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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  

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  

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.  

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

Cotton tip applicators lead to injury and are not to be used to clean ear canals

Health Headlines Commentary for May 11, 2017

Source: Children need to stop putting cotton swabs in their ears: study Reference: Pediatric Cotton-Tip Applicator-Related Ear Injury Treated in United States Emergency Departments, 1990-2010

Observational study linking NSAIDs and increased heart attack risk has design flaws

Health Headlines Commentary for May 10, 2017

Source: Heart attack risks from common painkillers may start early, study finds Reference: Bally M, Dendukuri N, Rich B, et al. Risk of acute myocardial infarction with NSAIDs in real world use: bayesian meta-analysis of individual patient data. BMJ. Published online May 9 2017 Analysis: Ibuprofen linked […]

Inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions given out more than half the time for colds

Health Headlines Commentary for May 9, 2017

Source: Inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions given out more than half the time for colds Reference: Antibiotic Prescribing for Nonbacterial Acute Upper Respiratory Infections in Elderly Persons

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