UM lab collaborates on international study revealing origin of pediatric brain tumour

Dr. Tamra Werbowetski-Ogilvie points at images of the brain.

September 21, 2022 —  An international research team has uncovered the first indication that a type of medulloblastoma may be preventable by identifying how and where these tumours develop during human fetal brain development. Medulloblastoma, an aggressive type of pediatric brain tumour, exists in a pre-malignant form at birth after initially developing during the first or […]

Better criteria, validation needed for patient-reported outcome measures in CV research

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Teen alcohol misuse is a driver of poorer health and dissatisfaction in midlife

Teen alcohol misuse is a driver of poorer health and dissatisfaction in midlife

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Alcohol misuse in adolescence affects physical health and life satisfaction over multiple decades, outcomes that are driven by ongoing alcohol problems, a new study has found. The link between teen drinking and poor health into the 30s held even after accounting for the effects of nature (genes) and nurture (early family […]

Antigenic drift and epidemiological severity of seasonal influenza in Canada – Scientific Reports

Schanzer, D. L., Saboui, M., Lee, L., Nwosu, A. & Bancej, C. Burden of influenza, respiratory syncytial virus, and other respiratory viruses and the completeness of respiratory viral identification among respiratory inpatients, Canada, 2003–2014. Influenza Other Respir. Viruses 12, 113–121 (2018). PubMed  Article  Google Scholar  Schanzer, D. L., Sevenhuysen, C., Winchester, B. & Mersereau, T. […]

Why younger women are less prone to heart disease than men

Why younger women are less prone to heart disease than men

Women are less likely to develop heart diseases, especially at younger ages, because of a better risk profile compared to men, according to a recent study in The Lancet. It further established how patterns for risk factors and their association with people getting heart disease remained the same in low, middle, and high-income countries. The […]

Learn About Blood Cancers this Lymphoma Awareness Month

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Lymphoma is a blood cancer that targets the lymphatic system, the body’s disease-fighting network[1]. World Lymphoma Awareness Day (WLAD) is observed annually on 15 September. It was initiated in 2004 by the Lymphoma Coalition (www.LymphomaCoalition.org) and its patient group members. WLAD is an important calendar date for building awareness, galvanising support and raising funds to […]

As monkeypox drops in the West, still no vaccines for Africa

As monkeypox drops in the West, still no vaccines for Africa

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — With monkeypox cases subsiding in Europe and parts of North America, many scientists say now is the time to prioritize stopping the virus in Africa. In July, the U.N. health agency designated monkeypox as a global emergency and appealed to the world to support African countries so that the catastrophic vaccine […]

Poll: Most Americans Over 50 Suffer Some Type of Joint Pain

Poll: Most Americans Over 50 Suffer Some Type of Joint Pain

TUESDAY, Sept. 13, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Aching joints are common for people over 50, but it’s still important to talk to a doctor about it rather than endlessly self-medicating, experts say. Now, a new poll from the University of Michigan breaks down joint pain, its impact on those who responded to the survey and […]