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New study released on testicular cancer

CALGARY—Testicular cancer is the most common form of the disease in young males and a new study out of the University of Calgary is showing a cure rate of almost 100 percent in patients who are disease-free two years after diagnosis and treatment.

About 1,000 men are diagnosed with testicular cancer every year and if it is caught early, the survival rate is 99 percent.

The University of Calgary releases new study on testicular cancer

CALGARY — Testicular cancer is the most common form of the disease in young males and a new study out of the University of Calgary is showing a cure rate of almost 100 per cent in patients who are disease-free two years after diagnosis and treatment.

About 1,000 men are diagnosed with testicular cancer every year and if it is caught early, the survival rate is 99 per cent.

Calgary hospital researching heart rates and predicting oncoming illness

CALGARY — Researchers at Calgary’s Rockyview General Hospital believe the human heart provides valuable data when it comes to predicting oncoming illness and the information could help reduce the frequency of post-surgery complications.

Dr. David Liepert, the hospital’s director of perioperative medicine, says a lack of variability in a heart rate is an indicator of medical stress.

Suicide crisis declared

CROSS LAKE, Man.—A remote Manitoba First Nation declared a state of emergency yesterday after six suicides in the last two months and 140 attempts in the last two weeks alone.

Officials from the Pimicikamak Cree Nation, known as Cross Lake, say health workers on the northern reserve no longer can cope.