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10/05/2017
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 Professor at McGill University and senior investigator at the Lady Davis Institute at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal, Canada, and colleagues.

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13/04/2017
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 Network for West-Central Montreal (CIUSSS West-Central Montreal) mourn the sudden and tragic passing of Dr. Mark A. Wainberg, one of the world’s pre-eminent experts on HIV/AIDS and its treatment.

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31/03/2017
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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29/03/2017
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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20/03/2017
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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26/01/2017
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 was associated with Alzheimer disease and other forms of dementia. Their more robust work has concluded that no such association exists.

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09/01/2017
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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14/12/2016
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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13/12/2016
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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05/12/2016
Recruiting for clinical study of e-cigarettes as a tool to help smokers quit
Despite their best efforts, only 10 to 20% of smokers successfully quit long-term. A new clinical trial seeks to determine whether electronic cigarettes can improve those odds.

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