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Lego prosthetic arm is child’s play

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for July 14, 2015

Source: The prosthetic arm built with LEGO: Designer creates artificial limb that allows kids to make their own attachments

FDA revamps anti-inflammatory medication warnings

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for July 13, 2015

Source: Experts Urge Caution With Popular Painkillers After FDA Warning  

Health Canada contemplating a lower maximum acetaminophen dose

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for July 10, 2015

Source: Health Canada considers lowering maximum acetaminophen dose  

Human doctors still needed for now

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for July 9, 2015

Source: Online symptom checkers far from accurate Reference: Evaluation of symptom checkers for self diagnosis and triage: audit study

Would you like four teaspoons of sugar with your chicken?

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for July 8, 2015

Source: The drastic results of eating ‘healthy foods,’ with added sugar  

Our added sugar-ladened food and beverage consumption linked to 1,600 yearly deaths in Canada

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for July 7, 2015

Source: Sugary drinks linked to 1,600 Canadian deaths a year: Study Reference: Estimated Global, Regional, and National Disease Burdens Related to Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption in 2010.

Injectable type 2 diabetes drug has added benefit of assisting weight loss

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for July6 , 2015

Source: Diabetes drug proves effective weight-loss aid Reference: A randomized, controlled trial of 3.0 mg of liraglutide in weight management, Xavier Pi-Sunyer et al., The New England Journal of Medicine, doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1411892, published online 2 July 2015. Another agent for obesity – will this time be […]

Investigators trying to determine why more women develop Alzheimer’s

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for June 29, 2015

Source: Scientists investigate why most Alzheimer’s patients are women  

Claims that medical marijuana help many illnesses remain unproven

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for June 24, 2015

Source: Medical pot unproven to help most illnesses, researchers say Reference: Medical Marijuana: Is the Cart Before the Horse? Cannabinoids for Medical Use: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Study shows less testing for women with stage 1 and 2 breast cancer leads to the same outcomes as using more tests

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for June 23, 2015

Source: Early-stage breast cancer patients get too much testing: study Reference: Imaging for distant metastases in women with early-stage breast cancer: a population-based cohort study

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