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Stem Cells Reverse Chemo-Induced Infertility In Monkeys

According to a story released by the Canadian Press Toronto recent research shows there may be hope of preserving fertility in young males who undergo chemo treatments for cancer to still be able to later father children. Chemotherapy and radiation destroy stem cells in the testes that upon puberty allow for the creation of sperm. [...]

The Link Between an Increase in Exercise and Decrease in Dementia Still Uncertain

According to CBC News, a recent study revealed that there is a direct link between an increase in exercise and a decrease in dementia. According to this new research, exercise will slow the progression of dementia in seniors. The benefits of exercise and physical activity in younger years will be rewarded later in life. [...]

October Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month October is breast cancer awareness month and if it saves just one life it was worth it. Breast cancer gets a lot of attention but still the number of breast cancer cases has not decreased as far as professionals hoped.  Let’s have a look at some facts [...]

Mitral Valve Regurgitation May Not Require Open Heart Surgery

Mitral valve repair may not require open heart surgery Not all heart patients have to undergo open heart surgery. In fact, in 2009, interventional cardiologists developed a mitral valve clip as an alternative to having open heart surgery. Three years later, this procedure is used by many cardiologists but is still not the [...]

Schizophrenia Patients Twice as Likely to Die From Heart Attack

Schizophrenia patients twice as likely to die from heart attack. According to scientists at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) Center for Addiction and the Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) the risk of dying from a heart attack is significantly higher in individuals with schizophrenia than in the general public. [...]

Actos Linked to Bladder Cancer

Actos linked to bladder cancer The FDA is currently warning patients who are taking Actos® that they are at an increased risk of developing bladder cancer. On Sept 30, 2011, the FDA reviewed the findings of a 10-year study done by manufacturer Takeda Pharmaceuticals. This study determined that Actos® (pioglitazone) carries a greater [...]

Established Link Between ADHD Inuit Children and Mercury Exposure

Inuit children are at higher risk of ADHD Pregnant women living in the northern communities have even more reason to avoid eating foods that could have a high mercury content, especially after a recent study revealed that there is a directly link between ADHD and Inuit kids who have been exposed to higher [...]

Military Families Find Themselves Dealing With PTSD

Soldiers returning home from war at high risk of PTSD More than 10 years of war has led to a major health problem for the soldier returning home. PTSD is very real and families are left coping with their loved ones suffering from PTSD or post traumatic stress disorder. This is going to [...]

Benzodiazepines Sleeping Pills Increases Dementia Risk

A recent study shows a direct link between sleeping pill use and dementia. Recently the news released the findings of a French study[1]  that Benzodiazipines increase the risk of developing dementia by a 50%. In addition it was found that Benzodiazepines could lead to depression. If you use these sleeping pills, which are [...]

Will New DNA Diagnostics Reduce Breast Cancer Numbers?

NextGen DNA sequencing technology to reduce genetically linked breast cancer. The NextGen DNA sequencing technology is being met with a great deal of excitement, because it will provide a more comprehensive testing for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 breast cancer genes. These are the genes that are related to inherited cancerous mutations. By next [...]