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People in Canada have good health, are living longer: Global Burden of Disease Study trends

Data from the Global Burden of Disease Study shows that the overall health of Canadians is good and is consistent with other similar countries, and people are living longer with diseases, according to a study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). “These data show us that Canada is doing well, with a relatively high level… Read More »

Study links gene mutation to neurodevelopmental disorders

Elaine Schmidt A new model created by UCLA scientists reveals how the alteration of a specific gene increases the risk for neurodevelopmental problems in mice. When the researchers mutated the gene, it produced symptoms at specific ages in the animal’s life. Called Glut3, this gene is responsible for moving glucose — the fuel essential to… Read More »

Study of Cellphone Risks Finds ‘Some Evidence’ of Link to Cancer, at Least in Male Rats

For decades, health experts have struggled to determine whether or not cellphones can cause cancer. On Thursday, a federal agency released the final results of what experts call the world’s largest and most costly experiment to look into the question. The study originated in the Clinton administration, cost $ 30 million and involved some 3,000… Read More »