Brock scientist’s patented compound is turning out to be a cancer killer

Brock scientist’s patented compound is turning out to be a cancer killer

Brock University press release – A leading Canadian scientist has developed a synthetic compound that appears to be capable of killing cancer cells while leaving healthy cells intact. Brock University chemist Tomas Hudlicky has created and patented several variations of the compound pancratistatin, which has been tested on 20 different types of cancer cells by […]

Life-saving procedure now provided in Niagara

Life-saving procedure now provided in Niagara

Tom Paolone was grateful when he learned a procedure to repair an aneurysm in his aorta could be performed in Niagara. The Welland resident was the first patient to receive the Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR) procedure at Niagara Health’s St. Catharines Site. The introduction of the life-saving procedure to Niagara is another example of care […]

A sign of caring

A sign of caring

By Melissa Raftis, Niagara Health Communications – It started with feedback from a patient’s family. Cardiology staff at Niagara Health’s St. Catharines Site were told the care they had provided was exceptional, however, the family noted there were times at their loved one’s end of life when the hallways in the unit were noisy. Toni […]

Gene found to cause sudden death in young people

Gene found to cause sudden death in young people

Researchers from Canada, South Africa and Italy have identified a new gene that can lead to sudden death among young people and athletes. The gene, called CDH2, causes arrhythmogenic right ventricle cardiomyopathy (ARVC), which is a genetic disorder that predisposes patients to cardiac arrest and is a major cause of unexpected death in seemingly healthy […]

One-two punch may floor worst infections

One-two punch may floor worst infections

McMaster researchers find combo therapy stops antibiotic drug resistance McMaster University researchers have found a new way to treat the world’s worst infectious diseases, the superbugs that are resistant to all known antibiotics. The discovery of an effective combination therapy has the potential to change medical practice for the treatment of the drug resistant infections […]

Take-home test could save your life

Take-home test could save your life

The message from Brenda Luscombe, Director of Niagara Health’s Colorectal Screening Program, is simple: Get checked. “Getting checked for colon cancer helps find cancer earlier, when it may be easier to treat,” said Luscombe. March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. And Niagara Health, in partnership with Cancer Care Ontario, is encouraging you to get checked […]

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