Researchers discover new factor in preventing phenylketonuria, offering new treatment strategy

Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have discovered a critical new factor in regulating phenylalanine metabolism and, therefore, in preventing the inherited metabolic disorder phenylketonuria (PKU). The research also suggests a possible avenue for new treatments...

All in your head: Exploring human-body communications with binaural hearing aids

Modern portable devices are the result of great progress in miniaturization and wireless communications. Now that these devices can be made even smaller and lighter without loss of functionality, it's likely that a great part of next-generation electronics will revolve...

Wildfires projected to increase in size and frequency, raising health risk for Canadians

TORONTO -- As Canada experiences a devastating wildfire season, researchers are warning that they’re projected to increase in size and frequency in coming years – raising the risk of adverse health effects for Canadians, including those living in cities. According...

Ontario requires mandatory vaccines for students against nine illnesses, but says it won’t for COVID-19

TORONTO -- The Ontario government says they won't force students to be immunized against COVID-19 because they "respect the choices individuals will make" despite already requiring children to be vaccinated against nine other illnesses. Unless a student has a valid...

Countries pressing ahead with booster shot plans despite WHO plea

Israel, Germany and France will go ahead with COVID-19 vaccine boosters from September, disregarding an appeal by the World Health Organization (WHO) to hold off until more people are vaccinated across the globe.The decision to press ahead with booster shots...

Facing onset of 4th wave of COVID-19 infections, Quebec to implement vaccine passport system

Quebec will implement a vaccine passport system in the coming weeks, Premier François Legault announced today.Details of the system will be released soon, Legault said. But he said the rising case numbers in Quebec and the prospect of more hospitalizations and deaths have made...

Long COVID uncommon in children, analysis finds

Fewer than one in 20 children with symptomatic COVID-19 experienced symptoms lasting longer than 4 weeks, and almost all children have fully recovered by 8 weeks, a new study has found. In a study published today in Lancet Child and...

Common weight-loss drug successfully targets fat that can endanger heart health

Researchers at UT Southwestern announced successful results of a clinical trial for a commonly prescribed weight-loss drug called liraglutide. In adults who are overweight or have obesity combined with high cardiovascular risk, once-daily liraglutide combined with lifestyle interventions significantly lowered...

Montreal public health investigating after Legionnaires’ disease leads to 10 cases, 2 deaths

MONTREAL -- Montreal public health is investigating several cases of Legionnaire's disease that have caused two deaths in the eastern parts of Montreal. Since mid-June, 10 cases have been identified, including in two people over the age of 65 years...

Sharp rise in near-sightedness among children may be linked to pandemic: study

TORONTO -- A sharp rise in the development of near-sightedness among children may be linked to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study out of Hong Kong. The study, published online this week in the British Journal of Ophthamology, aimed...
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