New & Now: July 22, 2011
Must-read health news and views from around the web
Source: Web exclusive, July 2011
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A study from researchers at the University of Washington has found women taking hormone-based birth control to be twice as likely to transmit HIV. | Toronto Star
The calorie counts that coincide with each meal on restaurants menus have been found to be largely inaccurate. Options such as soups and salads often had an additional 100 calories. | TIME
A new report by the Ontario Health Coalition has found Ontario hospitals to be suffering from serious overcrowding and a bed shortage. According to the report, patient care has been compromised as a result of the overcrowding. | CBC.ca
Preventative measures could be taken to help reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s, a study suggests. Living a healthy lifestyle and reducing risk factors such as high blood pressure, smoking, obesity and lack of exercise have been found to be effective in combating risk. | The Globe and Mail
A study from Oxford University found the risk of cancer for women to increase by 16 percent with every four inches of height. The link between the disease and being tall is believed to be a result of certain hormones which increase with height. | Daily Mail
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