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  Ontario Making Hospital Parking Affordab  

“Parking fees should never be a barrier for patients when they go to the hospital. With today’s announcement, we are providing relief from the high cost of parking at some hospitals in Ontario. By making parking more affordable for patients and their loved ones who visit the hospital often, we are helping to reduce the burden of parking fees and putting patients first.” Dr. Eric Hoskins Minister of Health and Long-Term Care

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  AMC Newsletter  

You can view The Association of Mature Canadians newsletter Volume 7 Issue 1 by clicking the icon below. AMC World-Wide Travel Insurance / Medi-Select Advantage is now available For information just call us!


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Did you know that about half of all cancers can be prevented? A new interactive tool from the Canadian Cancer Society can help you cut your risk.

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  NEW TAB- Access Centre  

Your Association website has an interesting array of website links to help our members access some of the health and care websites available on the net.

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  Judge overturns $417M award against Johnson & John  

Johnson and Johnson talc powder cancer

A judge in Los Angeles has tossed out a $417-million US jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson talc-based baby powder for feminine hygiene.

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  How mixed-up cell lines are contaminating science  


The scientific literature is littered with cell line mix-ups but there's nothing to alert scientists that conclusions might be faulty. New glimpses at the way scientists might identify and treat cancer in the future. And the origins of those quirky names for human anatomy.

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  Discredited vaccine paper highlights issue in retr  

blots science lab

Canadian researchers say retraction should be 'instantaneous,' but note that's not always the case, and that flawed studies continue to live online.

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  Motherisk hair test evidence tossed out of Colorad  

Hair testing

A capital murder trial in Colorado in 1993 raised serious issues with the reliability of Motherisk hair tests more than two decades before any issues were raised about the tests in Canada, a joint investigation by The Fifth Estate, CBC Radio’s The Current and the Toronto Star has found.

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  Nature's Mix removes cancer claim from granola lab  

Superfood Granola

Nature's Mix, a company that makes granola with quinoa that it markets as a "superfood" and that included a nutrition label that claimed quinoa "prevents cancer" has removed the claim after a Marketplace investigation.

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  Backyard chicken trend causes spike in infections,  

Backyard Flocks Illnesses

The popular trend of raising backyard chickens is bringing with it a soaring number of illnesses from poultry-related diseases, some of them fatal, U.S. health officials say.

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