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Hunger Hormone Is Boosted By Restricted Meal Times, New Study

Hunger Hormone Is Boosted By Restricted Meal Times, New Study

The “hunger hormone” ghrelin helps rats with restricted feeding schedules learn to eat more, according to a recent study. Scientists at the University of Southern California found that once rats knew about their limited eating schedule, they started doubling their food intake. “We are looking deep into the higher-order functions of the brain to unpick not just which hormones are ... Read More »

Pomegranates have anti-ageing effect, says new Research

Pomegranates have anti-ageing effect, says new Research

Eating pomegranates regularly could provide protection from neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, according to an American study published in the journal ACS Chemical Neuroscience. In a quest to stay healthy, many people are seeking natural ways to prevent neurodegenerative diseases. Recent studies show that pomegranate extract, which is a rich source of disease-fighting polyphenols, can help protect against the ... Read More »

Antidepressants in Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk, says new study

Antidepressants in Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk, New Study

Taking antidepressants during the second or third trimester of pregnancy may increase the risk of having a child with autism spectrum disorder, according to a study of Canadian mothers and children published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics. Scientists looked at health records in Quebec over a period of 12 years to study the birth and development of 145,456 infants and found ... Read More »

Victoria General Hospital flood cancels, postpones surgeries others

Eye surgeries at Victoria General hospital cancelled due to flooding

The Nova Scotia Health Authority says a leak on the third floor of the Victoria General hospital in Halifax has been located and repaired. The leak caused a “significant” flood at the hospital Monday morning, prompting all surgeries to be postponed. The leaking pipe was discovered at 5 a.m. Monday, behind a wall in the building’s third floor. Nothing was ... Read More »

Alberta is facing a sudden fentanyl epidemic, Report

Alberta is facing a sudden fentanyl epidemic, Report

The scope of practice regarding naloxone, a drug which can be used to reverse fentanyl overdoses, will be broadened in the province, under the ministerial orders issued by Alberta Health Minister Sarah Hoffman. From January to September 2015, there were 213 deaths involving fentanyl in Alberta — in 2011, that number was only six. “We may have one person a ... Read More »

Physician-assisted death should be listed on medical certificates, Report

Physician-assisted death should be listed on medical certificates, Report

Physician-assisted deaths should be recorded on medical certificates of death, according to a new analysis published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal today. There is no uniform medical certificate of death used across Canada, although all of the 12 provinces and territories included in the analysis require that immediate cause of death and underlying and other antecedent cause(s) of death ... Read More »

A fifth case of raccoon rabies in Hamilton area

A fifth case of raccoon rabies in Hamilton area

Canada Journal has learned that another racoon infected with rabies has been discovered near Hamilton, bringing the total to five in the last week. The Ministry of Natural Resources says it will drop another 150,000 packets of bait in a 25 km radius in areas where the raccoons were found. Read More »

Intermountain scientists discover new cure for hepatitis C

Intermountain scientists discover new cure for hepatitis C

Scientists at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray have a new cure for hepatitis C that they say is effective even for patients with advanced liver disease. According to a press release from them, the treatment is an all-oral regimen that results in high cure rates following treatment. Michael Charlton, MD, medical director of the Liver Transplantation Program, published the results ... Read More »