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2007-11-01 18:00:45

By Beth Gorham, THE CANADIAN PRESS WASHINGTON - Canada has the worst rating in a new study of health care in seven countries when it comes to wait times for seeing doctors and getting elective surgery.

2007-10-08 09:00:44

Care Communications, Inc., a nationally recognized

2007-09-12 18:00:15

By JULILAN BELTRAME OTTAWA (CP) - Canada's aging population will have little impact on the cost of maintaining a viable national public health-care system over the next 40 years, says a new report.

2006-07-04 07:10:00

One in five cancer survivors younger than 65 delay getting necessary care, or may not receive such care at all, due to cost, a new study shows.

2006-06-23 10:01:02

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Americans are seeking medical care in greater numbers than ever before with the number of visits growing at three times the rate of population growth, according to government statistics published on Friday.

2006-05-30 15:25:37

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Despite complaints about long waits for services, Canadians are healthier than their U.S. neighbors and receive more consistent medical care, according to a report released on Tuesday.

2006-04-24 15:03:20

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Black Americans are more likely than whites to distrust the health care system, in part because a lack of insurance forces them into emergency rooms or clinics where they build up no rapport with doctors and nurses, researchers said on Monday.

2006-04-24 15:30:44

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Black Americans are more likely than whites to distrust the health care system, in part because a lack of insurance forces them into emergency rooms or clinics where they build up no rapport with doctors and nurses, researchers said on Monday.

2005-12-13 12:10:00

By Jon Hurdle PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Improvement in the overall health of Americans has stalled in the last five years as more people became obese and fewer quit smoking, according to a report released on Monday.

2005-12-13 07:00:00

Improvement in the overall health of Americans has stalled in the last five years as more people became obese and fewer quit smoking, according to a report released on Monday. 23.1 percent of the U.S. population is now considered obese.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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