Tag Archives: Effective

E-Cigarettes Are Effective at Helping Smokers Quit, a Study Says

It has been one of the most pressing unanswered questions in public health: Do e-cigarettes actually help smokers quit? Now, the first, large rigorous assessment offers an unequivocal answer: yes. The study, published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that e-cigarettes were nearly twice as effective as conventional nicotine replacement products, like… Read More »

SickKids study finds blood tests alone may be effective strategy for detecting cancer relapse in certain patients

For most cancer patients, medical tests and examinations don’t end with the completion of therapy, even if their cancer has gone into remission. They will be due for several follow-up appointments, which can include blood tests, imaging tests and other exams as part of a surveillance protocol to detect possible relapse. One of the regular… Read More »

Are You Practicing Effective Self-Care?

You might have heard a lot about ‘self-care’ being thrown around, but what exactly is it? Self-care put simply, involves taking responsibility for your own health and wellbeing through certain actions that will leave you feeling healthier overall. It’s also important for the health system. Helping to keep patients with minor problems out of A&E… Read More »