Pandemic Stress Keeps Many From Exercising
MONDAY, April 19, 2021 -- Exercise can provide a much-needed mental health boost during the COVID-19 pandemic. But stress and anxiety may hold you back, new research suggests. According to a survey by researchers at McMaster University in Canada,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 19, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

What experts say about the COVID-19 vaccine and menstruation, mammograms and more
Four health experts told CBC News there are key findings women can keep in mind when getting the COVID-19 vaccine — particularly if they are pregnant, booking a mammogram or a fertility treatment, or wondering whether it can disrupt their menstrual cycle. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Association of source country gender inequality with experiencing assault and poor mental health among young female immigrants to Ontario, Canada - Lebenbaum M, Stukel TA, Saunders NR, Lu H, Urquia M, Kurdyak P, Guttmann A.
BACKGROUND: Gender inequality varies across countries and is associated with poor outcomes including violence against women and depression. Little is known about the relationship of source county gender inequality and poor health outcomes in female immigra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Cannabis legalization and adolescent cannabis use: explanation of paradoxical findings - Smyth BP, Cannon M.
Cannabis legalization has been a controversial topic for the past decade. Colorado was the first state in the United States to legalize cannabis for recreational use in 2012. Canada opted to legalize adult use in 2018. In spite of pleas opposing legalizati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Involuntary stabilization care of youth who overdose: a call for evidence- and ethics-informed substance use policy - Goodyear T, Robinson S, Jenkins E, Gagnon M, Mitchell K, Knight R.
As is the case across Canada, the province of British Columbia is in the midst of an opioid overdose crisis. In response to the devastating impacts of this crisis on youth (under 19  years of age), the provincial government is considering amending the Ment... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Cannabis use in patients treated for opioid use disorder pre- and post-recreational cannabis legalization in Canada - Rosic T, Sanger N, Panesar B, Foster G, Marsh DC, Rieb L, Thabane L, Worster A, Samaan Z.
BACKGROUND: As the legalization of recreational cannabis becomes more widespread, its impact on individuals with substance use disorders must be studied. Amidst an ongoing opioid crisis, Canada's legalization of recreational cannabis in October 2018 provid... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Media constructions of Indigenous women in sexual assault cases: reflections from Australia and Canada - Cripps K.
In 2011, in Australia and Canada, two Aboriginal women - Lynette Daley and Cindy Gladue - died in suspicious circumstances suggestive of sexual homicide. At the time of their deaths, little media attention was given to their cases. However, several years l... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Under 30 and sexually active? It's a good idea to get tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea
(Canadian Medical Association Journal) Anyone sexually active under age 30 should be offered testing for chlamydia and gonorrhea, according to a new guideline from the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ontario, Alberta to lower minimum age for AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine to 40 from 55
Ontario will start offering the AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine to people 40 years of age and over starting Tuesday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Moderna hasn't breached its vaccine contract despite repeated delivery concerns: Anand
Moderna has not violated its contractual obligations with Canada, Procurement Minister Anita Anand says, despite continued setbacks over promised COVID-19 vaccine deliveries to this country. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Student leaders cry out for support in federal budget, wary of long-term pandemic consequences
The coronavirus pandemic has dealt multiple blows to Canadian students in post-secondary, altering their schooling and drastically affecting their job options. Student leaders and experts are calling for more help ahead of Monday's federal budget.   (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News Source Type: news

What you can and cannot do now that Ontario has tightened its stay-at-home order
Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced new restrictions on Friday that tighten the stay-at-home order already in place across the province. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Integration of in situ simulation into an emergency department code orange exercise in a tertiary care trauma referral center - Carmichael H, Mastoras G, Nolan C, Tan H, Tochkin J, Poulin C, Willmore A, Posner G.
OBJECTIVES: Disaster-preparedness and response are a commonly overlooked aspect of hospital policy and can frequently be outdated and undertested. Simulation-based education has become a core education modality within Canadian medical training programs. We... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Here — once again — is why B.C. isn't planning on increasing restrictions soon
Weeks into B.C.’s third wave, with cases still around 1,000 a day and hospitalizations still increasing to new heights every day, there are some who would like the government to do more.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Ontario's failure to control the third wave has implications for all of Canada
Ontario’s failure to control the third wave of the pandemic has led to a massive surge in COVID-19 in hospitals with devastating consequences on the delivery of health care to millions of Canadians.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Ontario to limit outdoor gatherings amid wave of infections
The premier of Canada’s most populous province says he will be limiting outdoor gatherings to those in the same household and will close playgrounds and golf courses amid a record wave of coronavirus infections fueled by variants (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Trudeau warns Canada faces a serious third wave of Covid-19 cases as officials toughen lockdown measures
Canada is scrambling to deal with a punishing third wave of the pandemic as several provinces have broken records for new daily cases of... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alberta, Canada, unanimously passes law recognizing the Armenian Genocide and other genocides
The Legislative Assembly of Alberta recently passed a Law, unanimously recognizing the Armenia (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study sheds light on ten reasons why the coronavirus is airborne
Therefore, public health measures that fail to treat the virus as predominantly airborne leave people unprotected and allow the virus to spread, according to six experts from the UK, USA and Canada, including Jose-Luis Jimenez, a chemist at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) and the University of Colorado Boulder. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hong Kongers say they're being targeted by Chinese agents on Canadian soil
Hong Kongers living in Canada report feeling harassed and targeted by Chinese agents on home soil, and say the federal government and... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19: The Makings of a Third World War
By Selim JahanApr 16 2021 (IPS-Partners) When we were growing up in the sixties during the time of the Cold War between the USA and the then Soviet Union, we would often hear about a possible Third World War. Sometimes, the situation would get so heated that people would fear the Third World War might not be far away. I still remember the events in 1961, when the threats and counter-threats between President John Kennedy and Prime Minister Nikita Khrushchev over the Bay of Pigs reached such an extreme level that a Third World War seemed imminent. Sixty years have passed since then—and no, there hasn’t been a T...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Selim Jahan Tags: Health Humanitarian Emergencies Source Type: news

Moderna Cuts U.K., Canada Shipments on Supply-Chain Woes
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Moderna slashing vaccine deliveries to Canada, but Pfizer steps up with 8 million more doses
Moderna will send far fewer COVID-19 shots to Canada this month than originally planned as the company grapples with production issues at its facilities in Europe. But its main competitor, Pfizer, has said it will send millions more doses to Canada in May, June and beyond — a commitment that will more than cover the shortfall from Moderna. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Canadian Medical Association issues 'urgent' call for unprecedented measures to fight pandemic
The Canadian Medical Association has issued a plea for a number of what it calls "unprecedented" measures to address rising COVID-19 case numbers in many provinces across the country. Among them, stricter public health measures, more national collaboration and sharing resources across provinces. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Friday
The Ontario government is under pressure to take further steps to curb climbing third-wave coronavirus transmission across the province, with experts urging Friday for an extended stay-at-home order to last at least two weeks longer than planned. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

The Unexpected Ways Climate Change is Reshaping College Education
In 2018, Scott McAulay had a “Wizard of Oz moment.” He was a final-year architecture student at the University of Strathclyde in Scotland when the U.N. published a report warning that the world had 12 years to transform society to avoid catastrophic, irreversible climate change. Buildings, the report said, account for 20% of energy-related global greenhouse-gas emissions, and the architecture and construction sectors needed to rapidly overhaul their practices. Sitting in classes, McAulay had a sinking feeling: his professors, the wizards behind the curtain, had no magical solution. “We’re talking ab...
Source: TIME: Science - April 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Ciara Nugent Tags: Uncategorized climate change feature Londontime Magazine TIME 2030 Source Type: news

After false starts and supply glitches, Canada's immunization campaign makes progress
The mass vaccination campaign to immunize adults against COVID-19 is now well underway after a series of false starts and severe supply disruptions. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Canada has right to turn back asylum-seekers at U.S. land border points, appeals court rules
Asylum seekers and refugees’ advocates suffer a setback in their attempt to overturn a bilateral pact that allows Canada to turn back... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: Covid-19 Strategies for Vaccinating the Continent
[Africa Trade Desk] Join us on Monday, April 19th at 10am EST for a forum titled, " COVID-19 in Africa: Strategies for Vaccinating the Continent. " This event is in collaboration with The Constituency for Africa (CFA) (Washington DC), AfroGlobal Television and All Africa.   We have invited the participation of The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business . (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Moderna delays expected to push back vaccine deliveries by more than a week
Moderna is facing a persistent "quality assurance" backlog at its production facilities — a roadblock that has resulted in days-long delivery delays for doses destined for Canada, the military commander leading vaccine logistics said today. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

The effect of a microbial ecosystem therapeutic (MET-2) on recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection: a phase 1, open-label, single-group trial, The lancet
This study is registered with ClinicalTrials.gov, NCT02865616 FINDINGS: Between Sept 19, 2018, and Feb 28, 2020, we enrolled 19 adult patients with at least two episodes of mild to moderate C difficile infection (median age 65 years [IQR 56-67]; 12 women [63%], seven men [37%]). Recurrent C difficile infection was absent at day 40 in 15 (79%) of 19 patients after initial treatment, increasing to 18 (95%) 40 days after retreatment. No mortality associated with C difficile infection, infections associated with MET-2 treatment, or other serious adverse events were observed. The most common self-limited, mild to moderate sympt...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Our situation is dire,' top health official says as Ontario sees 4,736 new COVID-19 cases
Ontario reported 4,736 new cases of COVID-19 and a third-wave high of 29 more deaths of people with the illness on Thursday as total hospitalizations climbed to more than 1,900. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Valeo Pharma Announces Commercial Launch of Redesca(TM) and Redesca HP(TM)
Shipments have commenced across Canada National sales coverage in full deployment through a dedicated key account managers team Private and public reimbursement activities on target MONTREAL, April 15, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network... Biopharmaceuticals, Product Launch Valeo Pharma, Redesca , Redesca HP, heparin, biosimilar (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Thursday
Health officials in Nunavut reported the territory's first confirmed case of COVID-19 in weeks on Wednesday, while Yukon's top doctor said that the P1 variant of concern has been detected in the territory. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Ten reasons why the coronavirus is airborne
(University of Colorado at Boulder) There is consistent, strong evidence that the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, is predominantly transmitted through the air, according to a new assessment published today in the medical journal Lancet. Therefore, public health measures that fail to treat the virus as predominantly airborne leave people unprotected and allow the virus to spread, according to six experts from the UK, USA and Canada, including Jose-Luis Jimenez, chemist at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) and University of Colorado Boulder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ultrasound useful for COVID-19 in the ICU, but clear protocols are key
Ultrasound has played a key role in the intensive care unit (ICU) during th...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Researchers tout promise of contrast ultrasound at AIUM 2021 POCUS achieves new heights in Mount Everest rescue AI can guide POCUS exams by novice users in the COVID ICU POCUS goes airborne at Canadian helicopter service AIUM updates ultrasound safety guidelines for COVID-19 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 14, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Hospitalized mom, 24, pleads with Quebecers to take pandemic seriously
At 24 years old, Roxane Smith thought she would never even catch COVID-19, but after 11 days in hospital with a feeding tube in her nose, the young mother of three is begging Quebec residents to take the pandemic seriously. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Canada Talking to J & J About Setback as PM Frets Over Variants Canada Talking to J & J About Setback as PM Frets Over Variants
Canada said it was talking to J& J about reports that its vaccine might cause rare blood clots, while Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said a surge in dangerous virus variants could threaten progress made so far.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 14, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Wednesday
Four Canadian provinces reported four-digit totals of new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, as pandemic-related concerns prompted school officials in Calgary to prepare to send students in grades 7 to 12 home for a two-week period. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

After safety review, Health Canada says people shouldn't hesitate to get AstraZeneca vaccine
Following reports of rare blood clotting events among some who have received the AstraZeneca vaccine, Health Canada officials said Wednesday they still believe the product is safe — and Canadians should have no qualms about rolling up their sleeves for it when the time comes. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Wait Times for Canadian Patients Cost Over $2B in Lost Wages Before COVID-19
Fraser Institute study reveals long waits for medical treatment and surgery cost Canadians almost $2.8 billion in lost wages and productivity in 2020 (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - April 14, 2021 Category: Disability Tags: Canada Disability News Source Type: news

The Sleeping Beauties by Suzanne O ’Sullivan review – 21st century health mysteries
Sleeping sickness, strange behaviour and mass hysteria ... a neurologist makes sense of ‘psychosomatic’ illnessIn Sweden in recent years, hundreds of children of refugee families have fallen into coma-like states and not woken up again, sometimes for months or years. Dozens of people in three Nicaraguan communities have had tremors, convulsions, breathing difficulties and hallucinations that make them fight with superhuman strength and run into the jungle. Diplomats in Cuba, experiencing headaches, dizziness, tinnitus and fatigue, became convinced that they were victims of a new and terrifying sonic weapon. Old...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Katy Guest Tags: Health, mind and body books Culture Psychology Source Type: news

Lessons from Quebec City's gym outbreak, one of Canada's largest COVID-19 superspreading events
We still don’t know exactly how it started, but the outbreak has become one of the largest recorded COVID-19 superspreading events in Canada. Experts say it serves as a cautionary tale as the country contends with more transmissible variants of the coronavirus. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Ontario is adding hundreds of ICU beds. But does it have the resources to support them?
As ICU admissions continue to soar in Ontario, the province says it's adding 350 more ICU beds by the end of the week. But just how much of an impact can more beds have when health-care experts say critical care is already pushed to the brink? (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Alberta NDP would likely form majority if election held today, new poll suggests
If an election in Alberta were held today, the NDP would likely win a majority as support for the governing United Conservative Party plummets, according to a new poll commissioned by CBC News.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Here's how COVID-19 outbreaks inside Hamilton's Juravinski Hospital started and grew
A top health official at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) has broken down how COVID-19 spread inside Juravinski Hospital and caused five outbreaks in December. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Hamilton Source Type: news

Canadian medical students in St. Vincent pull 'all-nighters' to help evacuees after volcano eruptions
Claire Matlock went from handling final exams as a medical student in St. Vincent to helping people devastated by the La Soufrière volcano eruption — and the volunteer efforts of the Kitchener, Ont., resident and her friends have extended far beyond expectations. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Kitchener-Waterloo Source Type: news

Why the U.S. recommended suspending Johnson & Johnson's vaccine, and what it means for Canada
On Tuesday, the U.S. recommended putting on hold the use of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Here's what we know about what led the U.S. to make this decision, and what it could mean for Canada. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on April 13
Quebec Premier Francois Legault announced Tuesday that the province is extending emergency measures for another week in three regions, until April 25, as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Canada confirms 1st case of rare blood clot after AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine
The first case of a rare but potentially fatal blood clot has been recorded in a woman in Canada after receiving the AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news