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Alberta healthcare levy no cure for health system

April 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Alberta healthcare levy no cure for health system

New Alberta healthcare tax needs to be tied to health spending By Herb Emery for Troy Media On the surface, the Alberta government’s decision to restore healthcare taxes so that Albertans can directly contribute to the healthcare system sounds reasonable. Each person earning over $50,000 dollars per year will now pay up to $1,000 in […]

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Nanobiotechnology reshaping the future

April 20, 2015 | By | Reply More
Nanobiotechnology reshaping the future

With nanobiotechnology we will be able to reshape nature By Carlo Montemagno for Troy Media For more than two million years, mankind has shaped its world through the creative manipulation of a small number of fundamental machines. Throughout the agricultural and mechanical ages, from the printing press to the first airplanes, all were crafted from […]

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The relationship between poverty and health in Canada

April 20, 2015 | By | Reply More
The relationship between poverty and health in Canada

Poverty limits an individual’s opportunity to achieve full health potential By Carolyn Shimmin for Troy Media With a federal election on the horizon, certain high level policy topics are bound to make the headlines beyond the personalities of the political leaders: the economy, energy prices, jobs prospects, even climate change. But what seems surprisingly absent from […]

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Pharmacare is good for Canadian business

April 19, 2015 | By | Reply More
Pharmacare is good for Canadian business

Pharmacare would help Canadian businesses struggling with high costs of drug benefits By Steve Morgan and Danielle Martin  The lack of public coverage of prescription drugs is bad for Canadian businesses, large and small. Here’s why: With the growing use and cost of prescription drugs, managing drug benefits has become much more complex and difficult for […]

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Time is right for a national drug plan in Canada

April 14, 2015 | By | Reply More
Time is right for a national drug plan in Canada

Any perceived barriers to national drug plan appear unjustified By Livio Di Matteo for Troy Media A new study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal with health economist Steve Morgan as lead author argues a national universal care drug program would not result in substantial tax increases. Indeed, such a plan reduces public and private […]

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The truth about antioxidants in foods

March 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
The truth about antioxidants in foods

Eating food containing antioxidants has little effect on health outcomes By Dr. John Sloan for Troy Media We are told to eat plenty of blueberries, pomegranates, nuts, and dark green vegetables because they are rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants are chemicals which are supposed to roam around the body soaking up free radicals, which we are […]

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What causes hallucinations and delusions?

March 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
What causes hallucinations and delusions?

Hallucinations, delusions can occur for a variety of reasons By Dr. Paul Latimer for Troy Media Hallucinations and delusions are the first things many people imagine when they hear about mental illness. They think of people who hear voices, see imaginary people or think they are someone they’re not. While hallucinations and delusions are not the […]

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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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