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3D printing will contribute to new surgical management options and procedures

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for February 17, 2015

Source: Will 3D printers, bioprinters change the future of surgery?  

Better designed studies required to assess e-cig’s potential for harm

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for February 16, 2015

Source: E-cigarettes ‘may harm the lungs and immune system’ E-cigarettes may make lungs vulnerable to infection Reference: Exposure to Electronic Cigarettes Impairs Pulmonary Anti-Bacterial and Anti-Viral Defenses in a Mouse Model.  

Torstar made same antivax mistake akin tio media bandwagon measles hoax in past – unforgivable use of anecdote over facts

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for February 13, 2015

Source: Science shows HPV vaccine has no dark side Reference: Public editor criticizes the Star’s Gardasil story

Cholesterol guidelines for food have changed: Science at it best when it moves the goalposts

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for February 12, 2015

Source: Top U.S. nutrition advisory panel poised to withdraw longstanding warnings about cholesterol in diet  

What are the implications for a physician when a patient wants them to participate in assisted-suicide?

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for February 11, 2015

Source: In wake of assisted-suicide ruling, a huge question looms: who does the killing?  

Supplements are not what they purport themselves to be: Quality control is an issue

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for February 10, 2015

Source: Supplement industry under fire Herbal Supplements Without Herbs  

Misinformation influences poor decision to offer vaccine-free daycare

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for February 9, 2015

Source: Orléans ‘vaccine-free’ daycare worries Ottawa Public Health Reference: This is a nice summary of what is in vaccines. A Summary of Common Vaccine Components

Should adults get a measles booster shot given what is happening in North America?

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for February 6, 2015

Source: Why Many Adults Should Get Their Measles Shot — Again Reference: CDC: Measles – Q&A about Disease & Vaccine

Very small electrical pacemaker brain stimulation study to treat Alzheimer memory damage is interesting but no conclusions can be drawn for now.

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for February 5, 2015

Source: Canadian researchers use electricity to stimulate brains of Alzheimer’s patients Reference: Deep Brain Stimulation Influences Brain Structure in Alzheimer’s Disease

New online tool can help you understand and reduce your risk of common cancers

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for February 4, 2015

Source: What’s your risk for cancer? New survey could tell you Reference: The risk assessment tools for breast, cervical, colorectal and lung cancer are at:https://www.mycanceriq.ca/Cancers/Risk

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