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Profile of Dr. Howard Lesiuk and his minimally-invasive endovascular brain surgery expertise

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for March 16, 2015

Source: Leading Ottawa neurosurgeon abandoned theoretical physics to ‘fix’ brains  

Genetics of longevity to be studied

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for March 13, 2015

Source: ‘Super seniors’ study hopes to identify genes that resist cancer  

Injectable polymer demonstrates ability to stop severe bleeding after traumatic injury in rats

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for March 11, 2015

Source: Injectable polymer could keep soldiers, trauma patients from bleeding to death Reference: L. W. Chan, X. Wang, H. Wei, L. D. Pozzo, N. J. White, S. H. Pun. A synthetic fibrin cross-linking polymer for modulating clot properties and inducing hemostasis. Science Translational Medicine, 2015; 7 […]

Ontario children need expedited access to mental health services

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for March 10, 2015

Source: Report examines burden of mental illness and addictions on Ont. kids  

New application for cardiac stress testing may help predict long-term adverse health outcomes

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for March 9, 2015

Source: New treadmill performance test ‘predicts long-term risk of death from all causes’ Reference: Maximal Exercise Testing Variables and 10-Year Survival: Fitness Risk Score Derivation From the FIT Project

Wait time improvements: Taking from Peter to pay Paul

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for March 6, 2015

Source: Ottawa Hospital sharply reduces wait times for hip and knee replacements  

The marketing of testosterone replacement for “Low-T” banned by FDA

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for March 5, 2015

Source: FDA bans marketing of testosterone for non-specific symptoms, concerned about possible heart effects Reference: FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA cautions about using testosterone products for low testosterone due to aging; requires labeling change to inform of possible increased risk of heart attack and stroke with […]

More progress being made in neural interfaces that allow thoughts to control devices

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for March 4, 2015

Source: Quadriplegic woman flies F-35 with nothing but her thoughts  

Rat study show high doses of oxytocin can negate effects of alcohol ingestion

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for March 3, 2015

Source: Rats can’t get drunk after a dose of oxytocin hormone Reference: PNAS, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1416900112

Report cannot prove that obesity increases colorectal cancer risk

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for March 2, 2015

Source: New report links obesity with increased risk of colorectal cancer  

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