User: cassels Topic: Health in Canadian Media
Category: Research Studies
Last updated: Oct 30 2014 02:25 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Poli finds majority of Canadians don’t believe health care system will improve 30.10.2014 Calgary Herald: Top news
A Nanos Research poll finds Canadians are concerned about the future quality of health care, but they won't pay more to improve it
Stem cell advocates therapy launch 10-year, $1.5B action plan (with video) 30.10.2014 Ottawa Citizen: News
“I am living proof that this research can successfully change lives. I am living proof that these therapies work,” she said.
Woman harassed 108 times as she walks around New York City, video shows 29.10.2014 Toronto Star: Living
And on. “Smile,” one man says. She doesn’t. He commands her again: “Smile.” “Not a day goes by when I don’t experience this,” Roberts told NBC. Her experience isn’t unusual. Many women experience street harassment in the form of catcalls, winks or even simple greetings like “hello” that take on a different meaning when they come from a stranger staring at your breasts. It happens at night. It happens during the day. It happens while walking to work, running in the park or shopping at the mall. In a segment for “The Daily Show,” Jessica Williams explores the gauntlet of street harassment she runs just to get to work. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in three women has experienced what they call “noncontact unwanted sexual experiences,” which include street harassment. Another recent study by a group called Stop Street Harassment found two-thirds of women out of 2,000 polled nationally had experienced street harassment. Twenty-three per cent had been touched by their ...
Sleeping pill use by seniors too common, Canadian medical group says 29.10.2014 CBC.ca: Health
Ambien sleeping pills

A campaign to reduce inappropriate use of health care in Canada is calling for more prudent prescribing of sleep aids among seniors.

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Vaughn Palmer: Health investigations pile up, but nary an answer to be found 29.10.2014 Vancouver Sun: News
For all the lingering mystery about those firings from the health ministry two years ago, the affair has not lacked for investigations of one kind or another. By my count, there have been eight, several ongoing. But together they have produced damn few answers for the public that paid the bill for all of them.
UBC researchers to test ‘genetically informed’ drug therapy 29.10.2014 Vancouver Sun: News
University of B.C. researchers will test whether personalized medicine is ready for prime time, now that it’s known that a person’s genetic makeup can affect how they respond to prescribed medications. The study — said to be the first of its kind in North America — will involve B.C. patients taking warfarin, a blood thinner used to prevent clots. The patients will be asked to provide saliva samples at participating pharmacies and the DNA in those samples will then be analyzed at a UBC lab.
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South Africa aiming to be 'leading player' in HIV research 29.10.2014 CBC.ca: Health
South Africa AIDS Movie

South African doctors and researchers seem to be gaining confidence in their decades-long battle against HIV, international delegates at a Cape Town conference say.

Hospital funding model could see patients released earlier, says study by SFU researcher 28.10.2014 Vancouver Sun: News
A funding method being looked at by the province is likely to have unintended consequences on B.C.'s health care system, according to a new study led by a Simon Fraser University researcher.
Myths prevent many from getting flu shots, says expert 28.10.2014 Calgary Herald: Top news
Offering flu shots to children in Alberta’s schools could be an effective way to increase the province’s immunization rates and reduce health-care costs associated with influenza, says a University of Calgary researcher. But Dr. Margaret Russell says any new initiative by provincial health officials should be voluntary and tailored to address parent questions and concerns.
Voter turnout hovers around 40 per cent in early byelection results 28.10.2014 Calgary Herald: Top news
Voter turnout in Monday’s provincial byelections appeared light, although it was unclear as of 9:35 p.m. exactly how many eligible voters cast their ballots. With 40 polls still to report late Monday, about 41,600 votes had been counted as the Progressive Conservatives swept all four byelection ridings. That accounted for 32 per cent of the more than 130,000 voters Elections Alberta said could cast ballots.
Voter turnout hovers around 40 per cent in early byelection results 28.10.2014 Edmonton Journal: News
Voter turnout in Monday’s provincial byelections appeared light, although it was unclear as of 9:35 p.m. exactly how many eligible voters cast their ballots. With 40 polls still to report late Monday, about 41,600 votes had been counted as the Progressive Conservatives swept all four byelection ridings. That accounted for 32 per cent of the more than 130,000 voters Elections Alberta said could cast ballots.
Vaughn Palmer: McNeil keeps her balance amid shifting sands of health ministry firings review 28.10.2014 Vancouver Sun: News
Three weeks into a review of the botched firings in the health ministry, lawyer Marcia McNeil was overwhelmed by the number of witnesses and documents to be sorted through in making sense of the debacle. “Regretfully, I must write to advise that I will be unable to complete the mandate set out in my terms of reference within the time allotted,” she wrote B.C. Public Service Agency head Lynda Tarras last Thursday, referring to the Oct. 31 deadline for reporting out.
New funding for UBC physicists working on quantum material ‘revolution’ 28.10.2014 Vancouver Sun: News
Scientists at the University of B.C. hope that $1.7 million in provincial funding will help them make a breakthrough that could lead to levitating trains and cars. The money from the B.C. Knowledge Development Fund is going to the Quantum Matter Institute to help a team of scientists led by physics professor Andrea Damascelli. They’re working to develop new quantum materials, which have unique properties such as zero electrical resistance, known as superconductivity.
Energy stocks push TSX lower 27.10.2014 Calgary Herald: Business
Energy stocks led the way to a sharp loss in early trading on the Toronto stock market
PSA test should be abandoned as screen for prostate cancer, task force says 27.10.2014 CBC.ca: Health
The blood test mostly commonly used to screen men for prostate cancer should be dropped, because it can result in more harm than good, says a Canadian task ...
Some psychiatric drugs triple the risk of stroke: study 27.10.2014 Edmonton Journal: News
Medications used to treat major mental illnesses double the risk of heart attack and triple the risk of stroke, according to research presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress in Vancouver this weekend. While evidence linking some antipsychotic medications to weight gain, diabetes and heart disease has grown in recent decades, this is the first time it has been documented nationally, says Catherine Goldie of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, lead author of the study.
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RCMP says it has evidence Ottawa shooter had political, ideological motives 27.10.2014 Edmonton Journal: News
The RCMP says it has uncovered “persuasive” evidence that last week’s fatal attack on a soldier at the National War Memorial and rampage through the halls of Parliament were driven by ideological and political motives. The disclosure came a day […]
Some praise student app, but others worried 27.10.2014 Ottawa Citizen: News
Experts are expressing concern over a new computer application that collects and stores information about the in-class behaviour of students, some as young as six years old, as the app rolls out in schools around the world, including here in Ottawa.
Around Town: 2014 Negev Dinner honours Dorothy Nadolny 27.10.2014 Ottawa Citizen: News
Bill Clinton, Larry King and Barbara Walters are just a few of the household names who’ve come to Ottawa in recent years to speak at the Jewish National Fund’s Negev Dinners. The dinners are a big deal. They honour outstanding community leaders, attract accomplished keynote speakers and raise large sums of money for major projects […]
More play breaks for kids, regulate junk food ads, says B.C.’s top doctor 26.10.2014 Vancouver Sun: News
Major health challenges such as lack of exercise, smoking, and advertising junk food to children continue to threaten Canada’s medical system, says B.C.’s provincial health officer. These risky behaviours lead to 70 per cent of all chronic illness, said Dr. Perry Kendall, who opened the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress on Saturday at the Vancouver Convention Centre. More than 3,500 experts are expected to attend the country’s largest health and science meeting over four days.
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