User: cassels Topic: Health in Canadian Media
Category: Research Studies
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Rain won’t slow riders on a mission to conquer cancer 29.8.2015 Vancouver Sun: News
There won’t be a kilometre in the 240 he will pedal this weekend to Seattle and back that Paul Balfour won’t be thinking of his late wife, Pam, and his son, Alex. Pam died in 2005 after a six-year struggle against brain cancer. Five years later, Alex — 12 at the time — was diagnosed with leukemia.
Terry Fox legacy still runs strong at 35 29.8.2015 Ottawa Citizen: News
On a frigid, wet and windy April morning in 1980, with traces of snow still on the ground, a young man who three years earlier had lost his right leg to cancer dipped his prosthetic leg into the Atlantic Ocean and, heading west, began to run. Thirty-five years later, it’s difficult to imagine a Canada […] teams up with IWK pain researcher 28.8.2015 Health
Toddlers Miss Flu Shots 20120514

Of all the reams of new health research published in academic journals each year, only a tiny sliver ever makes its way into the hands of regular people. And even then it can take a long time.

A brief history of 3D printing 28.8.2015 Ottawa Citizen: News
On that evening, more than three decades ago, when he invented 3D printing, Chuck Hull called his wife. She was already in her pyjamas, but he insisted that she drive to his lab to see the small, black plastic cup that he had just produced after 45 minutes of printing. It was March 19, 1983. […]
Superstar doctor brings medicine's 3D future to Ottawa 28.8.2015 Ottawa Citizen: News
From personalized replacement body parts to safer surgeries, 3D printing is revolutionizing medicine. Dr. Frank Rybicki, an American expert in the field, tells Andrew Duffy what the future holds ­— and why he’s set up shop in Ottawa.   Five weeks after arriving as the new chief of medical imaging at The Ottawa Hospital, Dr. Frank […]
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It's West Nile Virus season - here's how to stay protected 28.8.2015 Health

Dr. Mark Loeb, an infectious disease specialist for Hamilton Health Sciences, offers advice on how to stay protected from West Nile Virus.

Some Inuit may be refusing cancer treatment, study indicates 28.8.2015 Health
Ely Panipakoocho

Thirty per cent of Inuit cancer patients from Baffin Island over a 10-year period weren't sent for chemotherapy or radiation treatment, according to a new study by the Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre.

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Life span gains seen worldwide, but healthy life expectancy is rising more slowly 28.8.2015 Health
Life expectancy

People around the world are living longer, but many are also living sicker lives for longer, according to a study of all major diseases and injuries in 188 countries.

New study finds some Inuit may be refusing cancer treatment 28.8.2015 Health
Ely Panipakoocho

Thirty per cent of Inuit cancer patients from Baffin Island between 2000 and 2010 weren't sent for chemotherapy or radiation treatment, according to a new study by the Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre.

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77% of Canadians support assisted suicide, poll shows 28.8.2015 Toronto Star: Living
A large and growing majority of Canadians support physician assisted death, a new poll has found, even as many of the country’s doctors report they would refuse to end a patient’s life. According to a Forum poll released Friday,77 per cent of the population believes in doctor-assisted suicide for people who are terminally ill, up 10 per cent from a similar poll the firm conducted just four years ago. The survey of 1,440 voters found support was strong across all age groups and political affiliations. Linda Jarrett, an assisted-dying advocate who has been living with multiple sclerosis for 17 years, said she was encouraged by the findings. “It is important to me that polls are showing more and more people in agreement,” the 67-year-old told the Star from her hospital bed in Kitchener, where she is recovering from surgery to repair a broken hip. “C’est ma vie, c’est mon choix,” said the former elementary French teacher. “It’s my life, it should be my choice.” Wanda Morris, the CEO of Dying with Dignity ...
Richmond couple’s donation breathes life into lung cancer research 28.8.2015 Vancouver Sun: News
Ten years ago, Elaine Bernal of Mission saw a placard on the side of a bus seeking volunteers to take part in a lung cancer research project. She believes her decision to try to help others saved her own life when she was diagnosed early and was able to get treatment before her cancer spread.
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West Nile virus found in Ottawa mosquito population 28.8.2015 Ottawa Citizen: News
Ottawa Public Health is warning people to protect themselves from mosquito bites after detecting West Nile virus in the city’s mosquito population. Ongoing testing confirmed the virus in three places in the city’s east end earlier this month. There have been no human cases of West Nile virus reported in Ottawa this year. Last year […]
People with back injuries treated with opioids off work longer: study 28.8.2015 Health

Disability claimants who are off work because of low back pain stay off longer if they’re being treated with opioids, according to a new study out of McMaster University.

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Scientists report major step in development of universal flu vaccine 28.8.2015 Edmonton Journal: News
Until recently, the idea of a one-stop shot that could protect against all flu strains for decades or even a lifetime was considered pure fantasy. But a new report says we may be closer to such a vaccine than many think.
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No sleep for MDs no problem says study 27.8.2015 Health
Surgical team in operating room

Sleep deprivation had no impact on attending surgeons in the operating room. But it won't be the last word on a controversial subject.

Night shift didn't hinder surgeons' performance, Ontario study finds 27.8.2015 Health
Sleeping doctor

Going without sleep the night before does not affect the performance of doctors doing elective surgery the next morning, according to a new Ontario study

Marijuana classification muddled and confused, says UBC expert 27.8.2015 Vancouver Sun: News
Tests on marijuana from around the world show their genetic makeup may be far from different from their purported background. “There’s a lot of confusion and a lot of chaos in the system now,” says Jonathan Page, a University of B.C. botanist who helped lead the first large-scale study of the genetic diversity of cannabis. His most recent work is published today in the online journal Plos One.
Dr. Peter Lin: Do natural remedies for allergies really work? 27.8.2015 Health

So-called natural allergy treatments are all over the internet, and with the fall allergy season underway CBC Radio house doctor Peter Lin weighs in on some of the natural treatments that are advertised online.

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Genes link low vitamin D with multiple sclerosis risk 27.8.2015 Health
Vitamin D

Researchers have found a possible genetic link between low vitamin D levels and multiple sclerosis; something that has long been suspected, but difficult to prove.

Northern Ontario School of Medicine delivers more doctors to the north 26.8.2015 Health
Elizabeth Wenghofer

A researcher says more than half of the students graduating from the Northern Ontario School of Medicine are opting to stay in northern Ontario cities — and about a quarter are working in rural northern Ontario settings.

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