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Fentanyl invading Ottawa increasingly responsible for greater proportion of overdoses

Health Headlines Commentary for May 25, 2017

Source: Provincial stats show fentanyl now Ottawa’s deadliest drug  

Wednesday House Call May 24, 2017: Forests and swimming pools; pests and pestilence

Wednesday House Call  May 24, 2017: Forests and swimming pools; pests and pestilence Dr Barry Dworkin joins Rob Snow to discuss the latest health stories of the week. Today:Lyme disease in Ottawa, Gastroesophageal reflux disease and the use of medications to reduce the risk, compression fractures of the spine, NSAID safety, and what lurks in […]

Ottawa designated at-risk for Lyme disease transmission

Health Headlines Commentary for May 25, 2017

Source: Ottawa officially a risky spot for Lyme infection  

7-month-old fed “alternative” gluten and lactose-free diet starved to death

Health Headlines Commentary for May 23, 2017

Source: 7-month-old baby who weighed 9 lbs died from gluten, lactose-free diet, court hears  

Sunday House Call, #614, May 21, 2017: Your TV disease of the week

Sunday House Call, #614,  May 21, 2017 Topics today include: Direct to consumer advertising by pharmaceutical companies rife with bias and disease-mongering. Steroid injection of osteoarthritic knees no better than placebo. Your calls about cortisone injections, d-dimer tests for blood clots, sore knees, mould exposure, and lifespan of hip replacements.  

3D-printed ovaries implanted in sterile mice and some gave birth

Health Headlines Commentary for May 19, 2017

Source: Mouse implanted with ovaries made by 3D printer gives birth, offering new hope for infertile women Reference: A bioprosthetic ovary created using 3D printed microporous scaffolds restores ovarian function in sterilized mice

Teen died from cardiac arrhythmia due to rapid consumption of various caffeinated drinks

Health Headlines Commentary for May 18, 2017

Source: A teen chugged a latte, a Mountain Dew and an energy drink. The caffeine binge led to his death.  

Wednesday House Call May 17, 2017

Wednesday House Call  May 17, 2017 Dr Barry Dworkin joins Rob Snow to discuss the latest health stories of the week.

Trump’s views on exercise and energy expenditure not grounded in science

Health Headlines Commentary for May 16, 2017

Source: Trump thinks that exercising too much uses up the body’s ‘finite’ energy  

Poor study design cannot link negative consequences of ‘catch-up’ sleep

Health Headlines Commentary for May 15, 2017

Source: ‘Catch-up’ sleep spoils attention and creativity, study suggests Reference: Sleep in Studio Based Courses: Outcomes for Creativity Task Performance

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