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Health

Mammograms do more harm than good, asserts author

Provinces in Canada have publicly-funded programs that offer mammograms to women to screen for breast cancer, but some scientists challenge the value of such programs. A former Canadian journalist has written a book describing how this screening was introduced and» 

The LINK Online, Jan. 7, 2018

Your hosts, Lynn, Marie-Claude, Levon, and Marc (video of show at bottom) Breast cancer is the leading type of cancer and cause of cancer deaths in women worldwide. Nearly 1.4 million new cases are diagnosed each year. To a much» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology

A new weapon against breast cancer: virus

There is no doubt that breast cancer is a potentially deadly disease. It is estimated that 26,300 women and 230 men in Canada will have been diagnosed with breast cancer and almost 5000 women and 43 men will have died» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Best chances to prevent recurrence of breast cancer analysed

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in the world, and once you’ve beaten it back, you’d do just about anything to prevent it recurring. And people do, from changing their diets or lifestyles to quitting smoking or taking» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology

Exercise, fat cells play role in breast cancer: study

A new study suggests that exercise affects fat cells and that in turn can enhance the fight against breast cancer. There has long been an association between obesity and breast cancer. But researchers wondered about the role played by fat» 

Canadians need to know impact of workplace on breast cancer rates, says researcher

Canadians need to know more about the impact of the workplace in causing breast cancer, according to Canadian occupational health researcher Jim Brophy. And Brophy, who is an adjunct professor at the University of Windsor. says Canada has among the» 

Economy, Health

Canadians need to know impact of workplace on breast cancer rates, says researcher

Canadians need to know more about the impact of the workplace in causing breast cancer, according to Canadian occupational health researcher Jim Brophy. And Brophy, who is an adjunct professor at the University of Windsor. says Canada has among the» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology

Exciting Canadian advance against breast cancer

 Nobody had done this before. Researchers at Dalhousie University were testing a combination of two drugs and found they stopped and even killed off a particular type of aggressive breast cancer. Paola Marignani PhD, lead the research team. She is» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology

Ontario to spend $25 million on new mammogram technology

Canada’s largest and most populous province is going to change some of the technology used in detecting breast cancer. A major study published this week in the journal Radiology compared two types of digital mammography, DR-direct radiography, and CR-computer radiography»