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Mother-of-two was left fighting for her life when she was scratched by a CAT
Theresa Ferris White, 48, from Nova Scotia, Canada, developed pyoderma gangrenosum after the scratch, which happened while she was working in an animal shelter. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Canadians must hold government accountable in Nunavut's tuberculosis outbreak
Dr. Sarah Giles, a freelance journalist and family physician, says Canadians and the media need to pay more attention to the tuberculosis outbreak in Nunavut. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/North Source Type: news

How the World ’s First Loneliness Minister Will Tackle ‘the Sad Reality of Modern Life’
Tracey Crouch knows what it’s like to feel frighteningly alone. After giving birth to her first child, Freddie, in 2016, the British lawmaker says that despite having a “network of friends, family and a wonderful partner,” she began feeling cut off from the world. It wasn’t a new sensation; Crouch says she also suffered from depression six years earlier, when she first became a member of parliament. It felt like she was “in a very dark place, a very lonely place” she recalls. Crouch’s experiences may inform her new role as the country’s first Minister for Loneliness, a role c...
Source: TIME: Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara John / London Tags: Uncategorized loneliness public health tracey crouch Source Type: news

Would you think about doing sex for money? Structure and agency in deciding to sell sex in Canada - Benoit C, Ouellet N, Jansson M, Magnus S, Smith M.
Entry into sex work is not typically considered as an occupational choice comparable to entry into other jobs. In the sex work literature, initiation is often thought to occur through predisposing factors deep in the structure of society, including childho... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Gender Bias in Peer Review of Research Grants May Penalize Women Gender Bias in Peer Review of Research Grants May Penalize Women
Female researchers may be less successful at winning grant funding than their male counterparts with similar experience and qualifications at least in part because of gender bias among reviewers, a Canadian study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Business of Medicine News Source Type: news

Canada's corporate-controlled media claims van terror attack was merely a “collision"
(Natural News) If the Canadians don’t dial back their political correctness, just like the Europeans more of their citizens are going to be targeted and more will die thanks to radical Islamic terrorism. On Monday a man drove a van repeatedly into crowds of people in Toronto, killing 10 and injuring 15. The suspect, Alek... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cognitive behavioral therapy helps control autistic kids' emotions, study says
Autistic children's emotions can be managed with cognitive behavioral therapy, according to new research in Canada. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For elderly, opioids tied to higher risk of fall-related injuries and deaths
(Reuters Health) - Elderly people who are prescribed opioids may be at higher risk for injuries from falls, some of which may be fatal, a Canadian analysis of trauma cases suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Uranus Smells Terrible. There, We Said it
Let’s stop pretending, shall we? Because really, we’re not fooling anyone. Uranus is funny. It was funny when you were twelve, and it’s funny now. It was certainly funny when I was a boy and went to a space-themed summer camp where all the bunks were named after planets and Uranus happened to be where we stored the sports equipment, meaning that every now and then a counselor would say, “Somebody put those bats in Uranus,” and then would have to walk over and put them there himself because we were too busy falling over one another laughing. And it was absolutely funny in 1986 when the Voyager ...
Source: TIME: Science - April 24, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Source Type: news

Van Driver Kills 10 on Toronto Sidewalk
TORONTO (AP) — Police in Canada's biggest city were piecing together witness accounts and surveillance video on Tuesday to determine why a 25-year-old man plowed a van into a busy stretch of sidewalk on a sunny afternoon in one of the deadliest incidents of violence in the country's history. Witnesses and the city's police chief said the suspect, who was quickly captured following a tense confrontation with police, appeared to intentionally drive the rental van into the crowd along busy Yonge Street in north Toronto. "It was like he playing a video game, trying to kill as many people as possible," said Pan...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 24, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Charmaine Noronha, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news

Woman removed from Air Canada flight after crew wrongly believed her rash was contagious
An Edmonton woman visiting Halifax says she was removed from an Air Canada flight after the crew wrongly assumed she had a contagious disease. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

'It's limitless:' Paralyzed toddler moves from homemade wheelchair to treadmill
Evelyn Moore sings the alphabet song as her tiny running shoes plunk down on the treadmill. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

A simple trip to the dentist caused one man to have a life-threatening heart infection
(Natural News) What was supposed to be a routine dental check-up turned out to be the cause of a man’s near brush with death by way of infection. According to the case report, published in the New England of Journal of Medicine, a 27-year-old man in Vancouver, Canada, went to the emergency complaining of a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Paying surrogates in Canada could present new problems for parents-to-be, experts say
Being a surrogate is legal in Canada, but the logistics and legalities of the practice are much different than they are elsewhere and in need of updating, families and medical experts say. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Business Source Type: news

Probing your DNA could trigger future privacy violations
In the wake of the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica data scandal, experts are warning about the potential dangers of handing over your genetic code to private international corporations. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

Seniors more likely to fall when taking opioids after hospital treatment: Study
The study looked at about 68,000 Canadian seniors admitted to hospitals (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Effects and risks of the hallucinogenic ayahuasca
Here's a look at the psychedelic effects, and the risks, of a hallucinogenic that has been sought after by some Canadians who have travelled to the Amazon to ingest the drug. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Effects and risks of ayahuasca, the hallucinogen sought after by Canadians travelling to the Amazon
Here's a look at the psychedelic effects, and the risks, of a hallucinogen that has been sought after by some Canadians who have travelled to the Amazon to ingest the drug. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Evaluation of beginner driver education in Oregon - Mayhew D, Vanlaar W, Lonero L, Robertson R, Marcoux K, Wood K, Clinton K, Simpson H.
Although driver education (DE) is widely accepted as an effective teen driver safety measure and widely available in the United States, Canada and elsewhere, evaluations have generally failed to show that such formal programs actually produce safer drivers... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Regional variations in suicide and undetermined death rates among adolescents across Canada - Renaud J, Lesage A, Gagn é M, MacNeil S, Légaré G, Geoffroy MC, Skinner R, McFaull S.
OBJECTIVE: Trends in rates of adolescent suicide and undetermined deaths in Canada from 1981 to 2012 were examined, focusing specifically on variations between Canadian regions. Exploratory hypotheses were formulated for regional variability in adolescent ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Patterns of burn injuries in Manitoba: a population health study - Sethi J, Gawaziuk JP, Cristall N, Logsetty S.
Burns continue to be a common cause of morbidity around the world, and socioeconomic status has been linked to high burn risk in developed and developing countries. The purpose of this study was to define in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada: 1) demographics of a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Exploring concussion awareness in hockey with a First Nations community in Canada - Hunt C, Michalak A, Lefkimmiatis C, Johnston E, Macumber L, Jocko T, Ouchterlony D.
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this pilot study was twofold: (1) to begin to understand concussion in youth hockey in a First Nations community in Canada and (2) to determine the impact of a novel concussion education workshop. DESIGN: A one-group quasi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Recreational and Sports Issues Source Type: news

Gender bias in peer review of research grants may penalize women
(Reuters Health) - Female researchers may be less successful at winning grant funding than their male counterparts with similar experience and qualifications at least in part because of gender bias among reviewers, a Canadian study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medtronic extends afib clinical trial support agreement with Arca Biopharma
Arca Biopharma said today it extended a US, Canadian and European clinical trial collaboration deal with medtech giant Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) for an additional year, now slated to continue until April 2019. Through the deal, Medtronic will support clinical trial use of its monitoring devices, collection of managed atrial fibrillation burden data and managed analysis of cardiac rhythms with Medtronic devices, Westminster, Colo.-based Arca Biopharma said. Data will be collected with either previously implanted cardiac resynchronization or defibrillation devices or newly implanted Reveal loop recorders, Arca added. &l...
Source: Mass Device - April 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Clinical Trials ARCA biopharma Inc. Medtronic Source Type: news

Opioid use linked to ‘increased risk of fatal falls in older adults’
Recent opioid use is associated with both an increased risk of falls in older adults and also an increased risk of death, warn Canadian researchers in the wake of a large study. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 23, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

One-stop clinic for veterans coming to Ottawa
For 25 years Steve Nolan served in the Canadian Armed Forces. Now he's helping recently-retired veterans navigate the health-care system. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Ottawa Source Type: news

Potential gender bias against female researchers in peer review of research grants
(Canadian Medical Association Journal) Is peer review biased? Female health researchers who applied for grants from Canada's major health research funder were funded less often than male counterparts because of potential bias, and characteristics of peer reviewers can also affect the result, found a study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Opioid use linked to increased risk of falls, death in older adults
(Canadian Medical Association Journal) Opioid use linked to increased risk of falls, death in older adults. Recent opioid use is associated with an increased risk of falls in older adults and an increased risk of death, found new research in CMAJ. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Special series examines the use of pasteurized donor human milk for vulnerable infants
(University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing) If the use of mother's own milk is contraindicated (such as with a HIV positive mothers) or if a mother is unable to produce enough milk to meet her infant's needs, pasteurized donor human milk (PDHM) is the recommended alternative. In 2016, 5.25 million ounces of PDHM were distributed to hospitals caring for vulnerable infants across the United States and Canada. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Doctors call on Ottawa to launch criminal investigation into opioid marketing in Canada
On Friday, a group of Canadian doctors and opioid researchers sent a letter to the Attorney General of Canada and to Health Canada demanding a criminal investigation into the marketing of opioids to Canadian doctors. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Health Canada's 'fake news?' — It's not fake but it's not news either
Health Canada writing about itself is not fake because it's fact-based, but it's also not 'news,' journalism professor says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Prescription for worsening myopia in Canadian kids? Head outdoors
All children with myopia benefit from spending more time outdoors, doctors say. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Prescription to slow worsening myopia in Canadian kids? Head outdoors
All children with myopia benefit from spending more time outdoors, doctors say. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

'Don't use cannabis when you are pregnant or breastfeeding,' doctors warn
Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada launches campaign to warn pregnant and breastfeeding women about the potential dangers of cannabis use. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Health Canada investigating use of unlicensed homeopathic remedy made from rabid dog saliva
The homeopathic remedy made from rabid dog saliva that a Victoria naturopath says she used to treat a small boy was not licensed for sale in Canada, and the federal government is opening an investigation. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Why a 14-year-old will lead the charge at 420 on the Hill
Emma Boniface is scheduled to take the stage Friday at Ottawa's annual 420 rally on Parliament Hill to speak about the power of pot for her family. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Ottawa Source Type: news

Health Canada should stop approving homeopathic remedies — period: Robyn Urback
Whenever a controversy about homeopathy pops up, Health Canada is stuck: either it affirms the alleged effectiveness of these products despite the total lack of scientific evidence, or it concedes that it has been green-lighting silly water as a health product in its role as a government regulator. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Opinion Source Type: news

Justice minister tells Liberals she's open to talking about further decriminalizing drugs
Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould says she's open to looking at decriminalizing small quantities of drugs and revamping Canada's prostitution laws — both policies that are popular with youth delegates at the Liberal Party convention underway in Halifax. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Bottlenose Dolphins Spotted Off Canada's Pacific Coast For The First Time
This was a bizarre sight because this kind of dolphin has never before been spotted in this northern area. They like the warmer waters farther south. About 200 were swimming in the group.(Image credit: Mike Hill/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Merrit Kennedy Source Type: news

Complaint filed against naturopath who gave boy remedy made from rabid-dog saliva
The B.C. Naturopathic Association has filed a complaint against a Victoria practitioner who said she treated a four-year-old’s aggression problems with a homeopathic remedy made from rabid dog saliva. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Feminine Hygiene Products Could Be Doing More Harm Than Good
BOSTON (CBS) – While douching is largely a thing of the past, most women still turn to feminine products as part of their regular hygiene routine but they could be doing more harm than good. Canadian researchers found gel sanitizers were associated with an eight times higher risk of yeast infection and a 20 times higher risk of a bacterial infection. Some products were also associated with a greater risk of urinary tract infections. If you go down the feminine care aisle at your local drugstore you’ll see cream, gels, washes, wipes intended to make you feel cleaner or fresher, but while we don’t know if t...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall HealthWatch Hygiene Women's Health Source Type: news

Canada Says Working With U.S. FDA to Address EpiPen Shortage Canada Says Working With U.S. FDA to Address EpiPen Shortage
Canada's government health agency said on Tuesday it is working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to address a shortage of Mylan N.V.'s EpiPen emergency allergy antidote that has hit several countries outside of the United States, where it is manufactured.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

April 13, 2018: Canadian Drug Firm Admits Selling Counterfeit and Misbranded Prescription Drugs Throughout the United States
(Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - April 19, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Grieving parents face isolation, anxiety after unexplained deaths of children
A U.S. foundation started nearly 20 years ago to collect information about sudden, unexplained deaths among children is still looking for answers. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Ottawa Source Type: news

B.C. leads the country in C-section deliveries, data reveals
More than one in three deliveries in B.C. hospitals were by C-section last year, the highest rate of surgical birth in Canada, new national data reveals. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Teenagers should walk a mile every day to protect from depression
A team of Canadian and Australian researchers claim that a 'daily mile' scheme - pioneered in Scotland six years ago - could help beat soaring rates of the blues in teenagers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

B.C. town sees success after hiring its own doctor recruiter
Among the advertisements for provinces and regions at a rural doctors' meeting in St. John's, the small town of Creston, B.C., made sure it was known that it, too, is in the market for more physicians. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

How a stationary bike, paired with Google Street View, helps seniors with dementia
An innovative dementia therapy tool is making its way to Canada. The BikeAround is a device that combines a stationary bike, Google Street View and a dome-shaped projector to give users a virtual ride down memory lane. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Landmark study links tumor evolution to prostate cancer severity
(Ontario Institute for Cancer Research) Findings from Canadian Prostate Cancer Genome Network (CPC-GENE) researchers and their collaborators, published today in Cell, show that the aggressiveness of an individual prostate cancer can be accurately assessed by looking at how that tumor has evolved. This information can be used to determine what type and how much treatment should be given to each patient, or if any is needed at all. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 19, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Canadian Biosafety Guidelines
Public Health Agency of Canada. 02/2018 This Web page provides links to guides to biosafety plans, handling, and best practices in Canada. Topics are Local Risk Assessment; Veterinary Practices: Physical Design and Operational Practices for Diagnostic Activities; Containment Level 1: Physical Design and Operational Practices; Developing a Comprehensive Biosecurity Plan; and Notification and Reporting Under the Human Pathogens and Toxins Act, and Regulations and the Canadian Biosafety Standard. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news