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How “less is more” medicine will lead to fewer harms and better care

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for April 3, 2014

Source: Choosing Wisely Canada: Stimulating discussion over unnecessary medical tests, procedures Reference: W. Levinson, T. Huynh. Engaging physicians and patients in conversations about unnecessary tests and procedures: Choosing Wisely Canada.Canadian Medical Association Journal, 2014; DOI: 10.1503/cmaj.131674 Choosing Wisely Canada Testing Treatments

CHEO develops preliminary sleep apnea screening tool for boys

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for April 2, 2014

Source: New screening tool to diagnose common sleep problem in children Reference: Sherri Katz, Kimmo Murto, Nicholas Barrowman, Janine Clarke, Lynda Hoey, Franco Momoli, Robert Laberge, Jean-Philippe Vaccani. Neck circumference percentile: A screening tool for pediatric obstructive sleep apnea. Pediatric Pulmonology, 2014; DOI: 10.1002/ppul.23003

Stem cells used to repair damaged hearts. Larger trials needed to confirm benefit and risks

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for April 1, 2014

Source: Stem Cells May Rejuvenate Failing Hearts, Study Suggests Reference: American Academy of Cardiology’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C

Underweight a risk to health greater than overweight? Not so fast.

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for March 31, 2014

Source: Study Finds Being Underweight is Riskier Than Being Overweight Reference: J-shapedness: an often missed, often miscalculated relation: the example of weight and mortality

Spike in autism rate likely due to increased recognition of condition and diagnostic errors

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for March 28, 2014

Source: Spike in autism-spectrum diagnoses called a ‘public health crisis’ Reference: CDC Data and Statistics

Study suggests through genetic analysis that autism occurs before birth

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for March 27, 2014

Source: Autism ‘begins long before birth’ Reference: Patches of Disorganization in the Neocortex of Children with Autism

Star Trek tricorder-like device scans food for allergens and other compounds but does it work?

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for March 26, 2014

Source: Food-centric tricorder tells you what ingredients are in your meals  

Pancreatic cancer research given a boost

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for March 25, 2014

Source: Grant offers hope for fight against pancreatic cancer  

Tattoo machine may provide new method of delivering medication through skin for parasitic infection

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for March 24, 2014

Source: How tattoo machines could be key to treating disfiguring facial sores and even curing skin cancer  

Sunday House Call, #479, March 23, 2014: The Diet Fix with Dr. Yoni Freedhoff

Sunday House Call, #479,  March 23, 2014 An interview with Dr. Yoni Freedhoff and his new food psychology book, The Diet Fix  

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