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Daily Health Headlines

October 3, 2022

ICES IN THE NEWS

Ottawa Public Health warns of new wave of COVID-19 (interviews ICES affiliate scientist Gerald Evans)

Can this surgery model help shorten wait times and provide better care? (interviews ICES senior adjunct scientist Nancy Baxter)

New Omicron strains on the horizon could drive future COVID waves (references the ICES study Estimated effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines against Omicron or Delta symptomatic infection and severe outcomes)

TORONTO STAR

Seeking clarity on Ontario’s autism therapy (editorial)

Nobel win for Swede who unlocked secrets of Neanderthal DNA

Young people are usually taught to delay sexual activity. Is that message the best one? (opinion)

THE GLOBE AND MAIL

How to reduce your grocery bill without sacrificing nutrition

Vulnerable, complex patients at risk under Ontario’s new long-term care law, experts warn

Female doctors in Ontario earn 34% less on average, even in fields they dominate, Globe analysis finds

CBC

Canada significantly undercounts maternal deaths, and doctors are sounding the alarm

People with lived experience of addiction are helping an Ontario city tackle its overdose crisis

Science table says Ontario needs new approach as COVID-19 burden set to fall on primary care

CTV

Air pollution exposure increases risk of COVID-19 hospitalization: study

Long COVID: What science has learned about the loss of smell and taste

Should therapy be tax-exempt? New campaign calls out 'bureaucratic semantics'

Scientists call for vigilance, warning another monkey virus could soon be poised to infect humans

GLOBAL

I was diagnosed with cancer at age 36. My life will never be the same

HEALTHY DEBATE

Disability and reproductive health: Examining the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

NEW YORK TIMES

Can Smartphones Help Predict Suicide?

A New Approach to Spotting Tumors: Look for Their Microbes

THE CONVERSATION

Smartwatches could help detect and track COVID – here’s what the research shows

Adding COVID-19 to ‘designated diseases’ could boost vaccine uptake among children

STAT

Fungi find their way into cancer tumors, but what they’re doing there is a mystery

Harassment prompts children’s hospitals to strip websites, threatening access to gender-affirming care

To prevent unnecessary biopsies, scientists train an AI model to predict breast cancer risk from MRI scans

NPR

Why The Bladder Is Number One! (podcast)

Hospitals have specialists on call for lots of diseases — but not addiction. Why not?

The Ice Bucket Challenge wasn't just for social media. It helped fund a new ALS drug



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