Delta variant driving 4th wave in B.C. as associated COVID-19 cases double every 7-10 days: experts
Prof. Paul Tupper said the delta variant is a "large part'' of the reason for the increase in COVID-19 case numbers in B.C. The relaxing of restrictions and reopening of the economy have also contributed to the growth, he said. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Canada's Andre de Grasse wins 200 meters, beating Americans Kenneth Bednarek, Noah Lyles at Olympics
Canada's Andre de Grasse surprised in the 200-meter dash, beating three Americans, including Noah Lyles and Kenneth Bednarek. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dancing around delta: Manitoba's decision to go unmasked
Doctors are miffed Manitoba is doing away with one of its least restrictive and most effective means of preventing COVID-19 transmission before the more contagious delta variant becomes the dominant strain of the virus here. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world Wednesday
Japan warned on Wednesday that coronavirus infections are surging at an unprecedented pace as new cases hit a record high in Tokyo, overshadowing the Olympics and adding to doubts over the government's handling of the pandemic. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

AstraZeneca recipients frustrated after being forced to cancel international travel plans
Several countries and tour operators, including many cruise lines, don't recognize the Covishield version of the AstraZeneca-Oxford, which is made in India. Others are not accepting travellers who received different types of vaccines for their first and second shots.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Pandemic, mixed messages complicate Canadian students' plans to travel to U.S. for school
While the federal government has announced that fully vaccinated Americans can enter Canada without having to quarantine starting Aug. 9, the U.S. said its side of the land border will remain closed to non-essential travel until at least Aug. 21 to limit the spread of COVID-19. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

Mattel Has Created a Line of Dolls Honoring Frontline Workers, Including Nurse Amy O ’Sullivan Who Appeared on the Cover of TIME
Mattel is honoring frontline workers with dolls modeled on real-life doctors and nurses. Among them is a doll version of Amy O’Sullivan, a nurse at the Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, who appeared on the cover of TIME for the magazine’s 100 Most Influential People list last year. The doll has hand-painted tattoos, silver hair and the colorful socks O’Sullivan wears every day to work. O’Sullivan was particularly touched by the details of her doppelgänger. “I used to get a hard time from the administrators about my tattoos and my hair and my pants being rolled up. But I didn&rsq...
Source: TIME: Health - August 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eliana Dockterman Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Province supplies safe consumption sites with drug testing kits
The Ministry of Health has provided drug testing equipment and training to the province’s only two safe consumption sites, meant to help curb the number of overdose deaths caused by substances laced with potent drugs. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatoon Source Type: news

Vaccines on the go: Mobile clinic tours Alberta with COVID-19 shots
A new mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinic has administered more than 375 doses since it embarked on its journey in Kananaskis a little over a week ago.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

7 day average increases 32 per cent in 4 days as B.C. records 742 new cases of COVID-19
The province announced 742 new cases of COVID-19 over the long weekend on Tuesday and one more death. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Alberta reports 743 new cases of COVID-19 over the past 4 days
Alberta reported 743 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, compiling four days of data over the long weekend. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

As COVID-19 cases and 4th wave concerns in Quebec mount, so do calls for a vaccine passport
Amid what Quebec officials are calling a worrisome increase in new COVID-19 cases, especially in the Mauricie–Centre-du-Québec region, calls are growing to move ahead with the vaccine passport system in the fall among other stringent measures to slow the spread of more contagious variants. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Apple's digital student IDs are coming to Canada and more US schools
n 2021, the University of New Brunswick and Sheridan College outside of Toronto will allow students to add their ID cards to Apple... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Groups representing doctors, nurses call for mandatory vaccination of health-care workers
The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) and the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) are jointly calling for COVID-19 vaccinations to be made mandatory for health-care workers. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Ontario releases back-to-school plan with few details for managing COVID-19 cases, outbreaks
Ontario students will return to the classroom full-time in September with remote learning continuing to be an option, the province confirmed in its official back-to-school strategy — but the plan is thin on details about how schools will manage COVID-19 cases and outbreaks. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

We're Ready! Effectiveness of community disaster preparedness workshops across different community groups in Alberta, Canada - Bogdan EEA, Roszko AM, Beckie MA, Conway A.
Despite the increase in disasters in Canada, communities are not well prepared. We're Ready! is a community disaster preparedness workshop that was developed and piloted in 2016 and 2019 in Alberta, Canada with three types of communities: geographical, eth... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

Using a biomathematical model to assess fatigue risk and scheduling characteristics in Canadian wildland firefighters - Jeklin AT, Davies HW, Bredin SSD, Perrotta AS, Hives BA, Meanwell L, Warburton DER, Jeklin AT, Davies HW, Bredin SSD, Perrotta AS, Hives BA, Meanwell L, Warburton DER.
This study examined the shift parameters that contribute to sleep loss and on-duty fatigue in British Columbia Wildfire Service (BCWS) firefighters using sleep-wake data, work-rest data and alertness and fatigue predictions from a biomathematical model (BM... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Capacity limits, mask mandate to be eliminated for most places in Manitoba
Masks will no longer be required in indoor public spaces and capacity limits will be eliminated for most businesses as Manitoba's next reopening steps take effect on Saturday — one month earlier than first planned. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Pandemic Not Tied to Changes in Preterm Births, Stillbirth Rates in Canada
TUESDAY, Aug. 3, 2021 -- There was no unusual change in preterm birth or stillbirth rates in Canada in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published online Aug. 3 in CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical Association. Prakesh... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 3, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

No Sign COVID Raises Odds for Preterm Delivery, Stillbirths
TUESDAY, Aug. 3, 2021 -- In a sign that the pandemic may have spared pregnant women and their newborns, a new Canadian study suggests there was no increase in preterm births or stillbirths during the first year of the pandemic. Some studies found... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 3, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

International students face vaccine hurdles as they prep for campus life in Canada
Like many students Nyle Maker is looking for his second dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine before starting university in Hamilton. But unlike most, he has already received a full series of the Russian vaccine and is embarking down a murky road of not just mixing shots, but effectively doubling them. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Hamilton Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world Tuesday
Chinese authorities have announced mass coronavirus testing in Wuhan as an unusually wide series of COVID-19 outbreaks reached the city where the disease was first detected in late 2019. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Letters to the Editor: Canada's not a 'fun-size version' of the U.S. Stop comparing vaccination rates
The U.S. has far more groups of people with every right to distrust the government than Canada. No wonder our vaccination rate is lower. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Canada ’s Quinn poised to be first transgender Olympic medalist
Canadian soccer star Quinn will be the first transgender Olympic medalist. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Olympics Day 10 Update: The USWNT crashes out in semifinal vs. Canada
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

J & J Facing Scrutiny from Congress, Black Women ’s Organization
Plaintiff attorneys and congressional leaders have renewed their push against Johnson & Johnson and its allegedly toxic, talc-based powder products, questioning motives and demanding answers, according to various media outlets. A committee of attorneys filed a restraining order in U.S. District Court in Wilmington, Delaware, July 27, hoping to prevent J&J’s potential plan to unload its talc-related liabilities on a new subsidiary that would subsequently file for bankruptcy. The next day, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform delivered a letter to J&J’s chief execu...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - August 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Almost Every Doctor Recommends Sunscreen. So Why Don ’t We Know More About Its Safety?
Each year, as Memorial Day approaches, Holly Thaggard braces herself for the headlines. About how sunscreen may be damaging coral reefs. About the possible flammability of spray-on sunscreen. Headlines—as there were this year—about how sunscreen contains chemicals that could harm your health. “This has happened every single year for the last decade of my life,” says Thaggard, founder of Texas-based Supergoop, a sunscreen company that brands itself as reef-safe and free of hundreds of potentially problematic ingredients. This year, the is-sunscreen-dangerous news cycle started in May, when Valisure, ...
Source: TIME: Health - August 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Public Health Source Type: news

USWNT vs. Canada score: Live updates from Tokyo Olympics women's soccer semifinals as USA chase spot in finals
USWNT face Canada in Olympic semifinals (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2 travelers to Canada gave false COVID vaccination information. They were each fined almost $20K
Two travelers trying to enter Toronto from the U.S. were fined after providing false information related to proof of vaccination. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Natural course of co-use of alcohol and cannabis in adolescents and young adults in Montr éal, Canada - Wellman RJ, Dugas EN, O'Loughlin EK, Sylvestre MP, Pelekanakis A, O'Loughlin J.
OBJECTIVE: Little is known about changes in alcohol and cannabis co-use over time in adolescents and young adults. We sought to describe the natural course of alcohol and cannabis co-use from age 12 to 17 and 20 to 31 and to describe frequent (i.e., ≥ on... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Canadian doctor accused of using own sperm to inseminate patients to pay $10.7M in tentative settlement
Hundreds of victims of a former Canadian fertility doctor, who allegedly used the wrong sperm and sometimes his own while artificially... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why the delta variant is spreading COVID-19 so quickly — and what that means for Canada
The highly contagious delta variant, which was first discovered in India in late 2020, has spread around the world and now accounts for the majority of cases in Canada and various other countries. So why is this particular variant advancing so rapidly? (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Fertility doctor accused of impregnating women with his sperm agrees to pay millions
Canadian doctor Norman Barwin is accused of inseminating women with the wrong sperm, and in many cases using his own. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Removal of Alberta's remaining COVID-19 protocols sparks outrage among physicians
Many Alberta doctors are reacting with surprise and disappointment to the province's plan to relax its COVID-19 surveillance and management system despite an increase in case numbers, the positivity rate and R-value, and vaccination rates that are lagging behind other provinces. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

BREAKING: CDC, FDA faked "covid" testing protocol by using human cells mixed with common cold virus fragments... PCR tests are merely detecting the common cold
(Natural News) In a shocking revelation first reported by Dan Dicks of Press for Truth (Canada), an FDA document admits that the CDC and FDA conspired to fabricate a covid-19 testing protocol using human cells combined with common cold virus fragments because they had no physical samples of the SARS-CoV-2 “covid” virus available. Without physical... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Friday
Scientists in the U.S. who studied a big COVID-19 outbreak in Massachusetts concluded that vaccinated people who got so-called breakthrough infections carried about the same amount of the coronavirus as those who did not get the shots. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on July 30
Scientists in the U.S. who studied a big COVID-19 outbreak in Massachusetts concluded that vaccinated people who got so-called breakthrough infections carried about the same amount of the coronavirus as those who did not get the shots. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

The ‘Overview Effect’ Forever Changes Some Astronauts’ Attitudes Towards Earth—But You Don’t Need to Go to Space to Experience It
The best way to appreciate the planet fully is to leave the planet entirely. To inhabit a world is to get awfully used to it. The sky is up there—big as ever. The ground is down there—solid as ever. The ocean is over that way. Canada is up the other way. There are happy places—Paris, Bora Bora. There are parts of the world—North Korea, Afghanistan—where people suffer tremendously. Our own place in all of that determines who we become. We’re like wine grapes; we have a terroir, a home soil that flavors us and changes us, and once we’ve become one thing it’s hard to become&mdas...
Source: TIME: Science - July 30, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Worried your COVID-19 vaccine won't be accepted abroad? Here's what you need to know
Here’s the latest on which vaccines distributed in Canada might cause problems for travellers abroad. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Business Source Type: news

Alberta parents question safety of sending children to school with no COVID-19 pandemic restrictions
Alberta parents are questioning the safety of sending unvaccinated children back to school without pandemic restrictions in place. On Aug. 16, mask mandates on transit, will be lifted and isolation will no longer be required for the majority of positive COVID-19 cases. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

Canada was an outlier on mixing COVID-19 vaccines, but more countries now following suit
Canada became an outlier in the fight against COVID-19 by allowing residents to mix various coronavirus vaccines. But while the approach has been controversial, it’s now increasingly being explored by other countries. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Why Ontario medical experts are sounding the alarm over Alberta's move to scrap mandatory COVID-19 isolation
Ontario medical experts are sounding the alarm over Alberta's recent decision to significantly ease its COVID-19 restrictions, warning the move could cause ripple effects across the country — and the globe.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

70% of sudden deaths recorded during B.C. heat wave were due to extreme temperatures, coroner confirms
B.C.'s chief coroner has confirmed the majority of people who died suddenly during the week of June's record-breaking heat wave — 570 of 815 sudden deaths — lost their lives as a direct result of the extreme temperatures. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world
Japanese officials have sounded the alarm as Tokyo reported record-breaking coronavirus cases for the third straight day with the Olympics well underway. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on July 29
The millions of federal workers in the U.S. will be required to verify they've been vaccinated against COVID-19 or else face mandatory masking, weekly testing, distancing and other new rules, the Biden administration announced Thursday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

A bright light at the end of the tunnel: factors associated with complete mental health after a suicide attempt - Fuller-Thomson E, Baiden P, Mahoney IP, MacNeil A.
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate factors associated with complete mental health (CMH) among a nationally representative sample of Canadians who had a history of suicide attempts. METHODS: Data for this study came from the 2012 Ca... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Revamped UN System Crucial for a Changing World
By Trevor PageLETHBRIDGE, Canada, Jul 29 2021 (IPS) From an international humanitarian perspective, the first half of 2021 has been disappointing. We’re no further ahead in ending the conflict in Syria and Yemen. From the fledgling democracy that it had become, Myanmar has descended into what most of its people had hoped was a bygone era of military rule. And in Ethiopia, where its Prime Minister, Ably Ahmed, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2019, armed conflict in Tigray is preventing the 2020 winners of the very same prize, the World Food Programme, from delivering the food needed to stop at least 350,000 Ethio...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Trevor Page Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Climate Change COVID-19 Global Headlines Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Water Scarcity: Coming Soon
Credit: UNICEFBy Guillaume Baggio, Manzoor Qadir and Vladimir SmakhtinHAMILTON, Ontario, Canada, Jul 29 2021 (IPS) In 1995, a highly-respected water expert in South Africa, Bill Pitman, in very concise terms illustrated that the country, already battling a growing lack of water then, would likely run out in 25 years if it did not increase its supply. Twenty-five years have now passed and the country is thirstier than ever. The recent water crisis in Cape Town is just one manifestation of the nation’s chronic water scarcity. And there is likely more water trouble ahead. Water scarcity issues have been vexing experts ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guillaume Baggio - Manzoor Qadir - Vladimir Smakhtin Tags: Aid Climate Change Development & Aid Environment Global Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Calgary Stampede COVID cases grow to 84, as doctors say repercussions still unknown
Thirteen more cases of COVID-19 have been linked to the Calgary Stampede and doctors say the full repercussions of the event likely won't be known for weeks. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Upward trend continues as B.C. records 185 new cases of COVID-19 and 3 more deaths
The B.C. government announced 185 new cases of COVID-19 and three more deaths on Wednesday, the highest number of new daily cases since June 5. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news