User: cassels Topic: Health in Canadian Media
Category: Research Studies
Last updated: Dec 04 2016 03:35 IST RSS 2.0
 
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600 clinicians report seeing threats, intimidation in Canadian operating rooms 3.12.2016 CBC.ca: Health
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More than 600 surgeons, nurses and other operating room clinicians reported witnessing or experiencing bullying behaviour in Canadian operating rooms in the past year, according to a new study by researcher at the University of Manitoba.

Ottawa discusses a national drug plan and a large HIV vaccine trial gets underway: CBC's Health Newsletter 3.12.2016 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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Human embryo repair experiment swaps out faulty mitochondrial DNA 3.12.2016 CBC.ca: Health
Mitochondrial DNA replacement technique

A new therapeutic technology designed to prevent women from passing on debilitating disorders to their babies has worked successfully in a small, proof-of-concept experiment.

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'Magic mushroom' psychedelic may ease anxiety, depression in cancer patients 1.12.2016 CBC.ca: Health
Magic Mushrooms

Two small studies are pointing to the benefits of using psilocybin, the psychedelic drug in "magic mushrooms, to decrease levels of depression and anxiety.

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How the family veto creates a grey zone around Canada's organ donation policy 1.12.2016 CBC.ca: Health
Organ Transplants

Even if someone in Canada consents to donating their organs, their relatives can override those wishes — a practice made possible, two legal experts say, due to a disconnect between the law and policy.

Cost of new drugs could rise under CETA, but it's hard to predict by how much 1.12.2016 CBC.ca: Health
Drug Safety Reviews 20140408

When the Canada-EU trade deal was under negotiation, studies forecast billion-dollar price increases for Canada's health care system when brand-name drug patents are extended. Now the government won't project what the actual cost might be. Why?

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Rewrite food allergy warning labels, science panel urges 1.12.2016 CBC.ca: Health
Hannah Lank

The hodgepodge of warnings that a food might accidentally contain a troublesome ingredient is confusing to people with food allergies and needs an overhaul, new report says.

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Heart Institute throws twist in search for new hospital site, plans to stay put for at least 20-25 years 1.12.2016 Ottawa Citizen: News
A day after rejecting Tunney’s Pasture as a new hospital site, The Ottawa Hospital is setting its sights on the Sir John Carling location on the eastern edge of the Experimental Farm, with CEO Jack Kitts calling it a potential “win-win” for the hospital and the city. Kitts said he is confident a new $2 billion […]
Heart Institute doesn't plan to join Civic if it moves in 10 years 1.12.2016 Ottawa Citizen: News
A day after rejecting Tunney’s Pasture as a new hospital site, The Ottawa Hospital is setting its sights on the Sir John Carling location on the eastern edge of the Experimental Farm, with CEO Jack Kitts calling it a potential “win-win” for the hospital and the city. Kitts said he is confident a new $2 billion […]
Road salt has contaminated 12 acres of experimental farm 1.12.2016 Ottawa Citizen: News
A 12-acre parcel of land on the Central Experimental Farm has been contaminated by road salt from nearby Carling Avenue and cannot be used for research, the Citizen has learned. The contaminated land is located directly across from The Ottawa Hospital and comprises about one-fifth of the hospital’s preferred building site for a new Civic […]
Cannabis to be tested in kids with severe epilepsy 30.11.2016 CBC.ca: Health
Kids Epilepsy Cannabis 20161129

Trial believed to be the first in Canada to test an oral preparation that contains both CBD and THC, compounds in marijuana that have been shown in the lab and through anecdotal reports to have anticonvulsant properties in children.

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Out of breath and sweaty: sports ranked for live-saving benefits 30.11.2016 CBC.ca: Health
Woman swims

Cycling, swimming, doing aerobics and playing racquet sports offer life-saving benefits

Health law expert warns of 'pseudo-science' after Alberta child deaths 29.11.2016 CBC.ca: Health
Remedies

After the recent deaths of two Alberta children treated with natural remedies, a health law expert weighs in on what he describes as a trend of "pseudo-science" — and the question of whether prosecuting parents is the best way forward.

'We were treated like lab rats': vets blame psychological problems on malaria drug 29.11.2016 CBC.ca: Health
Greg Janes

A local police officer and former Canadian soldier is speaking out about the anti-malaria drug mefloquine. He took the drug while deployed to Somalia in 1992 and says it has caused him decades of psychological problems.

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Why 'fitness is something we should be measuring' at the doctor's office 29.11.2016 CBC.ca: Health
Walk briskly

Doctors should assess and discuss the cardiorespiratory fitness of adults during routine visits, the American Heart Association advises.

How long have I got? Take a blood test. 28.11.2016 CBC.ca: Health
Question mark

Would you take a blood test that accurately predicts your chance of dying within five years?

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Slippery boots: Most winter footwear fails test of walking on ice 27.11.2016 CBC.ca: Health
WinterLab boots testing

A Toronto research lap has tested easily available winter boots for walking on ice and wet ice. Most of them failed to keep the testers standing.

Lawyers' mental health, addiction issues have 'enormous' impact on society 26.11.2016 CBC.ca: Health
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Research shows lawyers and law students are at risk for mental health and addiction issues. But a general stigma and suck-it-up mentality often prevents them from seeking help.

Failed clinical trials, unpublished research and other health stories you may have missed 26.11.2016 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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Fraser Institute's wait-time survey: Does it still count if most doctors ignored it? 26.11.2016 CBC.ca: Health
Hospital Hallway

How valid is a wait-time survey if most doctors ignore it? There are serious flaws in the methodology behind the Fraser Institute's annual report on wait times, and some critics say the real motivation is to undermine Canada's public health-care system.

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