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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...

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...

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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