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New treatment to aid Parkinson’s patients (interview)

Parkinson’s Disease is a degenerative brain disease, and one of the effects is hindering movement such as the ability to walk around. This could range from a shuffling gate, to a condition known as FOG, of “freeze of gait” meaning »

Health, Internet, Science & Technology

New immunology discovery to fight cancer and more

The human body is a remarkably complex and yet efficient machine. Scientists are learning more and more about how the machine works and the tiniest parts can play a big role. New discoveries have been taking place in the area »

Health

Alcohol withdrawal could be better treated: study

A new study suggests that there needs to be better diagnosis of those suffering from alcohol withdrawal so that only the severe cases are admitted to hospital. The study from the B.C. Centre on Substance Use suggests that other patients »

Health

Women dying of heart disease unnecessarily: report

The advocacy group, Heart & Stroke, says too many women are unnecessarily suffering and dying from heart disease in Canada. It adds “they have been left behind because they are under-researched, under-diagnosed and under-treated, and under-supported during recovery.” And not »

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New post-cancer study: patient concern far from over

Hearing you have cancer is bad enough, but if you think the word “cured” ends that concern, a new study shows quite a different picture. The comprehensive report is called Living with Cancer: A Report on the Patient Experience.   »

Environment & Animal Life, Health

Use caution when treating pests on pets, urge health officials

At this time of year, Canadians and their pets spend more time outdoors and the government health agency notes that animals can bring home unwanted pests like fleas and ticks. Health Canada warns that this can be more than a »

Health

New book offers advice on treating addiction

Canadian researchers have compiled a book to provide evidence-based guidance for health care workers on how to treat addictions. Formal treatment for addiction is a relatively new field of practice, so clinicians have little training in it, says James MacKillop, »

Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology

A few drops of blood lead to a breakthrough in immunology

It was one of those tragic cases in medicine. A newly born child, just weeks old, had a severe auto-immune condition that could not be treated and which led irrevocably to his death. With just a few drops of the »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Health, International, Society

Expert: Food industry and medicine need to work together on disease prevention

A Canadian nutrition expert says the ever rising costs of treating chronic health problems cannot continue. Harvey Anderson says better cooperation and collaboration between the agricultural/food sector and medical sector is needed to get the message out about healthy foods, »

Health, Internet, Science & Technology

Tiny robot may improve throat cancer treatment

Canadian researchers will investigate whether using a tiny robot and camera for neck and throat cancer surgery will be better than the current treatment. Surgeon Dr. Anthony Nichols (left) and radiation oncologist Dr. David Palma have received a $223,000 grant »