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Study result that herpes in pregnancy linked to autism is not reliable

Health Headlines Commentary for March 3, 2017

Source: Study Builds Argument That Infections May Cause Autism Link between herpes in pregnancy and autism is unconfirmed Reference: Mahic M, Mjaaland S, Bøvelstad HM, et al. Maternal Immunoreactivity to Herpes Simplex Virus 2 and Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Male Offspring. mSphere. Published online February […]

Sunday House Call, #582, August 7, 2016: Health Care death by a thousand cuts

Sunday House Call, #582, August 7, 2016: Health Care death by a thousand cuts   Topics today include: Dr. Dworkin is joined by Dr. David Jacobs as they discuss the new OMA agreement and how it will affect your access to health services. Moving on to caller’s questions, he gives advice on the idea of […]

Approved abortion pill not yet available and non-evidence-based prescribing restrictions

Health Headlines Commentary for July 6, 2016

Source: Abortion pill can now legally be prescribed in Canada, but is still unavailable  

Wednesday House Call April 6, 2016; Type 2 diabetes levels skyrocketing

Wednesday House Call   April 6, 2016; Type 2 diabetes levels skyrocketing Dr Barry Dworkin joins Rob Snow to discuss the latest reports on skyrocketing diabetes cases.  

Travel advisories for pregnant women issued by CDC regarding Zika virus

Health Headlines Commentary for January 25, 2016

Source: Zika virus: Outbreak ‘likely to spread across Americas’ says WHO  

Sunday House Call, #552, October 25, 2015: Chemistry for fun and frolic!

Sunday House Call, #552, October 25, 2015: Chemistry for fun and frolic! When you think about chemistry or hear the word “chemical” as reported by the media or in casual conversation, what is your initial impression? Do you think it is all about toxins and health harms or something else entirely? Well, in the science-is-more-fascinating-than-fiction […]

Ovarian transplant tissue functions reasonable well after cancer treatment

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for October 7, 2015

Source: Ovarian transplants prove safe and effective for cancer patients Reference: Outcomes of transplantations of cryopreserved ovarian tissue to 41 women in Denmark, Annette Jensen et al., Human Reproduction, doi:10.1093/humrep/dev230, published 6 October 2015.

Detecting ovarian cancer through breath test getting closer to clinical use

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for September 29, 2015

Source: Bendable Breath Sensor Detects Ovarian Cancer Reference: Dynamic Nanoparticle-Based Flexible Sensors: Diagnosis of Ovarian Carcinoma from Exhaled Breath

Physician awareness of massive cost of medical supplies helps produce hospital savings

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for July 30, 2015

Source: Showing surgeons ‘massive’ cost of disposable supplies leads to big savings for hospitals  

Study shows less testing for women with stage 1 and 2 breast cancer leads to the same outcomes as using more tests

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for June 23, 2015

Source: Early-stage breast cancer patients get too much testing: study Reference: Imaging for distant metastases in women with early-stage breast cancer: a population-based cohort study

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