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Public health in an era of personalized medicine

Collectively, the clinical medicine and public health communities have demonstrated to governments and their populations that public health programs and interventions are critical to reducing infectious and chronic diseases. However, these investments by governments and...

source: By Dr. Robert Carter
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The number of people in Alberta who died by accidentally overdosing on fentanyl in the first nine months of this year has exceeded the total number of deaths attributed to fentanyl in all of 2016, according to a new provincial...

source: Globe and Mail

When Keith Wynne arrived at the nursing station on the Kashechewan First Nation complaining of back pain, the nurses sent him home with Tylenol and Advil. They didn't help. Over the following month, the 29-year-old made five trips...

source: Globe and Mail

The Middlesex-London Health Unit has issued an alert about a continuing outbreak of invasive group A streptococcus (iGAS). There have been 132 reported cases of the bacterial infection since April, 2016.

source: Globe and Mail

Moins populaires que prévu, les sites d'injection supervisée à Montréal ont tout de même sauvé une dizaine de vies depuis le lancement du service au moment où la métropole affrontait la...

source: Le Devoir

As the legalization of marijuana looms, public health experts are speaking up about the importance of preventing harmful drug use — especially among adolescents. Though most people who use cannabis do so sporadically...

source: Edmonton Examiner

Opioids are going missing from hospitals at an alarming rate, and as the opioid crisis deepens, the number of drugs that disappears is increasing. "We know that unfortunately, with high addiction levels, [opioids] are frankly being diverted...

source: Maclean's


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