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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 »

Lack of Sleep Increases Junk Food Cravings, says research

Lack of Sleep Increases Junk Food Cravings, says new Research

Lack of sleep can make you fat as it trigger the “munchies” lowering self control, according to new research. The study suggests that losing sleep boosts hunger and makes people more likely to scoff sugary snacks or unhealthy junk food. Sleep-deprived participants in this study—all young, healthy volunteers—were unable to resist what the researchers called “highly palatable, rewarding snacks,” meaning ... Read More »

Richard Vitale: Halifax doctor charged with child pornography

Richard Vitale: Halifax doctor charged with child pornography

A Halifax pediatrician who has been reprimanded in the past for improperly performing vaccinations is now charged with child pornography-related offences. Dr. William Richard Vitale, 72, is charged with possession of child pornography, accessing child pornography and having child pornography for the purpose of distribution. Read More »

First uterus transplant performed in United States “Report”

First uterus transplant performed in United States, Report

Surgeons in Cleveland say they have performed America’s first uterus transplant. The aim is to give women who lack wombs a chance at pregnancy. A 26-year-old woman underwent the nine-hour operation on Wednesday, setting the stage for a future pregnancy — and what might possibly become a routine procedure in US hospitals. The unidentified woman, who received the transplanted uterus ... Read More »

Dad’s tears of joy for Down syndrome son (Video)

Dad's tears of joy for Down syndrome son (Video)

A dad who felt he had “failed” his son for not confronting a stranger about their mistaken beliefs about Down’s syndrome, has received global support for his emotional video response. On February 21, Robb Scott shared a video titled “I have something important to say. Excuse the emotion” on YouTube. In it, Scott shares his response to a situation he ... Read More »

Eating almonds daily may boost health; says new Research

Eating almonds daily may boost health, says new Research

A new research from the University of Florida suggests that you can improve your diet simply by eating a handful of almonds each day. Scientists studied the effect that the addition of almonds can have on a person’s diet quality, based on data collected from 28 parent-child pairs living in North Central Florida. Read More »

Air Pollution Heightens Risk of Obesity and Diabetes, Study Claims

Air Pollution Heightens Risk of Obesity and Diabetes, new study says

Air Pollution Causes Obesity? A study published in the Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology found that rats who breathed polluted Beijing air gained weight after just three weeks of exposure. They also experienced cardio-respiratory dysfunctions, and decreased metabolic function. After only 19 days, the lungs and livers of pregnant rats exposed to the polluted air ... Read More »