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Five surprising things we learned about cannabis from our experts

Why the legalization of marijuana may make it less addictive and more myth busting

Everything you want to know about pot: Your questions answered

The lowdown on getting high from CBC's White Coat, Black Art.
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If pot use increases, government should amend legislation, says CMAJ

An editorial in the Canadian Medical Association Journal says Canada should actively monitor the use of cannabis following legalization. Dr.Brian Goldman (@NightshiftMD) explains why.

Zombies and the CDC: Using the undead to teach emergency preparedness

Maggie Silver tells what happened when the U.S. Centers for Disease Control almost broke the internet with a disaster-preparedness campaign based on the zombie apocalypse.

Frankenstein 101: What the monster teaches medical students

The 200th anniversary of Frankenstein is being celebrated at Stanford University this year. Anesthesiologist Audrey Shafer tells us what the Frankenstein story can teach today's doctors.

Students' zombie comics channel the horrors of med school

Dr. Michael Green teaches a comics in medicine course at Penn State College. He says med students create zombie comics as a way of describing the miseries of life as a resident.

Monsters and medicine

This week: The surprising intersection between the worlds of medicine and monsters.
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The secret to improving health care

The best fixes for Canada's health-care system may come from a source that's almost never consulted. @NightshiftMD says the answer may surprise you.

What families can learn from Wettlaufer inquiry into nursing home care

When former nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer murdered vulnerable patients in Ontario nursing homes, she did more than leave a trail of shock and grief behind — she exposed serious cracks in the long-term care system.
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The trouble with hospitalized seniors

A staggering number of hospitalized seniors are readmitted shortly after discharge from hospital. @NightshiftMD says a study suggests important gaps in health care.

How Alan Alda went from TV doctor to teaching real doctors about empathy

Dr. Goldman talks to Emmy Award-winning actor Alan Alda. While best known for his role on MASH, he's forged another career as an expert communicator, helping doctors relate better to patients. He also talks about his new podcast and his diagnosis of Parkinson's disease.

Legal pot: We want to hear from you

What do you most want to know from medical experts as Canada moves to legalize recreational cannabis?
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Household cleaners may trigger childhood obesity

Could everyday household cleaners somehow be making children overweight? As odd as that seems, the answer might be yes, says @NightshiftMD.

Her dense breast tissue hid cancer for years. Now she's warning others

More than half of women have dense breast tissue. The more dense it is, the more difficult it is for a mammogram to detect cancer. And even though mammograms reveal breast density, most women aren't told about it.

What Icelanders think of Canada's impending legalization of marijuana

Looking to the tiny European nation for feedback on Canada's impending legalization. Spoiler alert: they've got serious concerns.

Lessons from Iceland: How one country turned around a teen drinking crisis

Dr. Brian Goldman travels to Iceland to find out how they turned around a culture of binge-drinking among youth, and discovers what we can learn from their incredible public health turnaround, just as Canada prepares to legalize cannabis.

Allergy bullying: It's real, and it's dangerous

Kids with life-threatening allergies have a tough time navigating school and activities to keep themselves safe. But they also face the added burden of "allergy bullying”—from the movie Peter Rabbit to stand-up comics who poke fun at allergies, to their own peers.
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Who to blame for Europe's measles problem

More than 41,000 children and adults across Europe have been infected with measles this year alone. @NightshiftMD assesses the risk to Canadians.

'What happened was wrong': Why this doctor spoke up about her #MeToo experience

Dr. Kim Kelly describes going public about her #MeToo experience as a “career-defining moment.”

#MeToo in medicine: Culture of silence keeps med students from reporting abuse by their mentors

White Coat, Black Art spoke to students and residents at almost every medical school across Canada. They detailed incidents ranging from inappropriate comments to unwanted groping to sexual assault — often by their direct superiors.
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The imminent departure of Saudi medical residents

A diplomatic dispute between Canada and Saudi Arabia has repercussions for our health care system, says @NightshiftMD.

News flash: Stem cells don't regrow your brain

Stem cell therapies have shown promise for treating disease from heart ailments to diabetes. But where there is hope, a hoax often follows, says author and researcher Tim Caulfield.

The Snopes guide to spotting fake news

Alex Kasprak, science editor at Snopes, says fake health news thrives because "there's very little reward for accuracy and a lot of reward for sensationalism."

How a Canadian doctor's study on dandelion tea became fake news fodder

Don't believe the internet's claims about dandelion tea.

Why fake news is bad for your health

A Canadian doctor is caught in the eye of a fake news storm. Snopes Science editor Alex Kasprak tells us how to sniff out fake health news. And why stem cell stories are so vulnerable to becoming fake-news clickbait.

'What happened was wrong': Why this doctor spoke up about her #MeToo experience

Dr. Kim Kelly describes going public about her #MeToo experience as a “career-defining moment.”

Allergy bullying: It's real, and it's dangerous

Kids with life-threatening allergies have a tough time navigating school and activities to keep themselves safe. But they also face the added burden of "allergy bullying”—from the movie Peter Rabbit to stand-up comics who poke fun at allergies, to their own peers.

Zombies and the CDC: Using the undead to teach emergency preparedness

Maggie Silver tells what happened when the U.S. Centers for Disease Control almost broke the internet with a disaster-preparedness campaign based on the zombie apocalypse.

Frankenstein 101: What the monster teaches medical students

The 200th anniversary of Frankenstein is being celebrated at Stanford University this year. Anesthesiologist Audrey Shafer tells us what the Frankenstein story can teach today's doctors.

Students' zombie comics channel the horrors of med school

Dr. Michael Green teaches a comics in medicine course at Penn State College. He says med students create zombie comics as a way of describing the miseries of life as a resident.

#MeToo in medicine: Culture of silence keeps med students from reporting abuse by their mentors

White Coat, Black Art spoke to students and residents at almost every medical school across Canada. They detailed incidents ranging from inappropriate comments to unwanted groping to sexual assault — often by their direct superiors.

Why fake news is bad for your health

A Canadian doctor is caught in the eye of a fake news storm. Snopes Science editor Alex Kasprak tells us how to sniff out fake health news. And why stem cell stories are so vulnerable to becoming fake-news clickbait.