Monthly Archives: June 2014

17 06, 2014

North America Lags in Health Care Comparison Study

2014-06-17T22:33:56-04:00June 17th, 2014|Health and Canada|

North America needs to be looking to Europe and Australia for guidance on how to improve our health care. In a new study by the Commonwealth Fund entitled Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: How the Performance of the U.S. Health Care System Compares Internationally, based on stats from 2011-2013, Canada ranks second-last overall followed by [...]

11 06, 2014

Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy Linked with Infant Brain Defects: MRI Study

2014-06-11T22:35:07-04:00June 11th, 2014|Medical Imaging, MRI Research, Radiology|

A new study published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology has linked antidepressant use in pregnancy to structural brain defects in the infants. According to the Canadian Women's Health Network, in 2003-2004, 14 per cent of women aged 25-39 (childbearing age) received at least one antidepressant prescription. SSRIs, which include Celexa, Cipralex, Lexapro, Luvoz, Paxil, Prozac, Zoloft and [...]

4 06, 2014

Canadian Cancer Statistics 2014

2014-06-04T18:08:37-04:00June 4th, 2014|Cancer Research, Early Cancer Detection, Medical Imaging, MRI, Whole Body MRI|

The 2014 Canadian cancer statistics are in. The report, which is developed through collaboration with the Canadian Cancer Society, the Public Health Agency of Canada, Statistics Canada, as well as provincial and territorial governments, examines multiple facets of cancer's impact on Canadians, such as: incidence, type of cancers, survival rates, mortality rates and more. This [...]