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Diabetes? Asthma? Nurse practitioners in Quebec will soon be able to diagnose common health problems

MONTREAL — The professional order representing Quebec physicians has voted to allow the roughly 500 nurse practitioners in the province to begin diagnosing patients in an effort to reduce wait times in the health system and increase access to health care. Following years of debate and pressure from nurses and provincial politicians, Quebec’s college of… Read More »

High-fiber diet lowers risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, prevents cancer, WHO says

People who eat lots of high-fiber and whole grain foods have lower risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and other chronic diseases than people whose diets are low in fiber, a study commissioned by the World Health Organization (WHO) says. For every 8 gram increase in fiber eaten a day, total deaths and incidences of… Read More »