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Manitoba government workers are sicker than their counterparts in other provinces, according to the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.

Flu docs question every-year vaccination

Wash your hands, cover your mouth when you cough and get your annual flu shot, right?Just as the seasonal push for the flu vaccine is in full swing, mounting research is raising questions about that advice for healthy Canadians.One leading Canadian researcher is calling for a “critical review” of Canada’s influenza vaccine programs

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Male birth control works but...

A new male birth control shot has been found to be 96% effective, according to a study, but the trials have been nixed because men couldn't handle the side effects.

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Nitric oxide: The miracle molecule

My initial reaction to this news was "It's too good to be true." But three researchers received the prestigious Nobel Prize for its discovery. Louise J. Ignarro, one of the prize winners, says, "There may be no disease process where this miracle molecule does not have a protective role."

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.

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