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Obesity, smoking bad combination for patients with arthritis: study

A study finds that smoking or being overweight makes it more difficult for patients with rheumatoid arthritis to achieve optimal control of inflammation and symptoms, despite standard of care treatment. American and Canadian researchers, who collected data on more than 1,100 patients at multiple sites, presented their findings recently.

Nova Scotia doctors probed for unusual prescribing of opioids

Ten Nova Scotia medical doctors are being investigated for irregularities in their prescribing practices for highly addictive opioids.

Premiers look to push Trudeau on health care spending in December

Northwest Territories Premier Bob McLeod says the provinces and territories are pushing to make health-care spending a priority when they sit down next month with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Trial to begin for woman who used holistic medicine to treat fatally ill son

Experts say the trial of a woman who turned to holistic medicine before the death of her seven-year-old son is likely to reignite a debate over the use of natural and alternative treatments.
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Space travel is backbreaking work: study

How does space travel affect the spine? Astronauts on long missions in space have atrophy of the muscles supporting the spine – which don't return to normal even several weeks after their return to Earth, reports a study in Spine, published by Wolters Kluwer. The results provide new insights into the elevated rates of back pain and spinal disc disease associated with prolonged spaceflight. » Read more...

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