Tag: Toronto

Frequently prescribed drug used in concerning ways with harmful side effects: i.e. Death – benzodiazepines

Contact: Kate Taylor TaylorKa@smh.ca 647-393-7527 St. Michael’s Hospital TORONTO, Feb. 6, 2013—A popular class of drugs commonly used to treat sleep and mood symptoms continues to be frequently prescribed despite being known to have potentially life-threatening side effects. Previous studies have linked benzodiazepines – a medication class that […]

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 […]

Antivirus biz’s founder unmasked as noted Chinese hacker

Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/11/29/anvisoft_chinese_intrigue/ Blackhat once attacked US Department of Defense By John Leyden Posted in Security, 29th November 2012 09:19 GMT Free whitepaper – Gartner: Secure Web Gateway Malware Detection Techniques Antivirus startup Anvisoft was founded by an infamous Chinese hacker who allegedly cut his teeth exploiting Microsoft Office […]

Diabetes linked to flu

16:08 02 November 2012 by Debora MacKenzie The flu virus has another trick up its sleeve – it may trigger diabetes. The good news is that this discovery may give us a way to prevent some forms of the disease. In diabetes, cells do not take up sugar […]