January 18th, 2018

Health

Doctor Game: Has the Texas disaster taught us a lesson?

By Medicine Hat News on September 11th, 2017

I recently predicted our planet was doomed due to either nuclear holocaust, viral pandemic or azoospermia (lack of sperm). Biology 101 proves that adding 70 million people a year to our world will result in catastrophic consequences. The Texas flood disaster helps to prove this fact. Here is what readers had to say. JW writes, ... Read More »

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To Your Health: Myriad problems can result in flooding aftermath

By Gillian Slade on September 11th, 2017

The path of destruction after a hurricane is bad enough but there are also many health issues that people in the area will be dealing with in the coming days. Flooding and standing water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes. That can be bothersome and more. If the mosquitoes carry the West Nile virus it ... Read More »

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To Your Health: Researchers find another use for diabetes drug

By Gillian Slade on August 28th, 2017

A drug used to treat people with Type 2 diabetes could be used in future to reduce pressure on the brain after a traumatic head injury or stroke and there are potential benefits for certain types of headaches, according to research done at the University of Birmingham, U.K. and published in Science Translational Medicine. During ... Read More »

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Is it nuclear war, viral epidemic or azoospermia?

By Medicine Hat News on August 28th, 2017

It’s been said that “Those who do not remember history are destined to relive it.” Today, the problem is that none of us seem to remember history, so we’re destined to relive it one way or another. So will our civilization end with a nuclear holocaust? A worldwide viral pandemic? Or, will it be due ... Read More »

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Viruses and cancer risk

By Medicine Hat News on August 21st, 2017

Metro Editorial According to the American Cancer Society, certain viruses, bacteria and parasites are now recognized as risk factors for cancer. While the percentage of cancers linked to infections is higher in developing countries than it is in first world countries such as the United States, between 15 and 20 per cent of cancers across ... Read More »

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To Your Health: A valuable resource for dementia patients

By Gillian Slade on August 21st, 2017

We value memories without even thinking about it, going to great lengths to create scrapbooks that record precious moments from our past, perhaps adding photos of evocative images. Those memories can help us experience once again a moment of great joy or one of sorrow. They can occupy our thoughts endlessly, bringing pleasure or not, ... Read More »

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Doctor Game: Could this pill get the Nobel Prize?

By Medicine Hat News on August 21st, 2017

Could hydrogen sulfide (H2S), the gas that causes the odour of farts, ever receive the Nobel Prize in Medicine? Dr. Rui Wang, an internationally known Canadian researcher, reports that one day we may have a “fart pill” that fights one of our great killers, hypertension. Passing flatus affects kings, queens and the rest of us. ... Read More »

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To Your Health: Reduce sugar intake for overall health improvement

By Gillian Slade on August 14th, 2017

The health rewards from cutting down your sugar intake can start within a week, according to research undertaken in the U.S. The fringe benefits are not only reduced weight but also a healthier liver and reduced risk of diabetes. In the research study 40 children who were significantly overweight had sugar removed from their diet. ... Read More »

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Doctor Game: Puritanical lies about alcohol

By Medicine Hat News on August 14th, 2017

Are you becoming as skeptical as I am about public information? Fake political news? Alternative facts about the state of the world’s economy? So, now I ask how honest is medical news? Of course everyone knows that consuming stupid amounts of alcohol is unhealthy. But puritans and some doctors can’t accept the proven fact that ... Read More »

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To Your Health: You can’t replace human touch

By Gillian Slade on July 31st, 2017

Technology is creating pathways to make it possible for seniors to stay in their own homes as they age but great danger is lurking too if we deprive them of the human touch. There are devices that can prompt someone to take their medication at the right time. There are mechanisms to tell someone, some ... Read More »

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