User: cassels Topic: Health in Canadian Media
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Last updated: Jul 28 2017 19:50 IST RSS 2.0
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Bright idea? Light pollution fears shadow NCC plan to light up capital 28.7.2017 Ottawa Citizen: News
The National Capital Region is known for its distinguished Rideau Canal, breathtaking views and its historical landmarks. Come sundown, though, the moonlight only illuminates a portion of Canada’s history. A plan is afoot to brighten up some of Ottawa’s landmarks during the nighttime. Yet, many consequences will come to light as the city gets brighter. […]
No evidence that finishing your antibiotics reduces resistance, researchers say 28.7.2017 Health
still shot antibiotics

By telling their patients to finish their antibiotics, doctors are not only providing advice without any scientific basis — they could also be worsening antibiotic resistance, British experts say.

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'No woman should be treated the way you were': Apology in Saskatoon for women pressured into sterilizations 27.7.2017 Health
Jackie Mann

Aboriginal women in Saskatoon who were coerced into having tubal ligation surgery after giving birth often experienced racism and degradation during their hospital visits and have mistrusted the medical system ever since, according to a new report.

First editing of human embryos carried out in United States 27.7.2017 Health

U.S. scientists have for the first time altered the genes of human embryos — a controversial step toward someday helping babies avoid inherited diseases.

Scanlan: Staggering CTE numbers in latest study of former football players cause for worry 27.7.2017 Ottawa Citizen: News
Football adores statistics, but these numbers will make anyone associated with the sport cringe with worry. The largest study to date on the brains of former football players has found some level of CTE in nearly all cases, especially in ex-NFL players, but also in varying degrees among former CFL players, college and high school […]
Mom and baby spared traumatic birth after heart surgery performed inside the womb 26.7.2017 Health
Baby Sebastian

In what they believe is a world first, a team of Toronto doctors inserted a balloon into a baby's heart wall — while he was still in the womb — to save him from potentially devastating complications after birth.

Brain study of deceased NFL players shows 99% had signs of CTE 26.7.2017 Health
A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association revealed that the brains of 110 out of 111 surveyed NFL players showed signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a disease linked to repeated hits to the head. The study's authors are unsure how many current players or living former players suffer from ...
Could a vaccine someday prevent Alzheimer's? Some researchers say it's possible 26.7.2017 Ottawa Citizen: News
SAN FRANCISCO — Could Alzheimer’s disease be prevented one day with a vaccine? That is the tantalizing promise of a body of scientific research that points to microbes, including the ubiquitous herpes virus, as a possible cause of the disease. The link between microbes and Alzheimer’s could pave the way for eventual treatments or a […]
'Very worrisome': Sperm counts have declined by more than half for Western men 26.7.2017 Health
Dr. Keith Jarvi looking at sperm sample

Sperm counts for men in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand have declined by more than 50 per cent in the last four decades, according to a new study. The researchers, however, found no significant decline among men in South America, Asia and Africa.

Want to be happier? Hire a housekeeper, researchers suggest 25.7.2017 Health

For people who wish there were more hours in the day, spending a bit of money to get rid of onerous tasks would make them much happier, but researchers say very few actually make the investment.

Cancer survivor gets back on her bike after 20 years to support research at The Ottawa Hospital 24.7.2017 Ottawa Citizen: News
Pamela Bechervaise was only 35 when she was diagnosed with cancer. Having found a lump in her breast, the mother of two turned to Google first to learn more about her symptoms. At first she was reassured: the odds were that it wasn’t anything serious because she was so young. Even her family doctor didn’t […]
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Stroke survivors face complication risks for years longer than commonly thought 24.7.2017 Health
Ron LaCombe

When someone survives a stroke or mini-stroke, they're at substantial risk of another stroke or admission to a long-term care facility for at least five years afterward, Canadian neurologists say.

A history of ambulances, paramedics and saving lives: Book traces 150 years of paramedicine in Ottawa 23.7.2017 Ottawa Citizen: News
After eight years of research, paramedic Lynea Finn has published a 182-page hardcover book, Paramedicine in Ottawa 1845-2001: A century and a half of saving lives in the nation's capital.
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SECOND OPINION | It's war! Debunkers take on actress Gwyneth Paltrow's GOOP and celebrity pseudoscience 22.7.2017 Health
Gwyneth Paltrow

War on GOOP breaks out into the open and a second look at sweetener scare. Read our weekly roundup of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news.

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Federal agency issues call for Lyme disease research 21.7.2017 Ottawa Citizen: News
A federal funding agency has issued a national call for new Lyme disease research as the country's population of disease-carrying ticks continues to climb. 
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1 in 3 dementia cases are potentially preventable: report 20.7.2017 Health
Crossword puzzle dementia

Dementia may be viewed as unavoidable, but one in three cases could be prevented through lifestyle and social changes, a new review suggests.

Small pool of doctors treat majority of Ontarians with opioid addiction: study 20.7.2017 Health
Opioid Treatment Georgia

A small proportion of Ontario doctors who treat people battling opioid addictions prescribe the majority of the medications used to treat the disorder, a study has found, raising concerns about the quality of patient care and access to therapy.

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9/11 survivors face higher risk of heart and lung problems 18.7.2017 Health

Intense exposure on the first day of the September 11, 2001 disaster could increase the risk of developing chronic conditions such as heart and lung disease, a new study suggests.

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Health Canada assessing wire-bristle BBQ brush risks after 9 injury reports 17.7.2017 Health
wire bristle brush

After years of safety warnings and reports of injuries from wire-bristle brushes used to clean barbecue grills, Health Canada has begun a risk assessment that could potentially stop the sale of the brushes.

Medicinal and recreational cannabis should be separate, say researchers 17.7.2017 Health
melanie kelly and elizabeth cairns

Two Halifax researchers are urging the federal government to keep medicinal and recreational marijuana streams separate once the plant is legalized in Canada.

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