Once-a-week insulin treatment could be game-changing for patients with diabetes

Treating people with Type 2 diabetes with a new once-a-week injectable insulin therapy proved to be safe and as effective as daily insulin injections, according to the results of two international clinical trials published online today in Diabetes Care. The...

7 Best Fat Burner Supplements

Every year, most of us have one common resolution: Losing Weight. We pay our gym memberships in advance, work 5 days a week, eat healthily, and drink a gallon of water each day to lose weight. Two months later, nothing...

Why you shouldn’t ask people how they got their COVID-19 shot before you

TORONTO -- As more and more Canadians are being given access to COVID-19 vaccines, people are being reminded not to question their co-workers or loved ones as to how they were eligible to get their shot. Public health and sociological...

Gene therapy shows promise in initial trial for patients with childhood blindness

A new gene therapy for one of the most common forms of congenital blindness was safe and improved patients' vision, according to initial data from a clinical trial led by researchers at the Scheie Eye Institute in the Perelman School...

Two blood thinners at once: More risk with the same reward

More blood thinners aren't automatically better, another study confirms. A new publication in JAMA Internal Medicine focuses on the minimal pros and the concerning cons of combining a daily aspirin with a drug from the newer class of anticoagulants that...

Your health and the federal budget: Long-term care standards, vaccine production, more

OTTAWA -- The federal budget is promising billions to close gaps in long-term care and Canada's vaccine production laid bare by the COVID-19 pandemic. There is $2.2 billion over the next seven years -- split up through various funds and...

DNA robots designed in minutes instead of days

Someday, scientists believe, tiny DNA-based robots and other nanodevices will deliver medicine inside our bodies, detect the presence of deadly pathogens, and help manufacture increasingly smaller electronics. Researchers took a big step toward that future by developing a new tool...

Early deaths rising in workers using methylene chloride paint strippers

Researchers and physicians from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and UC San Francisco have found that deaths of workers using methylene chloride paint strippers are on the rise. The solvent is widely used in paint strippers, cleaners, adhesives...

COVID-19 may not actually infect the brain, but neurological damage persists: study

TORONTO -- Does COVID-19 impact the brain? The answer is both yes and no, according to a new study which suggests the virus likely doesn’t infect the brain itself. The study, conducted by specialists at Columbia University Vagelos College of...

Microglia, Stockholm syndrome and miraculous cures in glioblastoma patients

Despite access to some of the best possible medical care in the world, Senators John McCain and Edward Kennedy both died within 18 months of their diagnosis of glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. While this deadly outcome typifies...
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