TORONTO – A Toronto hospital is battling the same bacteria blamed for the deaths of more than 100 people in Quebec. Doctors at the University Health Network say they've discovered 10 cases of C. difficile at Princess Margaret Hospital, one of three facilities in the network.
USATODAY.com - Tiny, drug-coated metal scaffolds that prop open arteries is allowing a growing number of people to avoid having bypass surgery. Stents that release medication to prevent vessels from reclogging after surgical procedures were lauded at the American College of...
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It's true there was a time when the area around Union Square was pretty honky tonk; crack dealers owned the park, and 99-cent stores, fast food chains and psychics were pretty much the only business on 14th Street. At the time, it was hardly the neighborhood for a high-end...
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The UK had the third highest number of heroin addicts and the highest level of amphetamine usage in Europe in 2004, new figures reveal. Britain also had the largest rate of heroin seizures in that period, International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) figures show.
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VANCOUVER (CP) - As fast as researchers make gains against cancer, it seems more people fall ill - so the head of B.C.'s Cancer Agency says a new multimillion-dollar cancer research centre may help experts keep up with the future of cancer.
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I love the headline of this piece. 'Data' suggests? What data? Have you watched an NFL game? You never noticed the unusually large men on the field? Here's how the AP piece begins:
AP - It's no secret that size matters in the National Football League, but a new study...
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I've been writing for some time here at Rosenblog about Vancouver's state-supported hard drug culture; the govermnent-sponsored safe injection site for heroin addicts in the city's bedraggled Downtown Eastside district, the Mayor's push for a "safe inhalation site" for...
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AP - A clinic providing free heroin to Vancouver addicts is to open later this month to see if prescribing the drug can help addicts who have failed in other treatment programs.
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