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Pregnant woman offered chemotherapy that does not harm her baby thus removing an agonizing decision

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for January 09, 2015

Source: Pregnant woman saved from choice between newborn, cancer treatment  

Sitting can kill you?

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for January 08, 2015

Source: Sitting at your desk is killing you, so go on, stand up, fidget and stretch to save your life  

Alzheimer’s Society claims 72 per cent of Alzheimer patients are women

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for January , 2015

Source: Women make up 72 per cent of Alzheimer’s patients in Canada Reference:

Doctor disciplined for trying to practice medicine by using pseudoscience and woo on depressed teen

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for January 6, 2015

Source: Ottawa environmental doctor disciplined for treating suicidal teen with vitamins  

The Arctic arrives in Ottawa and let’s continue to eliminate all aspects of risk and happiness by banning tobogganing

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for January 5, 2015

Source: Tobogganing under threat in U.S. and Canada: Cities instituting bans after sledding injuries lead to lawsuits  

Bad luck genes responsible for many cancers according to study but relies on statistical model that does not include breast and prostate cancer.

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for January 2, 2015

Source: Most cancers are caused by bad luck not genes or lifestyle, say scientists Reference: Variation in cancer risk among tissues can be explained by the number of stem cell divisions

Texting and driving belies the addictive nature of smartphone use

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for December 31, 2014

Source: Hashtag x : The anti-texting and driving campaign that can’t wait until later  

Miniaturized pacemaker is great tech but does have specific limitations depending on heart ailment

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for December 22, 2014

Source: Tiny pacemakers a heartbeat away from widespread use  

Preliminary meta-analysis shows e-cigarettes help smokers quit or cut down

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for December , 2014

Source: E-cigarettes ‘help smokers quit or cut down’ Reference: Electronic cigarettes for smoking cessation and reduction

Making homemade baby formula is ill-advised

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for December , 2014

Source: Ottawa Public Health joining voices against homemade baby formula  

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