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Canadian medical school students may be influenced by Big Pharma, study warns

TORONTO — Weak conflict-of-interest guidelines at Canada’s 17 medical schools could leave students vulnerable to biased lectures and training sponsored by the pharmaceutical industry, a new report is warning… Read on: Global News

 

Nearly 3 million Canadians have kidney disease, and few know it: Study

More than a fifth of Canadian adults show signs of chronic kidney disease and many don_apos;t even know it. Canadian Online Health News

 

Flu shots safe for children with inflammatory bowel disease

Getting a flu shot doesn’t exacerbate inflammatory bowel disease in children and teens and may even protect them from flare-ups, a new study suggests. CBC | Health News

 

Parents should have choice to remove feeding tubes from terminally ill children: study

Parents should have choice to remove feeding tubes from terminally ill children: study

Months after the fact, one mother admits she and her husband have still told no one about their heart-wrenching decision to have food and fluid tubes removed from their dying child. “I thought a lot of people would think it was disgusting...

 

“Health Halo Effect” Of Organic Labels

The word “organic” can mean many things to consumers. Even so, the power of an organic label can be very strong: studies have shown that this simple label can lead us to think that a food is healthier, through what is known as the...

 

Targeting general hospitals may increase number of organs for transplant: study

Targeting general hospitals may increase number of organs for transplant: study

TORONTO – A new study suggests large general hospitals may hold a key to increasing the supply of organs available for transplant. The study says that general hospitals which don’t have transplant programs are the places where most...

 

Music as medicine has huge potential, study suggests

Music boosts the body’s immune system and is more effective than prescription drugs in reducing anxiety before a surgery, a research review from two psychologists at Montreal’s McGill University suggests. “I think the promise...

 

No concern over too many vaccines too soon: Study

Parents need not worry that vaccinating their children too much or too soon will cause autism, new research says.Sun News Canada’s network for news, politics, and opinions

 

Study links certain micro-organism with obesity risk

A new study found a link between the presence of a certain micro-organism in the gut and obesity.Sun News Canada’s network for news, politics, and opinions

 

Hopes and hurdles in the fight for Issac and his rare disease

A treatment for his rare metabolic disorder has shown promise in rats, but so far the patent holder has refused to fund clinical trials in humans globeandmail – Health & Fitness

 

Life Expectancy Reduced In Schizophrenia Patients

A new study from Lund University in Sweden shows that the average life expectancy of men and women with schizophrenia is 15 years and 12 years shorter respectively than for those who do not suffer from the disease. The study has been carried...

 

Fecal transplants cure most cases of C. difficile, first clinical trial shows

Fecal transplants cure most cases of persistent C. difficile infection, a landmark study has shown. Ottawa Citizen – Health

 

Flu vaccine cut Canadians’ infection risk in half this season: study

TORONTO — New data suggest that Canadians who got a flu shot this year cut their risk of getting sick enough to require medical care by about half. That’s slightly lower than the vaccine effectiveness estimate that the U.S. Centers...

 

Taking opioids linked to increased risk of road trauma, rises with dose: study

Taking opioids linked to increased risk of road trauma, rises with dose: study

Taking even low doses of opioids like codeine or morphine increases the risk of being involved in a traumatic motor vehicle accident — and that risk goes up as people take higher and higher amounts of the powerful pain killers, research...

 

Your brain on sugar: Studies find fructose may spur overeating, renew debate on obesity risks

Your brain on sugar: Studies find fructose may spur overeating, renew debate on obesity risks

This is your brain on sugar — for real. Scientists have used imaging tests to show for the first time that fructose, a sugar that saturates the American diet, can trigger brain changes that may lead to overeating. Ottawa Citizen –...