Quitting methamphetamine use can reverse the damage the drug causes to the heart and improve heart function in abusers when combined with appropriate medical treatment, potentially preventing future drug-related cases of heart failure or other worse outcomes, according to a study published today in JACC: Heart Failure.
Overheated cities face climate change costs at least twice as big as the rest of the world because of the 'urban heat island' effect, new research shows.
The study found that only 26.6% and 21.3% of sufferers were achieving the current recommended intake of calcium and vitamin D respectively. Achieving the correct levels of calcium and vitamin D is essential for developing children, especially for IBD sufferers, as these nutrients play a vital role in bone health and anti-inflammatory treatments.
The federal government's bill C-45 to legalize marijuana in Canada will jeopardize the health of young people and Parliament should vote against it, argues the interim editor-in-chief of CMAJ in an editorial.
First Nations and Inuit babies were hospitalized much more often in the first year of life compared with non-Indigenous babies, many for preventable illnesses, found a new study of infant hospitalizations in Quebec, Canada, published in CMAJ.
In a recent study researchers analyzed whether self-regulation would be a good predictor of resilience. The study shows that helping these young people to bounce back from adversities by acquiring self-regulation skills such as setting goals and adjusting their path after a misstep, equips them better to do well in school and in life.
Dr. John Peever from University of Toronto has unveiled a connection between sleep disorders and neurodegenerative conditions like Parkinson's Disease. His work reveals REM-active neurons are responsible for turning on and off dreaming. Dysfunction in these cells, called REM sleep behavior disorder is associated in up to 80 percent of the cases with neurodegenerative disorders later in life. Peever hopes to develop an early detection method for these sleep disorders to improve prediction and preventative strategies.
The first comprehensive study of deaths in Australian nursing homes has been published today (May 29), revealing a more than 400 percent increase in the incidence of premature and potentially preventable deaths of nursing home residents over the past decade.
A new study by WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) has revealed how mining for valuable minerals in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a major driving factor in the illegal hunting of great apes and other wildlife for food.
A study of dog DNA has revealed a genetic mutation linked to flat face shapes such as those seen in pugs and bulldogs.