User: cassels Topic: Health in Canadian Media
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Last updated: May 27 2017 19:38 IST RSS 2.0
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SECOND OPINION: Bad news for wine lovers - there's no right way to drink 27.5.2017 Health

Two separate studies this week threw cold water on the theory that moderate drinking improves heart health and a health reporter says research linking common foods and health outcomes tends to be misleading.

How telling patients of a possible side-effect may make it more likely 27.5.2017 Health

Patients who are told their medication can have certain side-effects may report these symptoms more often than patients who aren't aware their treatment carries these risks, study of 'nocebo effect' suggests.

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What science says about the risks of energy drinks 27.5.2017 Health
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South Carolina teen death renews concerns about the safety of energy drinks.

CHEO researcher to test virus in fight against aggressive brain cancer 27.5.2017 Ottawa Citizen: News
A CHEO scientist has received a $2.2 million research grant to manufacture a cancer-fighting virus that could give doctors a new weapon to deploy against the aggressive form of brain cancer that now afflicts Gord Downie, lead singer of the Tragically Hip.
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She 'had an irrepressible zest for life': Kanata woman remembered after accident in Croatia 27.5.2017 Ottawa Citizen: News
Kathleen Brennan was the type of person people gravitated toward.  “She would light up a room with her big personality and laugh,” said her neighbour, Lynne Hamilton. Brennan, a 23-year-old University of Ottawa graduate student from Kanata, died earlier this month following a planned five-week trip through eastern Europe.  On May 2, during the first week of her […]
Indigenous maternal health program aims to address inequality of health care 25.5.2017 Health
Researchers in Toronto have received a $2.6 million grant to bolster Indigenous maternal and child health programs in the ...
Cannabidiol reduces seizures in kids with severe form of epilepsy, trial shows 25.5.2017 Health
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A compound found in cannabis reduced convulsive seizures in children with a severe form of epilepsy by nearly half, a new study shows, validating the anecdotal evidence some parents have been pointing out for some time.

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Zika virus hit earlier than thought in Brazil, Florida, genome tests reveal 24.5.2017 Health
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The Zika virus arrived a year before the first case was detected in Brazil, and several months before it was first reported in Florida, gene sequencing studies suggest.

Health minister sees 'clean heroin' as potential saviour for some opioid addicts 20.5.2017 Health
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Giving people with severe addictions prescription heroin could save lives as Canada continues to struggle with a opioid overdose epidemic, says Health Minister Jane Philpott.

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SECOND OPINION | Are animals born with the ability to count? 20.5.2017 Health

In this week's roundup of interesting and eclectic news in health and medical science, we look at Canadian drug prices, Ontarians on opioids and how to slow down sperm.

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Food insecurity in Nunavut 'should be considered a national crisis,' expert says 19.5.2017 Health
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Food insecurity in Nunavut "needs remedial action," say the authors of a new report who call for national food policy.

Federal health minister orders independent review of opioid guidelines after conflict-of-interest controversy 19.5.2017 Health

Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott has ordered an independent scientific review of recent opioid prescription guidelines that were published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal last week. This comes after news that one of the members of the voting committee had received financial compensation from companies that market opioid medications.

Heart failure symptoms traced to unusual source 18.5.2017 Health

Hundreds of thousands of Canadians struggle to survive and take in air because of heart failure. Now scientists have unravelled a new reason why that rewrites medical textbooks.

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Consequences of pot program cuts 'should be alarming,' says veteran with PTSD 18.5.2017 Health
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Veterans Affairs spent $63.7 million in 2016-17 for medical marijuana for nearly 4,500 veterans — a bill that is expected to drop dramatically when new rules come into effect Monday.

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'I wanted my son to live': Inuk lawyer leaves Nunavut to treat teenage son's PTSD and depression 17.5.2017 Health
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Mandy Sammurtok of Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, made a decision to leave her home in Nunavut to help save her son's life.

Quebec psychiatrists call for new approach for radicalized, mentally ill patients 17.5.2017 Health

Martin Couture-Rouleau refused psychiatric help, insisting he was fine, in the months and weeks before launching a deadly terror attack in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu in 2014. Quebec psychiatrists say it's time to look at broadening the criteria defining who can be forced to get treatment.

Ontarians filled 9.2 million opioid prescriptions in 2015-2016, new data shows 17.5.2017 Health

The number of opioid prescriptions filled in Ontario has jumped by five per cent in two years — up to 9.2 million prescriptions in 2015-2016, according to data released by the province's health advisory.

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Abortion pills accessed online are as safe, effective as clinics: study 17.5.2017 Health

Medical abortions done at home using pills and an online telemedicine service appear to be just as safe and effective as those done at legal clinics, a new study has found.

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Gatineau medical marijuana company recalls tainted products, resumes sales 16.5.2017 Ottawa Citizen: News
A Gatineau medical marijuana grower has recalled products after the discovery of trace amounts of an unapproved pesticide. The Hydropothecary Corp. announced the recall Tuesday morning, saying it’s still searching for the source of the contamination at its facility in Masson-Angers, about 40 kilometres northeast of Ottawa. In the meantime, sales of most Hydropothecary products […]
Science of spring: One wild flower, two kinds of pollen — but why? 15.5.2017 Ottawa Citizen: News
This spring, Postmedia’s Tom Spears looks at what makes our not-quite-warm, not-quite-cold season tick. It’s a series we call The Science of Spring, and today we catch up with an Ottawa biologist on a quest to figure out why one of our local wildflowers can’t decide which kind of pollen to produce. Trout lilies bloom all through […]
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