Not enough evidence for routine autism screening for autism: Canadian researchers

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

June 13, 2011
Not enough sound evidence exists for routine screening of all preschoolers to determine whether they have autism, researchers said Monday. In a paper published in the online edition of the journal Pediatrics, a team at McMaster University in Hamilton said that screening and diagnostic tools are still being developed and revised, and no therapies have a “curative outcome or well-established efficacy to change the course of the condition.”

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Poorer Canadians less likely to survive cancer: study

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

Aug. 02, 2010
… people with lower socioeconomic status have more co-morbidities — other types of disease that may have an impact on their cancer treatment… And what was interesting was in the study they looked at six specific types of cancers, and every one of them is related to tobacco use… In addition… a cancer drug access report last year that showed one in 12 Canadians face catastrophic drug costs, and people with lower incomes and seasonal and self-employed workers usually don’t have access to affordable insurance for those cancer drugs.

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