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The same brain-chemical system that mediates feelings of pleasure from sex, recreational drugs, and food is also critical to experiencing musical pleasure, according to a study by McGill University researchers published today in the Nature journal Scientific Reports.

Classified as: music, brain, drugs, chemistry, sex, Scientific Reports, opioids, Levitin
Published on: 8 Feb 2017

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Canadian drug safety network provides reassuring evidence regarding risk of heart failure of anti-diabetes medications

Incretin-based drugs, a type of medication used to treat type 2 diabetes, do not increase the risk of being hospitalized for heart failure relative to commonly used combinations of oral anti-diabetic drugs, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Classified as: drugs, jewish general hospital, diabetes, Lady Davis Institute (LDI), Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), health and lifestyle, New England Journal of Medicine, Heart failure, incretin, Canadian Network for Observational Drug Effect Studies, Drug Safety and Effectiveness Network
Published on: 24 Mar 2016

A new study led by researchers in Canada sheds light on the effects of off-label use of prescription drugs with the first-ever investigation in adult populations.

Classified as: CIHR, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, drugs, off-label, prescription, pharmacy, Robyn Tamblyn, Tewodros Eguale, electronic health records, adverse drug events, side effects
Published on: 2 Nov 2015

A new study finds that rising placebo responses may play a part in the increasingly high failure rate for clinical trials of drugs designed to control chronic pain caused by nerve damage.

Classified as: drugs, pain, chronic pain, Jeffrey Mogil, Clinical trials, placebo, Alexander Tuttle, drug trials, pain killers
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Published on: 6 Oct 2015

Research opens door to new drug therapies for Parkinson’s disease

Classified as: brain, genetic, mitochondria, Parkinson's, neurological disease, McGill, drugs, Ted Fon, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, Kalle Gehring, protein
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Published on: 9 May 2013

January 29, 2013 - Addiction to cigarettes, drugs and other stimulants has been linked in the past to the brain’s frontal lobes, but now there is scientific evidence that indicates where in the frontal cortex addiction takes hold and how.  Addiction could be a result of abnormal communication between two areas of the frontal lobes linked to decision-making.  The discovery will undoubtedly stimulate clinical work on new therapies for millions of people who suffer from addiction.

Classified as: neuroscience, addiction, brain, smoking, neurological disease, drugs, Neuro, Alan Evans, decision-making, TMS
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Published on: 5 Feb 2013

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), commonly known as lupus, is an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system attacks healthy tissue such as the skin, joints, kidneys and the brain, leading to inflammation and lesions. The disease affects about 1 in 2000 Canadians, particularly women. Previous research has suggested that lupus patients have an increased risk of developing cancer, particularly lymphoma.  Lymphoma is a type of blood cancer that occurs when cells called lymphocytes, which usually help protect the body from infection and disease, begin growing and multiplying uncontrollably leading to tumor growth.

Classified as: muhc, CIHR, Cancer, ann e. clarke, drugs, lupus, NIH, sasha bernatsky
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Published on: 25 Jan 2013