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Cook with these two ingredients to cut your cancer risk, Study finds

Cook with these two ingredients to cut your cancer risk, Study finds

You may not like spicy and sharp flavours of chili peppers and ginger, but new research suggests the ingredients, when paired together, work to lower your cancer risk. Researchers show in mouse studies that the pungent compound in ginger, 6-ginergol, could counteract capsaicin’s potentially harmful effects. In combination with the capsaicin, 6-gingerol could lower the risk of cancer, they say. ... Read More »

Sugar Industry Manipulated Heart Studies, Report

Sugar Industry Manipulated Heart Studies, Report

The sugar industry paid Harvard researchers in the 1960s to bury research linking sugar intake to heart disease and to instead make fat the culprit, according to a study of archival documents. An analysis of those papers by researchers at UC San Francisco appears Sept. 12 in JAMA Internal Medicine. The internal industry documents, which were found in public archives, ... Read More »

Whirling disease confirmed in upper Bow River, CFIA says

Whirling disease confirmed in upper Bow River, CFIA says

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), the lead federal agency responsible for preventing the spread of animal diseases within Canada, confirmed the presence of whirling disease in the upper Bow River, downstream from the confluence of the Bow River and Cascade River within Banff National Park. The province says a three-point action plan was developed after whirling disease was found ... Read More »

What Are the Causes of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome?

What Are the Causes of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome?

Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can result in a number of physical, neurological and mental conditions that range in severity. When a pregnant woman drinks alcohol, some of that alcohol easily passes across the placenta to the fetus. The body of a developing fetus doesn’t process alcohol the same way as an adult does. The alcohol is more concentrated in the ... Read More »

Access to Organ Transplants on the Rise in Canada, Report

Access to Organ Transplants on the Rise in Canada, Report

Canada has made great strides in organ donation over the past decade, but there’s still a shortage with 4,600 patients waiting for a transplant, a new Canadian Blood Services report says. British Columbia is leading the way when it comes to deceased and living organ donors, followed by Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia. The numbers increased by 42 per cent, ... Read More »

Western researchers’ $66 Million win goes to their heads

Western scientists' $66 Million win goes to their heads

Western University is marking the start of the school year with a massive funding announcement. On Tuesday, officials revealed that the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) is investing $66-million to Western University’s BrainsCAN initiative which works to reduce the burden of brain disorders. The funding is the largest research grant in Western’s history and is part of a total ... Read More »

Remington Park Cancer Cluster Investigation Report

Remington Park Cancer Cluster Investigation Report

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has released its report on the Remington Park Cancer Cluster investigation and the common risk factor identified among all surveyed individuals was exposure to tobacco smoke. Officials studied the ‘cancer cluster’ located in a part of Remington Park in Windsor after the rate of new lung cancer cases between 2000 and 2009 was 2.2 times ... Read More »

Isabelle Dinoire: Woman who received first face transplant dies at 49

Isabelle Dinoire: Woman who received first face transplant dies at 49

Isabelle Dinoire has died 11 years after receiving a new mouth, nose, and chin in the world’s first partial face transplant. In 2005, Professor Bernard Devauchelle and Dr Jean-Michel Dubernard attached a graft of the nose, lips and chin of a brain-dead donor to replace parts of her destroyed face. According to reports in France, Dinoire, from Valenciennes, became seriously ... Read More »