Health News Recap

Health News Recap

Lauren Vogel | CMAJ | December 6, 2019 Health Canada is testing samples of the diabetes drug metformin for a possible cancer-causing impurity after some products in Singapore were found to contain N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) above acceptable limits. Health Canada...
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Lauren Vogel | CMAJ | November 29, 2019 Canadians waited an average 3.9 hours for emergency care in 2018-2019, according to the Canadian Institute for Health Information. Quebec participated in the study for the first time and reported the longest emergency room wait...
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Lauren Vogel | CMAJ | November 22, 2019 A case report published in CMAJ described what may be the first documented case of a new form of lung damage from vaping e-cigarettes in a Canadian teen. The patient’s clinical picture suggested possible bronchiolitis...
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Lauren Vogel | CMAJ | November 15, 2019 Canada’s health sector is among the worst in the world in terms of greenhouse gas pollution, according to a policy brief accompanying the latest Lancet Countdown report on climate change and health. Health care is responsible...
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Health News Recap

Lauren Vogel | CMAJ | November 8, 2019 High levels of lead in drinking water have been found in cities across Canada, according to a national investigation involving more than 120 journalists from nine universities and 10 media organizations. Out of 12,000 tests...
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Health News Recap

Lauren Vogel | CMAJ | November 1, 2019 Health spending in Canada is expected to reach $264 billion this year, up 4% compared to last year, according to the Canadian Institute for Health Information. Spending on physicians will rise by 4.4%, outstripping growth in...

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