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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.
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How loud noises can affect your heart

If you live next to an airport or a highway, your heart may be at risk. @NightshiftMD tackles the health problems caused by exposure to loud noise.
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'Alarming' number of families share leftover antibiotics, study suggests

When it comes to leftover antibiotics, reuse and recycle are bad ideas. @Nightshift explains why.
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Young adults are the new vaccine skeptics

And don't ask them to talk to their doctor because they probably don't have one, says @NightshiftMD.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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How media reports can fuel 'suicide contagion'

How should journalists cover high-profile suicides? @NightshiftMD says there is a way that encourages people to seek help.
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Take a quick online test to discover your risk of heart attack or stroke

@NightshiftMD found out he needs to eat a lot more carrots and cut down on the potatoes.
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The case for decriminalizing drugs in Canada

Officials in Toronto and Vancouver say Canada should decriminalize possession of drugs for personal use. @NightshiftMD explains why.
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Read this if you do shift work

Night shift workers face increased risk of obesity, diabetes and even cancer. @NightshiftMD says the problem has more to do with when you eat than when you sleep.
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Does your doctor think you're a 'difficult' patient?

What's the problem with being labelled by your doctor as a "difficult" patient? @NightshiftMD thinks it's an unfortunate label that may put your health at risk.
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Get ready for Lyme disease

Lyme disease is on the rise in Canada. @NightshiftMD tells you what you need to know about it.