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“Natural” herbal cream contains highly potent steroid: works wonders for skin, not so much for your baby

Health Headlines Commentary for March 28, 2017

Source: Stop using PureCare Herbal Cream skin treatment, Health Canada urges Reference: Unauthorized health product “PureCare Herbal Cream” may pose serious health risks

Researches developing an inexpensive male infertility test for home use

Health Headlines Commentary for March 27, 2017

Source: Testing infertility in men may be as easy as taking a home pregnancy-like test Reference: An automated smartphone-based diagnostic assay for point-of-care semen analysis

Sunday House Call, #606, March 26, 2017: Medical news butchery

Sunday House Call, #606,  March 26, 2017 Topics today include: An excellent report by Tom Hauser of KTSP-TV in Minneapolis-St. Paul on medical news reporting. He interviews Dr. Gary Schwitzer, publisher of HealthNewsReview.org about how badly news outlets report health news. Your calls about a caller experiencing numbness in his lower legs and feet who […]

Kid’s inactivity negatively influences bone development

Health Headlines Commentary for March 24, 2017

Source: ‘Couch potato’ youth missing out on crucial bone development, new study finds Reference: Physical Activity, Sedentary Time, and Bone Strength From Childhood to Early Adulthood: A Mixed Longitudinal HR-pQCT study

Marketing has influenced water consumption requirements/myths

Health Headlines Commentary for March 23, 2017

Source: How much water do you really need to drink in a day? Reference: Medical myths

Wednesday House Call March 22, 2017

Wednesday House Call  March 22, 2017 Rob Snow is joined in studio by Dr. Barry Dworkin. They discuss the terrorist attack in the UK. They highlight the critical role that first responders have in such situations.

Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health calls upon city council to regulate the promotion and selling caffeine drug-delivery-systems to children

Health Headlines Commentary for March 22, 2017

Source: Age restrictions on energy drinks? Toronto health board says, yes  

Merits of good quality sleep acknowledged but this study cannot demonstrate a causal link

Health Headlines Commentary for March 21, 2017

Source: Quality sleep feels like winning the lottery jackpot, study says Reference: Changes in Sleep Duration, Quality, and Medication Use Are Prospectively Associated With Health and Well-being: Analysis of the UK Household Longitudinal Study

Merits of new cholesterol-lowering drug overstated in some media reporting

Health Headlines Commentary for March 20, 2017

Source: Cholesterol drug prevents heart attacks — but costs $14K a year Reference: Evolocumab and Clinical Outcomes in Patients with Cardiovascular Disease

Sunday House Call, #605, March 19, 2017: How “clinics” are turning stem cells into snake oil

Sunday House Call, #605,  March 19, 2017 Topics today include: The business of promoting not-ready-for-prime-time stem cell treatments. Your calls about bruising after a fall, some causes of pitting edema, treatment of stage 1 melanoma, recovery time after total hip replacement, and should shingles vaccine be given to someone who has had shincgles?  

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