SECOND OPINION | Scary cancer statistic is not personal

Hello and happy Saturday! Here’s our roundup of the week’s interesting and eclectic news in health and medical science.

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Women losing out over hormone therapy fears, some experts say

The risk of heart attack, stroke or breast cancer due to hormone replacement therapy has been overstated, and that has scared away some women who could benefit from it, the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada said at its annual conference in Ottawa this week.

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Federal government announces funding for midwifery services in Indigenous communities

The federal government will launch new funding initiatives to improve access to midwifery services in First Nation and Inuit communities, federal Health Minister Jane Philpott announced this week at the International Confederation of Midwives Congress.

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