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Vitamin D significantly improves symptoms of winter-related atopic dermatitis in children

Vitamin D significantly improves symptoms of winter-related atopic dermatitis in children

A study conducted in more than 100 Mongolian schoolchildren found that daily treatment with a vitamin D supplement significantly reduced the symptoms of winter-related atopic dermatitis, a type of eczema. Continue reading

Vitamin D significantly improves symptoms of winter-related atopic dermatitis in children

Vitamin D significantly improves symptoms of winter-related atopic dermatitis in children

A study conducted in more than 100 Mongolian schoolchildren found that daily treatment with a vitamin D supplement significantly reduced the symptoms of winter-related atopic dermatitis, a type of eczema. Continue reading

Discussing alternative medicine choices for better health outcomes

Discussing alternative medicine choices for better health outcomes

In the field of medicine there has often been a divide between those who focus on modern medicine and those who prefer alternative practices. But pediatrician Sunita Vohra is a firm believer there should be room for both. A new study from Vohra, a professor in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry’s Department of Pediatrics at the University of Alberta, and a pediatric physician for Clinical Pharmacology with Alberta Health Services, is giving insight into the use of alternative medicines by pediatric cardiac patients and how effective they are seen to be Continue reading

Discussing alternative medicine choices for better health outcomes

Discussing alternative medicine choices for better health outcomes

In the field of medicine there has often been a divide between those who focus on modern medicine and those who prefer alternative practices. But pediatrician Sunita Vohra is a firm believer there should be room for both. A new study from Vohra, a professor in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry’s Department of Pediatrics at the University of Alberta, and a pediatric physician for Clinical Pharmacology with Alberta Health Services, is giving insight into the use of alternative medicines by pediatric cardiac patients and how effective they are seen to be Continue reading

New discovery in the microbiology of serious human disease

New discovery in the microbiology of serious human disease

Previously undiscovered secrets of how human cells interact with a bacterium which causes a serious human disease have been revealed in new research by microbiologists at The University of Nottingham. The scientists at the University’s Centre for Biomolecular Sciences have shed new light on how two proteins found on many human cells are targeted by the human pathogen Neisseria meningitidis which can cause life-threatening meningitis and septicaemia Continue reading

Genetic test reveals risk of atrial fibrillation, stroke

Genetic test reveals risk of atrial fibrillation, stroke

Many of those who are genetically predisposed to develop atrial fibrillation, which dramatically raises the risk of stroke, can be identified with a blood test. This is shown by new research from Lund University in Sweden. The number of people affected by atrial fibrillation is rising rapidly, partly as a result of the ageing population. Continue reading

Discovery could prevent development of brain tumours in children

Discovery could prevent development of brain tumours in children

Scientists at the IRCM discovered a mechanism that promotes the progression of medulloblastoma, the most common brain tumour found in children. Continue reading

In-depth analysis of bat influenza viruses concludes they pose low risk to humans

In-depth analysis of bat influenza viruses concludes they pose low risk to humans

Zoonosis — transmission of infections from other vertebrates to humans — causes regular and sometimes serious disease outbreaks. Bats are a well-known vertebrate reservoir of viruses like rabies and Ebola Continue reading

Sense of invalidation uniquely risky for troubled teens

Sense of invalidation uniquely risky for troubled teens

Among the negative feelings that can plague a teen’s psyche is a perception of “invalidation,” or a lack of acceptance. Continue reading

Ebola genome browser now online to aid researchers’ response to crisis

Ebola genome browser now online to aid researchers’ response to crisis

The UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute late Tuesday (Sept. 30) released a new Ebola genome browser to assist global efforts to develop a vaccine and antiserum to help stop the spread of the Ebola virus. The team led by University of California, Santa Cruz researcher Jim Kent worked around the clock for the past week, communicating with international partners to gather and present the most current data. Continue reading