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Exercise offsetting cancer risk from alcohol consumption is tenuous at best and a sham at worst

Health Headlines Commentary for September 9, 2016

Source: Exercise may offset health risks of drinking: study Reference: Does physical activity moderate the association between alcohol drinking and all-cause, cancer and cardiovascular diseases mortality? A pooled analysis of eight British population cohorts For proper analysis read this: Can exercise offset some of the harms of […]

Teen suicidal ideation survey brings to the fore the need for rapid access to services

Health Headlines Commentary for September 9, 2016

Source: 22% of Canadian teens considered suicide this past year: Kids Help Phone study  

Sex risky for older men? Self-reporting-bias study cannot prove causality

Health Headlines Commentary for September 7, 2016

Source: Sex later in life healthy for women, risky for men: study Reference: Is Sex Good for Your Health? A National Study on Partnered Sexuality and Cardiovascular Risk among Older Men and Women

Measles cases reported in Ottawa: Why this should not happen

Health Headlines Commentary for September 6, 2016

Source: Measles cases may keep children out of school for weeks  

It’s week 38! Get out your inhalers kids. The peak week for childhood asthma exacerbations.

Health Headlines Commentary for September 5, 2016

Source: Ontario law passes to let asthmatic kids carry inhalers in school Asthma attacks peak when kids go back to school  

16 year-old boy develops stroke after receiving a hickey? Maybe, but autopsy may provide the evidence

Health Headlines Commentary for September 2, 2016

Source: Mexican teen dies of a stroke after a ‘HICKEY given by his 24-year-old girlfriend formed a blood clot that traveled to his brain’  

Lack of evidence that painkillers like naproxen are helpful for treating Alzheimer’s disease

Health Headlines Commentary for September 1, 2016

Source: Painkillers may be able to stave off Alzheimer’s: Drugs may calm rogue immune response thought to fuel the disease  

US Pediatricians can dismiss from practice children whose parents refuse to approve vaccination. What does this accomplish?

Health Headlines Commentary for August 31, 2016

Source: As More Parents Refuse Vaccines, More Doctors Dismiss Them — With AAP’s Blessing  

Oxycontin approved for use in children 11 and up in U.S.

Health Headlines Commentary for August 30, 2016

Source: FDA APPROVES OXYCONTIN USE FOR CHILDREN AS YOUNG AS 11  

New device might help reduce Zika-carrying mosquito populations

Health Headlines Commentary for August 29, 2016

Source: Canadian-made device to help in fight against the Zika virus  

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