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Nanorobots can be directed towards cell target

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for July 31, 2014

Source: World’s smallest propeller could be used for microscopic medicine Reference: Nanopropellers and Their Actuation in Complex Viscoelastic Media. ACS Nano, 2014; 140624102214000 DOI: 10.1021/nn502360t

Interventional radiology offers distinct advantage but underused in Canada

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for July 30, 2014

Source: Interventional radiology is faster and less-risky than conventional surgery, but still little used in Canada  

Ebola outbreak does not pose worldwide danger

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for July 29, 2014

Source: The return of Ebola and the spread of fear  

Robotic exoskeleton approved by Health Canada

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for July 28, 2014

Source: ReWalk Robotics exoskeleton helps paraplegics to walk  

Medical marijuana producers using Big Pharma playbook to woo doctors to prescribe it

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for July , 2014

Source: Marijuana producers attempt to woo doctors  

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  

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