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New report identifies health inequities between First Nations’ people and the rest of Canada

New report identifies health inequities between First Nations’ people and the rest of Canada

The Health Council of Canada recently released a commentary entitled Understanding and Improving Aboriginal Maternal and Child Health in Canada, which highlights the continuing health inequities between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Canadians as well as promising practices for change. Continue Reading

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When medical screening leads to overdiagnosis

When medical screening leads to overdiagnosis

Troy Media – By Alan Cassels

If you feel like you have something wrong with you, don’t delay, go to your doctor and get it checked out.

But if you are healthy and otherwise feeling fine, should you ask your doctor for tests to see if your body is harbouring some kind of disease or another? Everywhere you turn it seems there is someone or some group urging you to you to get tested for something to stay healthy. Continue Reading

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Pickles may be hazardous to your health

Pickles may be hazardous to your health

Troy Media – By Nachum Gabler and Joel Wood

The busybody tendencies of BC politicians are leading to the further regulation of what had previously been the refuge of green thumbs across the province: green lawns, colorful flower beds, and ripening vegetable gardens. Continue Reading

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How to save $690 and prevent unnecessary worry

How to save $690 and prevent unnecessary worry

Troy Media – By Alan Cassels

The brochure’s pitch puts it plainly: “Vascular health screening can detect injured arteries before you have a heart attack or stroke.” Continue Reading

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Polygamy trial is actually about child molestation

Polygamy trial is actually about child molestation

Troy Media – by Stacey A. Lundgren

Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs contends that recent court battles are over the right to engage in multiple marriages, but in fact they are actually about child molestation. Continue Reading

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Alberta launches Multiple Sclerosis study, gov’t concerned about effects of controversial Zamboni treatment

Alberta launches Multiple Sclerosis study, gov’t concerned about effects of controversial Zamboni treatment

All Alberta multiple sclerosis patients are encouraged to take part in the study

A new web-based study that will document and track the experiences of Albertans who suffer from multiple sclerosis, specifically those who have had the Zamboni treatment or other similar procedures, is now up and running.

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Fraser Institute: Gov’t prescription drug regulation provides little benefit for Canadians

Fraser Institute: Gov’t prescription drug regulation provides little benefit for Canadians

A recent Fraser Institute report argues that government intervention in the prescription drug market through regulation, price controls, and public drug insurance programs fails to make prescription drugs more affordable for consumers.

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Rubber may be just what Canada needs to fix its sidewalks

Rubber may be just what Canada needs to fix its sidewalks

Troy Media – By Benjamin Gillies

Summer is in full swing in Canada, and with it comes the desire by citizens from coast to coast to profit from the warm weather. Whether running, walking the dog, or simply taking an evening stroll, Canadians are enjoying their neighbourhoods on foot. Continue Reading

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Unintentional deaths from prescription painkillers on the rise in Canada

Unintentional deaths from prescription painkillers on the rise in Canada

Troy Media By Ann Silversides

The combination of alcohol and the prescription painkiller oxycodone that proved lethal for 28-year-old NHL player Derek Boogaard of Regina is an increasingly common cause of death both in Canada and the United States. Continue Reading

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Bargain coupons come with a hidden cost

Bargain coupons come with a hidden cost

Troy Media – by Catherine Ford

“Couponing” has joined “medaling” in the list of nouns being used as verbs, but there’s nothing new about the practice. Only the label has changed. Continue Reading

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