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Allergy to Titanium in Cardiac Pacemaker Thought to Have Led to Asthma Development: Case Study – Pulmonology Advisor

The development of asthma thought to result from an allergy to the titanium contained in a cardiac pacemaker, is described in a case study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The patient, a 58-year-old woman who had undergone emergency pacemaker implantation surgery after losing consciousness and developing total heart block, is a nonsmoker who… Read More »

Study finds new medication can significantly block early stages of COVID-19 in engineered human tissues

By Ana Gajic An international team of researchers led by University of British Columbia and in collaboration with St. Michael’s Hospital has found a trial drug that effectively blocks the cellular door SARS-CoV-2 uses to infect its hosts. The findings, published today in Cell, hold promise as a treatment capable of stopping early infection of the novel… Read More »

Hundreds of Canadian transplant patients crowd fund to cover costs, study says

For a Victoria, B.C., woman suffering from end-stage liver disease, there was some good news: she had been deemed a candidate to undergo transplantation. The bad news? When an organ became available, the patient and her spouse would have to pay for a three-month stay near the transplant centre in Vancouver, one of Canada’s most… Read More »

Study: Older, slower, first-time marathon runners can add years to their lives

LONDON — First-time marathon runners can add years to their lives and reap the health rewards of lower blood pressure and healthier arteries, even if they take on the challenge in mid- to later life, research showed on Monday. “It appears to never be too late,” said co-lead researcher Charlotte Manisty of University College London.… Read More »