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Daily Health Headlines

December 12, 2019


The news release “People living in the poorest neighbourhoods in Ontario more likely to suffer avoidable deaths than those living in the richest neighbourhoods” based on the study “Neighbourhood-level marginalization and avoidable mortality in Ontario, Canada: a population-based study” was covered by The Star and larongeNOW.


Glitchy new Air Canada booking system results in mounting complaints, privacy issues


Study finds link between dementia and lack of sleep

Alberta will force patients to switch from biologics to cheaper biosimilar medications


The health impact of taking a nap (video)

Doctors 'exasperated' with lack of negotiations with government

Ethics law forbids ex-minister Philpott from paid work for First Nation

After Unit 9 psychiatrist leaves, Health PEI looks to expand tele-psychiatry

Man forgoing life-saving treatment to send message to Yukon health officials

Why a Toronto woman has spent 2 years in a hospital bed waiting for surgery

3 new specialists at Health Sciences North have definite goals for patient care

Indigenous patient 'disgusted' by racist treatment at Windsor Regional Hospital

'It's going to be a disaster': Doctors speak out against proposed funding changes

House passes motion calling on Ottawa to pay First Nations child welfare compensation ordered by tribunal


California calls pot smoke, THC a risk to moms-to-be

These B.C. cities have the worst walk-in clinic wait times

Almost 14,000 Canadians killed by opioids since 2016: national study


Quebec medical specialists seal 3-year deal with the provincial government

1,292 square feet of skin headed to New Zealand to treat volcano burn victims

President’s Choice brand Cranberry Goat’s Milk Cheese recalled over plastic pieces

Holiday family burnout is real: How to spend time with loved ones without losing it

City of Hamilton warns data breach may compromise residents’ personal information


Snapshots of My Patients

Running While Introverted

When Dad Turns Out to Be the Fertility Doctor

Sleeping 9 Hours a Night May Raise Stroke Risk

Marathon Running May Be Good for Your Knees

More Americans Are Dying at Home Than in Hospitals

Why Women on the Pill Still ‘Need’ to Have Their Periods    

Questioning ‘the Newer the Better’ for Blood Transfusions

The Unexpected Freedom That Comes With Freezing Your Eggs


Convenience Vs. Security: Is It Possible To Have Both?

Five Reasons Physicians Make Excellent Entrepreneurs

Break Up Big Tech To Ensure Data Privacy And Cybersecurity? Slow Down


Patients shouldn't be punished for the sake of health-care ideology (opinion)

StatCan's sneaky demand for bank info looked bad last year. But now ... (opinion)


How junk food shapes the developing teenage brain

Has the NHS got remarkably worse in the last nine years?

Private sector in the NHS – growing but unlikely to take over


More Americans are dying at home. Is that a good thing? (opinion) 

Innovations in uro-oncology: How can we ensure that no patient is left behind?

Machine learning for clinical decision-making: pay attention to what you don’t see (opinion) 

Breast cancer drug picked up by AstraZeneca shrinks tumors in majority of women with common tumor

Surgeons test-drive the amputation of the future with a mail-order limb, rerouted nerve, and prosthetic hand that grips like the real thing


Clarifying The Vocabulary That's Surrounding The Medicare For All Debate

A Construction Company Embraces Frank Talk About Mental Health To Reduce Suicide


These kids' smartwatches have security problems as simple as 1-2-3

Phishing, pyramid schemes and more: 4 scams to avoid this holiday shopping season


Healthcare Provider Agrees to Cough Up $6M to Settle Data Breach Lawsuit