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A radiologist compares an image from earlier, 2-D technology mammogram to the new 3-D Digital Breast Tomosynthesis mammography in Wichita Falls, Texas. (Torin Halsey/Times Record News via AP)

Study questions value of mammograms

A new study questions the value of mammograms for breast cancer screening. It concludes that a woman is more likely to be diagnosed with a small tumour that is not destined to grow than she is to have a true problem spotted early.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (R) waves as she arrives to talk with patrons at the Jackson Diner on April 11, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)

Hillary Clinton: Did she receive the best Rx?

Do famous people always receive superior medical care? If this were a Trivial Pursuit question, the answer would be a big “Yes.” After all, they’re famous and have the money to demand the best medical treatment. But has fame and fortune guaranteed that Clinton has been given the best advice to treat pneumonia? This week I encountered several surpri

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Free website for medical students

There’s no question medical students have to cram in a lot of information on their way to becoming full-fledged doctors, and a new Canadian teaching website aims to make that journey a little less onerous.

<p>A pharmacy employee dumps pills into a pill counting machine as she fills a prescription while working at a pharmacy in New York in this file photo taken December 23, 2009. </p><p> REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/Files

Common sense lacking in painkiller policies

How history repeats itself! Today, politicians are once again ignoring the pain of terminal cancer patients. At the same time, they are shooting themselves in the foot by making illogical remarks about pain. This human folly takes me back 37 years.

This undated image released by Shaun T Fitness shows fitness celebrity Shaun T. (James Petrozzello/Shaun T Fitness via AP)

Shaun T talks results, treat meals and Bieber

Celebrity fitness expert Shaun T is pretty open and honest with his legion of fans and followers (especially if you follow him on Snapchat), but it took a recent visit to Toronto for him to admit to something very Canadian-related – he's a Justin Bieber fan.

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