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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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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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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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Why it is critical we learn from past healthcare mistakes

March 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
Why it is critical we learn from past healthcare mistakes

Failures in healthcare are part of the process of improvement By Joshua Tepper and Danielle Martin for Troy Media Forty is the new 30. Orange is the new black. And failure is the new success. It seems that, these days, no success story is complete without a failure (or two) along the way: the bankruptcy that […]

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4 ways to make pharmacare work for Canadians

March 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
4 ways to make pharmacare work for Canadians

Lack of pharmacare system impacts health and economic wellbeing By Steve Morgan for Troy Media A growing number of health professionals, patients, community groups and even politicians are calling for national pharmacare. But many Canadians likely wonder what pharmacare is and whether Canada is ready for it. Let’s start at the beginning. Affordable access to safe […]

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No health benefits from eating small meals frequently

March 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
No health benefits from eating small meals frequently

There is little scientific evidence that eating small meals six times a day offers any health benefits By John Sloan for Troy Media A few years ago I dug into and ended up debunking a large number of diet and food myths. Alongside the main course of fat, sugar, salt, and so on, I looked […]

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Childhood abuse linked to depression, anxiety in later life

March 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
Childhood abuse linked to depression, anxiety in later life

Childhood abuse or neglect can permanently alter an individual’s physiology By Dr. Paul Latimer for Troy Media In my last column, I pointed out that nature and nurture should not be regarded as enemies or polar opposites. Rather, they are two intertwined realities that work together to make up the human experience. Nature was designed for […]

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Vaccines: Getting a grip on the risks

February 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Vaccines: Getting a grip on the risks

Risks of vaccines are very small, benefits are overwhelmingly significant Every day when I see patients in my surgical clinic, some are offered a procedure to help them feel better. Whether it is a minor surgery like a tonsillectomy, or something larger scale such as tumour resection, I have a full discussion with the patient […]

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