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November 14, 2018
Unfortunately, the first Ottawa flu death will not be the last
November 5, 2018
High dose flu vaccine recommendations are not solely based on economic factors. Cost may be greater but vulnerability of older adults are a consideration
October 24, 2018
Number of young people dying from opioid overdose is great enough to negatively affect Canadian average life expectancy
October 22, 2018
Flu vaccine mythos: Normal immune response to the flu vaccine is misinterpreted as ‘getting the flu’. The reality is that there is no active replicating virus in the vaccine. It is also being offered during flu and cold season.
October 15, 2018
Study identifies a subgroup of family doctors that ordered too many unnecessary tests.
October 10, 2018
Meta-analysis of high vs low dose Vitamin D for prevention of fractures, falls, and effects of bone density concludes that the end result is the same. High and low doses had similar outcomes.
September 19, 2018
Flu vaccine patch still years away
September 10, 2018
Flu season is coming and nothing will change. Those that reject the flu vaccine for whatever reason will continue to do so. Backfire Effect is in full force with a dash of Dunning-Kruger on the side.
August 29, 2018
Retinal eye exam study for the early detection of Alzheimer’s has his limitations and requires larger study populations to evaluate whether this is an effective screening test
August 21, 2018
So how do you react to the Measles outbreak in Europe? If you are the Italian government you promote anti-vaccine tropes with the intention to remove the compulsory/prerequisite vaccination requirement for school admission.