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Self-interest to blame for meager health-care reform
health_reform.jpgAlmost continuously since the second half of the 1990s, Canadians have pointed to health care as their largest national concern and the issue that should receive the greatest attention from Canada’s leaders. Polls taken over the last decade or so have found that health care is typically the highest priority among voters. It is also the policy area in which governments often score most poorly. This sentiment has become so commonplace across the political spectrum of voters that we take it for granted that it was always so.

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Australian study finds acetaminophen may not be effective for back pain
acetaminophen-backpain.jpgJuly 24, 2014 – Acetaminophen isn't any better at relieving back pain than a fake pill, despite almost universal recommendations to take the drug, according to results from the first big trial to test it.

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Massage firm touts benefits of massage for MS patients
Multiple sclerosis (MS) sufferers may find relief from their symptoms with massage therapy treatments, a study has found.

A study reported in the Multiple Sclerosis Journal indicated lower pain levels of up to 50 per cent across three months by those participants who received 10 weeks of massage therapy, according to U.S. massage therapy treatment provider Massage Envy Spa. Long known for its stress-busting abilities, massage has a powerful effect on health and overall wellbeing. And because stress may trigger or worsen MS symptoms, it is important for sufferers to find ways to relax.

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U.S. survey finds sharp increase in use of synthetic human growth hormones by teens
Experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a new, large-scale U.S. national survey.

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