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Rare Genetic Forms of Obesity More Numerous, Diverse Than Previously Thought

In their search of seven databases and analysis of 161 papers, Meyre and his colleagues found that 79 obesity syndromes have been previously reported. Of the 79 syndromes, 19 have been genetically solved, to the point where a lab test could confirm a doctor’s suspicions. Another 11 have been partially clarified, and 27 have been mapped to a chromosomal region. For the remaining 22 syndromes, neither the gene(s) nor the chromosomal location(s) have yet been identified.

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Childhood Brain Tumor, Body Fat

Survivors of Childhood Brain Tumours Have Increased Body Fat

These findings suggest that one of the most important risk factors for heart disease and Type 2 diabetes, which is excess total and central fat in the body, is present relatively early in survivors of childhood brain tumors. This may program their future risk of these diseases and impact their outcomes. This indicates that these children need further monitoring for the factors that increase their risk of cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes, and that targeted therapies and prevention strategies are needed to deal with the early risk factors to improve survival and the quality of life of survivors.

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Smith School of Business and Reticle Join Forces

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Retired Canadian Special Operations Forces leaders challenge Queen’s MBA students in experiential learning exercise.

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Blood Pressure, University of Montreal, Family Medicine, Misdiagnosis, Medical Devices, Hypertension, Death, Disability, Canada, Medication

Do You Really Have High Blood Pressure?

A study by researchers at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) shows that more than half of family doctors in Canada are still using manual devices to measure blood pressure, a dated technology that often leads to misdiagnosis.

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Blood Clots, Blood Thinners, Rivaroxaban, Venous Thromboembolism

New Blood Thinner Better at Preventing Recurrent Blood Clots Than Aspirin

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Venous thromboembolism is a chronic disease, with risks of additional blood clots over a patient’s lifetime. However, many physicians and patients are deciding against long-term treatment with blood thinners because of concern about the risk of bleeding. Some are choosing aspirin instead because they consider it to be safer. This study has shown that the blood thinner rivaroxaban is as safe as aspirin, and more effective at preventing recurrence of life-threatening blood clots in the legs and lungs.

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Medical Ethics, military ethics, Medicine, patient confidentiality, Canada, Canadian Armed Forces, Peacekeeping, University of Montreal, McMaster University, Mcgill, Physicians, Nurses, Physiotherapy, medical technicians, humanitarian aid, Bioethics, Public Health, combat care, War, ethics codes, Rwanda, Afghanistan, Mali, Haiti, Philippines, Bryn Williams-Jones, C

'Do No Harm' vs 'Legitimate Use of Force'

University of Montreal bioethicists study whether health professionals in the Canadian Armed Forces can abide by two ethics codes, civilian and military

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Prostate, Prostate Cancer, clinical trial, Prostate Cancer Treatment, Radiation, Radiation Therapy, Radiation Treatment, men and cancer, princess margaret cancer centre, University Health Network

Prostate Cancer Clinical Trial Shows Treating with Precision Radiotherapy Reduces Course of Treatment by 50%

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An Ontario-led international clinical trial with 1,206 men with localized prostate cancer shows that compressing radiation treatments into four weeks from eight delivers similar outcomes.

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Canadian Researchers Join International Fight Against Zika

News release on the Zika virus

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Brain Cancer, Brain, Cancer, Glioblastoma, Seniors, clinical trial, Phase 3 clinical trial, princess margaret cancer centre, University Health Network

Glioblastoma Clinical Trial Shows Combined Therapy Extends Life for Patients 65 and Older

Treating older patients who have malignant brain cancer with the chemotherapy drug temozolomide plus a short course of radiation therapy extends survival by two months compared to treating with radiation alone, show clinical trial results published today in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Profiting From the Fight Against Corruption

Governments get richer when NGOs band together to fight official corruption, game theorists at HEC Montréal find.







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