Tag: Montreal

Vitamin C rapidly improves emotional state of acutely hospitalized patients, say LDI researchers

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Mark Shainblum mshainblum@jgh.mcgill.ca 514-340-8222 x6592 Jewish General Hospital Simple treatment may counteract widespread problem of subnormal vitamin levels in acute-care patients This release is available in French. Treatment with vitamin C rapidly improves the emotional state of acutely hospitalized patients, according to […]

Chemical exposure before mid-30s may be critical in breast cancer development

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Emma Dickinson edickinson@bmjgroup.com 44-020-738-36529 BMJ-British Medical Journal Postmenopausal breast cancer and occupational exposures Occupational exposure to certain chemicals and pollutants before a woman reaches her mid-30s could treble her risk of developing cancer after the menopause, suggests research published in Occupational and […]

Study finds autistics better at problem-solving

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Sylvain-Jacques Desjardins sylvain-jacques.desjardins@umontreal.ca 514-343-7593 University of Montreal University of Montreal and Harvard University research in Human Brain Mapping This release is available in French. Montreal, June 16, 2009 — Autistics are up to 40 percent faster at problem-solving than non-autistics, according to […]

Not so sweet: Over-consumption of sugar linked to aging

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Sylvain-Jacques Desjardins sylvain-jacques.desjardins@umontreal.ca 514-343-7593 University of Montreal University of Montreal scientists explain how sugar shortens lifespan in PLoS Genetics This release is available in French. From left to right: Antoine Roux, Pascal Chartrand, Gerardo Ferbeyre and Luis Rokeach. Click here for more […]

Montreal water treatment plants dumping as much as 90 times the critical amount of estrogen products into the river

2008 study post for filing Contact: Sylvain-Jacques Desjardins sylvain-jacques.desjardins@umontreal.ca 514-343-7593 University of Montreal ‘Estrogen flooding our rivers,’ Université de Montréal study The Montreal water treatment plant dumps 90 times the critical amount of certain estrogen products into the river. It only takes one nanogram (ng) of steroids per […]