Canada is on the hunt for coronavirus variants — but may not be able to keep up with outbreaks
Canada is on the hunt for highly contagious strains of the coronavirus, but experts say they could already be spreading across the country and we may not be able to keep up with surveillance as more outbreaks occur. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Biden and Trudeau plan next bilateral confab in reset of Canada-U.S. relations
Biden and Trudeau discussed Covid-19, Keystone XL, climate change and other subjects during the more than 30-minute conversation. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Canadian barbershop reopens despite pandemic lockdown using legal loophole: all haircuts are filmed and you've booked an audition
An Ontario barbershop has reopened during the provincial lockdown using a loophole that the owner claims allows them to operate legally. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nearly Two-Thirds of Canadian Cardiac Physicians Burned Out
FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2021 -- Physicians at a Canadian cardiovascular center report higher levels of prepandemic burnout than U.S. colleagues, according to a study published online Jan. 11 in CMAJ Open. Barry Rubin, M.D., Ph.D., from the Peter Munk... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Blood thinners help patients with moderate COVID, clinical trials find
Global clinical trials examining the potential of blood thinners to treat moderately ill COVID-19 patients have proven so successful that physicians should immediately start using them in standard care, some Canadian doctors say. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Canada thinking of quarantining travelers in hotels
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is warning that his government could impose stricter restrictions on travelers at any moment in response to new, likely more contagious variants of the coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Justin Trudeau to Get Biden ’s First Official Call to a Foreign Leader
Canadians welcome a renewed relationship with the United States after tolerating four years of insults and threats from the Trump administration. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ford will recall 3 million vehicles for airbag problems, after losing fight with safety regulator
Ford is recalling 3 million US and Canadian vehicles with airbags manufactured by the same company whose devices have been linked to at... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trudeau says Pfizer CEO assured him that vaccines will arrive in February
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today the CEO of Pfizer has personally assured him that the pharmaceutical company will send vaccine shots to Canada next month. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Ontario reports 2,662 new COVID-19 cases, 87 more deaths
Ontario reported another 2,662 cases of COVID-19 and 87 more deaths linked to the illness on Friday, as the province launched a social media campaign urging residents to stay at home whenever possible. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

B.C. reveals age-based plan to complete vaccinations by September
B.C. plans to immunize 4.3 million British Columbians by September with a continued age-based approach, vaccinating the high-risk and most elderly populations by April before starting with younger adults in the summer. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

B.C. reveals age-based plan to vaccinate general public by September
B.C. plans to immunize 4.3 million residents by September with a continued age-based approach, vaccinating the high-risk and most elderly populations by April before starting with younger adults in the summer. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Friday
Dr. Anthony Fauci says a lack of candour and facts about the coronavirus pandemic under former U.S. president Donald Trump "very likely" cost lives because it delayed getting sound scientific advice to the country. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Canada's COVID-19 case numbers show early positive signs
Cases of COVID-19 are declining in many parts of Canada, but experts say those early positive signs are dependent on widespread restrictions that the public might find difficult to sustain — and suggest further tools and support is needed. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Why the world won't go back to 'some sense of normal' until all countries are vaccinated against COVID-19
As countries such as Canada and the United States continue vaccinating millions of citizens, global health experts warn the pandemic could keep raging if lower-income nations don't get their share of much-needed doses. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Ontario leader blames Pfizer for COVID-19 vaccine delays
The leader of Canada’s most populous province says he isn’t buying the excuse from Pfizer about why Pfizer deferred all its COVID-19 vaccine deliveries to Canada next week (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

A study explores the alteration of the functional dynamics of the human brain associated with ageing
(Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Barcelona) A study published in Cerebral Cortex, led by Gustavo Deco, director of the Center for Brain and Cognition, with Anira Escrichs as first author, in collaboration with several research centres in Lleida and Girona and participation by the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg (Canada). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Janssen Announces U.S. FDA Approval of CABENUVA (rilpivirine and cabotegravir), the First Long-Acting Regimen for the Treatment of HIV
TITUSVILLE, N.J., January 21, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved CABENUVA (consisting of Janssen’s rilpivirine and ViiV Healthcare’s cabotegravir), the first and only once-monthly, long-acting regimen for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection in adults. The novel regimen was co-developed as part of a collaboration with ViiV Healthcare and builds on Janssen’s 25-year commitment to make HIV history. In the U.S., ViiV Healthcare is the marketing authorization holde...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - January 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Canada's governor general steps down after employees accuse her of creating a 'toxic' workplace
Julie Payette, a former Canadian astronaut and the country's governor general since 2017, announced she would step down Thursday after... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The queen ’s rep in Canada calls it quits after probe into toxic workplace
"Tensions have arisen at Rideau Hall over the past few months and for that, I am sorry," Julie Payette said Thursday evening. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Canada ’s Governor General Resigns Amid Reports of a Toxic Workplace
Julie Payette was Canada’s official head of state, a high-profile but largely ceremonial role. She was accused of publicly humiliating employees. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Siemens gets FDA nod for Multix Impact C x-ray system
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Multix Impact C...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA gives nod to Siemens' Cios Flow C-arm Health Canada approves Siemens angio systems New x-ray systems mark Siemens exhibit at RSNA 2020 On.site portable CT scanner takes imaging directly to patients Siemens signs 10-year deal in Iowa (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Toronto pilot project could remove police from mental health calls — but not in emergencies
After months of mounting calls to remove police from the front lines for people in mental health distress, the city of Toronto is proposing a pilot program that would see mobile crisis support teams dispatched to non-emergency calls in four communities with some of the highest rates of calls for people in crisis. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Hamilton doctors call on province to pay nurses self-isolating after negative COVID tests
Nurses who are exposed to COVID-19 and test negative still have to self-isolate for up to two weeks, and most of them aren't paid during that time. These physicians who work with them say that should change. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Hamilton Source Type: news

Canada won't receive any Pfizer shots next week — here's what you need to know about the vaccination campaign
Canada's vaccination campaign is off to a slow start — and news this week that deliveries of the Pfizer-BioNTech product will be dramatically reduced over the next month has further complicated the national rollout. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Ontario reports 2,632 new COVID-19 cases as 7-day average continues to fall
The seven-day average of daily cases — which helps clarify long-term trends in the data — fell to 2,751, marking 10 straight days of decreases in that figure. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

METALLICA Producer BOB ROCK Sells Rights To Over 40 Songs, Including 'Black Album' Tracks
Canadian producer Bob Rock, who has been responsible for some of the biggest rock and metal albums of the last 30 years, including all... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Thursday
President Joe Biden's top medical adviser on COVID-19, Dr. Anthony Fauci, says the United States will cease reducing U.S. staff counts at the World Health Organization and pay its financial obligations to it as it vows to stay fully engaged with the UN health agency to help fight the coronavirus pandemic. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Jan. 21
U.S. President Joe Biden has outlined his COVID-19 strategy to ramp up vaccinations and testing, reopen schools and businesses and increase the use of masks — including a requirement that Americans mask up for travel. International travellers entering the U.S. will need to quarantine on arrival. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Fort Good Hope mother urges people to follow COVID-19 measures as son fights for his life
A woman from Fort Good Hope, N.W.T., is urging people to take COVID-19 — and the health measures in place — seriously, as her son Myrine Kakfwi fights for his life in ICU in Edmonton. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/North Source Type: news

COVID-19 is hitting First Nations in Western Canada especially hard
While Ontario and Quebec are the epicentres of COVID-19 outbreaks in Canada, people in First Nations are being hit the hardest in Western Canada, where they make up half the number of hospitalizations in some provinces. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Life after curfew for Montreal's homeless means lineups, fear of fines and few empty beds
After 8 p.m., when most of the city shuts down due to Quebec's COVID-19 curfew, many homeless people are still trying to find a place to stay. Here is a look at one night outside the city's overwhelmed shelters. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Doctor who caught COVID-19 variant vows to 'vigorously defend' against charge she obstructed contact tracing
An Ontario physician and her husband — the first people in Canada known to have caught the coronavirus variant originally detected in the U.K. — are vowing to fight public health charges alleging they provided false information to health officials about their contacts.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Skier questions why Ontario travel agency won't cancel B.C. bookings during pandemic
A Kelowna, B.C., man is questioning why the ski trip he booked with several friends in Ontario to Sun Peaks Resort is being allowed to go ahead as pandemic numbers soar in other provinces and with the B.C. government advising that people avoid all non-essential travel into and within the province. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

SAVR an Option for Many Low-Risk Patients Excluded From Clinical Trials SAVR an Option for Many Low-Risk Patients Excluded From Clinical Trials
Many patients who are excluded from clinical trials comparing transcatheter aortic-valve replacement with surgical aortic-valve replacement appear to do well with the latter approach, according to researchers in Canada.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

False positive COVID-19 test delays passengers for hours at Iqaluit airport after flight from Ottawa
The Nunavut government has confirmed that a medical travel patient onboard a flight from Ottawa to Iqaluit has twice tested negative for COVID-19 after initially receiving a positive test result. The first test result led passengers on the flight to isolate at the airport for three hours. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/North Source Type: news

Child and parent fitness levels may be linked, StatsCan finds
A new study links the fitness level of Canadian children to that of their parents. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

FDA Approves Verquvo (vericiguat) for Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction
KENILWORTH, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Merck (NYSE:MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Verquvo, a soluble guanylate cyclase (sGC) stimulator, to reduce... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - January 20, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

B.C. paramedics report record average of 74 overdose calls a day in 2020
B.C. Emergency Health Services said paramedics were called to 27,067 overdoses last year — an average of 74 calls every day, or one call around every 20 minutes. The total is up 12 per cent from 2019, BCEHS said.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Plastic fibers from clothes are polluting the Arctic ocean – study
(Natural News) Microplastics – microscopic pieces of plastic – have previously been found in Arctic sea ice. Now, new research shows that microplastics are polluting the entire Arctic region, including the North Pole. Published in the journal Nature Communications, a study by researchers from Canada found an average of 49 microplastic particles per cubic meter of seawater throughout the Arctic. Of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Wednesday
U.S. President Joe Biden wasted no time addressing the COVID-19 pandemic after his inauguration. One of the first executive orders he signed as president requires masks to be worn and physical distancing measures to be followed in federal buildings, on federal land and by federal employees and contractors. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Esaote's MyLab X8 ultrasound scanner cleared in Canada
Ultrasound vendor Esaote announced that its MyLab X8 ultrasound scanner has...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Esaote brings MyLab X5 ultrasound scanner to U.S. Esaote launches MyLab X8 scanner at ECR Prestige adds Esaote, Glassbeam products to portfolio Esaote partners with BioRobotics Institute Esaote, Barco partner on new MyLab 9 system (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ARTMS, Isotopia produce PSMA-11 in cyclotron
ARTMS and Isotopia Molecular Imaging have announced the multicurie labeling...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ARTMS, Telix produce PSMA-11 in cyclotron ARTMS Tc-99m gets green light from Health Canada ARTMS raises $19M in funding round Companies partner on gallium-68 imaging ImaginAb inks partnership with ARTMS (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Some schools to return to in-person learning as Ontario sees 2,655 new COVID-19 cases
Ontario reported another 2,655 cases of COVID-19 and 89 more deaths of people with the illness on Wednesday, as the government said it is expanding its workplace enforcement effort to include farming operations and essential businesses in the service sector. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Fake COVID notification apps and websites aim to steal money and personal data
Thousands of fake Canadian government websites, emails and apps that take advantage of the pandemic to try to mine personal data or steal money have been taken down in the last few months, according to the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

What's different about the coronavirus 'variants of concern' flagged by WHO
​The seemingly more transmissible variants of the coronavirus first discovered in Britain, South Africa and Brazil are called "variants of concern" by the World Health Organization. Here's a look at what's driving the concern and calls for more precautions in Canada. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

What's different about the coronavirus 'variants of concern'
​The seemingly more transmissible variants of the coronavirus first discovered in Britain, South Africa and Brazil are called "variants of concern" by the World Health Organization. Here's a look at what's driving the concern and calls for more precautions in Canada. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Inside a Windsor ICU, exhausted staff fight 2nd COVID wave knowing worse still ahead
Windsor Regional Hospital is being told to brace for more COVID-19 hospitalizations while treating an already huge wave of critical-care patients. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Windsor Source Type: news

COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: Over 5,000 active cases in First Nations
The number of active COVID-19 in First Nations communities continues to rise, according to the latest data from Indigenous Services Canada. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Indigenous Source Type: news