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Levothyroxine treatment in women with thyroid antibodies may not increase live birth rate

Treating women with thyroid antibodies but a normal thyroid function with a medicine called Levothyroxine does not make them more likely to deliver a live baby, new research led by the University of Birmingham suggests. The research, which was led by researchers from the Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research, Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit, the Institute of Applied Health Research, […]

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Medicare for All Would Abolish Private Insurance. ‘There’s No Precedent in American History’

At the heart of the “Medicare for all” proposals championed by Senator Bernie Sanders and many Democrats is a revolutionary idea: Abolish private health insurance. Proponents want to sweep away our complex, confusing, profit-driven mess of a health care system and start fresh with a single government-run insurer that would cover everyone. But doing away with an entire industry would […]

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'This has been the hardest 'mental marathon' I've ever run' – Dental nurse credits service for supporting her through cancer treatment

Grief surprises. Sometimes it’s a gushing force that knocks the wind from you and sometimes it settles like a shadow darkening the edges for days like a low-slung cloud. It’s a song played in the supermarket, an old text message or a familiar laugh. Yesterday it came while I was packing the school lunches; a lump in my throat and […]

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HSE to roll out new open disclosure policy to fix 'deeply flawed' system

An improved system for informing patients when something goes wrong in their care will be finalised before the end of next month and rolled out throughout the year, the HSE has said. The HSE was responding after Dr Gabriel Scally, who called for urgent changes in the open disclosure process in his CervicalCheck investigation report in September, said the “deeply […]

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N.B. company applies for license to start outdoor cannabis farm

A New Brunswick company established in November says it has submitted an application through Health Canada to start an outdoor cannabis farm in Bas-Cap-Pelé. Marc LeBlanc, the president of Solargram Farms Corp., says the company hopes to “become a bulk cannabis oil provider.” The planned outdoor grow-op would see cannabis plants at least one and a half feet tall transplanted […]

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Fundraiser at Peterborough Petes’ playoff game to support Hospital for SickKids

A chuck-a-puck contest at the next Peterborough Petes’ home game will support the Hospital for Sick Children. Proceeds from Tuesday’s contest in the second intermission at the Peterborough Memorial Centre will go to the Toronto hospital in memory of Maverick Willett, a baby born with congenital heart disease. Maverick died at the age of six months on Oct. 20, 2018. […]

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You Should Bet on March Madness, But Not For the Cash

On a certain few days in March, I know exactly what’ll wake me every morning at six: text messages from my buddy Gordo, an ex-athlete and East Coast finance guy who, in full ex-athlete-and-East-Coast-finance-guy fashion, will need to talk sporting numbers and figures. March Madness, to be exact. I know this because Gordo woke me with the same type of […]

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