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Study shows 80 per cent overall response rate in patients with

According to study results just presented at the 39th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), high response rates and durable...

2nd Annual Meeting on Medication Use in the Elderly

Canada's aging population is presenting a formidable challenge for the pharmaceutical industry and physicians. While the elderly are the largest consumers of drugs, there...

New hope for patients with fatal lung disorder

There's new hope for Canadian patients suffering from pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a highly fatal condition with a 50% risk of death within three...

Respiratory Tract Infections

Respiratory tract infections are a huge health issue throughout the world. In fact, as a group these diseases are among the leading causes of...

Breaking down silos to beat MRSA

In the wake of SARS, a renewed appreciation seems to have surfaced for the role hand washing and real time epidemiology play in protecting...

Biological Emergencies

Having watched the spread of SARS, the incidence of E.coli. in a number of communities, and the threat of terrorists releasing a biological agent...

Meningitis test slashes wait time for results from days to mere hours

Scientists at Sunnybrook & Women's have proven that a meningitis diagnostic test they developed produces extremely accurate results in just two to three hours. Normally,...

Reducing the risks of atrial fibrillation in patients with heart failure

Encouraging results from a study conducted by the Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) and recently published in the peer-reviewed journal Circulation, showed that enalapril, a...

Cheaper drug testing comes at a cost

Canada's cheaper drug-testing procedures put people's health at risk, says York University professor Mary Wiktorowicz in a new study of testing systems in North...

The Biting Reality About Ontario’s West Nile

West Nile, an emerging infectious disease sounds exotic and far away. At least, that's what Canadians would like to think. The deadly disease first...

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