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Canada-US study published in Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism recommends young people be screened for low vitamin D levels
OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 5, 2008) - The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Health, today announced the reappointment of Arnold Steinberg as a member of the Governing Council for the Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR), for a three year term. "Mr.
A new fundamental mechanism of how tumor cells communicate has just been discovered by the team of Dr. Janusz Rak at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) in collaboration with Dr Guha from the University of Toronto.
Using a common cosmetic drug to treat hypersalivation at the Montreal Children's Hospital of the MUHC
Surgeons at the MUHC have successfully implanted a new kind of mechanical heart in two patients, the first time this new technology has been used in Canada. This new mechanical heart will allow some patients' damaged hearts to recover their normal function, and will reduce the need for heart transplants. This "bridge-to-recovery" technology promises to revolutionize the management of heart failure. The MUHC is one of only a handful of Canadian hospitals capable of installing the new...
A new study to be published in tomorrow's New England Journal of Medicine shows that United States investment in tuberculosis (TB) treatment abroad saves lives and money at home. Most cases of TB in the US and Canada occur among immigrants, refugees, visitors, and other migrants from countries where this disease remains common.
Scientists at the MUHC have discovered a gene that controls the speed at which patients develop tuberculosis--the first time such a gene has been discovered for this disease.