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Ottawa Hospital creates new Medical Oncology lab leading to development of pharmacogenomic medicine for the region

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for July 23, 2014

Source: Ottawa Hospital recruits genetics whiz to head cancer lab  

Women remain unaware of major heart disease risk factors

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for July 22, 2014

Source: LifeView: Heart Disease: First Canadian Survey Shows Women Unaware of Symptoms and Risk Factors   Reference: Perceived vs Actual Knowledge and Risk of Heart Disease in Women: Findings From a Canadian Survey on Heart Health Awareness, Attitudes, and Lifestyle

Bowel cancer treatment strategy developed using molecular oncology

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for July 21, 2014

Source: Bowel cancer breakthrough may benefit thousands of patients Reference: ADAM17-Dependent c-MET-STAT3 Signaling Mediates Resistance to MEK Inhibitors in KRAS Mutant Colorectal Cancer. Cell Reports, 2014; 7 (6): 1940 DOI:10.1016/j.celrep.2014.05.032

How direct-to-consumer adverts for testosterone are affecting men’s health

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for July , 2014

Source: Testosterone therapy linked to increased heart risks for men: Health Canada  

Poor contact lens hygiene and exceeding recommended wear-time can lead to serious eye infections and corneal damage

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for July 17, 2014

Source: Keep contact lenses clean, doctors warn after amoeba eats through eyeballs  

Ottawa Public Health release alcohol, smoking and drug use stats for the region

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for July 16, 2014

Source: Ontario’s vice city? Ottawans use booze, pot more than most, study shows  

Gut bacteria’s role in brain function to be studied

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for July 15, 2014

Source: Gut feeling: How intestinal bacteria may influence our moods  

Lawrence Livermore Labs to study and create implantable neural device to compensate for memory deficits and Apple iPad nickel allergies

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for July 14, 2014

Source: DARPA taps Lawrence Livermore to develop world’s first neural device to restore memory Got a Rash? iPad, Other Devices Might Be the Cause  

New guidelines encourage dentists who prescribe opioids to prescribe only small amounts

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for July 11, 2014

Source: Stop routinely prescribing opioids, dentists urged  

Virtual house calls needs to be placed in the context of “the right tool for the right job”

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for July 10, 2014

Source: Doctors increasingly making ‘virtual’ house calls  

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