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Canadian class-action suit over baby powder, Report

Canadian class-action suit over baby powder, Report

Rochon Genova LLP and Will Davidson LLP have commenced a class action against Johnson & Johnson (“J&J”) over allegations that its Baby Powder product causes ovarian cancer. A woman was recently awarded $55 million after being diagnosed with cancer in 2011. She claimed to have used talc-based feminine hygiene products for the better part of 40 years. A separate jury ... Read More »

First case of bacteria in patient that’s resistant to all known antibiotics reported in ‘Pennsylvania’

First case of bacteria in patient that's resistant to all known antibiotics reported in Pennsylvania

The first case of a patient with an infection resistant to all known antibiotics has been reported in the US. The Director of the CDC is calling Colistin Resistant E. Coli a nightmare bacteria and now it has reached the U.S. Frieden said in a press conference “The Department of Defense released information about a woman with no travel outside ... Read More »

Brain cancer genes identified, says new research

Brain cancer genes identified, says new research

Deadly brain cancer genes identified? scientists have identified a group of immune system genes that may play a role in how long people can live after developing a common type of brain cancer called glioblastoma multiforme, a tumor of the glial cells in the brain. The study is published in the May 25, 2016, online issue of Neurology, the medical ... Read More »

Antidepressants used for more than depression, Quebec study

Antidepressants used for more than depression, Quebec study

The term “antidepressant” is increasingly becoming a misnomer, suggests new study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Scientists from McGill University in Montreal had suspected that antidepressants were being used to treat conditions other than depression, but little research existed on the topic. Jenna Wong, a Ph.D student in the department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational ... Read More »

Extreme ‘Preemies’ Often Have Lifelong Challenges, New Study

Extreme 'Preemies' Often Have Lifelong Challenges, New Study

Babies who were born with an extremely low birth weight (ELBW) are more likely to be disadvantaged in employment, income, self-esteem and marriage by the time they reach their 30s, according to a new research from McMaster University. Dr. Saroj Saigal is the principal author of the study and a professor of pediatrics for McMaster’s Michael G. DeGroote School of ... Read More »

Too little salt in your diet could actually be bad for you, says new research

Too little salt in your diet could actually be bad for you, says new research

A recent research suggests that low-salt diets may not be beneficial to the majority of individuals. In fact, consuming very low levels of sodium could do more harm than good. Scientists at the Population Health Research Institute (PHRI) of McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences examined the correlation between sodium intake and the risk of heart disease and strokes. The ... Read More »

Fentanyl pushes heroin off the streets in Vancouver, Report

Fentanyl pushes heroin off the streets in Vancouver, Report

As government data tracks a spike of fentanyl across Canada, people who use illicit drugs in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside say there is virtually no heroin left on the street after it has been pushed out by the cheaper and more potent fentanyl. Longtime advocate Hugh Lampkin of the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users says he believes the market has ... Read More »

‘Cry It Out’ sleep method doesn’t harm babies, study finds

'Cry It Out' sleep method doesn't harm babies, study finds

A news research says letting babies cry themselves to sleep helps reduce nighttime waking without causing emotional or behavioral issues. Scientists found “crying it out” helped babies fall asleep about 13 minutes sooner with fewer overnight awakenings compared to other infants. The scientists found that babies left to ‘cry it out’ did not produce any more signs of stress in ... Read More »

Bright light at night time can seriously mess with your metabolism, new research

Bright light at night time can seriously mess with your metabolism, new research

New study has revealed that exposure to bright, blue-tinged light – similar to the kind emitted by your smartphone – can affect our metabolisms, potentially causing us to stack on weight, and mess with our bodies’ ability to regulate glucose. Northwestern researchers found bright light exposure increased insulin resistance compared to dim light exposure in both the morning and the ... Read More »

Study finds disease in BC farmed salmon

Study finds disease in BC farmed salmon

Researchers found a disease in farmed Atlantic salmon samples collected from an aquaculture facility in British Columbia. A team of international scientists led by Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s Dr. Kristi Miller has potentially spotted Heart and Skeletal Muscle Inflammation (HSMI) in the farmed Atlantic salmon at one B.C. facility in 2013 to 2014. Miller says the discovery means more work ... Read More »