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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

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

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

Unproven stems cell treatments offered by “U.S. clinics” prey on the vulnerable

Health Headlines Commentary for March 16, 2017

Source: Patients warned against unproven stem cell treatments after 3 women blinded  

Omega-3 supplements lack evidence that they are benficial for general public

Health Headlines Commentary for March 15, 2017

Source For most people, omega-3 fish oil supplements are a waste of money: study Reference: Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid (Fish Oil) Supplementation and the Prevention of Clinical Cardiovascular Disease: A Science Advisory From the American Heart Association

Hospital overcrowding is here to stay if government remains hooked on its own dogma

Health Headlines Commentary for March 14, 2017

Source: Ottawa’s hospital overcrowding no mere ‘blip,’ experts warn  

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