Could a new blood test change the Canadian cancer landscape?

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Ainslie Butler, Health, Medicine and Veterinary Sciences Subject Editor A recent report in Science described a new cancer screening blood test, CancerSEEK, that promises to dramatically improve rates of cancer diagnosis. This screening tool, developed at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, is called a ‘liquid biopsy’ and it tests for eight common types […]

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Ajuster la recette de la sécurité alimentaire au Canada

Le système de sécurité alimentaire du Canada devrait empêcher les aliments dangereux de parvenir à nos bouches. Mais est-ce suffisant de partager l’information avec le public? Un expert nous donne son opinion. Ainslie Butler et Lindsay Jolivet, Co-éditrices – Santé, médecine et science vétérinaire Des bactéries au plastique, en passant par des noix bien camouflées, […]

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How Canada combats antimicrobial resistance

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By Nahomi Amberber, Policy & Politics Co-Editor Do you remember how many times you’ve been prescribed an antibiotic or used an antifungal cream for an unexplained rash? Most people don’t either, which speaks volumes about the role antimicrobials play in modern healthcare. It also highlights the threat of antimicrobial resistance to global health. Antimicrobial resistance […]

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Body of Evidence: debunking medical myths

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By Alina Fisher The winner of our ‘Canada’s Favourite Blog for 2017’ contest was Body of Evidence, run by scientists keen on cutting through the prolific medical misinformation found on the Internet. Take a quick look at their site and you’ll find many ways to administer your regular dose of medical news—blog post, podcast, or […]

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Tweaking the recipe for food safety in Canada

Canada’s food safety system is supposed to keep dangerous food away from our mouths. But is it sharing with the public enough to keep us informed? One expert weighs in. Ainslie Butler and Lindsay Jolivet, Co-editors Health, Medicine & Veterinary Science From bacteria to plastic to hidden nuts, the list of contaminants that could be lurking […]

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