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Study shows dramatic rise in binge drinking by young women in Ontario

Canada’s largest province has seen a dramatic increase in the number of young people – especially young women – who end up in hospital emergency rooms because of excessive drinking, according to a new Canadian study. The article published in» 

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Harassment in the medical profession flagged by doctors

An editorial in the Canadian Medical Association Journal flags the problem of bullying, harassment and discrimination in the medical profession and calls for action to stop it. Impacts felt on individuals and patient care “There’s effects on the individual when» 

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Oral cancers caused by sexual activity increase

A new study found that an increasing proportion of oral cancers was caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) compared to that linked with alcohol and tobacco use, and that men were more affected than are women. The study in the» 

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Medical journal says pot law will harm youth

“The bill as it is written should not pass,” says Dr. Diane Kelsall, editor of the Canadian Medical Association Journal. She has authored an editorial expressing her concern that the proposed new law would “increase harm to young people.” The»