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Wait times for adolescent and child psychiatry consults can exceed one year

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for May 6, 2015

Source: Ontario youth wait a year or more for mental health care: report Reference: Report Card on Child and Youth Mental Health

New Ottawa immunotherapy company proposes to develop new treatments for cancer

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for May 5, 2015

Source: Partners herald new cancer immunotherapy company  

DNA editing jumps the shark

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for May 4, 2015

Source: DNA editing takes a serious step forward — for better or worse  

Why we should defend Dr. Oz’s right to talk about non-evidenced-based claims

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for April 24, 2015

Source: Dr. Oz mounts defence against letter slamming his medical credentials  

Early data shows implantable device can determine tumour sensitivity to chemo

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for April 23, 2015

Source: New Technology Tests Tumors Inside the Patient to Find Best Treatment Reference: An implantable microdevice to perform high-throughput in vivo drug sensitivity testing in tumors

Don’t kiss your dog!

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for April 22, 2015

Source: Pets can make their owners sick, researchers say Reference: Reducing the risk of pet-associated zoonotic infections

Megadosing vitamins reported to increase risk of heart disease and cancer

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for April 21, 2015

Source: Taking too many vitamins pills ‘increases risk of heart disease and cancer’, study warns  

Cannabis effects in teens presented in new report

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for April 20, 2015

Source: Early marijuana use can lower teens’ IQs, research shows  

Researchers working on breath test for stomach cancer

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for April 16, 2015

Source: Breath test ‘could predict, diagnose stomach cancer’ Reference: Detection of precancerous gastric lesions and gastric cancer through exhaled breath, Hossam Haick, et al., Gut, doi:10.1136/gutjnl-2014-308536, published online 13 April 2015, abstract.

Would you accept human surgical wait times for your dog or cat?

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for April 15, 2015

Source: Surgery wait times change little in 5 years Reference: CIHI Report

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