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Digital hospitals put control in patients’ hands

From the moment patients enter the new Humber River Hospital, slated to open in Toronto in 2015, they will have the power to change the room temperature, control the lighting, video chat with their nurse and read their medical charts on a bedside...

 

Number of cancer patients at Ontario hospital treated with watered-down chemotherapy swells to 691

TORONTO — A London, Ont., hospital says 26 more cancer patients received watered-down chemotherapy drugs, in addition to the more than 1,100 patients in Ontario and New Brunswick. That brings the total number of patients affected at the hospital...

 

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...

 

Alysena recall: Patients using the birth control not informed for five days

Patients taking birth control pills recalled for having too many sugar pills in a monthly pack may have been in the dark for almost a week after the problem was discovered. Apotex, the maker of Alysena-28 contraceptive pill, issued a voluntary...

 

Watered down chemo drugs given to 1200 cancer patients

A total of 1,176 cancer patients in Ontario and New Brunswick received chemotherapy cocktails that were watered down, experts say. Patients in Oshawa, Peterborough, London and Windsor were given cyclophosphamide, used to treat cancers including … Health...

 

Alberta researchers uncover massive misuse of MRIs for patients

Lower back pain is being blamed for a big pain in the posterior when it comes to Albertans receiving timely diagnosis for what ails them. Alberta stories

 

Patients find obese doctors less credible

Patients find obese doctors less credible

Patients don’t trust obese doctors and are less likely to follow their advice compared with skinnier physicians, new research shows. Ottawa Citizen – Health

 

EU new drug approval studies “have too few patients to evaluate safety”

EU new drug approval studies “have too few patients to evaluate safety” PharmaTimes World News

 

Mental health patients track moods by smartphone

Hoping to prevent a crisis before one starts, a team of Canadian researcher has put smartphones in the hands of 400 people struggling with schizophrenia and depression _mdash; with astounding results. Canadian Online Health News

 

Three Eastern Health patients with C. Difficile dead

The health authority is now trying to determine whether the bacteria spread from patient to patient while they were in the hospital or whether it was brought in independently by each patient, and it has sent C. Difficile samples to a lab in...

 

Repeat doctor visits for medicine renewals have patients fed-up

Repeat doctor visits for medicine renewals have patients fed-up

Danna MacDonald wants as little to do with the health-care system as possible. Ottawa Citizen – Health

 

‘Liberation’ treatment offers no sustained improvement for MS patients: study

‘Liberation’ treatment offers no sustained improvement for MS patients: study

A clinical trial of the so-called “liberation treatment” for multiple sclerosis has found that the intervention does not improve symptoms over time and in some cases even made patients worse. Ottawa Citizen – Health

 

Medical records should follow patients, health staff say

Health care providers in Thunder Bay say they often have to play detective to piece together new patients’ medical histories. The head of the Anishnawbe Mushkiki Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic said a lot of new patients had family doctors...

 

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...

 

Inside Epilepsy: Patients turn to brain surgery for treatment

Doctors have a couple dozen drug therapy options to give to their epilepsy patients. Around two thirds of epilepsy cases are treatable with medication;but some patients have to consider brain surgery as an option… Read on: Health