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2012-08-14 11:59:20

'High microcystin concentrations occur only at low nitrogen-to-phosphorus ratios in nutrient-rich Canadian lakes' Nutrient pollution, one of the greatest threats to our freshwater resources, is responsible for the algal blooms that blanket our lakes and waterways in summer months. Large blooms of cyanobacteria ('blue green algae') can cause fish kills, increase the cost of drinking water treatment, devalue shoreline properties, and pose health risks to people, pets, and wildlife. A new...

2012-03-20 11:21:59

New drugs available to prevent strokes and control heart rhythm The Canadian Journal of Cardiology has published a focused update to the Canadian Cardiovascular Society's atrial fibrillation guidelines. Atrial fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrhythmia and is a significant cause of stroke, illness in general, and death. It is, for example, the leading cause of stroke in the elderly. The past year has seen important changes in the drugs available to treat atrial fibrillation and...

2012-03-09 00:41:15

Socioeconomically deprived patients 16 percent more likely to die of heart attack The Canadian Journal of Cardiology has published a paper on the effect of socioeconomic factors on myocardial infarction outcomes. This study describes an analysis of the effect of socioeconomic class on outcomes after a first myocardial infarction ("heart attack"). The study analyzed detailed databases in Quebec and found that socioeconomic deprivation did not negatively affect access to the most advanced...

2011-10-19 12:16:33

High-definition CT scans reduce radiation exposure Canadian Journal of Cardiology (www.onlinecjc.ca) has published a paper on the safety of cardiac imaging methods. This study is important for patients worried about radiation exposure during X-ray based studies of the heart. X-ray based methods have greatly improved the diagnosis of heart disease, but they can produce significant levels of radiation exposure. New imaging methods offer the possibility of much safer external...

2011-10-19 12:15:04

Delaying stenting of blocked coronary arteries may be superior for heart-attack patients The Canadian Journal of Cardiology (www.onlinecjc.ca) has published a paper on the timing of coronary stenting, a thought-provoking paper that challenges one of the dogmas of acute heart attack management today. Emergency procedures to open blocked coronary arteries in patients with acute myocardial infarction have revolutionized cardiology by preventing heart attacks and their complications. Stents...

2011-03-29 13:00:10

Guidelines result of collaboration between Canadian Cardiovascular Society and Canadian Heart Rhythm Society The Canadian Cardiovascular Society and Canadian Heart Rhythm Society have produced the first-ever comprehensive guidelines on the use of genetic testing in the clinical management of inherited heart rhythm disorders, released in the March/April issue of the Canadian Journal of Cardiology (http://www.onlinecjc.ca/) published by Elsevier. The guidelines, entitled "Recommendations for...

2009-12-19 00:00:18

Universit© de Montr©al research on semantic memory Famous mugs do more than prompt us into buying magazines, according to new Universit© de Montr©al research. In the December issue of the Canadian Journal on Aging, a team of scientists explain how the ability to name famous faces or access biographical knowledge about celebrities holds clues that could help in early Alzheimer's detection. "Semantic memory for people "“ triggered through name, voice or face "“...


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snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.