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How having a stroke saved this womanR...

How having a stroke saved this woman’s life

Susan Caluori says a stroke saved her life. The 60-year-old Montreal woman had just run a half marathon in December 2015 when her husband noticed the left side of her face was drooping. She wanted to keep watching TV, but he insisted they go to the hospital. The doctors there treated her for a... read more »

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What is Patulous eustachian tube, the di...

What is Patulous eustachian tube, the disorder affecting Céline Dion?

The hearing condition that has caused Quebec pop star Céline Dion to cancel some upcoming Las Vegas shows is known as Patulous eustachian tube. So just what is it and why does it occur? Patulous eustachian tube is a disorder in which the channel that runs between the middle ear and back of the... read more »

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Austrian lawmakers vote against smoking ...

Austrian lawmakers vote against smoking ban in restaurants and bars

Austria’s lower house of parliament voted to scrap an impending ban on smoking in bars and restaurants, backing the coalition government despite opposition from health campaigners and opposition parties. The ban is due to come into effect in May and would bring Austria more into line with... read more »

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Diagnosing cancer in the ER is all too c...

Diagnosing cancer in the ER is all too common, says Doctors Nova Scotia

Dave Doucette’s harrowing experience of being diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer after multiple visits to the emergency department should be a wake-up call, say Nova Scotia opposition leaders. But Doctors Nova Scotia says this is not an isolated case. Doucette, 52, didn’t have a family... read more »

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Nurse practitioners not always compensat...

Nurse practitioners not always compensated for providing medical assistance...

The Nurse Practitioners Association of Ontario says some of its members are helping to provide their patients with medically assisted deaths without compensation. It wasn’t until April of 2017 that nurse practitioners (NPs) in Ontario could prescribe the controlled substances used for... read more »

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Health Canada rejects claim that new radon gas standards put Canadians at risk

The association representing Canada’s homebuilders is claiming that Ottawa’s first-ever set of guidelines to reduce cancer-causing radon gas in basements is itself... read more »

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It’s official — the Harper government muzzled scientists. Some say it’s still ...

This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly roundup of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news emailed to subscribers every Saturday morning. If you... read more »

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Ontario man back home in Toronto rehab centre after being stuck in U.S. hospital

An elderly Toronto man who was stuck in a Florida hospital because his insurance company said there were no beds available back home is in a rehab hospital in the city’s east... read more »

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Ontario failing to recover millions in fraudulent OHIP billings by doctors

Ontario’s Ministry of Health is doing little to crack down on doctors who improperly bill OHIP, according to information obtained by CBC/Radio-Canada. A freedom of information... read more »

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Man who donated kidney to stranger feeling ‘right as rain&#...

A Nova Scotia man who gave one of his kidneys to help a stranger is recovering well and says he’s touched by the outpouring of support for his decision. “Real beauty, true gratitude. A... read more »

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