User: cassels Topic: Health in Canadian Media
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'I'm a fighter': Ex-Rough Rider Rick Sowieta hits back after cancer diagnosis 15.1.2017 Ottawa Citizen: News
It was a death sentence, a medical diagnosis that hit former Ottawa Rough Riders linebacker Rick Sowieta with a wallop – words that ripped through him harder than any collision during his 10-year CFL career. A year ago February, on a sunny but bitterly cold day, Sowieta, who will celebrate his 63rd birthday Monday, and […]
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Are meditation and mindfulness all they're cracked up to be? 14.1.2017 CBC.ca: Health
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Meditation is touted as a panacea for lots of ailments. Here's what scientists have to say.

Nova Scotia study seeks ways to predict, prevent mental illness in young people 13.1.2017 CBC.ca: Health
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A Nova Scotia researcher is working on a study that aims to find ways to predict and prevent mental illnesses such as anxiety, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia in young people.

Health minister vows to save Canadians 'billions' on drug prices 13.1.2017 CBC.ca: Health
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Canadians forced to pay some of the highest drug prices in the world could save billions through changes promised by Health Minister Jane Philpott in an exclusive interview with the fifth estate.

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Ottawa's newest scientific mind reader wants to understand what your brain cells say 13.1.2017 Ottawa Citizen: News
Richard Naud wants to be a mind reader, wants to understand the many tiny signals of your brain cells, but there’s one problem. Scientists can’t yet read brain language. It’s his job to change that. Naud is a new researcher at the Brain and Mind Research Institute of the University of Ottawa, where he will work with neurosurgeons […]
Court OKs faculty association challenge of uOttawa executives' pay raises 13.1.2017 Ottawa Citizen: News
A court challenge to salary increases given to two senior executives at the University of Ottawa will go ahead, a judge has ruled. The challenge comes from the Association of Professors of the University of Ottawa, which argued that 2014 pay raises the university gave to vice-president of research Dr. Mona Nemer and Dr. Jacques […]
Marijuana's health impacts reviewed in U.S. report 13.1.2017 CBC.ca: Health
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U.S. panel draws nearly 100 conclusions on pot, pain and other health effects

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Added sugar often found in Canadian products marketed as 'healthy,' researchers find 12.1.2017 CBC.ca: Health
Mother Sarah Nowak looks at baby food

When researchers looked at more than 40,000 foods and beverages in Canada, they found that two-thirds have added sugars.

Yoga for back pain relief 'effective in making small improvements,' review finds 12.1.2017 CBC.ca: Health
Stretch after a workout, not before

Yoga can be helpful for relieving back pain, a new review of past research shows.

Billions wasted on drug spending in Canada, exclusive research shows 12.1.2017 CBC.ca: Health
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Canada wasted $15 billion over the last five years on highly priced prescription drugs, in part because of questionable drug company sales tactics, according to exclusive research and a hidden camera investigation by the fifth estate.

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How the stressed brain boosts heart attack risk 12.1.2017 CBC.ca: Health
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Being stressed out increases our risk of heart disease and stroke, and the key to how to counter it may lie in the brain, a new medical study suggests.

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Hackers could remotely control defibrillator or pacemaker, U.S. warns 12.1.2017 CBC.ca: Health
The U.S. Homeland Security Department warned about an unusual cybersecurity flaw for one manufacturer's implantable heart devices that it said could allow hackers to remotely take control of a person's defibrillator or ...
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Trump taps vaccine skeptic Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to launch review 11.1.2017 CBC.ca: Health
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Vaccine skeptic Robert Kennedy says he accepted Trump's offer to chair panel on vaccine safety

Smoking projected to kill 8 million a year by 2030, WHO says 10.1.2017 CBC.ca: Health
Earns Altria Group

Smoking and its side-effects cost the world's economies more than $1 trillion US and will kill one third more people by 2030 than now, according to a new report.

Exercise: An antidote for behavioural issues in students? 10.1.2017 CBC.ca: Health
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Children with serious behavioural disorders might fare better at school if they get some exercise during the day, a new study suggests.

'Greed, competing interests and poor information' drive over- and underuse of medicine worldwide, expert says 10.1.2017 CBC.ca: Health
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Underuse of proven medical care and overuse of unproven services causes suffering to millions of people around the world, researchers say.

Where you live in Ontario could affect your chance of getting a kidney transplant 9.1.2017 Ottawa Citizen: News
Your chance of getting a kidney transplant in Ontario varies greatly, depending on where you live, according to research led by The Ottawa Hospital’s Dr. Greg Knoll. Transplant rates across the province ranged from 7.4 per cent of patients in one regional kidney care program, to 31.4 per cent of patients in another one, findings […]
Where you live could affect your chance of getting a kidney transplant 9.1.2017 Ottawa Citizen: News
Your chance of getting a kidney transplant in Ontario varies greatly, depending on where you live, according to research led by The Ottawa Hospital’s Dr. Greg Knoll. Transplant rates across the province ranged from 7.4 per cent of patients in one regional kidney care program, to 31.4 per cent of patients in another one, findings […]
'Encouraging news': A little exercise better than none to lower risk of death, study says 9.1.2017 CBC.ca: Health
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Weekend warriors who catch up on a week's worth of exercise in one or two days may have a reduced risk of premature death compared with those who are inactive, a new study suggests.

How the media almost missed your newest organ and questions about drug prices 8.1.2017 CBC.ca: Health
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Second Opinion is a vital dose of the week's news in health and medicine from reporter Kelly Crowe and CBC Health.

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