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Uterus transplant recipient in US thanks donor, doctors (Video)

Uterus transplant recipient in US thanks donor, doctors (Video)

The woman who received the nation’s first uterus transplant prayed for years to get pregnant, she said Monday, in her first public appearance since the procedure two weeks ago. “I prayed God would allow me the opportunity to experience pregnancy and here, we are today, at the beginning of that journey.” said the 26-year-old, identified only as Lindsey. “They’ve provided ... Read More »

Coffee Could Lower Risk for MS; New Study Says

Coffee Could Lower Risk for MS, New Study Says

Drinking a lot of coffee every day could potentially cut the risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS), new study says. Researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Johns Hopkins University in Maryland and the University of California, Berkeley, looked at two studies. In the Swedish study, participants were asked how many cups they drank per day across different ages, from ... Read More »

Kansas Researchers just not that into opposites attract theory

Researchers just not that into opposites attract theory

Think you’ll find your true match in someone who’s different from you? An American research suggests that probably won’t happen, as humans are drawn to like-minded people. The study by Wellesley College and the University of Kansas says people in relationships do not gradually become similar – they were already that way to begin with. Read More »

Truvada to prevent HIV approved in Canada, Report

Truvada to prevent HIV approved in Canada, Report

With an anticlimactic shuffle of paperwork, Health Canada quietly added a paragraph to the online documentation for Truvada on Feb 28, 2016, opening the door to a new era of HIV prevention in Canada. “Multiple clinical trials have demonstrated that Truvada for PrEP is effective at reducing the risk of HIV infection acquired through sexual exposure,” said Dr. Cécile Tremblay, ... Read More »

University of Calgary scientists say stop PSA screening

University of Calgary scientists say stop PSA screening

Scientists at the University of Calgary are disputing the value of PSA screening and say testing increases the number of cases diagnosed but only minimally reduces mortality rates if at all. The PSA test was introduced as a non-invasive prostate cancer screening tool in Canada in the early 1990s. A blood test, it measures the amount of prostate specific antigen ... Read More »

Flibanserin: ‘Female Viagra’ Doesn’t Work Very Well

Flibanserin: ‘Female Viagra’ Doesn’t Work Very Well

Flibanserin, A new pill dubbed the female Viagra and promising to boost a woman’s libido has been proven to be little more than a placebo – with a high risk of uncomfortable side effects. Flibanserin was approved last year in the US to treat low sexual desire but a new study revealed that the benefits are ‘marginal’, according to lead ... Read More »

Subway Goes With Antibiotic-Free Meat, Report

Subway Goes With Antibiotic-Free Meat, Report

Subway sandwich shops will offer the choice of rotisserie-style chicken raised without antibiotics, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives, following the brand’s commitment to transition to only serve proteins raised without antibiotics. The new Rotisserie-Style Chicken will be available on March 1 and also features no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives, according to a company press release. Read More »

Ottawa Hospital prostate cancer research could save lives

Ottawa Hospital prostate cancer research could save lives

A new research shows more doctors are opting to leave prostate cancer untreated – but that’s not necessarily a bad thing, says a lead surgeon at The Ottawa Hospital. About 24,000 Canadians are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year and approximately half of them have a slow-growing form of the disease. This kind of surveillance for low risk prostate cancer ... Read More »