Youths at risk were the focus of discussions among healthcare professionals in the mental health field at the JGH Department of Psychiatry’s 11th annual Research Day in April.
Nearly half of the heavy smokers who were admitted to hospital after a heart attack had successfully quit smoking six months after being given the drug varenicline.
It is unjustified and potentially harmful to screen women for genes whose connection to breast cancer has yet to be proven, says an international team of leading geneticists and oncologists.
The effort to find new biomarkers for cancer has received a major boost with the recent arrival at Lady Davis Institute of Dr. Christoph Borchers and the development of the first pan-Canadian proteomics program.
Elevated levels of a particular protein, known as Capase-6, in a specific area of the brain can serve as an early indicator for the onset of the type of cognitive impairment that is characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease.
Tramadol, a weak opioid for treating moderate to moderately severe pain, can be linked in some cases to an increased risk of hospitalization for hypoglycemia, concludes a study by a team of epidemiologists in the Lady Davis Institute at the JGH.