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New Medicine Shows Potential to Reduce Oral Steroid Use in Severe Asthma Patients

The results of the trial, published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine, demonstrate that patients treated with a potential new medicine and antibody, called benralizumab, were more than four times likely to reduce their usage of oral...
25-May-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

First Study Shows Tie Between Probiotic and Improved Symptoms of Depression

It is the first study showing improved depression scores with a probiotic. It adds to the whole field of microbiota-gut-brain axis, providing evidence that bacteria affect behavior.
23-May-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Human Teeth Carry Secrets That Tell the Story of Humanity Through Our Fragile Relationship with the Sun

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The story of humanity’s vital – and fragile – relationship with the sun has been locked inside our teeth for hundreds of thousands of years. A new method is starting to tease out answers to major questions of evolution and migration, using...
15-May-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Canadian Clinical Guideline for Physicians Tapers Down Use of Opioids

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There are important risks associated with opioids. The guideline aspires to promote evidence-based prescribing of opioids for chronic non-cancer pain.
4-May-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Hamilton Patient First to Receive Experimental Immunotherapy Combination for Cancer in Clinical Trial

Experts at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) and McMaster University, in partnership with The Ottawa Hospital, have begun a clinical trial to determine if the unique experimental immunotherapy combination may be able to treat non-small cell lung...
24-Apr-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Post-Biotics May Help Shield Obese From Diabetes

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It was previously thought that bacteria only caused problems such as higher inflammation and higher blood glucose. But this is only half of the story. The researchers discovered that a specific component of bacteria actually lowers blood glucose and...
18-Apr-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

More Than a ‘Gut Feeling’ on Cause of Age-Associated Inflammation

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Mice in germ-free conditions and then compared to their conventionally raised counterparts. In contrast to conventionally raised mice, the germ-free mice did not show age-related increases in inflammation and a higher proportion of them lived to a...
10-Apr-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Low-Dose Penicillin in Early Life Induces Long-Term Changes in Behaviour

The researchers report that low-dose penicillin taken late in pregnancy and in early life of mice offspring, changes behaviour and the balance of microbes in the gut. While these studies have been performed in mice, they point to popular increasing...
30-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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