Afternoon Edition – Wednesday House Call March 4, 2015
Dr Barry Dworkin joins Rob Snow to talk about the latest health stories.
1) How to safely use acetaminophen: Doctors may be under-estimating the risks to patients from long-term use of paracetamol, the world’s most popular painkiller.
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2) WHO releases new guidelines on sugar intake: The world is eating too much sugar and people should slash their sugar intake to just 5 to 10 per cent of their overall calories.http://www.ctvnews.
ca/health/new-who-guidelines- recommend-slashing-sugar- intake-to-just-5-10-per-cent- of-calories-1.2263352
3) The government health care monopoly: Is private delivery of some health care services inevitable? ” Sooner or later, the issue of private health insurance for essential services will be before the B.C. court and then, almost certainly, before the Supreme Court of Canada again.”
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4) A new treatment has been approved for Psoriasis. Cosentyx is an injectable treatment that targets the key protein causing the skin condition. It was apporved by Health Canada this week.http://globalnews.ca/news/
1862806/psoriasis-drug-gets- stamp-of-approval-from-health- canada/