User: cassels Topic: Health in Canadian Media
Category: Research Studies
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Canadian kids mid-pack in aerobic fitness, says CHEO study of 50 countries 22.9.2016 Ottawa Citizen: News
Canadian youth are about the middle of the pack when it comes to aerobic fitness levels compared with kids in 49 other countries, according to a study co-led by CHEO researchers.  Leading: Tanzania, Iceland, Estonia, Norway and Japan. Kids in Canada placed 19th — just behind Slovakia, Germany and Senegal, but ahead of Turkey, the UK and […]
Kids who play more outdoors may be less likely to have problems with peers 22.9.2016 Health
HealthMatters Kids Activity 20140603

Kids who spend more time outdoors seem to gain a boost in their peer relations, according to a new report from Statistics Canada.

Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative pledges $3B to cure and manage disease 22.9.2016 Health
Facebook Scheme Arrest

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Dr. Priscilla Chan want to help eradicate all disease by the end of this century.

Giving babies eggs and nuts early may avert allergies 21.9.2016 Health

Introducing peanuts and eggs at an early age lowers the risk that children will develop these allergies, new review suggests.

Decades-old mercury pollution still causing neurological and birth defects in Ontario First Nation 20.9.2016 Health
Bill Henry

Forty-five years ago, mercury pollution from a pulp and paper mill poisoned hundreds of kilometres of waterways in northwestern Ontario. Now community members from the Wabaseemoong First Nation want to know why so few have been compensated and why the amount given hasn't changed since the 1980s.

MPs agree to study restrictions on male blood donors who've had sex with men 20.9.2016 Health
Blood donor

MPs on the House of Commons health committee voted Tuesday to review Canada's restrictions on male blood donors who have had sex with other men.

Wearable fitness devices no weight-loss 'advantage' over standard approaches 20.9.2016 Health
A Fitbit Christmas

Young, overweight or obese adults who added wearable fitness trackers to their weight-loss plans failed to shed more pounds, U.S. researchers studying more than 470 people have found.

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Tickets on sale Friday for Gord Downie Secret Path show at NAC 20.9.2016 Ottawa Citizen: News
Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. for the release of Gord Downie’s solo project, Secret Path, a a set of songs and a graphic novel honouring Chanie Wenjack, a 12-year-old Ojibway boy who died from exposure after trying to find his way home from a residential school near Kenora 50 years ago. Downie, who […]
Loss of feeling in fingers and toes: Classic signs of mercury poisoning found in 90% of Grassy Narrows people 20.9.2016 Health
Grassy Narrows

More than 90 per cent of the population at Grassy Narrows First Nation is showing signs of mercury poisoning, according to new research released on Tuesday by Japanese experts.

Tragically Hip tour raises more than $1M for brain cancer research 20.9.2016 Health
The Tragically Hip Gord Downie tears

The Canadian Cancer Society and the Sunnybrook Foundation say the Tragically Hip's recent tour has raised more than $1 million for brain cancer research in Canada.

Yelp rates your hospital like the pros 19.9.2016 Health

How useful is a Yelp review of your local hospital? Surprisingly more than you think, says White Coat, Black Art host Dr Brian Goldman.

'Diabetes epidemic in Indigenous populations' highlights disparity 19.9.2016 Health
About eight in 10 Indigenous Canadians who are young adults will develop Type 2 diabetes in their lifetimes, compared with five in 10 in the general population, researchers ...
Codeine no-no for kids' coughs and pain reinforced by U.S. pediatricians 19.9.2016 Health

The American Academy of Pediatrics has strengthened its warnings about prescribing codeine for children because of reports of deaths and risks for dangerous side-effects.

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Infants who feed themselves at no greater risk for choking 19.9.2016 Health
HealthMatters Baby Food 20120930

Infants who feed themselves are no more likely to experience choking than infants who are spoon-fed, an experiment found.

What do the studies really say about Type 2 diabetes drugs? 18.9.2016 Health

There's a debate raging over the evidence behind the drugs used to treat Type 2 diabetes. As Kelly Crowe writes, that uncertainty can pose a challenge for patients, doctors ... and medical journalists.

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Is 'immunotherapy' a cancer game-changer? Here's why scientists say yes 17.9.2016 Ottawa Citizen: News
Ed Williams never saw the “weird little spot” that started his cancer journey. It was square in the middle of his back, and no matter how he twisted and turned, he couldn’t find it in the mirror. His wife, Isabelle, discovered it in the summer of 2011. “It didn’t worry me at first,” says Williams, a […]
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Researchers want Ottawa to be a world-class leader in immunotherapy. Here's how they'll do it 17.9.2016 Ottawa Citizen: News
The best measure of immunotherapy’s promise might come from the roster of successful U.S. entrepreneurs now investing in its future. In April, tech billionaire Sean Parker, co-founder of Napster and the first president of Facebook, committed $250 million to establish an institute for cancer immunotherapy in San Francisco. That followed the announcement, one month earlier, […]
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Pregnant in Florida: Would you like to do a Zika test? 16.9.2016 Health
Lauren Book

In a Miami doctor's office, nervous moms-to-be receive Zika counselling. "One mosquito can change everything, one mosquito bite can change everything," says the doctor.

Reevely: Ottawa's new, little-discussed $200M Baseline busway would shave off part of Farm 16.9.2016 Ottawa Citizen: News
The city’s reviving a dormant project to build a new Transitway along Heron and Baseline roads, a $200-million plan to move more bus passengers faster across the southern edge of downtown. “Most people have no idea this is in the plans,” says River Coun. Riley Brockington, through whose ward the new Transitway would run, and who isn’t […]
New study questions Type 2 diabetes treatment 15.9.2016 Health

It’s one of the most entrenched dogmas in modern medicine that people with Type 2 diabetes must tightly control their blood sugar or risk serious long-term complications. But when researchers looked for evidence to support that belief, they couldn’t find it.

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