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Researchers develop promising drug for inflammation
Aspirin, ibuprofen and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) remain the most common treatment to relieve symptoms of arthritis and other inflammatory disorders. But despite their widespread use (around 2.5 ...
Drug study shows improvement in major orthopedic surgery care
An ultra-low-molecular-weight heparin called semuloparin has been found to reduce the incidence of venous thromboembolism in orthopedic surgery patients in a large clinical program being lead by a steering committee chaired ...
Researchers find formula that forestalls aging
Researchers at McMaster University have developed a cocktail of ingredients that forestalls major aspects of the aging process.
Genetic cause discovered for rare bleeding disorder
For some Canadians, any cut such as from dental work or surgery can cause days or more of bleeding. Although they are not hemophiliacs, for some an ordinary bruise can balloon into the size of an orange. For others, knees, ...
Short-term radiation therapy successful on breast cancer
An intense three-week course of radiation therapy is just as effective as the standard five-week regimen for women with early-stage breast cancer.
Researchers discover how cells recognize viral toxin
(PhysOrg.com) -- For many years it's been known that the fever, achiness and other symptoms you feel during the flu are triggered by a viral molecule that travels through the body acting like a toxin.
Role of addiction cannot be ignored in obesity epidemic
The causes of obesity are complex and individual, but it is clear that chronic overeating plays a fundamental role. But when this behaviour becomes compulsive and out of control, it is often classified as "food addiction" ...
Concussions not taken seriously enough, researcher says
Despite growing public interest in concussions because of serious hockey injuries or skiing deaths, a researcher from McMaster University has found that we may not be taking the common head injury seriously enough.
Toxin detection as close as an inkjet printer
If that office inkjet printer has become just another fixture, it's time to take a fresh look at it. Similar technology may soon be used to develop paper-based biosensors that can detect certain harmful toxins that can cause ...
RFID tags to boost transit worker safety
Trackside transit workers may soon be sporting RFID tags to improve their safety.