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Rx for Canadian healthcare system

March 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
Rx for Canadian healthcare system

It’s time we heard what our political parties plan to do for Canadian healthcare By Robert McMurtry for Troy Media A federal election could be called any time over the next few months. But of the many issues being discussed by our political parties, one notable exception is healthcare. A good starting point for any discussion […]

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Non-browning Arctic apple breaching GMO defences

March 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
Non-browning Arctic apple breaching GMO defences

Arctic apple provides obvious evidence of GMO benefits By Sylvain Charlebois for Troy Media It seems rotten apples may be on their way out. A genetically engineered non-browning apple, developed in Canada, called Arctic, has recently been approved for sale in Canada and the United States. The regulatory bodies in both countries feel that the […]

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Wealth inequality growth poses a health risk to all of us

March 20, 2015 | By | Reply More
Wealth inequality growth poses a health risk to all of us

Addressing wealth inequality can improve economy, wellbeing of Canadians By Ryan Meili for Troy Media Certain Canadian commentators are advancing a strange critique of public health, suggesting that physicians and public health experts, charged with caring for the health of Canadians, should not concern themselves with the root causes of illness and stick to a narrow […]

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The ugly side of food waste: $100B in food wasted annually

March 18, 2015 | By | Reply More
The ugly side of food waste: $100B in food wasted annually

Loblaw campaign to reposition “imperfect” produce in stores battles food waste By Sylvain Charlebois for Troy Media We waste a lot of food; tons of it, in fact. Indeed, some studies suggest that the overall cost of food waste in our country exceeds $100 billion annually. In response, Loblaw has decided to take action. The […]

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How a made-in-BC strategy could end AIDS in Canada

March 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
How a made-in-BC strategy could end AIDS in Canada

How BC decreased the number of AIDS cases in in the province by 88% By Julio Montaner and Ryan Meili for Troy Media Canadians are rightly proud of the universal coverage provided by our national healthcare system. Sadly, there are gaps in access with very grave consequences. In regions across the country, care and treatment is […]

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Pharmacare could cut drug spending by $7.3B: Experts

March 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
Pharmacare could cut drug spending by $7.3B: Experts

Pharmacare program could cut prescription drug costs by 32 per cent A national pharmacare program wouldn’t break the bank and should in fact save taxpayers billions of dollars, a new analysis suggests. Spending on prescription drugs in Canada could drop by 32 per cent or $7.3 billion if the country adopted a universal public drug […]

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The science behind hydration doesn’t hold much water

March 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
The science behind hydration doesn’t hold much water

Aggressive hydration not supported by any respectable evidence By John Sloan for Troy Media I’ve spent a lot of time lately looking at the evidence for rules about healthy eating. But consumption correctness is not confined to what we eat. We are also encouraged to pay attention to making sure we stay hydrated: topped-up with plenty […]

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Post-secondary education still the ticket to better jobs

March 13, 2015 | By | Reply More
Post-secondary education still the ticket to better jobs

Particularly if the post-secondary degree is from a Canadian or US institution By Jock Finlayson for Troy Media It is almost one year since the B.C. government unveiled details of its plan to re-engineer the post-secondary education (PSE) and training system. The Liberal government’s “Skills for Jobs Blueprint” will see additional funding directed to expand capacity to educate/train […]

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Pharmaceutical drug regulation: Room for improvement

March 13, 2015 | By | Reply More
Pharmaceutical drug regulation: Room for improvement

Federal gov’t plays vital role in pharmaceutical drug regulation By Senators Kelvin Ogilvie and Art Eggleton for Troy Media Prescription pharmaceuticals have saved and improved many lives, but they can also be deadly. How can we make sure Canadians get the prescription drugs they need without causing unnecessary harm? The federal government plays a vital role […]

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‘Forbidden Food’ debunks reliability of food and nutrition research

March 12, 2015 | By | Reply More
‘Forbidden Food’ debunks reliability of food and nutrition research

Forbidden Food message: Eat widely, drink sparingly, enjoy life, be well Forbidden Food is a provocative and entertaining book, whose author, family physician and Troy Media columnist John Sloan, is intent on debunking contemporary ideas about food and nutrition. The book quite rightly criticizes nutrition research. Most diet and health research is observational, and many studies depend […]

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