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Electric stimulation improves function in paralyzed patients: study

A review of more than 90 studies found that electrical stimulation may help restore function in people paralyzed after a spinal cord injury. The article is published in Physiology. Three types of stimulation therapies were discussed in the review and found to be effective.

Over 2,800 deaths last year linked to opioids: officials

At least 2,816 Canadians died from opioid-related causes in 2016 and that number "will almost certainly" surpass 3,000 in 2017, the country's chief public health officer predicted Thursday, as officials outlined the growing scope of the epidemic.

Cannabis: Quebec groups worried about impact in the workplace

Quebec's largest labour federation and a major business group say the provincial government needs to pay particular attention to the workplace consequences of cannabis use.

Fentanyl found in 81 per cent of overdose deaths in B.C.

The painkiller fentanyl has been detected in 81 per cent of illicit drug deaths in British Columbia so far this year, an increase of 143 per cent over the same period in last year.

CCGI launches podcast series for chiropractors

The Canadian Chiropractic Guideline Initiative (CCGI) has launched two new online resources aimed at helping chiropractors better care for their patients.
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New clinical guideline for evaluating neck mass

With the development of the Clinical Practice Guideline: Evaluation of the Neck Mass in Adults, published in Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery and presented at the AAO-HNSF 2017 Annual Meeting and OTO Experience in Chicago, the appropriate testing and physical examination of an adult with a neck mass is addressed, with a specific goal to reduce delays in diagnosis of malignant disease and to optimize outcomes. The information in this guideline is targeted at anyone who may be the first clinician whom a patient with a neck mass encounters. » Read more...