Commonly prescribed medications for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Can cause Heart Damage

Contact: Quinn Phillips quinn.phillips@ualberta.ca 780-399-7505 University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry New UAlberta research shows commonly prescribed medications could have adverse effects A research team with the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta reported findings that significantly improve understanding of how widely used drugs in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)…

Uncovering how morphine increases pain in some people

Contact: Jean-François Huppé jean-francois.huppe@dc.ulaval.ca 418-656-7785 Université Laval The pain puzzle: Researchers discover new pathway to reduce paradoxical pain Quebec City & Toronto, January 6, 2013—For individuals with agonizing pain, it is a cruel blow when the gold-standard medication actually causes more pain. Adults and children whose pain gets worse when treated with morphine may be…

Widely prescribed MS treatment may not slow progression of disease: VCH-UBC research

Researchers with the UBC Hospital MS Clinic and Brain Research Centre at Vancouver Coastal Health and the University of British Columbia have published important data in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) about the impact of a common drug therapy on the progression of multiple sclerosis for people with the relapsing‑remitting form of…