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Regrets? Study examines how people can cope

Montreal, March 1, 2011 -- Although Edith Piaf defiantly sang, "Non, je ne regrette rien," most people will have their share of regrets over their lifetime. Indeed, anyone who seeks to overcome disappointments should compare themselves to others ...

Liver disease a possible predictor of stroke: Study

TORONTO, Ont., January 7, 2011 -- People suffering from fatty liver disease may be three times more likely to suffer a stroke than individuals without fatty liver, according to a study by researchers at St. Michael's Hospital and the London Health...

Radiation fears should not deter women from mammography screening

OAK BROOK, Ill. -- The risk of radiation-induced breast cancer from mammography screening is slight in comparison to the benefit of expected lives saved, according to a new study appearing online and in the January issue of the journal Radiology. ...

Study reveals superior sedation method for children

Procedural sedation and analgesia is an essential element of care for children requiring painful procedures in the emergency department. The practice of combining ketamine and propofol, two common medications used in emergency departments, has becom...

King’s College London reveals promising techniques for extending the life of...

Experts from the Medical Research Council (MRC) Centre for Transplantation at King's College London, based at Guy's Hospital, have revealed exciting new scientific developments for people with an organ transplant, intended to help prevent rejection ...

Reducing the number of walk-in patients won't help ER overcrowding

On any given day, hospitals divert ambulances as much as 40 per cent of the time due to overcrowding in their emergency departments - but reducing the volume of walk-in patients with minor illnesses will not alleviate the problem, says a new study by U of T researchers. "There is much speculation about the causes of overcrowding and ambulance diversion, but little research has actually been done on this issue," says Dr. Michael Schull, assistant professor in emergency medicine at U of T and emergency department physician at Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre. "We felt it was important to examine the problem in a more systematic way, so we looked at the experience of Sunnybrook and Women's emergency department over a one-year period."

Common industrial chemical now linked to male infertility

A chemical widely used in industry and present in ground water supplies, has now been found in the semen fluid of infertile men, reports a Queen's University research scientist. Dr. Poh-Gek Forkert's study of male mechanics who use trichloroethylene (TCE) in the workplace shows the presence of TCE in their seminal fluid. The team's findings are reported in the March issue of the international journal, Drug Metabolism and Disposition.

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