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Scientists Offer Remedy for Women’s ‘Orgasm Gap’

Scientists Offer Remedy for Women's 'Orgasm Gap'

It is not noteworthy news that women orgasm less than men. That is, in fact, very old news. But a new study of 52,000 adults in the Archives of Sexual Behavior suggests orgasming isn’t an issue of gender—male vs. female, he vs. she—but an issue of sexuality. The research, which was performed by a team of researchers from Chapman University ... Read More »

Life expectancy could soon exceed 90 years; says new study

Life expectancy could soon exceed 90 years, says new study

Men born in 2030 will have a life expectancy four years greater than those who were born in 2010, a major study has found. The study, led by scientists from Imperial College London in collaboration with the World Health Organization, analysed long-term data on mortality and longevity trends to predict how life expectancy will change in 35 industrialised countries by ... Read More »

Exercise is best for reducing breast cancer recurrence, says new study

Exercise is best for reducing breast cancer recurrence, says new study

For women who have recovered from breast cancer, exercise appears to be the most important lifestyle choice to reduce the risk of death from a relapse. Dr. Ellen Warner, of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Canada and study co-author, said: “Of all lifestyle factors, physical activity has the most robust effect of great cancer outcomes. “Weight gain of more than ... Read More »

Drug treatment could combat hearing loss, says new study

Drug treatment could combat hearing loss, says new research

A simple injection could restore the hearing of thousands of people, after researchers successfully grew hair cells from the inner ear in the laboratory. Thousands of hair cells detect sound waves within the inner ear and translate them into nerve signals which allow hearing. Damage to these cells is one of the leading causes of hearing loss – and once ... Read More »

AAP calls for public health approach to opioid misuse by pregnant women

AAP calls for public health approach to opioid misuse by pregnant women

Opioid use in pregnancy has increased dramatically in the past decade, leading to increased rates of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) supports a public health-based approach to engage and protect these maternal-infant dyads. Vanderbilt neonatologist Stephen Patrick, M.D., co-authored the AAP’s report, which states that, while some state governments have prosecuted and jailed mothers for ... Read More »

Snow shoveling increases risk of heart attack in men, says new study

Snow shoveling increases risk of heart attack in men, says new study

Heavy snowfalls have been linked to an increase in hospitalizations and deaths due to cardiac events, according to new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Researchers at the University of Montreal analysed over 100-thousand hospital admissions and almost 70-thousand deaths due to heart attack over three decades in the province of Quebec. They found the likelihood of a ... Read More »

US scientists soften on DNA editing of human eggs, sperm, embryos

US researchers soften on DNA editing of human eggs, sperm, embryos

Gene editing tools should be used to modify human embryos and prevent inheritable disease, says a US National Academy of Sciences report. The report recommends a set of overarching principals to be used by any nation in governing human genome editing research or applications, including providing a benefit and preventing harm to those affected, transparency, due care, responsible science, respect ... Read More »

BC Health Ministry working to cover Parkinson’s medication

BC Health Ministry working to cover Parkinson's medication

A life-altering treatment for sufferers of Parkinson’s disease will now be covered by B.C. According to a statement from the Ministry of Health, patients will be identified for PharmaCare coverage under the ministry’s Special Authority program. “We’ve been in discussion with the Parkinson Society British Columbia and the Pacific Parkinson’s Research Centre about this treatment,” explained Health Minister, Terry Lake. ... Read More »

Alzheimer’s May Be Linked to Defective Brain Cells Spreading Disease, Says Study

Alzheimer’s May Be Linked to Defective Brain Cells Spreading Disease, Says Study

Rutgers researchers say neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s may be linked to defective brain cells disposing toxic proteins that make neighboring cells sick. In a study published in Nature, Monica Driscoll, distinguished professor of molecular biology and biochemistry, School of Arts and Sciences, and her team, found that while healthy neurons should be able to sort out and rid ... Read More »

Sugary drinks tied to 63,000 deaths in the next 25 years, says new research

Sugary drinks tied to 63,000 deaths in the next 25 years, says new research

According to new study commissioned by leading health organizations Canadians are consuming high amounts of sugary drinks and if this continues, the consequences to our health and the healthcare system will be devastating. Most troubling, young people drink the largest amount of sugary beverages. The study from the University of Waterloo reveals that sugary drink consumption is projected to result ... Read More »