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Cannabis use linked to increased risk of psychosis, warn professors

Scientific studies indicate that using cannabis increases the risk for later development of psychosis such as schizophrenia, and the earlier the use, the greater the risk, warn two professors of psychiatry. Psychosis is a family of psychiatric disorders that produce »


Trans fats can no longer be added to foods sold in Canada

Eating trans fats increases the risk of heart disease and the World Health Organization is urging countries to stop food companies from adding them to their products. As of today, companies can no longer add these partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) »

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Limits on dairy product consumption should be relaxed: study

Eating dairy products has been thought to increase the risk of death because of their high levels of fat, but analysis of several studies contradicts some of that. This research conducted at the Medical University of Lodz in Poland found »


Low-carb diet may increase mortality risk: study

Over 60 per cent of Canadians are overweight or obese and many try to lose weight with diets that severely limit the intake of carbohydrates. But new research suggests adopting a low-carb diet is associated with increased mortality. The study »


C-sections: doctors affirm a woman’s right to choose

Pregnant women who ask to deliver their babies by caesarian section should be informed of all the risks and benefits, but ultimately should be free to make their own decisions, says the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada. More »


Cannabis warning renewed for pregnant and nursing women

Canadian doctors have launched another campaign to warn women to not use cannabis while pregnant or breastfeeding. The government recently announced that the recreational use of cannabis will become legal on October 17, 2018, but doctors say that doesn’t mean »

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Stroke is more deadly, more debilitating for women

One-third more women in Canada die from stroke than do men and, if they survive, women are 60 per cent less likely to regain their independence, according to a report by the non-profit Heart & Stroke. Women are less likely »

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Sleep apnea a risk for over half of seniors: study

A new study suggests that 56 per cent of people aged 65 years and older have a sleep disorder in which they repeatedly stop breathing. This obstructive sleep apnea can make people feel tired and is linked to health problems »


Rosacea: skin condition may warn of serious diseases

People with rosacea may be at higher risk for a variety of disorders and, if they are aware of this, it may help detect disease at an early stage so they can get early treatment, notes a Canadian non-profit. Rosacea »


Heavy drinkers have triple the risk for dementia: study

A comprehensive study of data from the population of France shows that people who were admitted to hospital for alcohol-related problems had three times the risk of having dementia and especially early-onset dementia. It’s likely the conclusions would apply to »