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Type of needle impacts risk of complications in spinal tap procedure: study

The type of needle used during a lumbar puncture makes a significant difference in the subsequent occurrence of headache, nerve irritation and hearing disturbance in patients, according to a study by Hamilton medical researchers.

Ex B.C. health minister says pot promising substitute for opioid addiction

Terry Lake, the former British Columbia health minister who oversaw the declaration of a public-health emergency amid the deadly fentanyl crisis, is urging more research on the effects of marijuana on opioid addictions.

Ontario universities create mentorship program for Indigenous health researchers

A federal initiative to attract more Indigenous health researchers to the field is up and running in Ontario. Western University says the Indigenous Mentorship Network Program of Ontario officially launched on Thursday (Jan. 11).
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Chronic pain patients need services beyond just opioids: B.C. advocate

People who live with chronic pain need options beyond prescription opioids, and it's up to the British Columbia government to provide more services such as physiotherapy, says the head of a group that supports patients and their families. Beside painkillers, patients must have access to physical therapy and psychological support but wait lists stretch from one to three years at the few specialized pain clinics in the province, the advocated said. » Read more...