Even Light Smoking Increases Risk Of Sudden Cardiac Death In Women

Even Light Smoking Increases Risk Of Sudden Cardiac Death In Women

A new study on smoking finds that many people may be in for a surprise when they find out that they have to worry about the serious side-effects of smoking even if they aren’t a pack a day smoker. The study, led by researchers at the Canadian University of Alberta’s Mazankowksi Heart Institute, discovered that […]

New Hope For Alzheimer’s Patients

New Hope For Alzheimer’s Patients

For those suffering from Alzheimer’s and their families desperate for a treatment of the epidemic disease, there is hope from new studies and insights from recent ones that did not pan out. If there is success with the new studies, a medicine that slows and may even stop progression of the disease might be ready […]

Oklahoma Health Department Says West Nile Virus Season Is Over

Oklahoma Health Department Says West Nile Virus Season Is Over

A state Health Department official said on Thursday that the worst West Nile virus season that the state of Oklahoma has ever seen has ended. Over the last couple of weeks, there has not been any new cases reported of the West Nile – a mosquito-borne virus – in horses or people, which is a […]

United States Lays Out Plan To Achieve World-Wide AIDS-Free Generation

United States Lays Out Plan To Achieve World-Wide AIDS-Free Generation

Hillary Clinton, when announcing the next stage of the U.S. decade-long global fight against AIDS said that advances in drug prevention and treatment strategies, had brought an end of the AIDS health epidemic within reach. Clinton declared that while the disease may be around in the future, the diseases that AIDS causes doesn’t have to […]

Prescription Drugs And Grapefruit Juice Can Be Deadly

Prescription Drugs And Grapefruit Juice Can Be Deadly

There are more prescription drugs available on the market that can have an adverse interaction with grapefruit juice causing serious side effects including sudden death, according to warnings from Canadian doctors. David Bailey, a clinical pharmacologist at the Lawson Health Research Institute, found that the interaction between grapefruit juice and certain medications have increased from […]

Alzheimer’s Risk Points To Inflammation Role

Alzheimer’s Risk Points To Inflammation Role

Scientists named a new gene variant that appears to substantially raise the risk for Alzheimer’s disease. This gave them a fresh research target for treatments of the disorder that destroys the mind. They found that the problem gene is not a common one, and was found less than 2% in Alzheimer’s patients involved in the […]

First Malaria Vaccine In African Trial Isn’t Promising

First Malaria Vaccine In African Trial Isn’t Promising

The world’s first potential malaria vaccine only proved to be 30% effective in African babies, in a critical trial, which asks the question whether it will be useful in fighting the deadly disease. This astonishing poor result for the malaria vaccine, which has been in development by GlaxoSmithKline for thirty-years, leaves years of work ahead […]

Should Organ Donors Be Rewarded With Cash?

Should Organ Donors Be Rewarded With Cash?

Rewarding organ donors with cash is a type of ethical question that is often discussed in dystopian films and books. However, a new study completed in Alberta Canada suggests that Canadians, may be more generous with signing their donor cards if they were given financial compensation. On Tuesday, CTV Winnipeg aired a show that shed […]

Ottawa Appealing BC Court Ruling Allowing Assisted Suicide

Ottawa Appealing BC Court Ruling Allowing Assisted Suicide

‘Protect the vulnerable,’ federal government urges court. VANCOUVER – Legalized doctor-assisted suicide demeans the value of life and may lead to vulnerable people taking drastic steps in “moments of weakness,” the feds argued in its appeal of the British Columbia Supreme Court ruling. Ottawa is defending the prior law that banned the practice of assisted-suicide […]

Obesity War Doesn’t Have A Fat Chance Of Succeeding

Obesity War Doesn’t Have A Fat Chance Of Succeeding

Doctors in Ontario launched an attack this week – not about wait lists, rationing services, health-care reform, meddling bureaucracy or death boards. This week the Medical Association declared war on obesity – The enemies in the war are the people of Ontario and their freedom to decide what they want to eat. How they intend […]