Research Highlights

 

 
Hypertension During Pregnancy May Affect Women’s Long-Term Cardiovascular Health
Women who experience hypertension during pregnancy face an increased risk of heart disease and hypertension later in life, according to a new study.

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Vitamin D levels not linked to asthma or dermatitis
Vitamin D supplementation is unlikely to reduce the risk of asthma in children or adults, atopic dermatitis, or allergies according to a new study published in PLOS Medicine by Brent Richards, Associate Pr...

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IN MEMORIAM - DR. MARK WAINBERG
It is with deep sorrow that the Board of Directors and members of staff of the Lady Davis Institute (LDI), the Jewish General Hospital (JGH) and the Integrated Health and Social Services University Networ...

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Minister of Health announces Acting President of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research
The Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health, announced that Dr. Roderick McInnes has assumed the responsibilities of Acting President of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

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Neurofeedback: an effective placebo treatment?
Dr. Amir Raz argues that this increasingly popular technology treats patients for reasons very different from those commonly assumed.

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Long-term limitations imposed on patients with pulmonary embolism
New clinical study, led by the Jewish General Hospital, determines that close to half of patients who suffer a blood clot in their lung will experience exercise limitations at one year.

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Study concludes that androgen deprivation therapy is not associated with increased risk of Alzheimer disease in patients with prostate cancer
Researchers at the Lady Davis Institute have concluded that methodological issues were responsible for an earlier study’s controversial finding that a common treatment for late stage prostate cancer...

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Association between certain antidepressants and the risk of intracranial bleeding
An investigation conducted at the Lady Davis Institute has shown that one of the effects of a particular type of antidepressant is to increase the risk of spontaneous intracranial hemorrhage.

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Significant advance in understanding the disparity in prognosis between men and women in melanoma
Men with melanoma have a much poorer prognosis than women. Research conducted at the Lady Davis Institute has uncovered a biological mechanism to explain the phenomenon.

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Exactis Innovation brings together Quebec cancer centres to increase patient access to personalized cancer therapy
Unique digital cancer registry “Personalize My Treatment” stores genetic and molecular data to match cancer patients to clinical trials.

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