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Study bias against methadone distribution clinics blinds them to the deficiencies of mental health cares services in Ontario

Health Headlines Commentary for July 19, 2017

Source: Ontario study raises red flags over methadone distribution  

Artificial sweeteners’ contribution to weight gain fraught with bias and no demonstrated causality

Health Headlines Commentary for July 18, 2017

Source: Artificial sweeteners are tied to long-term weight gain, diabetes risk, Canadian docs say Reference: Nonnutritive sweeteners and cardiometabolic health: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials and prospective cohort studies   And now the real analysis of the study: No Need to Panic Over […]

The use of antipsychotic meds in children with behaviour disorders under scrutiny in part because of drastic weight gain

Health Headlines Commentary for July 17, 2017

Source: The use of antipsychotic meds in children with behaviour disorders under scrutiny Reference: Increased Prevalence of Obesity and Glucose Intolerance in Youth Treated with Second—Generation Antipsychotic Medications

KD has toxins!! Chemophobia hype continues from agenda-fuelled agencies that fail Toxicology 101

Health Headlines Commentary for July 14, 2017

Source: Powdered mac and cheese, like Kraft, may contain toxic chemicals: study Reference: Analysis of selected phthalates in food samples Analysis: Critique of the study’s flaws by Dr. Joe Schwarcz

Measles now endemic in Europe: The predictable outcome of ignorance, fake data, and anti-science

Health Headlines Commentary for July 13, 2017

Source: Measles ‘tragedy’ kills 35 across Europe Correction: I commented that Andrew Wakefield published his discredited and retracted Lancet study in 2008. It was 1998. The point I was making was10 years after the MMR-Autism hoax/scare, the chickens were coming home to roost in terms of the […]

Hospitals performing private operations despite delays for necessary surgeries (for which there is no money to pay for them and hence the ORs sit idle)

Health Headlines Commentary for July 12, 2017

Source: Hospitals performing private cosmetic operations despite delays for necessary surgeries  

Study states delayed emergency surgery increases mortality risk

Health Headlines Commentary for July 11, 2017

Source: Patients whose emergency surgeries are delayed have higher risk of death: study Reference: Association of delay of urgent or emergency surgery with mortality and use of health care resources: a propensity score–matched observational cohort study

Health Canada investigating possible sunscreen photoreaction

Health Headlines Commentary for July 10, 2017

Source: Health Canada testing Banana Boat sunscreens as complaints mount    

High sugar intake in pregnancy cannot show any causal link to increased risk of childhood asthma.

Health Headlines Commentary for July 7, 2017

Source: Mom’s sweet tooth may be linked to child’s allergies, study says Reference: Maternal intake of sugar during pregnancy and childhood respiratory and atopic outcomes

Should natural health products be sold alongside drugs? No, many have only their health claim as “evidence”.

Health Headlines Commentary for July 6, 2017

Source: Should natural health products be sold alongside drugs? Reference: Natural health products should be sold separately from drugs

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