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More generic drugs added to pharmacare: Oswald

The province has introduced 81 more generic drugs to the pharmacare program. Health Minister Theresa Oswald said the lower drug prices will save Manitoba families $ 3.7 million a year. “The addition of these drugs to the formulary will...

 

26 more cancer patients received diluted chemo drugs

The number of cancer patients in Ontario and New Brunswick who received watered down chemotherapy drugs – some for more than a year – has climbed to more than 1,200. The London Health Sciences Centre said Friday that 26 additional patients...

 

Bird flu: China has two more cases diagnosed amid poultry crackdown

Bird flu: China has two more cases diagnosed amid poultry crackdown

SHANGHAI—Two more people have contracted bird flu in Shanghai, China’s health ministry said on Saturday, as authorities closed live poultry markets and culled birds to combat a new virus strain that has killed six people. State-run Xinhua...

 

Push on for more baby-friendly hospitals, support for breastfeeding key component

A push for exclusive breastfeeding in hospitals and health-care centres will make opting for formula less likely globeandmail – Health & Fitness

 

Push on for more baby-friendly hospitals, support for breastfeeding key component

Push on for more baby-friendly hospitals, support for breastfeeding key component

When Michelle Delbaere gave birth to her son Henry seven months ago, she had planned to exclusively breastfeed him because she’d been told that mother’s milk is considered best for baby’s health. Ottawa Citizen – Health

 

Epilepsy more common than you think

Today is Purple Day for Epilepsy, a global day of awareness of the common neurological disorder… Health News

 

More fatal food: Salty diets leading to 2.3M deaths each year

For the second time in a week, scientists are warning us that what we’re eating is killing us. This time it’s salt. Cardiologists gathered for a meeting in New Orleans report that excessive salt in our diets contributed to a stunning...

 

Energy drinks: Supplements or beverages? The answer means more than you think

Monster Beverage’s move to rebrand its products means it will no longer be required to tell federal regulators about reports potentially linking its goods to death and injuries globeandmail – Health & Fitness

 

New government estimate finds autism more common than before; 1 in 50 school kids diagnosed

NEW YORK, N.Y. – A government survey of parents says 1 in 50 U.S. schoolchildren has autism, surpassing another federal estimate for the disorder. Health officials say the new number doesn’t mean autism is occurring more often. But...

 

Medical wait times not improving even as more surgeries take place: report

Medical wait times not improving even as more surgeries take place: report

TORONTO — A new report says more Canadians received joint replacements and other priority procedures in 2012 than in any other year, but there was no overall reduction in how long patients had to wait for their treatments. The report Tuesday...

 

Why Ottawa should be more concerned about a rural-doctor crisis

Last week, both British Columbia and Saskatchewan announced new cash incentives in the hope of drawing more physicians to rural areas globeandmail – Health & Fitness

 

Seniors with rheumatoid arthritis more vulnerable to infection

Seniors with rheumatoid arthritis are at high risk of serious infections that could be overlooked, Canadian doctors say… CBC | Health News

 

Blood volume expander may do more harm than good: Winnipeg research team

A Winnipeg-based research team has concluded that a product used worldwide to resuscitate critically ill patients with low blood pressure may be doing more harm than good. The team, whose findings will be published Wednesday in the Journal of...

 

Quebec more ‘distraction’ than help on health group: Sask. premier

REGINA — Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says it’s not surprising that Quebec has pulled out of a national health-care committee set up by the provinces. Nor will it hinder further progress, said Wall, who chairs the group with Prince...

 

Aboriginal people more likely to suffer heart attacks

First Nations people are more likely to be admitted to hospital for a heart attack and at an earlier age than residents of areas with a low aboriginal population, a new report finds. CBC | Health News