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healthydebate.ca Sep 5
Why HIV testing needs informed consent... By Amy Wah, Ryan Peck, Sandra Ka Hon Chu & Cécile Kazatchkine. "General consent for medical care is not sufficient consent for HIV testing"
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healthydebate.ca Sep 4
The latest Personal Health Navigator from - Why can’t I get a virtual visit with my doctor?
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Tomorrow is International Overdose Awareness Day : A time to remember the faces behind the statistics. Last year we collaborated with to create the : Stories of 11 people living on the front lines
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healthydebate.ca Aug 25
Recent studies estimate that about 4,000 people in Ontario are using PrEP--a drug that has the potential to eradicate HIV--but at least 30,000 could benefit from it. Why the gap? Thomas Dashwood, Zeeshan Ansari, &
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healthydebate.ca Aug 24
"Climate change is the most important issue of our time... Those of us who work in the health industry can’t ignore the carbon footprint we generate—to do so is exceptionally selfish." Rethinking scientific meetings by …entific-meetings
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healthydebate.ca Aug 23
Lack of awareness may be one reason Ontario's uptake of PrEP, the HIV prevention pill, is so low. What's needed is a "massive, massive public health intervention," says one expert.
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healthydebate.ca Aug 22
Why researchers need to reconsider the role of international meetings in advancing science. …entific-meetings
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healthydebate.ca Aug 22
Incorporating PrEP into standard HIV prevention could potentially eradicate HIV. So why, in Ontario, is only a small percentage of people who could benefit from PrEP using it? Thomas Dashwood, and Zeeshan Ansari
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healthydebate.ca Aug 21
"We need to change our scientific culture so that flying across the ocean to attend a one-day meeting or for one scientific presentation is an embarrassment, not a status symbol." on scientific meetings and climate change
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healthydebate.ca Aug 21
"We need to change our scientific culture so that flying across the ocean to attend a one-day meeting or for one scientific presentation is an embarrassment, not a status symbol." on scientific meetings and climate change …entific-meetings
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healthydebate.ca Aug 18
“At one point, it started to feel really unethical of me to watch people die” Why some prescribers are adopting safe supply, and the concerns others have about the practice
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healthydebate.ca Aug 16
What is safe supply? Why are some prescribers adopting it? Why are some prescribers hesitating to?
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healthydebate.ca Aug 15
In the face of a worsening opioid overdose crisis, we look at safe supply, what it is, why it's been adopted, and what some of the concerns around it are.
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healthydebate.ca Aug 13
New health navigator: What causes bedsores and what can family members do to help prevent and detect them
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healthydebate.ca Aug 4
A look at the 2016 report that a third of in-hospital deaths are caused by error, why the number has been disputed, and what the risks of inaccuracy are. , Ryan Hinds,
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healthydebate.ca Aug 3
"Her humanity forced me to examine my own feelings, and the stigma I had attached to her as a drug user. Her addiction does not define her, and, like anyone, she just wanted a chance at being healthy."
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healthydebate.ca Aug 2
When it comes to estimating how many deaths are caused by medical error, some say accuracy doesn't matter. Others say it's critical. By , Ryan Hinds &
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healthydebate.ca Aug 1
"The stigma our society forces on drug users—which I have done myself—is akin to what we saw with HIV, and is compromising our ability to address the crisis." By Thomas Dashwood
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healthydebate.ca Aug 1
Efforts to estimate how many deaths are caused by medical error have themselves caused controversy. , Ryan Hinds and look into the debate.
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healthydebate.ca Jul 31
The opioid crisis is a lot like the HIV epidemic--the patients are often young, they face enormous discrimination, and they are dying at an alarming rate. And there is a lot we can do to take better care of them. New opinion by Thomas Dashwood
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