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Posted Thursday, March 16, 2017

Dr. ZlottaAn international study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute has identified a genetic connection to the aggressive form of prostate cancer.  The study showed a threefold increase in the risk of aggressive prostate cancer for men with the genetic mutation. The frequency of the gene variants varied from six to 14 per cent of the population of men with prostate cancer.
Much like the association between BRCA gene mutation and the risk for breast cancer...

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Posted Tuesday, January 17, 2017

C:\Users\sparrott\Desktop\Dr  Catherine VarnerJanuary 17, 2017 (Toronto, ON) – A new Sinai Health System study demonstrates there is no difference in symptoms or recovery times between patients who received standard post-concussion discharge instructions developed by the Centre for Disease Control and those who did not. The findings indicate that the current post-concussion protocols given to patients may need to be reconsidered. The study, published in Academic Emergency Medicine, was led by Dr. Catherine Varner,...
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Posted Thursday, January 12, 2017

C:\Users\mpubd1m\Desktop\SALLY\blood-pressure-200x185A new paper published in the American Journal of Hypertension suggests that a woman’s blood pressure before pregnancy is related to her likelihood of giving birth to a boy or girl.
The possibility of predicting the sex of the baby in early pregnancy has long been a topic of public fascination, spawning numerous theories of maternal characteristics associated with the presence of a male or female fetus, none of which has been conclusively supported by robust scientific...

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Posted Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Visiting a patient? Please don’t bring the flu or other viruses with you. Please take the time to get the facts about the flu before visiting. Read more

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Posted Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The Centre for Phenogenomics (TCP) , a world class facility that develops mouse models of human diseases, has been awarded a grant of $15.41 million over the next 5 years from the Canada Foundation for Innovation . TCP is jointly operated by Mount Sinai Hospital ’s Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute and the Research Institute of The Hospital for Sick Children and is Canada’s preeminent research facility for design, generation, and analysis of models of disease...
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