Section: Health Sciences

Researchers survey dietary habits of 1,800 Edmonton-area preschoolers.


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Sodium chloride, better known as salt, is vital for the organism, and the kidneys play a crucial role in the regulation of sodium balance. However, the underlying mechanisms of sodium balance are not yet completely understood. Researchers in Germany ha…


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Newly discovered on/off switch in enzymes may help battle fat-related disease ranging from stroke and diabetes to acne.


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Same effect in half the time: Researchers have shown that 30 minutes of daily training provide an equally effective loss of weight and body mass as 60 minutes.


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Women with Alzheimer’s show worse mental deterioration than men with the disease, even when at the same stage of the condition, according to new research.


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A novel non-invasive device which separates healthy and damaged heart muscle and restores ventricle function improves 3 year outcomes in patients with ischemic heart failure, according to new research.


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A novel blood test that predicts sudden death risk in heart failure patients is set to help physicians decide which patients would benefit from implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs). Approximately 5 million patients in the US have heart failur…


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Renal denervation leads to significant and sustained blood pressure reduction for up to 18 months in patients with treatment resistant hypertension, according to new research.


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The persistent, dependent use of marijuana before age 18 has been shown to cause lasting harm to a person’s intelligence, attention and memory, according to an international research team.


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Scientists have developed and characterized a circulating and pH-sensitive liposome containing cisplatin (SpHL-CDDP) aiming to promote the release of cisplatin near the tumor as well as decreasing toxicity. The development of analog drugs and new formu…


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Drastic climate changes brought on by severe storms can spur allergy and asthma symptoms for sufferers across the country.


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Catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (Afib) is safe and suppresses arrhythmia recurrences in 74% of patients after a single procedure, according to new results. The survey also showed that arrhythmia-related symptoms such as palpitations, shortnes…


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