Health Watch

Monday, September 17, 2007

Medicare myths
National Post
14 Sep 2007

The recent discussion of the inaugural address of Dr. Brian Day as President of the Canadian Medical Association reminds all of us how polarized and unhealthy the debate has become over the continuing urgent need for improvements in the Canadian health... read more...

Monday, August 27, 2007

Hospital gets go-ahead for abortion pill
The Age
25 Aug 2007

THE abortion pill RU486 will be available to Victorian women within weeks after the Royal Women’s Hospital yesterday was given approval by health authorities to prescribe the controversial drug. Eighteen months after a conscience vote in Federal... read more...

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Health plans offer investment
The Washington Times Daily
20 Aug 2007

Enrollment in health insurance plans with savings accounts has increased steadily since they became available in 2004, but 2008 could be their breakout year, according to some health care consultants. August is the month when employers buy health... read more...

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Facing up to male breast cancer

Tuesday - Health
24 Jul 2007

In the 1970s film of the same name, Shaft embodied the suave, ultra slick, cool, lady-loving male. It was somewhat ironic that Richard Roundtree, the actor who played John Shaft, was later stricken with a disease that is largely, but mistakenly,... read more...

Monday, July 02, 2007

Bangkok Post
01 Jul 2007

Everyone needs to drink milk to be healthy, don’t they? Even many vegetarians say they can’t become vegans because they would not be able to drink milk and would thus get osteoporosis. Heaven forbid! (Osteoporosis is a condition that affects mostly... read more...

Monday, June 18, 2007

Empowerment helps mental well-being
By Lewis Williams
The StarPhoenix
15 Jun 2007

Following is the viewpoint of the writer, director of the Prairie Region Health Promotion Research Centre, based at University of Saskatchewan’s college of medicine. Mental health and well-being is an issue of major public health significance in... read more...

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Everyone has an excuse for getting little sleep
By Sue Shellenbarger
The Wall Street Journal Europe
05 Jun 2007

Lindee Reed-Paris knows she needs more than the six hours of sleep she gets most nights. She survives the week by telling herself, “I’ll catch up on the weekend.” But when the weekend comes, the added sleep “never happens,” the Chicago marketing... read more...