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No shortage of doctors in Canada

New data released by the Canadian Institute for Health Informations indicates that the number of physicians in Canada is at an all-time high, and has risen by 87.1 percent between 1980 and 2010. | CBC News

Antibiotic dosage needs review

Doctors are often underdosing today’s heavier children when it comes to antibiotics such as penicillin. Dosage guidelines have been based on age, and sometimes weight, but with the increase in the average weight of children, larger doses should be given in order to be effective. | Telegraph

Experts call for exercise labels on junk food

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University believe that putting labels on junk food which indicate how much exercise is needed to burn off said food, are more effective than calorie labels. | The Huffington Post

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