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Health News Recap

Lauren Vogel | CMAJ | October 18, 2019 About 220,000 fewer people were taking opioids in British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Ontario last year than in 2013, the Canadian Institute for Health Information reported. Some 175,000 fewer people were started on opioids, and...
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Health News Recap

Roger Collier | CMAJ | October 11, 2019 The popularity of vaping among youth could lead to “a resurgence in smoking — reversing decades of progress and creating new public health problems,” according to a statement from the Council of Chief Medical Officers of Health....
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Roger Collier | CMAJ | October 4, 2019 Female surgeons in Ontario earn 24% less per hour than their male peers, found a study published in JAMA Surgery. The study analyzed more than 1.5 million procedures performed by 3275 surgeons from 2014 to 2016. Alberta’s health...
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Roger Collier | CMAJ | September 20, 2019 There have been four reported cases of severe lung disease in Canada that may be linked to vaping. Three of the cases are in Ontario (one “probable”, two “possible”) and one in British Columbia (“possible”). For every 20...
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Lauren Vogel | CMAJ | September 13, 2019 Quebec’s Superior Court ruled that assisted dying laws are too restrictive. The court ruled that requiring a person to be “at the end of life” or that natural death be “reasonably foreseeable” in order to access assisted death...
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Roger Collier | CMAJ | September 6, 2019 People who use vaping products should seek medical attention if they experience shortness of breath, chest pain or other symptoms of pulmonary illness, warned Health Canada. There have been recent cases of acute pulmonary...

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