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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Christopher Wrobel relaxes in the green environment that he loves.
Hope & CopeMay 2017

Well-being of cancer survivors blooms in revitalized garden

There’s some unusually eye-popping appeal to this spring’s display of flowers and greenery in the garden of the JGH Hope & Cope Wellness Centre.

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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. 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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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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Herbert E. Siblin
MilestonesNovember 2016

In memoriam

Members of the JGH family mourn the loss on July 14 of Herbert E. Siblin, who served as President of the Board of Directors from 1983 to 1985.

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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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October 2016Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Trying to understand the higher likelihood of depression in girls

It’s a scientific conundrum: Twice as many girls as boys develop anxiety and depressive disorders by the time they reach early adolescence.

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Dr. Mark Eisenberg
April 2016Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Drug shows promise for those trying to quit smoking after a heart attack

Nearly half of the heavy smokers who were admitted to hospital after a heart attack had successfully quit smoking six months after being given the drug varenicline.

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