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Brain injuries in kids linked to consumer products

Traumatic brain injuries are serious, especially in children. Many of those preventable injuries occur at home.
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Emergency departments see spike in young women binge drinking

Young women are the fastest rising group of patients brought into hospitals with alcohol intoxication, according to a new study. Dr. Brian Goldman gives his front-line perspective.
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Medicine and the moon landing

Dr. Brian Goldman looks back at the medications Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took with them to the moon and what future astronauts may take when they build a lunar base.
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Hum Stayin' Alive while a 911 dispatcher teaches you CPR. Here's how

Your chance of surviving cardiac arrest goes way up if a bystander starts chest compressions right away. It's so easy to learn, 911 dispatchers teach it to callers by phone.
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Withdrawing life-support in critically-ill adults with brain injuries

Families often agonize over when to withdraw life support in critically-ill loved ones with severe brain injuries. So do doctors, says a new Canadian study.
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Organ donation after medical assistance in dying offers possibilities

A proposed new set of guidelines could enable Canadian patients to consent to medical aid in dying and organ donation in one go.
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Surprising number of people with pancreatic cancer may miss out on life-prolonging treatment

Do patients with pancreatic cancer know their options?
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Early appointments mean better care from your GP

If your doctor doesn't screen you for cancer, you may be booking the wrong appointment time slot.
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Hospitals helping patients recover faster from surgery

Chewing gum following surgery helps patients get out of hospital sooner. Seriously.
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Mandatory added sugar labelling may benefit health

A study suggested that mandatory added sugar labelling for packaged foods may improve health and save lives.
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Early detection could avert the dangers of sepsis

When it comes to diagnosing life-threatening sepsis, minutes count. A new way to help doctors clue in to the deadly diagnosis could save lives.
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Night time urination could mean your blood pressure's up

If you've been getting up to pee at night a bit more often lately, you might want to see your GP.
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The downside of 'one issue per visit' medicine

The policy of "one issue per visit" is impractical and could be putting some patients at risk.
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What role do parents play in exposing children and teens to vaping?

When it comes to the growing ranks of teens who use e-cigarettes, a new U.S. study says some parents may be lax about vaping in the home or in the car.
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More support needed for unpaid caregivers in Canada

More than one in four Canadians provides unpaid care to family members and friends with chronic illnesses or disabilities. An editorial in the Canadian Medical Association Journal says all the work they do takes a toll on their finances and personal health.
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Long-term exclusive breastfeeding may have a downside

A new study suggests that the duration of breastfeeding and when solid foods are introduced could have an impact on the development of food allergies.
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Teen girls on the pill may have long-term risk to bones

Teenage girls who take oral contraceptives may put themselves at risk of osteoporosis later in life.
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'No blanket approval' to use personal health data in research, focus groups say

A new survey from ICES in Ontario says the public approves of the use of personal health data for research. But that support has limits.
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The soaring cost of insulin

Diabetics in the U.S. are dealing with the rising cost of insulin. Canadians may not be immune to cost issues either.
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New guidelines may reduce risk of legal marijuana in youth

There are unanswered questions about the health effects of legal marijuana used for recreational purposes. A new set of expert guidelines may help lower the risk in young people.
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A national electronic health record for all Canadians

An electronic health record that's accessible in every province and territory would save lives. But it's still unlikely to happen, says Dr. Brian Goldman.
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A heart attack affects more than your health

Dr. Brian Goldman assesses the economic fallout when a heart attack or stroke happens during your peak earning years.
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Something may be missing in the new breast cancer screening guideline

A new breast cancer screening guideline is meant to make things clearer for women in Canada. Dr. Brian Goldman explains why it may do just the opposite.
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Have you ever lied to your doctor? You're not alone

What should doctors do to encourage patients to tell the truth? Dr. Brian Goldman says his colleagues need to stop being judgmental.
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Does obesity increase risk of childhood asthma?

Rates of childhood asthma are going up and researchers have identified a surprising (and preventable) culprit. @NightshiftMD has the details.