Kleresca wins CE Mark for biophotonic dermatological system
Dermatological device developer Kleresca said yesterday it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its biophotonic dermatological technology platform. The Kleresca biophotonic system uses fluorescent light energy to stimulate biological processes and repair mechanisms in the skin, the company said. Kleresca said that hte clearance will allow it to “consolidate its business on the European market as an independent company and paves the way for future market actirivites in the US, Australia and Canada.” The company added that it expects to apply the Medical Deisng Single Audit Program on top of the CE Mark...
Source: Mass Device - August 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cosmetic/Aesthetic Regulatory/Compliance kleresca Source Type: news

BoneSupport wins Canadian approval for Cerament G bone graft substitute
BoneSupport said today it won Health Canada approval for its Cerament G bone graft substitute. The Lund, Sweden-based company touted it as the first and only CE Marked gentamicin-eluting injectable ceramic bone graft substitute on the market. Bonesupport said it is currently engaged in a trial of Cerament G exploring it’s ability to improve standard-of-care management of patients with open fractures of the tibial diaphysis. The study is slated to enroll 230 patients at 30 centers in the US and Europe, with primary endpoints including the absence of deep infection at the fracture site and a lack of secondary proc...
Source: Mass Device - August 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Orthopedics Regulatory/Compliance Bonesupport Source Type: news

Hundreds of patients received less than full dose of chemo, Cancer Care Ontario finds
Hundreds of cancer patients in dozens of hospitals may not have received the full amount of chemotherapy drug prescribed to them, a review commissioned by Cancer Care Ontario has found. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Hundreds of patients may have received less than full dose of chemo, Cancer Care Ontario finds
Hundreds of cancer patients in dozens of hospitals may not have received the full amount of chemotherapy drug prescribed to them, a review commissioned by Cancer Care Ontario has found. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Stocking EpiPens at Restaurants Might Reduce Fatal Allergic Reactions Stocking EpiPens at Restaurants Might Reduce Fatal Allergic Reactions
If restaurants and other food establishments stocked epinephrine autoinjectors, the number of fatal allergic reactions, known as anaphylaxis, could decrease, a small study in Canada suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Lenvima (lenvatinib) for First-line Treatment of Unresectable Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC)
Woodcliff Lake, NJ and Kenilworth, NJ, Aug. 16, 2018 – Eisai Inc. and Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the kinase inhibitor Lenvima... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - August 16, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Google's wearable coach, Tyto Care comes to Canada, and more digital health news briefs
Google rumored to be working on wearable coach.  Sourcing an anonymous tip, Android Police is reporting that Google is working on a wearable health and fitness coach called " Google Coach " . (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 16, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Lessons learned: How Jeff Karp stays at the forefront of innovation
Serial entrepreneur Jeff Karp has a philosophy for his laboratory: find important problems and get solutions to people quickly. To learn about the exciting technologies emerging from Karp’s lab, join us at DeviceTalks Boston on Oct. 8-10. After Jeff finished his PhD in chemical and biomedical engineering at the University of Toronto, he knew he wanted to work with Robert Langer. “He’s the intergalactic translational superstar,” Karp said. Langer, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and one of the most cited engineers of all time, receives thousands of applications per year ...
Source: Mass Device - August 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Research & Development DeviceTalks Boston Frequency Therapeutics Source Type: news

Viveve launches woman-focused stress urinary incontinence device trial
Viveve (NSDQ:VIVE) said on Tuesday it launched a trial exploring the safety and efficacy of its cryogen-cooled monopolar radiofrequency tech designed to treat stress urinary incontinence in women. The new Liberate trial will look to enroll 100 subjects at up to 10 sites in Canada, with patients randomized in a two-to-one ratio for active and sham treatments. The Englewood, Colo.-based company said that the first subject in the trial has had their first visit under an approved Investigational Testing Application with the Canadian Ministry of Health and central investigatioal review board approval. “Initiatio...
Source: Mass Device - August 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Urology Women's Health Viveve Source Type: news

'Not good for anybody': Southern Alberta air quality remains 'very high risk' to health
Smoke pouring in from nearby British Columbia continues to deteriorate the air quality in Alberta. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Having to pay for your own shingles vaccine isn't ageism, tribunal rules
When Thomas Hasek decided to get immunized against shingles a few years back, he had to pay $200 for the shot. That struck him as unfair — after all, the childhood chickenpox vaccine addresses the same virus, and it's publicly funded. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

The social organization of access to justice for youth in 'unsafe' urban neighbourhoods - Nichols N.
Drawing on the feminist sociological approach, institutional ethnography, this article reveals how young people in a designated neighbourhood improvement area in Toronto, Canada, experience reduced access to justice. Young people's stories about their inte... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

If the world ate the USDA-recommended diet, there wouldn't be enough land to grow it
A new Canadian study suggests that if the world's population adopted a diet recommended by the U.S. Department of Agriculture there wouldn't be enough agricultural land to grow the food. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Sex-ed curricula can't satisfy everyone, and they shouldn't try, say some experts
As Ontario grapples with its sex education curriculum, any effort to come up with a consensus on what should be taught in schools may very well be a 'fool's errand,' says a noted researcher on the controversial issue. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

U.S. FDA, Dutch MEB, and Health Canada Officials to Kick Off PDA ’s...
Regulators joined on podium with experts from leading pharma companies(PRWeb August 16, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/u_s_fda_dutch_meb_and_health_canada_officials_to_kick_off_pdas_biosimilars_workshop/prweb15690552.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - August 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Canadian Zinc Oxide Company GHC First In America To Receive European...
European CEP And GMP License Combine To Further Validate GHC As The Premier Choice For Pharmaceutical Customers Seeking Zinc Oxide(PRWeb August 16, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/canadian_zinc_oxide_company_ghc_first_in_america_to_receive_european_certification/prweb15689557.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - August 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Dentist who left girl with permanent brain damage will pay costs of investigation
A now-retired Edmonton dentist whose four-year-old patient Amber Athwal suffered permanent brain damage while in his care won't attempt to resurrect his practice. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

Dentist who left girl with permanent brain damage will help pay costs of investigation
A now-retired Edmonton dentist whose four-year-old patient Amber Athwal suffered permanent brain damage while in his care won't attempt to resurrect his practice. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

Dentist who left girl with permanent brain damage will help pay costs of investigation, hearing
A now-retired Edmonton dentist whose four-year-old patient suffered permanent brain damage while in his care won't try to reopen his practice. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

Hologic will distribute analgesic system to aesthetic providers
Hologic (NSDQ:HOLX) has inked an agreement between its Cynosure division and Porter Instrument to distribute Porter’s nitrous oxide and oxygen system, Nitronox, in the United States and Canada. Nitronox is a self-administered nitrous oxide and oxygen delivery system that provides a fast-acting inhaled analgesic to help patients manage discomfort and anxiety while remaining alert and conscious during their aesthetic procedures. Nitrous oxide and oxygen have been used safely and effectively for more than 100 years for pain management. More recently, Nitronox devices’ non-invasive delivery system has been cat...
Source: Mass Device - August 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Source Type: news

The Saudi temper tantrum could land one devastating blow — to Canadian health care: Neil Macdonald
This year, there are 800 Saudis in addition to the 3308 Canadian-government-funded positions, meaning the Saudis comprise about 20 per cent of the 4108 residents in Canadian hospitals. We can't afford to lose them. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Opinion Source Type: news

Stocking EpiPens at restaurants might reduce fatal allergic reactions
(Reuters Health) - If restaurants and other food establishments stocked epinephrine autoinjectors, the number of fatal allergic reactions, known as anaphylaxis, could decrease, a small study in Canada suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

On the use of digital technologies to reduce the public health impacts of cannabis legalization in Canada - Bedrouni W.
The imminent legalization of recreational cannabis represents a considerable public health challenge that requires proactive measures to ensure a responsible transition. The federal government recognizes the need for strict regulation to reduce cannabis-re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Load up on omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids to prevent obesity and improve your insulin resistance
(Natural News) Not all fats are bad. A group of essential fats from plants is downright important in maintaining and improving the healthy functions of your body. A newly-published Canadian study identified alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and linoleic acid (LA) as the omega fatty acids that reduce the risks of obesity and improve your resistance to high levels... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Frailty score on admission predicts mortality and discharge disposition in elderly trauma patients over the age of 65 y - Curtis E, Romanowski K, Sen S, Hill A, Cocanour C.
BACKGROUND: Although many frailty scales exist, a single scale has not been agreed upon to define frailty. Herein, we determined whether the Canadian Study on Health and Aging Clinical Frailty Scale (CSHA CFS) can predict the risk of elderly patients for h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Overdose deaths spike in downtown Toronto, prompting public warning by police
Toronto police have issued a public safety warning about a batch of dangerous opioids they believe are being sold in the downtown core after seven people died from drug overdoses over the past 12 days. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Health benefits of Jerusalem artichoke and its potential use in food products
(Natural News) A team of researchers from Carleton University in Canada carried out an analysis on inulin obtained from the root vegetable Jerusalem artichoke and its potential uses in consumer food items, particularly in baked goods and beverages. In the study, they evaluated the composition of the Jerusalem artichoke. In addition, they assessed the health benefits of inulin... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Google Generation' wants more technology in health care but still values personal touch
People aged 18 to 34 are frequent users of the health care system and want to use technology in managing their health, a survey commissioned by the Canadian Medical Association suggests. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Inconsolable crying is normal: B.C. program reduces shaken baby syndrome by 35 per cent
An inconsolable crying baby can be very frustrating, but new research shows that helping parents understand why infants cry so much has reduced cases of shaken baby syndrome in the province by more than a third. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Conavi Medical touts first investigational use of Novasight hybrid IVUS-OCT system
In this study, we are collecting the first human images with this novel imaging system to confirm the functionality of the technology in the clinical environment and to help inform future studies. We have been able to identify some early examples of the synergies between these two modalities in our clinical experience so far. Ultimately, hybrid IVUS/OCT imaging has the potential to overcome the limitations of IVUS or OCT alone in accurately characterizing atherosclerotic tissue and in guiding coronary interventions,” Dr. Sheth said in a prepared statement. Conavi Medical said the technology behind the Novasight syste...
Source: Mass Device - August 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Imaging Vascular Conavi Source Type: news

7D Surgical wins FDA nod for MvIGS nav system Cranial Module
Canadian medical device firm 7D Surgical said yesterday it won FDA 510(k) clearance for a Cranial Module for its Machine-vision Image Guided Surgery system. The Toronto-based company’s 7D Surgical System uses 3D optical technologies which require only natural light, as well as machine vision algorithms. The system’s navigation technology is embedded in an overhead surgical light to reduce line of sight issues, and is controlled by the surgeon using a foot pedal to eliminate the need for non-sterile personnel for operation. “We are incredibly excited to expand the MvIGS technology to cranial surgery.&...
Source: Mass Device - August 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Regulatory/Compliance Surgical 7D Surgical Source Type: news

The Perseid meteor shower - in pictures
The Perseid meteor shower has been spotted across Europe, the US and Canada. Darker skies have created a spectacular show. The annual occurrence can be seen until the 24 August, but peaked on 11-13 AugustContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 14, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Joanna Ruck Tags: World news Meteors Science Space Europe Source Type: news

Report: Women in Australia to pursue class action over Bayer ’ s Essure
A group of women in Australia will be joining other women worldwide in pursuing a class action lawsuit against Bayer (ETR:BAYN) for medical problems allegedly associated with its Essure permanent birth control device, according to a report from The Guardian. The suit, which will be led by law firm Slater and Gordon, joins similar suits against Bayer in the US, Canada and the UK, according to the report. Slater & Gordon associate Ebony Birchall said the suit will examine whether the product is inherently defective, according to The Guardian. “Essure was hailed as the new wave of contraceptive devices. Unlike ...
Source: Mass Device - August 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Legal News Women's Health Bayer Source Type: news

Covalon Tech lands $17m credit facility
Covalon Technologies said last week it inked a new $17 million banking credit facility with HSBC bank to help fund acquisitions and operations. The new banking agreement includes a $6.8 million (CAD $9 million) acquisition demand line which is repayable over five years, a $3.8 million (CAD $5 million) revolving operating facility and a $2 million bank guarantee facility. As part of the agreement, HSBC will also provide Covalon with a foreign currency hedging facility and corporate credit card facility, Ontario-based Covalon said. “The HSBC credit facility will allow Covalon to fund its acquisitions plans, which ...
Source: Mass Device - August 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Covalon Technologies Source Type: news

Ontario government puts 3 overdose prevention sites on hold
Ontario Minister of Health, Christine Elliott says the sites in Thunder Bay, St. Catharines and Toronto will be frozen as the province conducts a review of harm-reduction practices and determines if the sites "have merit." (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

What should universal pharmacare look like? Advisory council turns to B.C. citizens for answers
A collaborative study by UBC and Statistics Canada, published earlier this year, found more than 700,000 Canadians skipped food purchases in 2016 to pay for prescription medications. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Conavi tests coronary artery imaging system
Cardiovascular imaging technology developer Conavi Medical said that its Novasight...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Conavi lands Health Canada nod for Foresight (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

More Drug Makers Tagged as Valsartan Recall Grows
More than 20 European countries, Canada, and the United States have recalled valsartan medications in recent weeks after NDMA was discovered in the drugs’ ingredients manufactured by Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals of Linhai, China. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sask. AIDS worker calls for more drug pipes to combat high HIV rates
An AIDS support worker in Saskatchewan says pipes should be more available to drug users if the province wants to reduce HIV rates that are among the highest in North America. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatchewan Source Type: news

Rude Coworkers, Stricter Moms?
MONDAY, Aug. 13, 2018 -- Women who experience rudeness and other incivilities at work are likely to be stricter with their own kids, a new study claims. Canadian researchers conducted an online survey of 146 working mothers and their spouses. The... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Align funding with innovations in health care to improve patient outcomes
(Canadian Medical Association Journal) To encourage innovation in health care, governments need to move away from current siloed funding to funding that encourages collaboration among providers in managing patients who need care in a variety of settings, argue the authors of an analysis in CMAJ. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Women with intellectual and developmental disabilities have almost double the rate of repeat pregnancy
(Canadian Medical Association Journal) Women with intellectual and developmental disabilities have nearly double the rate of having another baby within a year of delivering compared to women without such disabilities, according to a new study published in CMAJ. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Moderators of the association between exposure to violence in community, family, and dating contexts and substance use disorder risk among North American Indigenous adolescents - Hautala D, Sittner K.
Exposure to violence and substance abuse are salient public health concerns among Indigenous people (i.e., American Indian and Canadian First Nations). Despite this, little research has examined the association between the two among community-based reserva... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

5 things nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer suggests might have stopped her killing
A public inquiry into the state of long-term care in Ontario has been ongoing since June to determine how Elizabeth Wettlaufer was able to murder eight patients in her care and what can be done to prevent similar crimes in the future. Before the inquiry began, the ex-nurse was asked what she thinks could have stopped or slowed her killing spree. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/London Source Type: news

Study finds women who take daily aspirin reduce their risk of HIV by 35%
HIV requires 'target cells' in the genital tract. Previous studies showed inflammation increases the number of those cells. Now a Canadian study has shown anti-inflammatory drugs do reduce HIV risk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘She’s Clearly Reacting to a Loss’: Experts Say Killer Whale Carrying Her Dead Calf for 17 Days May Actually Be Grieving
A mother orca whale is still carrying the body of her calf 17 days after it died, in what some experts say may be an unprecedented testament to the strength of the species’ familial bonds. The whale, known as Tahlequah or J35, is one of just 75 Southern Resident killer whales left in the ocean, and her calf — which died minutes after it was born last month — was the group’s first live birth since 2015. Tahlequah has been spotted in waters off the Pacific Northwest multiple times over the past two weeks, often pushing her calf’s corpse through the water or swimming with it balancing on her fore...
Source: TIME: Science - August 10, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized onetime Wildlife Source Type: news

HIV/AIDS groups fear federal funding shift could lead to higher rates
The head of the Canadian AIDS Society fears HIV rates will continue to rise because of a shift in federal funding towards prevention instead of treatment and support. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Everything You Need to Know About the Last Eclipse of 2018
For much of the world, the last chance to catch an eclipse for a while is about to happen. This weekend’s partial solar eclipse will span across many countries in the Northern hemisphere on Saturday, Aug. 11 — becoming what could be the most widely viewed solar eclipse of 2018. The eclipse kicks off at 5:46 a.m. E.T., and will be visible in Greenland before expanding toward Iceland, northern Europe, most of northern Russia and part of northern China, according to NASA. If the weather is good in the morning, when the eclipse starts (around 4:02 a.m. E.T.), then it may become the most viewed solar eclipse of the ...
Source: TIME: Science - August 10, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Gabby Raymond Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Source Type: news

Women in northern and rural Sask. travel nearly 900 km to give birth
For some women living outside Saskatchewan’s major cities, giving birth in the care of medical professionals requires travelling hundreds of kilometres in multiple aircraft. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatchewan Source Type: news