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Circumcision could prevent prostate cancer… if it’s performed after the age...

Montreal study shows the effect is particularly strong amongst black men Researchers at the University of Montreal and the INRS-Institut-Armand-Frappier have shown that men circumcised...

Tiny cracks may hold the secret to stronger glass

Glass of the future may not be the same brittle material we know. Researchers from McGill University in Montreal have shown how glass can be...

Overnight dialysis boosts kidney health, cuts heart disease risk

Receiving dialysis at home while sleeping not only improves kidney health and quality of life for people with kidney disease, it could also decrease...

Using tech to help locked-in syndrome patients

A team of researchers from Montreal has found that stroke patients living with Locked-In Syndrome (LIS) who cannot move, swallow or even breathe on...

DNA ‘cages’ may aid drug delivery

Nanoscale "cages" made from strands of DNA can encapsulate small-molecule drugs and release them in response to a specific stimulus, McGill University researchers report...
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Learning a new language alters brain development

The age at which children learn a second language can have a significant bearing on the structure of their adult brain, according to a...

Oil-eating mushrooms

Take a Petri dish containing crude petroleum and it will release a strong odor distinctive of the toxins that make up the fossil fuel....

Nighttime sleep found beneficial to infants’ skills

At ages 1 and 1-1/2, children who get most of their sleep at night (as opposed to during the day) do better in a variety of skill areas than children who don't sleep as much at night. That's the finding of a new longitudinal study conducted by res...

Additional cardiac testing vital for patients with anxiety and depression

Montreal, November 11, 2010 -- People affected by anxiety and depression should receive an additional cardiac test when undergoing diagnosis for potential heart problems, according to a new study from Concordia University, the Université du Québe...

Is your job making you fat?

Montreal, October 05, 2010 -- Working nine-to-five may be the way to make a living, but it may be padding more than the wallet. According to a new study from the Université de Montréal, office-workers have become less active over the last three ...

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