arm of Google parent Alphabet Inc.

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How bullying in school affects a child's mental health 15.1.2018 Health

Teens who were severely bullied as young children face a range of mental health issues. Dr. Brian Goldman (@NightshiftMD) has an important new study.

Smokin' hot, then not: What's driving marijuana shares 15.1.2018 Ottawa Citizen: News
This is what happens when investors begin to lose their moorings. In the space of just a few days in 2018, Canada’s marijuana companies saw their market value race part way to the moon and plummet back to earth’s orbit. Canopy Growth Corp., the industry giant based in Smiths Falls, was a mirror held up […]
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