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Reversal of elementary school peanut ban in Montreal needlessly endangers young children

Health Headlines Commentary for May 31, 2017

Source: Montreal’s French school board implements new food allergy policy  

Exercise can improve sleep quality but CNN fluff piece uses old low quality sleep studies irrelevant to general population

Health Headlines Commentary for May 30, 2017

Source: The healthiest way to improve your sleep: exercise Reference: Dose-response effects of exercise training on the subjective sleep quality of postmenopausal women: exploratory analyses of a randomised controlled trial. The effect of exercise training on obstructive sleep apnea and sleep quality: a randomized controlled trial.

Assessing first-aid responder safety is the initial step before offering assistance

Health Headlines Commentary for May 29, 2017

Source: Canadian Red Cross: First-Aid Responders Can Refuse CPR In Fentanyl Overdoses  

Certain lung cancer cells have greater ability to capture sugar to promote rapid tumour growth

Health Headlines Commentary for May 26, 2017

Once again, the Daily Mail shows itself for the rag it is for science news and gets the study completely wrong. It is not the amount of sugar consumed That increases the risk of lung cancer growth but rather the fact that the lung cancer cells are more […]

Fentanyl invading Ottawa increasingly responsible for greater proportion of overdoses

Health Headlines Commentary for May 25, 2017

Source: Provincial stats show fentanyl now Ottawa’s deadliest drug  

Ottawa designated at-risk for Lyme disease transmission

Health Headlines Commentary for May 25, 2017

Source: Ottawa officially a risky spot for Lyme infection  

7-month-old fed “alternative” gluten and lactose-free diet starved to death

Health Headlines Commentary for May 23, 2017

Source: 7-month-old baby who weighed 9 lbs died from gluten, lactose-free diet, court hears  

3D-printed ovaries implanted in sterile mice and some gave birth

Health Headlines Commentary for May 19, 2017

Source: Mouse implanted with ovaries made by 3D printer gives birth, offering new hope for infertile women Reference: A bioprosthetic ovary created using 3D printed microporous scaffolds restores ovarian function in sterilized mice

Teen died from cardiac arrhythmia due to rapid consumption of various caffeinated drinks

Health Headlines Commentary for May 18, 2017

Source: A teen chugged a latte, a Mountain Dew and an energy drink. The caffeine binge led to his death.  

Trump’s views on exercise and energy expenditure not grounded in science

Health Headlines Commentary for May 16, 2017

Source: Trump thinks that exercising too much uses up the body’s ‘finite’ energy  

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