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Blood pressure and painkiller mix cause kidney problems

Published: 11Jan2013

People who take a combination of blood pressure drugs and certain painkillers are at increased risk for serious kidney problems that doctors should watch for, Canadian researchers say. People who...

Muslims engage in quest to understand evolution

Published: 11Jan2013

More than 850 delegates flocked to a seminal conference in London on Saturday about the compatibility of modern evolutionary theory and Islamic theology – despite scaremongering and the refusal of...

Why hackers are so much funnier than you are

Published: 11Jan2013

The popular stereotype is that hardcore techies are, well, humor-challenged. But software hackers are another matter. Despite his inability to keep a straight face when a reporter calls asking...

Obama has long work list to tackle when he returns

Published: 10Jan2013

It's hardly a secret that Barack Obama, like every president no doubt, muses about his ultimate legacy and spot in the presidential pantheon. He approaches his second term confronting tough and...

Regular Cervical Cancer screen should start after 25

Published: 10Jan2013

Canadian women should start being routinely screened for cervical cancer at a later age than previously recommended and do it less frequently than has been the norm until now, new national...

Amnesia and the self that remains when memory is lost

Published: 10Jan2013

(McGill's Dan Levitin): Tom was one of those people we all have in our lives -- someone to go out to lunch with in a large group, but not someone I ever spent time with one-on-one. We had some...

Don' sweat the holiday sugar high - it's a myth

Published: 10Jan2013

Parents of hyped-up, candy-fuelled kids, brace yourselves: There is no such thing as a sugar high... Hyperactive behaviour is more likely attributable to excitement around the activities that...

NHL on its way back, but will hockey fans follow?

Published: 10Jan2013

After months of waiting and hoping, hockey fans reacted with a mix of emotions Sunday to news of a tentative agreement between the NHL and its players.

Warning issued over attention-deficit drugs

Published: 10Jan2013

Doctors should think twice about prescribing drugs like Ritalin and Adderall used to treat attention deficit disorder to healthy individuals seeking to boost their brain power, says an article in...

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