University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry

Bariatric surgery patients not being prioritized correctly

Most people who receive bariatric surgery in Canada, and around the world, are obese women, even though their male counterparts are more at risk, especially if those men are smokers and have diabetes. These findings are demonstrated ...

Oct 16, 2013
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Team designing new drug for common heart condition

An international research team led by medical scientists at the University of Alberta has shown that new medications based on resveratrol—a compound found in red wine and nuts—may be used to treat a common heart-rhythm ...

Oct 07, 2013
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U of A research leads to enhanced CFL concussion guidelines

Research from the University of Alberta shows CFL players are more likely to value medical tests after concussions compared to university-level players. But the professional athletes were more apt to incorrectly believe it's ...

Jun 05, 2013
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Requests for lower-back MRIs often unnecessary, research shows

More than half of lower-back MRIs ordered at two Canadian hospitals were either inappropriate or of questionable value for patients. And family doctors were more apt to order these unnecessary tests compared to other specialists, ...

Mar 25, 2013
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