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Sunday House Call, #609, April 16, 2017: The prostate cancer screening gamble: USPSTF updates recommendations

Sunday House Call, #609, April 16, 2017: The prostate cancer screening gamble: USPSTF updates recommendations Topics today include: An excellent review of the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) update on prostate cancer screening with a great graphic to outline the issues. Your calls about blood pressure medication, osteoporosis medication choices and is drinking Ensure when […]

Nurse who constructively critiqued grandfather’s palliative care financially bludgeoned by Sask RNA ruling

Health Headlines Commentary for April 12, 2017

Source: Sask. nurse to fight $26K fine for Facebook comments about grandfather’s care Nurse who ‘vented’ online found guilty of professional misconduct  

Reaping the rewards of fake science anti-vaxxers; Measles outbreaks in Europe and Mumps in Canada

Health Headlines Commentary for April 11, 2017

Source: Mumps outbreak could climb as high as 600 cases before waning Measles in Europe: Romania and Italy hit hardest  

Critical bone development and strength thwarted by reduced activity in teens

Health Headlines Commentary for April 10, 2017

Source: Canadian teens are developing ‘lazy bones.’ Here’s why Reference: Physical Activity, Sedentary Time, and Bone Strength From Childhood to Early Adulthood: A Mixed Longitudinal HR-pQCT study

CDC reports on data showing majority of kids who died from flu were not vaccinated

Health Headlines Commentary for April 4, 2017

Source: Vast majority of kids who died from flu weren’t vaccinated: study Reference: Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness Against Pediatric Deaths: 2010–2014

Phenols extracted from maple syrup may increase efficacy of some antibiotics

Health Headlines Commentary for April 3, 2017

Source: Sweet sidekick: Maple syrup extract appears to boost antibiotics Reference: Polyphenolic Extract from Maple Syrup Potentiates Antibiotic Susceptibility and Reduces Biofilm Formation of Pathogenic Bacteria

Call for more public-access defibrillators a logical request

Health Headlines Commentary for March 30, 2017

Source: Paramedic calls for more defibrillators after 2 hockey players’ lives saved  

Ottawa should not be in the business of supporting the Sugar Cabal

Health Headlines Commentary for March 29, 2017

Source: Ottawa Public Health mulls ways to shield kids from junk food Reference:

“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

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