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Daily Health Headlines

November 20, 2017

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The news release “Motorcycles cause ten per cent of all motor vehicle deaths in Ontario and cost the health care system six times the amount of car crashes based on the study Direct medical costs of motorcycle crashes in Ontario” appeared in Stat, Healthday, Bellville Examiner, The Toronto Sun, Reuters, Daniel Pincus was on Ontario Morning and 680 News.

The news release “Flu vaccine prevents hospitalization in children is based on the study “Vaccine effectiveness against laboratory-confirmed influenza hospitalizations among young children during the 2010-11 to 2013-14 influenza seasons in Ontario, Canada” and appeared in The Ottawa Citizen, HealthDay (US News and World Report), Canadian Press, Global News, BMJ News, Radio Canada.

Funding for ICES North received coverage in The Sudbury Star


Mental health association urging all public venues to stock naloxone kits

Hidden camera finds nursing home staff took hours to give man CPR

 Is it OK to use Soylent as a meal replacement? Q&Ache


As Canadians consume ‘harmful’ levels of sodium, officials urge chefs to limit salt but face resistance

Avid cyclist climbing high to raise money for pancreatic cancer

New guidelines released on physical activity, sleeping habits for children


SECOND OPINION | 'Phantom' research paper cited at least 400 times by scientists

'My son is not a statistic': Mothers send pictures of fentanyl victims to Justin Trudeau

Newly available drug secobarbital could boost number of self-administered assisted deaths

Unapproved stem cell therapies on the market in Canada


'It never really leaves you.' Opioids haunt users' recovery

True cost of opioid epidemic tops US$500 billion, White House says

Grassy Narrows seeks treatment centre so residents don't die away from reserve

Toronto police reviewing supports after officer's overdose death

Report lays out exercise guidelines for kids under 5, including 'tummy time' for babies


Young children should get at least 3 hours of physical activity each day: study

Sex can get better with age — how sexually active seniors keep things interesting

7 foods that will keep your bones healthy

This is what the future of male birth control looks like


World's first human head transplant successfully performed on a corpse, scientists say

Do Amish hold the key to a longer life? Study finds anti-aging gene in religious group

Scientists look for solution to medical nightmare: patients waking during surgery


Will Cutting the Health Mandate Pay for Tax Cuts? Not Necessarily

F.D.A. Speeds Review of Gene Therapies, Vowing to Target Rogue Clinics

Bird Flu Is Spreading in Asia, Experts (Quietly) Warn

Amish Mutation Protects Against Diabetes and May Extend Life


Researchers find pathological signs of Alzheimer’s in dolphins, whose brains are much like humans’

The two obstacles that are holding back Alzheimer’s research

Thank you for not driving: Climate change requires anti-smoking tactics


A cheap generic for hay fever shows a glimmer of promise in multiple sclerosis. But will pharma fund more trials?

Don’t cast aside an effective antidepressant just because it’s old

‘It’s about love’: Battling a brain tumor, a man finds resilience through storytelling

White House: The true cost of opioid epidemic tops $500 billion

Motorcycle crashes are alarmingly common — and incredibly costly (ICES study)


Odds Are, They're Taking Your Blood Pressure All Wrong

It's Not Just Politics. Food Can Stir Holiday Conflict, Too

The Many Forms, Faces And Causes Of PTSD