Obesity linked to increased risk of multiple sclerosis

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New research suggests the presence of a causal association between body mass index and risk of developing multiple sclerosis, according to a study conducted by Dr. Brent Richards and colleagues of the Lady Davis Institute at the Jewish General Hospital. This confirms previous observational studies that had suggested the existence of such a link.

Helping make dysphagia less hard to swallow

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Our ability to swallow is something that many take for granted. From the moment we are born, any individual swallows approximately 600 times per day without giving it a second thought. You could imagine that if something were to repeatedly go wrong during those 600 swallows, trouble can add up quickly.

Diabetes drug found not to cause pancreatic cancer


The use of incretin-based drugs is not associated with an increased risk of pancreatic cancer in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in the latest issue of the British Medical Journal.