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February 28, 2017

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February 28, 2017

Feb. 27, 2017 — Researchers analyzed RNA from patients with disease that was limited to the lungs as well as cancers that had ... read more

Stem Cells Fiercely Abide by Innate Developmental Timing, Study Shows

Feb. 27, 2017 — A regenerative biology team is studying whether stem cell differentiation rates can be accelerated in the lab and made available to patients ... read more

Doctors Should Discuss Herbal Medication Use With Heart Disease Patients

Feb. 27, 2017 — Physicians should be well-versed in the herbal medications heart disease patients may take to be able to effectively discuss their clinical implications, potential benefits and side effects—despite ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — Scientists have identified a new regulator of the innate immune response—the immediate, natural immune response to foreign invaders. The study suggests that therapeutics that modulate the ... read more

New Tool for Combating Mosquito-Borne Disease: Insect Parasite Genes

Feb. 27, 2017 — Discovery of the genes the insect parasite Wolbachia uses to control its hosts' reproduction provides a powerful new tool for enhancing biological control efforts for mosquito-borne diseases ... read more

Given the Choice, Patients Will Reach for Cannabis Over Prescribed Opioids

Feb. 27, 2017 — Chronic pain sufferers and those taking mental health meds would rather turn to cannabis instead of their prescribed opioid medication, according to new ... read more

Involuntary Urinary Incontinence Can Discourage Sufferers from Exercise

Feb. 27, 2017 — Urinary incontinence symptoms in middle-aged woman are linked to lower levels of exercise, research shows. Involuntary urinary incontinence symptoms can discourage sufferers from partaking in ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — Prolonged epileptic seizures may cause serious problems that will continue for the rest of a patient’s life. As a result of a seizure, neural connections of the brain may be rewired in an incorrect ... read more

Publicly Funding Essential Medicines for All Canadians Could Save Over $4 Billion a Year

Feb. 27, 2017 — Universal public coverage of 117 essential medicines could address the needs of most Canadians for pharmaceutical drugs, and possibly save more than $4 billion a year, according to a new ... read more

Preventing, Treating Smoking in Children and Youth

Feb. 27, 2017 — A first-ever guideline from the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care on tobacco use by children and youth aged 5 to 18 years recommends that physicians should play a more active role in the ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — New research has identified sections of DNA associated with altered regulation of gene expression underlying schizophrenia. The implicated loci contribute to schizophrenia risk by affecting ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — The master gene that regulates differences between males and females plays a complex role in matching the right physical trait to the right sex, scientists have found. The research reveals new ... read more

Ketogenic Diet Shown Safe, Effective Option for Some With Rare and Severest Form of Epilepsy

Feb. 27, 2017 — In a small phase I and II clinical trial, researchers and colleagues elsewhere found that the high-fat, low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet was a safe and effective treatment option for the majority of ... read more

Alzheimer's Drug Prescribed Off-Label Could Pose Risk for Some

Feb. 25, 2017 — Donepezil, a medication that is approved to treat people with Alzheimer's disease, should not be prescribed for people with mild cognitive impairment without a genetic test. Researchers ... read more

Dietary Prebiotics Improve Sleep, Buffer Impacts of Stress, Says Study

Feb. 25, 2017 — New research suggests that lesser-known gut-health promoters called prebiotics -- which serve as food for good bacteria inside the gut -- can also have an impact, improving sleep and buffering the ... read more

Antibiotics Used to Treat Cystic Fibrosis Increases Risk of Permanent Hearing Loss

Feb. 25, 2017 — A powerful class of antibiotics provides life-saving relief for people with cystic fibrosis; however, a new study for the first time reveals the levels at which high cumulative dosages over time ... read more

Novel 'Barcode' Tracking of T Cells in Immunotherapy Patients Identifies Likely Cancer-Killers

Feb. 24, 2017 — A new discovery makes an important step in identifying which specific T cells within the diverse army of a person's immune system are best suited to fight ... read more

Effects of a Poor Diet During Pregnancy May Be Reversed in Female Adolescent Offspring

Feb. 24, 2017 — Here's some good news if you are female: Research shows that in mice, what is eaten during adolescence or childhood development may alter long-term behavior and learning, and can even ... read more

Feb. 24, 2017 — Sometimes cells spit out things we don't want them to -- like medications. Researchers have determined the three-dimensional structure of a tiny pump that expels, among other things, ... read more

Antibiotic Resistance: A Burgeoning Problem for Kids Too

Feb. 24, 2017 — In a new, first-of-its-kind study, researchers have found a 700-percent surge in infections caused by bacteria from the Enterobacteriaceae family resistant to multiple kinds of antibiotics among ... read more

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