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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

 

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...

 

Greater role for pharamacists could yield big health care savings: study

Provinces could save up to $ 11-billion over three years, says report by drugstore chains, generic drug makers globeandmail – Report on Business

 

Drug sales reps often don’t inform docs about adverse effects: Study

Family doctors rarely receive information on the harmful effects of drugs, but are still inclined to prescribe the drugsSun News Canada’s network for news, politics, and opinions

 

Negative tweets about flu vaccine spread like wildfire: study

Wondering how social media may influence your health decisions? A new study finds that Twitter posts about flu vaccines may have unexpected effects — positive messages may backfire, while negative ones spread like wildfire. Canadian Online...

 

Results from Toronto marijuana study in 1972 still not public

In the winter of 1972, 20 young women took part in one of the weirdest scientific experiments in this country’s history. For 98 days in a downtown Toronto hospital, their brains, hearts, kidneys, livers, blood and urine were rigorously tested...

 

Alzheimer’s, other dementias, most costly malady in U.S.; tops cancer, heart disease: study

Alzheimer’s, other dementias, most costly malady in U.S.; tops cancer, heart disease: study

Cancer and heart disease are bigger killers, but Alzheimer’s is the most expensive malady in the U.S., costing families and society $ 157 billion to $ 215 billion a year, according to a new study that looked at this in unprecedented...

 

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

 

Some seniors prescribed antibiotics for too long, study finds

It found that nearly half of antibiotic prescriptions written for Ontario seniors in long-term care in 2010 were for treatment courses longer than seven days, which in most cases would be unnecessarily lengthy globeandmail – 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

 

Canadians consuming sky-high amounts of sodium, study finds

“Our health system as it currently exists is unsustainable,” he told Marketplace co-host Tom Harrington. “We need to more realistically address issues that relates to disease prevention and health promotion. And this is a whole lot...

 

Study: even in Canada, wealth influences medical treatment

March 8 (Reuters) – Poorer people have a harder time getting a doctor’s appointment in Canada, even though the country’s universal health insurance pays doctors the same amount regardless of the type of patient they see, according...