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Judge overturns $417M award against Johnson & Johnson in ovarian cancer case

3 hours 28 min ago

A judge in Los Angeles has tossed out a $417-million US jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson talc-based baby powder for feminine hygiene.

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How mixed-up cell lines are contaminating science

6 hours 27 min ago

The scientific literature is littered with cell line mix-ups but there's nothing to alert scientists that conclusions might be faulty. New glimpses at the way scientists might identify and treat cancer in the future. And the origins of those quirky names for human anatomy.

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Discredited vaccine paper highlights issue in retraction process, experts say

6 hours 27 min ago

Canadian researchers say retraction should be 'instantaneous,' but note that's not always the case, and that flawed studies continue to live online.

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Nature's Mix removes cancer claim from granola label after Marketplace investigation into 'superfoods'

10 hours 27 min ago

Nature's Mix, a company that makes granola with quinoa that it markets as a "superfood" and that included a nutrition label that claimed quinoa "prevents cancer" has removed the claim after a Marketplace investigation.

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Motherisk hair test evidence tossed out of Colorado court 2 decades before questions raised in Canada

10 hours 27 min ago

A capital murder trial in Colorado in 1993 raised serious issues with the reliability of Motherisk hair tests more than two decades before any issues were raised about the tests in Canada, a joint investigation by The Fifth Estate, CBC Radio’s The Current and the Toronto Star has found.

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Backyard chicken trend causes spike in infections, 1 fatal, CDC reports

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 13:14

The popular trend of raising backyard chickens is bringing with it a soaring number of illnesses from poultry-related diseases, some of them fatal, U.S. health officials say.

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Pollution causing more deaths worldwide than war or smoking: Lancet

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 06:51

Increasing pollution worldwide is proving deadlier than war, natural disasters or smoking, according to a new report in the Lancet.

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Prescription limits driving some patients to street drugs

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 04:00

Some patients say they're turning to dangerous street drugs in the wake of new national guidelines limiting the allowable dosage of prescription painkillers and new restrictions under the Ontario Drug Benefit plan.

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'A touch can speak a thousand words': Soothing touch can ease hurt feelings

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 04:00

A slow, stroking touch eases the sting of social rejection, psychologists find.

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'She was suffering because of my choice': Hundreds of babies born with opioid dependence

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 04:00

The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) has identified 1,846 babies admitted to hospital between April 2016 and March 31, 2017, after their mothers used opioids during pregnancy.

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'It's a tragedy': How the flawed Motherisk hair test helped fracture families across Canada

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 20:00

In a joint investigation with CBC Radio’s The Current and the Toronto Star, The Fifth Estate has spoken to half a dozen families across Canada whose families were broken in part as a result of faulty hair tests done by the Hospital for Sick Children’s Motherisk lab.

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18 illnesses tied to frozen breaded chicken products, Public Health Agency of Canada says

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:38

The Public Health Agency of Canada is investigating 18 cases of salmonella linked to frozen raw breaded chicken products.

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Glioblastoma, brain tumour that took Gord Downie's life, tough to treat, doctors say

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 09:45

The passing of singer-songwriter Gord Downie also puts a spotlight on the need for more funding for research into the form of brain cancer that about 1,000 Canadians are diagnosed with every year.

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Quebec radiologists billing $3M annually for obsolete task

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 05:00

Quebec radiologists are routinely billing RAMQ for analyzing coronary angiograms, sometimes years after procedures were carried out. The practice, deemed unnecessary by some, is costing taxpayers about $3 million a year, found Radio-Canada's Enquête.

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Governments grappling with how to keep pot bought online out of the hands of underage users

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 04:00

The Liberal government's point man on pot legalization says strict safeguards will be put in place for home delivery of the drug once it is available for purchase online as planned.

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Kids not getting enough exercise, spend too much time with screens, StatsCan reports

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 11:27

Most Canadian children and youth are still not getting the recommended amount of daily physical activity.

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Quadriplegic nearly missed MRI because no staff were trained to assist him

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:56

The husband of a quadriplegic man in Halifax is calling on the Nova Scotia Health Authority to improve services for patients with mobility issues, after a scheduled MRI was nearly derailed due to a lack of staff trained to assist.

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Gord Downie used voice to 'shed a light' on brain cancer, importance of reconciliation

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:55

The death of Gord Downie hits close to home for Winnipegger Jared Spier, whose partner, Joanne Schiewe, died from the same brain cancer that took the Tragically Hip frontman.

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Woman alleged to have unlawfully injected botox for years under investigation

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 07:00

The B.C. College of Physicians and Surgeons is seeking an injunction against a Surrey woman — Rajdeep Kaur Khakh — who it says may have unlawfully injected clients with botox and other substances while posing as a doctor at salons, "botox parties" and in clients' homes according to court documents.

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2 Janes chicken products recalled due to salmonella

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 04:58

Janes Pub Style Chicken Burgers and Pub Style Snacks Popcorn Chicken have been recalled because of possible salmonella contamination, as part of an investigation of an illness outbreak.

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