Dr. Roland Grad
July 2017Research at the Lady Davis Institute

New guideline recommends against routine screening for hepatitis C

The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care has recommended against screening for chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) in adults who are at low risk.

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Dr. Amir Raz
July 2017Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Neurofeedback may prove useful only for its placebo effects

Although there is little scientific evidence that behaviour can be changed with the help of neurofeedback, some benefits may still result from the technique’s placebo effects.

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Dr. Phyllis Zelkowitz
May 2017Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Men have a lot to learn about their own fertility

Canadian men—regardless of their age, education or income level—generally lack knowledge about the risk factors that contribute to male infertility, the first large-scale study of its kind has revealed.

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Dr. Sarit Assouline
May 2017Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Promising therapy for relapsed patients with aggressive form of lymphoma

A unique phase 2 clinical trial, led by researchers in the Segal Cancer Centre at the JGH, has resulted in a remission of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma for patients who have relapsed and have a particularly dire prognosis.

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Dr. Gerald Batist
May 2017Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Segal Cancer Centre joins the “Cancer Moonshot”

The Segal Cancer Centre is taking “one small step” that could lead to “one giant leap” in a metaphorical moonshot to conquer cancer.

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Among the participants in the 12th Annual Psychiatry Research Day were (from left) Dr. Marc Miresco, a JGH psychiatrist; Dr. Nancy Low, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University, who served as discussant; Dr. Phyllis Zelkowitz, Director of Research in the JGH Department of Psychiatry; Anita David, President of the Gustav Levinschi Foundation; Ashley Tritt, a McGill University medical student; and Dr. David Dunkley, who coordinated the event.
May 2017Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Apps have potential for a role in mental health care, conference told

Potential exists for mobile apps to play a greater role in mental health care, such as the app that helps to assess the causes of stress in a patient’s day-to-day activities.

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Dr. Samy Suissa
October 2016Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Mandate renewed for Canada-wide drug safety consortium based at the LDI

A renewed five-year mandate has been granted to a national consortium on prescription drug safety that is headquartered in the Lady Davis Institute at the JGH.

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Dr. Reem el Sherif presented her research about online consumer health information at the annual meeting of the North American Primary Care Research Group.
October 2016Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Looking for healthcare info online? Go ahead, but be careful

If you think you’re sick, based on something you’ve read online, Dr. Reem el Sherif has a word to share with you: cyberchondria.

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Dr. Yves Longtin
October 2016Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Broader screening helps reduce C. difficile infection

The rate of C. difficile infection among hospitalized patients drops dramatically when all patients are tested for the bacteria before being admitted to hospital, says a clinical study headed by a JGH physician and researcher.

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Dr. Arezu Jahani-Asl
October 2016Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Key mechanism identified in deadly brain tumours

A key to understanding the formation of the most aggressive type of brain tumour in adults has been revealed at the JGH.

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