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Wednesday House Call July 12, 2017: Ya got the money?!

Wednesday House Call  July 12, 2017: Ya got the money?! Dr Barry Dworkin joins Rob Snow to discuss the latest health stories of the week. Today:The business of healthcare. Your calls about Baker’s cyst, inversion tables for sore backs, wait times for imaging studies, and are protein supplements necessary for health people eating real food? […]

Hospitals performing private operations despite delays for necessary surgeries (for which there is no money to pay for them and hence the ORs sit idle)

Health Headlines Commentary for July 12, 2017

Source: Hospitals performing private cosmetic operations despite delays for necessary surgeries  

Study states delayed emergency surgery increases mortality risk

Health Headlines Commentary for July 11, 2017

Source: Patients whose emergency surgeries are delayed have higher risk of death: study Reference: Association of delay of urgent or emergency surgery with mortality and use of health care resources: a propensity score–matched observational cohort study

Health Canada investigating possible sunscreen photoreaction

Health Headlines Commentary for July 10, 2017

Source: Health Canada testing Banana Boat sunscreens as complaints mount    

Sunday House Call, #621, July 9, 2017: Europe wakes up and tackles low vaccination rates

Sunday House Call, #621,  July 9, 2017: Europe wakes up and tackles low vaccination rates Topics today include: How France and Italy have instituted laws mandating vaccination for all children (but allows for medical exemptions). The Guardian’s take on this.   Your calls about what constitutes a rapid heart rate, steroid injections of the knee […]

High sugar intake in pregnancy cannot show any causal link to increased risk of childhood asthma.

Health Headlines Commentary for July 7, 2017

Source: Mom’s sweet tooth may be linked to child’s allergies, study says Reference: Maternal intake of sugar during pregnancy and childhood respiratory and atopic outcomes

Should natural health products be sold alongside drugs? No, many have only their health claim as “evidence”.

Health Headlines Commentary for July 6, 2017

Source: Should natural health products be sold alongside drugs? Reference: Natural health products should be sold separately from drugs

Wednesday House Call July 5, 2017: Lyme disease in Ottawa

Wednesday House Call  July 5, 2017 Dr Barry Dworkin joins Rob Snow to discuss the latest health stories of the week. Today: Lyme disease in Ottawa, carpal tunnel syndrome, kidney stones and stents, and PPIs link to  early death study does not have legs

No causal link to proton pump inhibitor use and increased risk of early death. Results do not apply to general population

Health Headlines Commentary for July 5, 2017

Source: Long-term heartburn medication use tied to higher risk of early death Analysis: Heartburn drugs linked to premature death Reference: Xie Y, Bowe B, Li T, et al. Risk of death among users of Proton Pump Inhibitors: a longitudinal observational cohort study of United States veterans. BMJ Open. […]

Greater proportion of Lyme-disease-carrying ticks noted in Ottawa’s West End

Health Headlines Commentary for July 4, 2017

Source: Ottawa researcher says 1 in 3 ticks carrying Lyme disease in city’s west end  

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