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Time shift linked to heart attacks

Setting the clock ahead for daylight time may set the scene for a small increase in heart attacks the next day, according to a U.S. study — which suggests that sleep deprivation may be to blame. Researchers at two hospitals in the U.S.

Investigators find Medicare is paying 4 times the cost for off-the-shelf back braces

WASHINGTON - You can find it on the Internet for $250 or less. But if Medicare is paying, a standard-issue brace for back patients costs more than $900.

Makehealthyeatinga habit

OK, the online power shopping you did this week was more fingertip than physical, so you’re burning fewer calories than battling crowds at the mall.

Scandal-plagued McGill hospital hit with huge budget deficit

MONTREAL - The Quebec government has appointed an overseer to bring the finances of one of Canada's top teaching hospitals under control in the face of a staggering deficit.
HEALTHBEAT: Experts say most school shooting survivors should recover from trauma with time

HEALTHBEAT: Experts say most school shooting survivors should recover from trauma with time

WASHINGTON - They might not want to talk about the gunshots or the screams. But their toys might start getting into imaginary shootouts.

Report calls for prescription drug plan to cover uninsured in New Brunswick

FREDERICTON - New Brunswick's health minister says his government will provide prescription drug coverage for people who currently have no drug coverage and will also implement a catastrophic drug plan.
9-11 cancer study won't settle debate over possible risks linked to attacks

9-11 cancer study won't settle debate over possible risks linked to attacks

CHICAGO - The most comprehensive study of potential World Trade Center-related cancers raises more questions than it answers and won't end a debate over whether the attacks were really a cause.
K9 Kids: RCMP puppy brings Christmas cheer to sick children in Saskatchewan

K9 Kids: RCMP puppy brings Christmas cheer to sick children in Saskatchewan

REGINA - Santa may deliver the gifts, but it's an RCMP puppy named Elf who is bringing cheer to sick children.
MDs should think twice before giving ADD drugs to healthy patients: journal

MDs should think twice before giving ADD drugs to healthy patients: journal

TORONTO - Doctors should think twice about prescribing drugs like Ritalin and Adderall used to treat attention deficit disorder to healthy individuals seeking to boost their brain power, says an article in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.
Studies suggest later start safe for cervical cancer screening; little value under 25

Studies suggest later start safe for cervical cancer screening; little value under 25

TORONTO - Are young Canadian women undergoing too many Pap tests? New research suggests they probably are.