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Daily Health Headlines

September 19, 2018

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The ICES paper Traumatic brain injury as an independent risk factor for problem gambling: a matched case-control study” was published today in Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology.


Blue-green algae detected at Whitby beach

Opioid-related deaths on the rise in Canada

Cancellation of Ontario’s basic income project sparks global outrage

‘It can be isolating’: How caregivers handle the stress and find support

Meet the team that’s tracking down sex partners to stop a surge in STDs


Raw chicken – even frozen breaded kind – requires safe handling

‘The crisis is not abating’: Opioids killing more than 11 Canadians daily

Aurora says there isn’t a deal with Coca-Cola on marijuana-based drinks

Ombudsman mulls new investigation after three Ontario police suicides

Majority of Canadians concerned about young people using e-cigarettes, national survey finds

Hall of Famers want health insurance, share of NFL revenues or they will boycott induction ceremonies

Almost all Canadians would benefit from palliative care. Only one in seven can actually access it at end-of-life


Supervised drug sites working, Etches tells province

A child dies every 5 seconds, and most are preventable deaths: UN

Canada has seen more than 8,000 apparent opioid deaths since 2016

AgMedica touts 'world class' cannabis cultivation facility in Chatham-Kent

Mental health association says physical and mental health should get same funding


Critics concerned by Halifax clinic meant to 'reduce strain' on public health-care system


This is why healthy seniors shouldn’t take an aspirin daily (video)

London mayoral hopeful says he supports supervised consumption facilities

Student journalists’ investigation into Congo’s fake health clinics creates change

St. Boniface Hospital receives $2.5 million donation for women’s heart health research

Extra Dosage of When Life Gives You Parkinson’s: What’s up, Doc? Larry talks to his neurologist


A year after Maria, Puerto Rican kidney patients fear death

NBA, union reminds players that mental health help available


H.I.V. Drugs Cost $75 in Africa, $39,000 in the U.S. Does It Matter? (opinion)

Excess Weight Gain or Loss During Pregnancy Tied to Child’s Heart Health

Lagoons of Pig Waste Are Overflowing After Florence. Yes, That’s as Nasty as It Sounds.


Why Canada needs a ‘Children’s Charter’

Why we’re looking for cancer clues in urine


Don’t let HIV ravage a generation poised to transform Africa (opinion)

DEA approves importation of marijuana drug for tremor study

Teach medical students to use diagnostic tools with their patients (opinion)

Can patient advocates help make Akcea the next Sarepta and overcome the FDA’s rejection?

Promising study results thrust Viking Therapeutics into race for lucrative fatty liver disease treatment

You need a new kidney to stay alive. Would you reject one from someone who died of a drug overdose? (opinion)

Denied ‘life-extending opportunities’: Black patients are being left out of clinical trials amid wave of new cancer therapies


County Jails Struggle To Treat Mentally Ill Inmates

This Rapper Tried To Use Neuroscience To Get Over Her Ex

Doctors Today May Be Miserable, But Are They 'Burnt Out'?

Doctors Should Send Obese Patients To Diet Counseling, Panel Says. But Many Don't