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Vaccine developed at U of G could help in battle against autism

A groundbreaking new vaccine developed at the University of Guelph is providing hope for parents of children with autism spectrum disorders. Researchers at the school say the vaccine may help with some of the gastro-intestinal issues commonly...

 

Latest bad news in hunt for AIDS vaccine: Govt halts US study, saying shots aren’t working

Latest bad news in hunt for AIDS vaccine: Govt halts US study, saying shots aren’t working

Bad news in the fight against the AIDS virus: The government is halting a large U.S. study of a possible HIV vaccine because the experimental shots aren’t preventing infection. Ottawa Citizen – Health

 

World first in prostate cancer treatment at LHSC

A new, minimally invasive procedure to treat prostate cancer has been performed for the first time at the London Health Sciences Center. The new treatment for men with localized prostate cancer was developed with the hospital’s Lawson...

 

Toronto Public Health report calls for calorie, sodium info on menus

TORONTO – Toronto Public Health is calling on the province to bring in legislation that would have chain restaurants post the calorie and sodium values of food on their menus. 680News food and nutrition expert Rose Reisman says this has been...

 

Health Sciences project at the U of S nears completion

The Health Sciences program at the University of Saskatchewan has been mired by bad publicity lately. It’s struggled with probation, recruiting faculty, and has lagged behind other medical school when it comes to securing research dollars....

 

A decade of the Common Drug Review

Canadian Medical Association Journal current issue

 

Budget focuses on better value for health bucks

On Monday, the AHS board approved an operating and capital budget of $ 13.355 billion and says it is looking to give Albertans better value for the money they spend. The board approved three-year health and business plans that will see it...

 

Health leaders lay out their concerns about the new bird flu

TORONTO — Three sick people. That’s all it took to make scientists who study influenza edge-of-seat nervous this week over a rapidly evolving public health situation in China. Though the case count is now up to nine infections...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Manitoba registry to name those who have abused, neglected patients

Individuals found to have abused or neglected patients or other vulnerable adults may find their names on an abuse registry in Manitoba. The government says it’s a way to protect people in hospitals or personal care homes from potential...

 

Health Canada warns against use of drug Sensipar in children after US death

Symptoms of hypocalcemia — low blood calcium — include convulsions, irregular heartbeat, involuntary contraction of muscles and numbness in the hands, feet, mouth and lips. Health Canada says health-care professionals should carefully...

 

Outsourcing health administration not bringing expected benefits: BC auditor

John Doyle said in a report issued Thursday that the provincial government has not held Maximus BC Health fully accountable since the 10-year contract was signed in 2004, the first time in Canada that a significant portion of health administration … Read...

 

Report on wind turbine safety released

Dr. Hazel Lynn, the Grey-Bruce medical officer of health, unveiled a new report Friday that suggests wind turbines can cause physical harm. Lynn, working with research assistant Dr. Ian Arra, spent months reviewing 18 wind turbine studies from...

 

Good news: Single-payer pharmacare would be cheaper

  When the topic of universal drug coverage comes up in this country, the debate often runs aground on the question of cost. In an environment of government austerity, few seem willing to embrace the idea of a new, national government program.   But...