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How many people need to be treated with expensive new cholesterol-lowering drug to prevent one heart attack?

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for June 11, 2015

Source: FDA panel backs Amgen cholesterol drug for some patients  

Expanded use of naloxone in emergency situations recommended

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for June 9, 2015

Source: Health officers want overdose life-saver available Ontario-wide

Walking and dead study to be forgotten unlike TV show

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for June 5, 2015

Source: Walking pace a stronger predictor of death risk than smoking, scientists discover Reference: www.ubble.co.uk.

Lack of evidence has not stopped increased use of antipsychotic meds to calm agitated elderly

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for June , 2015

Source: Use of anti-psychotic drugs on seniors rising  

Rowan’s Law will help mitigate concussion complications

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for June 2, 2015

Source: ‘Rowan’s Law’ needed to protect athletes from brain injuries, inquest hears  

Despite progress in fighting cancer, brain tumours remain extremely problematic

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for June 1, 2015

Source: Brain cancers like Beau Biden’s kill about 15,000 adults each year  

Ketamine analogues being developed for treatment-resistant depression

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for May 29, 2015

Source: Depression Treatments Inspired By Club Drug Move Ahead In Tests  

Referendum unbabies? Selection bias abounds

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for May 28, 2015

Source: Unexpected fallout of Quebec’s 1995 referendum: a sharp drop in boys born Reference: The Secondary Sex Ratio at Birth Was Depressed in Quebec by the Sovereignty Referendums

Ont Government regulates e-cigs and imposes calorie counts on fast food menus

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for May 27, 2015

Source: Ontario bans flavoured tobacco, forces calorie count on fast-food menus  

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