Latest Canadian Medical Association Journal Stories
Youth who had a schoolmate die by suicide are significantly more likely to consider or attempt suicide.
Oral estrogen therapy for menopausal women is associated with an increased risk of gallbladder surgery.
Method of birth (vaginal birth s. cesarean delivery) and feeding practices (breastfeeding v. formula-feeding) influence the development of gut bacteria in newborns and thus may affect lifelong health.
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) who are taking combined oral contraceptives have a 2-fold risk of blood clots compared with women without the disorder who take contraceptives.
Instituting and enforcing rules that limit aggressive acts like bodychecking in ice hockey should help reduce injuries for young players, including serious brain and spine injuries.
Patients with mental illness visiting emergency departments in Ontario have shorter waits to see a doctor during crowded periods and only slightly longer waits during less busy periods.
All health care workers in health care institutions should be vaccinated with the annual influenza vaccine to protect patients.
A technique called the "mother's kiss" for removing foreign objects from the nasal passages of young children appears to be a safe and effective approach.
Cyclists who died of a head injury were three times as likely to not be wearing a helmet compared with those who died of other injuries.
Women who were born preterm are at increased risk of complications during pregnancy compared to those born at term, and the risk almost doubles for mothers born before 32 weeks.
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