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Farmers Dairy milk pulled from shelves for 'off-taste flavour'
If you recently bought Farmers Dairy milk that tastes off, the company says you can return it for a full refund. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Jordan Peterson: ‘The pursuit of happiness is a pointless goal’
Life is tragic, says the provocative Jordan Peterson, and we are all capable of turning into monsters. But this hasn ’t stopped millions from watching his online lectures. Tim Lott meets him as he publishes 12 Rules for LifeIt is uncomfortable to be told to get in touch with your inner psychopath, that life is a catastrophe and that the aim of living is not to be happy. This is hardly the staple of most self-help books. And yet, superficially at least, a self-help book containing these messages is what the Canadian psychologistJordan B Peterson has written.His book12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos is an ambitio...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 21, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Tim Lott Tags: Books Culture Life and style Health & wellbeing Psychology Source Type: news

Should we let the crowd fund Canadian science if no one else will?
In hunting down and exposing old industry trial data, Toronto family doctor Nav Persaud was participating in an international scientific initiative called RIAT — restoring invisible and abandoned trials. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Artificial stomach enhancing digestive, dietary research at University of Manitoba
The University of Manitoba now has a never-ending belly which will never get heartburn to help researchers stomach any and all of the dietary and digestive research they have on their plate. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

EpiPen shortage in Canada to last until March
Pfizer Canada (NYSE:PFE) has warned Health Canada that there is a shortage of 0.3 mg EpiPen auto-injectors due to a manufacturing disruption. The company, which licenses the emergency allergy treatment from Mylan (NSDQ:MYL), reported that the problem should be resolved by March 2. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post EpiPen shortage in Canada to last until March appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - January 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Wall Street Beat Mylan Pfizer Source Type: news

Children's independent mobility in the City of Toronto, Canada - Buliung RN, Larsen K, Faulkner G, Ross T.
This study examines how individual, household and built environment correlates associate with school travel related children's indepe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Georgetown in northern Queensland once part of North America – geologists
Researchers found rocks in the area 412km west of Cairns were unlike any others in Australia, but similar to those in CanadaGeologists in northern Australia have made a discovery that suggests the area around Georgetown in northern Queensland was once part of North America, more than a billion years ago.Researchers from Curtin University discovered that rocks in the area, 412km west of Cairns, were unlike any other rock deposits in Australia, but similar to those found in Canada.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Naaman Zhou Tags: Geology Queensland Australia news Canada US news Americas Science World news Source Type: news

Canadian patient visits increase by 50 percent
Hospitals in Western New York saw more than 1,200 patient visits from Canadians crossing the border for care in 2016. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Mice immunized with synthetic horsepox protected against vaccinia virus
(PLOS) Immunization with a synthetic horsepox virus offers mice similar protection to immunization with vaccinia virus against a lethal dose of vaccinia, according to a study published Jan. 19, 2018, in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Ryan Noyce from the University of Alberta, Canada, and colleagues. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New technique for finding life on Mars
(McGill University) Researchers demonstrate for the first time the potential of existing technology to directly detect and characterize life on Mars and other planets. The study, published in Frontiers in Microbiology, used miniaturized scientific instruments and new microbiology techniques to identify and examine microorganisms in the Canadian high Arctic -- one of the closest analogs to Mars on Earth. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 19, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Some EpiPens, used to treat life-threatening allergic reaction, in short supply
The Canadian distributor of the EpiPen says there is a shortage of one size of the emergency treatment for people at risk of life-threatening allergic reactions. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Canada's Ontario to stop putting the mentally ill in solitary confinement
TORONTO (Reuters) - Ontario, Canada's most populous province, will stop putting people with mental illness in indefinite solitary confinement and begin phasing out segregation entirely amid growing pressure for Canadian governments to end treatment the United Nations has deemed "torture." (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Midwives waiting on proclamation to begin offering services on P.E.I.
An advocacy group for midwives in the province wants to know what's happening with the legislation that could make it legal for midwives to practice on P.E.I. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/PEI Source Type: news

Canada's Aurora to sell medical marijuana to Italy
(Reuters) - Canada's Aurora Cannabis Inc said on Thursday its German unit Pedanios won a contract to supply medical marijuana to the Italian market. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Staying out of the closet: LGBT older adults' hopes and fears in considering end-of-life - Wilson K, Kortes-Miller K, Stinchcombe A.
Canada is experiencing population aging, and given the heterogeneity of older adults, there is increasing diversity in late life. The purpose of this study was to help fill the research gaps on LGBT aging and end-of-life. Through focus groups, we sought to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Protective factors in the Inuit population of Nunavut: a comparative study of people who died by suicide, people who attempted suicide, and people who never attempted suicide - Beaudoin V, Seguin M, Chawky N, Affleck W, Chachamovich E, Turecki G.
Epidemiological data shows an alarming prevalence of suicide in Aboriginal populations around the world. In Canada, the highest rates are found in Inuit communities. In this article, we present the findings of a secondary analysis conducted with data previ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Canadian Science Community Gathers Momentum in Improving Gender Equity
Institutions document the effects of unconscious bias and set specific goals for gender balance. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 18, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News Analysis Source Type: news

Health officials urge Vancouver to distribute safe opioids
Health officials urged Vancouver city council to push the boundaries and provide a safe supply of opioids to addicts to help curb the opioid crisis. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Morning Sickness Drug May Not Work: Study
The drug, Diclegis, failed to meet minimum effectiveness goals in the clinical trial relied upon by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its approval in 2013, Canadian researchers reported. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Confidential industry documents show morning sickness drug Diclectin doesn't work, Toronto doctor says
Confidential company documents show Diclectin is no better than a placebo. Toronto family doctor Nav Persaud, who fought seven years to see the documents, has stopped prescribing the popular morning sickness pill, but Health Canada has no plans to order the drug off the market. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Morning sickness drug Diclectin doesn't work, confidential industry documents reviewed by doctor show
Confidential company documents show Diclectin is no better than a placebo. Toronto family doctor Nav Persaud, who fought seven years to see the documents, has stopped prescribing the popular morning sickness pill, but Health Canada has no plans to order the drug off the market. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

FDA clears FloPump 32 from International Biophysics
International Biophysics said today that it won 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its FloPump 32 centrifugal disposable heart pump, designed for use with Getinge (PINK:GETI B) subsidiary Maquet Cardiovascular‘s RotaFlow console. Austin, Texas-based International Biophysics tout The FloPump 32 as one of the smallest centrifugal pumps in the world at 32ml prime. “With this FDA clearance of our FloPump 32 for the U.S. market we continue to bring the highest quality surgical products to the market while lowering healthcare costs,” founder & CEO David Shockley said in prepared remarks. ...
Source: Mass Device - January 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiac Assist Devices Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Getinge internationalbiophysics Maquet Cardiovascular LLC Origen Biomedical Source Type: news

Meteor flashes across the sky in Michigan – video
A meteor swept over parts of the US midwest and Canada on Tuesday, weather and geology agencies said. It then caused a powerful explosion that rattled homes, according to several residentsFlash of light and loud bang in Michigan was meteor, experts sayContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 17, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Meteors US news Michigan Meteorology Earthquakes Space World news Source Type: news

Flash of light and loud bang in Michigan was meteor, experts say
Hundreds of people said they say fireball light up the skyUS Geological Service says it registered as 2.0 magnitude earthquakeExperts say a bright light and what sounded like thunder in the sky above Michigan was a meteor.The American Meteor Society says it received hundreds of reports of a fireball Tuesday night over the state, including many in the Detroit area. Reports also came in from several other states and Canada.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 17, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Michigan US news World news Meteors Science Source Type: news

PLA Preconference! Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is partnering with the Public Library Association (PLA) to present a full-day session in conjunction with the PLA 2018 Conference in Philadelphia, PA. This preconference will review core competencies of providing health and wellness services, coach you through understanding your community’s needs, and explore how to create fun and informative health-related programming for different age groups and special populations. Participants will learn about core reference and other materials, tips for helping library users evaluate health materials, and an action plan to put...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - January 17, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Education In the Region Outreach Public Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Microbead Bans - Throwing Out Science With the Seawater
[Daily Maverick] Canada and the UK are the latest countries to enact bans on microbeads - small exfoliating beads found in personal care products. But what little scientific basis there was for doing so has just been exposed as a fraud, resulting in the retraction of the only paper that claims microbeads are a significant threat to marine life. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A primer in access and benefit-sharing for DNA barcoders
(Pensoft Publishers) Molecular biodiversity approaches, such as DNA barcoding, areaiding in the globalization of research efforts and practical applications in important areas of human activity. A new open-access book by Canadian experts provides an overview of the Nagoya Protocol to the Convention of Biological Diversity and offers practical tips for scientists and practitioners working in the field of DNA barcoding on adhering to best practices and ensuring legal compliance of their international collaborative activities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fort McMurray researchers find simple key to risk of severe peat fires
(McMaster University) The scrawny black spruce trees that push up through the peat bogs of Canada's boreal forest are valuable indicators of fire risk, say researchers who studied a burned-over area just outside Fort McMurray, Alberta, where a devastating wildfire struck in 2016. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 17, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

How an immigrant to Canada helped Donald Trump prove his mental state
Donald Trump has aced a test on his mental health — likely putting to rest days of Washington political gossip. And one Arab-Canadian couldn't be prouder. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Childhood bullying linked to suicide risk for teens
(Reuters Health) - Adolescents who experienced severe bullying by their peers earlier in childhood may be more likely to suffer from depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts than teens who weren ’t routinely victimized by other kids, a Canadian study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Why your birth year may increase your risk of dying during a flu pandemic
New research suggests that the year you were born may increase your risk of death in an influenza pandemic. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Hamilton Source Type: news

Preexposure Prophylaxis for HIV Tied to Increased STI Rates Preexposure Prophylaxis for HIV Tied to Increased STI Rates
The use of preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV by men who have sex with men (MSM) is associated with increased rates of sexually transmitted infection (STI), researchers from Canada report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

CEO comments spur talk of GE breakup
Financial markets are pondering the likelihood that longtime industry icon...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: GE's DaTscan awarded Canadian approval GE, Roche partner on oncology decision support GE inks consulting deal with Lifespan GE partners with MedyMatch on AI NVIDIA, GE expand partnership to focus on AI (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Webinar: Managerial Perspectives on the Role of Public Libraries in Disaster Response
Join the Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) for this exciting opportunity in February! The Natural Hazards Center at the University of Boulder recently posted a summary by Dr. Linder Zarankin outlining her research on how public service organizations, specifically libraries, perceive their roles in disaster response. In this webinar, Managerial Perspectives on the Role of Public Libraries in Disaster Response, she will discuss managers’ perceptions of their organization’s role in natural disasters affecting their community. NLM Disaster Information Specialist webinars are open to all and ca...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - January 16, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Disaster / Emergency Preparedness Education Open Access Public Health Source Type: news

Canada Introduces New Asbestos Regulations
Two Canadian government agencies are sponsoring legislation that will prohibit the import, use and sale of asbestos and products containing the cancer-causing mineral. The proposed Prohibition of Asbestos and Asbestos Products Regulations, sponsored by Environment and Climate Change Canada and Health Canada, comes more than a year after the Canadian government promised a comprehensive ban on asbestos by 2018. Additional amendments to the existing Export of Substances on the Export Control List Regulations (ESECLR) would restrict the export of all forms of asbestos, going beyond Canada’s commitment under the Rotterdam...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - January 16, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Tags: asbestos ban in canada Catherine McKenna Environment and Climate Change Canada Export of Substances on the Export Control List Regulations Health Canada Jesse Todd Kathleen Ruff Prohibition of Asbestos and Asbestos Products Regulations Rig Source Type: news

Family calls for provincial seniors advocate after father lives in long-term care
The family of a man who lived in long-term care in Thunder Bay, Ont., for six years, says there needs to be a provincial advocate for seniors. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Thunder Bay Source Type: news

P.E.I., N.B. close diabetes camps for kids
Diabetes Canada is closing a popular camp on P.E.I. for Island children with Type 1 diabetes, along with their summer camp in neighbouring New Brunswick. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/PEI Source Type: news

Better clinical histories improve CT interpretation, billing
How can emergency departments improve their interpretation and billing for...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Coding and billing considerations in interventional radiology CCTA increases emergency room costs, length of stay Canadian risk model boosts CT lung screening efficiency Imaging lands high on list of overused medical exams Simple interventions reduce outpatient CT wait times (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Can training improve memory, thinking abilities in older adults with cognitive impairment?
(American Geriatrics Society) A new, first-of-its-kind study was published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society by scientists from research centers in Montreal and Quebec City, Canada. They designed a study to learn whether cognitive training, a medication-free treatment, could improve MCI. Studies show that activities that stimulate your brain, such as cognitive training, can protect against a decline in your mental abilities. Even older adults who have MCI can still learn and use new mental skills. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Trying to lose weight? Then ditch the scale, says P.E.I. dietitian
A P.E.I. dietitian is encouraging people to stick with their New Year's resolution of losing weight by doing away with the scale. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/PEI Source Type: news

Western researchers discover link between brain disorders
Western University researchers are finding a link between athletes with severe concussions and patients living with ALS — a degenerative neurological disorder. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/London Source Type: news

Voluntary sodium targets not being met by processed food industry
Health Canada says its strategy to get some of the salt out of processed foods has produced a reduction in sodium "much lower than anticipated." (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Health Canada says processed-food makers aren't cutting enough salt
Health Canada says its strategy to get some of the salt out of processed foods has produced a reduction in sodium "much lower than anticipated." (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

6 cases of mumps confirmed in eastern Newfoundland since December
Eastern Health says doctors have reported 19 cases of swelling in the salivary glands, and more test results are expected within days. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/NL Source Type: news

For Kids, Chronic Illness May Trigger Mental Health Issues
MONDAY, Jan. 15, 2018 -- When children learn they have a long-term illness, such as diabetes or epilepsy, they're likely to suffer emotionally, too, a small study finds. These mental health issues surface soon after the diagnosis, the Canadian... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Blue Monday opens dialogue about mental health, expert says
The third Monday of every January has long been crowned 'Blue Monday' - the saddest day of the year and while the science behind the unflattering title has been scoffed at by experts, some say the day has unintended value. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Severe Bullying Tied to Mental Health Woes in Teens
MONDAY, Jan. 15, 2018 -- Teens who were severely bullied as children are at increased risk for mental health problems and suicide attempts, a Canadian study finds. The study included data on more than 1,300 children in the province of Quebec, from... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Association between falls and caregiving tasks among informal caregivers: Canadian Community Health Survey data - Vaughon W, Lee Y, Gallo W, Kaufman J, Unuigbe A.
Falls are a common cause of morbidity and mortality in older adults. While research has explored the relationship between older care recipient falls and caregiver health, there has been little investigation of the relationship between caregiving tasks and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

A decision support tool for dry persistent deep slab avalanches for the transitional snow climate of western Canada - Conlan M, Jamieson B.
A decision support tool to aid in forecasting the likelihood of dry persistent deep slab avalanches was created from three separate data sources in western Canada. Data were obtained from an expert opinion survey of avalanche professionals, a dataset of av... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

An emergency response to Canada's opioid overdose crisis
(Canadian Medical Association Journal) To help address the opioid overdose epidemic, Canada should develop a regulated program to distribute opioids and prevent deaths, argues a commentary in CMAJ. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news