Canadian Medical Association Journal

Why Health Professionals Need Independent Supervision

Marvin Ross | Posted 04.05.2014 | Canada
Marvin Ross

Who protects the public when health professionals are either incompetent or engage in wrong doing? In almost all jurisdictions, health professionals regulate themselves. And that, in my own opinion, is a problem.

Chronic Pain That's Not All in Your Head

Marilyn Linton | Posted 03.30.2014 | Canada Living
Marilyn Linton

Five little words we women hope we'll never hear again in a doctor's office: It's all in your head. Yet that's exactly what was heard for decades when women reported experiencing widespread pain lasting months and accompanied by sleep disturbances, headache, even mood and memory issues. Today, that chronic pain condition has not only been given a name but is finally recognized as a legitimate medical condition: Fibromyalgia.

Why Smoking Can Be Good For You

Marvin Ross | Posted 02.15.2014 | Canada Living
Marvin Ross

If e-cigarettes were approved, they could be allowed for use by those suffering with serious psychiatric disorders in hospital. Those devices might help alleviate some of the deficits associated with schizophrenia, reduce the health risks of cigarette smoking, and allow for patients to smoke in hospital without the need to be allowed off the ward.

Thanks.. But No Spanks

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.04.2012 | Canada Living

OTTAWA - The Canadian Medical Association Journal says it's time to do away with the Criminal Code's so-called spanking law.A strongly worded editoria...

Are Operating Rooms Generating A Huge Amount Of Waste?

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.04.2012 | Canada Living

TORONTO - They may be the source of life-saving medical interventions, but hospital operating rooms in Canada generate enormous amounts of unnecessary...

Kids Who Get Spanked Likely To Dish It: Study

CP | Nelson Wyatt, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.07.2012 | Canada

MONTREAL - Spanking, yelling at, or shaking children could tend to make them more aggressive toward others, a review of 20 years of studies into physi...