Environmental factors are highly predictive of people’s risk of death, study shows

Environmental factors are highly predictive of people’s risk of death, study shows

A new study shows, along with high blood pressure, diabetes and smoking, that environmental factors such as air pollution are highly predictive of people’s chances of dying, particularly from heart attack and stroke. Led by researchers at New York University Grossman School of Medicine and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, the study … Read more

Study examines policies for transferring students with mental health emergencies from university to hospital

Study examines policies for transferring students with mental health emergencies from university to hospital

Chances of police involvement in the care of a student seeking help for their on-campus mental health at a University of Ontario health clinic depend on which university they attend, according to a new qualitative CAMH-led study published today in the journal. Open CMAJ. This study is believed to be the first in the world … Read more

Using omics technology to characterize and quantify biomolecules for better nutrition

Using omics technology to characterize and quantify biomolecules for better nutrition

Food is the single greatest determinant of human health and disease over the course of a lifetime, however comprehensive an understanding of the composition of what we eat remains unknown, says Maya Rajasekharan, Senior Strategic Program Development Adviser at the International Biodiversity Alliance and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT). Moreover, unlocking biochemical profiles … Read more

New technology can revitalize the bactericidal effects of conventional antibiotics in MDR E.coli infections

New technology can revitalize the bactericidal effects of conventional antibiotics in MDR E.coli infections

A research team led by Professor Kelvin Young Wai-Kook from the Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, School of Clinical Medicine, LKS School of Medicine, University of Hong Kong (HKUMed) designed a non-invasive technique to activate its bactericidal effects. Conventional antibiotics in multidrug resistance (MDR) Escherichia coli (E. coli)Associated deep tissue infections, such as infections of … Read more