FDA Takes Actions to Help Lower U.S. Prescription Drug Prices
Today, HHS and FDA took actions to help provide safe, effective, and more affordable drugs to American patients by completing the rulemaking to allow states to import certain prescription drugs from Canada. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - September 24, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Register now: G-I-N COVID-19 pit stop webinars, featuring Cochrane Editor in Chief and members of the Cochrane community
Next week, the Guidelines International Network (G-I-N), an official Cochrane partner, will hold a series of online panels on guideline development and implementation – a ‘pitstop in the COVID-19 marathon’ for the guideline community.The webinars (which will take place via Zoom) will focus on issues related to evidence synthesis and their impact on health recommendations and guidelines that have achieved much greater attention during the COVID-19 pandemic than perhaps ever before.Several members of the Cochrane community, including Cochrane Editor in Chief, Dr Karla Soares-Weiser, will be participating.&n...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 24, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

What are the effects of quarantine for close contacts of people with confirmed COVID19?, Cochrane Clinical Answers
Reviewers conducted a rapid review of the evidence on quarantine for close contacts of people with confirmed COVID ‐19 (plus isolation of the infected individual) and identified one observational study conducted in Singapore, along with eight modeling studies based on data collected from China, Singapore, the UK, the cruise ship Diamond Princess, or generic populations. Studies reported that quarantine for clo se contacts decreased the incidence of COVID‐19, mortality, and resource use (such as hospitalization and numbers of doctors and nurses needed in intensive care units). Reviewers rated the certainty of all eviden...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Even If Hips, Legs Slim Down, Belly Fat Remains a Health Danger
THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2020 -- Gaining weight around your mid-section may be the makings of much more than a wardrobe crisis: It may also signal the start of a serious health crisis. So warns a team of Canadian and Iranian researchers who conducted an... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 24, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mandatory reporting and adult safeguarding: a rapid realist review - Donnelly S.
PURPOSE The purpose of this paper is to critically analyse the concept of mandatory reporting in adult safeguarding in the jurisdictions of Australia, Canada, England, Northern Ireland and Scotland. DESIGN/METHODOLOGY/APPROACH A rapid realist evalu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

The activation of resilience in placed children, as seen by child protection services professionals in Ontario, Canada - Louis R.
Although resilience has been scientifically studied from a number of different angles, its activation, with the help of significant professional assistance, is of particular interest in the search for innovative intervention strategies, specifically for ch... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Thursday
Provinces across Canada are reconciling with how to limit the spread of spiking COVID-19 infections while also trying to keep the economy functioning and open to deter further economic downturns. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

Public health officials call for tighter restrictions, warn COVID-19 could spiral out of control
Infectious disease experts say Canadian health authorities must tighten restrictions again or hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19 will increase exponentially in the coming weeks. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Canadians should make mask-wearing a 'reflex' in daily life as COVID-19 cases rise, experts say
Experts say at this point in the pandemic, with COVID-19 cases rising, Canadians should be donning their masks more, not less. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Beer belly raises the risk of early death from illnesses such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease
Canadian researchers looked at data from more than 2.5million people and found that every extra 4in (10cm) of waist size was associated with an 11 per cent higher chance of dying prematurely. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EOS revenues jump as sales resume
Orthopedic imaging technology developer EOS Imaging reported 63% growth in...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: EOS Imaging reports revenues up for Q2 2020 EOS Imaging reports mixed full-year, Q1 results Alphatec to acquire digital x-ray developer EOS EOS brings EOSedge to North America EOS debuts EOSedge system in Europe, Canada; gets FDA OK (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 24, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Guerbet revenues drop due to COVID-19 crisis
Contrast developer Guerbet saw revenues fall 8.4% after currency adjustment...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Guerbet adds four members to executive committee Guerbet gets Lipiodol approval in China Guerbet brings Vectorio to Canadian market Guerbet forecasts 30%-35% drop in April sales Guerbet receives regulatory boost for Dotarem (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 24, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Intersecting social inequities increase the likelihood of severe illness due to COVID-19
(University of Toronto) Black, South Asian and Aboriginal populations from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds in Canada are nearly four times more likely to have three or more medical conditions that have been identified as risk factors for severe illness from COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Parental touch reduces pain responses in babies' brains
(University College London) Being held by a parent with skin-to-skin contact reduces how strongly a newborn baby's brain responds to a painful medical jab, finds a new study led by researchers at UCL and York University, Canada. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

As caseloads spike in four provinces, Trudeau warns that pandemic will be worse this fall
In a rare televised national address, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took to the airwaves to warn that Canada is at a "crossroads" as COVID-19 cases spike in some provinces with the fall expected to be worse than what the country faced at the onset of this pandemic in the spring. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Ontario considers shortening list of possible COVID-19 symptoms that require kids to stay home from school
Ontario’s education minister says he’s considering shortening the list of COVID-19 symptoms that require kids to stay home from school — shortly after British Columbia announced it's doing the same.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Liberals promise to extend emergency COVID-19 supports, build national childcare program in throne speech
The Liberal government is promising to extend emergency support for Canadians hit by the COVID-19 crisis while building a more resilient economy that empowers women, fights climate change and tackles systemic racism. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Liberals promise to extend emergency COVID-19 supports, build national child-care program in throne speech
The Liberal government is promising to extend emergency support for Canadians hit by the COVID-19 crisis while building a more resilient economy that empowers women, fights climate change and addresses systemic racism. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Gene Therapy Clinical Trial for Mesothelioma Moving Forward
This study will compare the effectiveness of the drug against a control group receiving only the gemcitabine and celecoxib. Patients have a one-in-two chance of being randomly assigned to either the adenovirus treatment or the control group. Adenovirus-delivered interferon Alpha-2b is designed as a second- or third-line treatment for patients who have failed in earlier regimens. Patients who previously had aggressive mesothelioma surgery but whose tumors have since progressed would be eligible to enroll. Success at the phase III level would mark the culmination of 20 years of researching and fine tuning gene therapy for us...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - September 23, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Wednesday
The recent surge in coronavirus cases is sparking debate around what the appropriate response should be and questions about how to keep the economy open while reducing community spread of the virus.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

Improving the response of primary care providers to rural First Nation women who experience intimate partner violence: a qualitative study - Rizkalla K, Maar M, Pilon R, McGregor L, Reade M.
BACKGROUND: Some legacies of colonialism are that Indigenous women living in Canada experience higher rates of intimate partner violence (IPV) and that violence is often more severe relative to non-Indigenous women. This results in avoidable physical, psyc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

We looked at every confirmed COVID-19 case in Canada. Here's what we found
CBC News has dug deep into the data on over 120,000 COVID-19 cases collected by the Public Health Agency of Canada to examine how the illness affects the young, the elderly, men and women in order to better understand what's most likely to land you in hospital — or worse. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

How Ontario could slow its growth in COVID-19 cases
With Ontario reporting its highest daily number of COVID-19 cases since early May on Tuesday, there are mounting calls for the government to take more actions to slow the spread of the virus now, in an effort to avoid a full-scale lockdown later. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Sanofi and GSK sign agreements with the Government of Canada to supply up to 72 million doses of adjuvanted COVID-19 vaccine
Sanofi and GSK have signed agreements with the Government of Canada for the supply of up to 72 million doses of an adjuvanted COVID-19 vaccine, beginning in 2021. Thomas Triomphe, Executive Vice President and Global Head of Sanofi Pasteur, said: "Today's announcement showcases our unwavering commitment to develop a COVID-19 vaccine that is available to everyone when it comes to market. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - September 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured GlaxoSmithKline Business and Industry Source Type: news

Schulich Leader Scholarships supports two new STEM rising stars at uOttawa
(University of Ottawa) Two uOttawa students have been awarded a chance to study in a STEM-related field, worry-free, thanks to a generous four-year Schulich Leader Scholarship, valued at up to $100,000 each. They are among 100 students across Canada to receive this scholarship, one of the most coveted in the country, in 2020. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 23, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Canada nails down 5th deal for potential COVID-19 vaccine
Canada has committed $1 billion to buy at least 154 million doses of vaccines from five different companies, and most of that money will not be refunded even if the vaccines never get approved. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Health officials to release new COVID-19 forecast as infections rise across country
Federal health officials will present new modelling today that outlines best- and worst-case scenarios for how COVID-19 cases could rise and fall across Canada. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Canada's top doctor warns of sharp rise in COVID-19 cases if Canadians don't follow guidelines
Canada is at a "crossroads" in its pandemic battle and the actions of individual Canadians will decide whether there's a massive spike in COVID-19 cases coming, according to the latest projections from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Tuesday
Concerns are being raised that not enough is being done to protect Canada's most vulnerable population as cases of COVID-19 resurface inside long-term care facilities. Here's a look at what's happening with the coronavirus in Canada and around the world.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

Sacrifices vs. safety: Why some families are keeping their kids home from school
Decision involves factors ranging from who might be put at risk at home, to how to get students to class on time. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Revisions to drinking water standard tighten lead leaching allowance for plumbing products
(NSF International) Newly published changes to NSF/ANSI/CAN 61, the drinking water product standard required in the United States and Canada, further restrict the amount of lead that can leach from plumbing products. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

BioCanRx invests $10 million in promising new cancer immunotherapy research and biomanufacturing
(BioCanRx - Canada's Immunotherapy Network) BioCanRx, Canada's Immunotherapy Network, announces funding of $10M for 14 cancer immunotherapy research projects and eight core and biomanufacturing facilities. In addition to BioCanRx's investment, partner contributions of $16.5M increase the investment in Canadian translational cancer immunotherapy research and manufacturing to $26.5M. Projects include cross-disciplinary teams working on new, rational combination approaches and unique cell, vaccine/virus-based and antibody immunotherapies. Investments in Canada's biomanufacturing capacity and point-of-care cell manufacturing w...
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Problems in Ontario long-term care homes need fixing now, PSWs and unions tell province
Personal support workers and their unions are calling on the province to fix problems in long-term care homes now before an expected resurgence of COVID-19 cases this fall. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

CPDC, adMare partner on Canadian radiopharma initiative
Centre for Probe Development and Commercialization (CPDC) and adMare BioInnovations...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Isotopia, CPDC ink manufacturing deal for lutetium-177 ImaginAb enters deal to manufacture PET tracer Canadian group succeeds with cyclotron-produced Tc-99m Canadian grant funds cancer imaging research Molecular Insight inks radiopharma deal (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 21, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Trump Poised to Approve Drug Imports From Canada Trump Poised to Approve Drug Imports From Canada
Over the objections of drugmakers, the Trump administration is expected within weeks to finalize its plan that would allow states to import some prescription medicines from Canada.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 21, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Phages: the tiny viruses that could help beat superbugs
Bacteriophages were superseded by modern antibiotics, but scientists believe they could be key to conquering antimicrobial resistanceIt is, say enthusiasts, the cure that the world forgot. An old therapy that could take on the new superbugs.Discovered in 1917 by French Canadian biologist F élix d’Hérelle, phages – or bacteriophages – are tiny viruses that arenatural predators of bacteria. In many countries they were supplanted during the second world war by antibiotics but continued to be used for decades in eastern Europe.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Cl ément Girardot Tags: Global development Drug resistance Antibiotics Health Science Drugs Africa Source Type: news

"For the good of the child": the colonial machinations of child welfare in Canada - Sunday N.
Although residential schools no longer exist today, the systems of oppression which allowed them to operate continue. These systems have existed non-linearly throughout time, as the past, present, and future effects of colonialism intersect in the lives of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Penalizing women's fear: intimate partner violence and parental alienation in Canadian child custody cases - Sheehy E, Boyd SB.
This paper explores Canadian family law cases involving claims of parental alienation and of family violence from 2014-2018, reporting the data on these claims, their resolution, and their impacts upon custody and access. A close reading of those cases whe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Portfolio seismic loss estimation and risk-based critical scenarios for residential wooden houses in Victoria, British Columbia, and Canada - Goda K, Zhang L, Tesfamariam S.
This study presents a city-wide seismic risk assessment of single-family wooden houses in Victoria, British Columbia, and Canada. The novelty and uniqueness of this study include considerations of detailed building-by-building exposure model for residentia... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

"Willing victims": the prevalence of violence and public discourse against indigenous women and girls - Johnson C.
Drawing on the current research, I argue that the extensive violence against Canada's Indigenous women and girls is enabled by public discourses that rely heavily on racist stereotypes. I use Razack's theoretical framework of "gendered disposibility" and "... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Refugee integration in Canada, Europe, and the United States: perspectives from research - Donato KM, Ferris E.
As the number of migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers have grown worldwide, intense debate has emerged about how long and how well they integrate into host countries. Although integration is a complex process, realized differently by different groups at ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Modern day slavery and assimilation in Canada: an exploration of the analogous nature of the prison system and the residential school system - Egor A.
While the idea of slavery seems to be a dreadful story from the past, the effects of colonization in Canada has resulted in a restriction of freedom and rights for Indigenous people to this day. Several colonizing principles and institutions were put in pl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Peanut-, Tree Nut-Induced Anaphylaxis Up on Halloween, Easter
MONDAY, Sept. 21, 2020 -- Among Canadian children, the risk for anaphylaxis induced by unknown nuts and peanuts is increased during Halloween and Easter, according to a study published online Sept. 21 in CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Monday
Provinces are reimposing restrictions on gatherings as health officials worry that the new increases in COVID-19 cases could lead to an equivalent spike in hospital patients or deaths in the coming weeks.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

Struck by loneliness of seniors in pandemic, N.B. student recruits peers to help
While delivering food to seniors in the early days of the pandemic, New Brunswick university student Hannah Crouse found that many were lonely, so she created a program matching students with seniors who they visit once a week and share a meal together. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/New Brunswick Source Type: news

Struck by loneliness of seniors in pandemic, N.B. student pairs them with peers
While delivering food to seniors in the early days of the pandemic, New Brunswick university student Hannah Crouse found that many were lonely, so she created a program matching students with seniors who they visit once a week and share a meal together. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/New Brunswick Source Type: news

Pediatricians sound alarm on lack of support needed to meet flu shot demand amid COVID-19
Ontario doctors warn of an "imminent crisis in influenza vaccination" at a time when it's more important that ever that children be immunized. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Back to school means back to stress and anxiety for grandparents during coronavirus pandemic
Now that kids are back in school, grandparents are anxious about how and when they will visit and care for their grandchildren. While some are continuing to provide before and after school care, others are isolating because of their own health concerns. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Hospitalizations, deaths will follow Ontario's COVID-19 surge, but how many remains unclear
The fresh spike in new COVID-19 cases in Ontario is not yet bringing an equivalent spike in hospital patients or deaths from the coronavirus, but experts say it's too early to draw conclusions.   (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Pediatricians issue urgent call for help to get flu shot to more people this fall
Ontario doctors warn of an "imminent crisis in influenza vaccination" at a time when it's more important that ever that children be immunized. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news