Outcomes of an integrated care pathway for concurrent major depressive and alcohol use disorders: a multisite prospective cohort study - Samokhvalov AV, Probst C, Awan S, George TP, Le Foll B, Voore P, Rehm J.
BACKGROUND: In 2013, an Integrated Care Pathway (ICP) for concurrent Major Depressive (MDD) and Alcohol Use (AUD) Disorders was developed at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The ICP was further implemented at 8 o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence and intergenerational trauma among Indigenous women - Hoffart R, Jones NA.
The establishment of the Indian Residential Schools by the Canadian federal government to assimilate indigenous peoples to European and Christian ideals has had generational repercussions on Canada's indigenous peoples. Many emotional, physical, and sexual... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

A cross-sectional study of the awareness and implementation of the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace in Canadian Employers - Sheikh MS, Smail-Crevier R, Wang J.
The objectives of this study were to 1) estimate the proportion of Canadian employers who were aware of the Standard, 2) e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Perspectives of Americans and Canadians on the use and function of sex offender registries - Jung S, Allison M, Martin E.
Sex offender registries (SORs) have been established in both Canada and the United States with the auspice of protecting the community from dangerous and violent sexual predators and have been generated as a response to community concerns. Yet, little is k... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Drug patents could be Canada's special weapon in U.S. trade dispute
Should Canada threaten to start the world's first trade war in intellectual property? Some legal experts argue that targeting pharmaceutical patents could give Canada an edge in the current trade dispute with the U.S. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Expert says pressure injuries such as bedsores are preventable
While police investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of Chrissy Dunnington at a long-term care facility in Halifax — expert Corrine McIssac says that the type of sores she had on her body are preventable. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Paramedic Chiefs of Canada hold National Leadership Summit 2018 in Edmonton, Alberta Canada
The Paramedic Chiefs of Canada and their colleagues from across the country gathered in Edmonton, Alberta, June 13-15 to set the stage for the future direction of paramedic systems in Canada. The leadership summit, hosted by Alberta Health Services, focused on key areas such as: systematic improvement, leadership capacity, mental health in the first responder community and leadership competencies developing the paramedic of the future. Thursday's opening keynote was presented by football legend Michael “Pinball” Clemons, founder of the Pinball Clemons Foundation, an organization that empowers youth through...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - June 15, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Paramedic Chiefs of Canada hold National Leadership Summit 2018 in Edmonton, Alberta Canada
The Paramedic Chiefs of Canada and their colleagues from across the country gathered in Edmonton, Alberta, June 13-15 to set the stage for the future direction of paramedic systems in Canada. The leadership summit, hosted by Alberta Health Services, focused on key areas such as: systematic improvement, leadership capacity, mental health in the first responder community and leadership competencies developing the paramedic of the future. Thursday's opening keynote was presented by football legend Michael “Pinball” Clemons, founder of the Pinball Clemons Foundation, an organization that empowers youth through...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 15, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Analyzing the ick factor: U of A study looks at deterrents to being a poop donor
The University of Alberta has only seven people who are regular donors of stool. A study, led by third-year medical student Breanna McSweeney, looked at why people why people donate their fecal matter and what deters others from doing so. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

Obesity Drives Liver Cancer in Developed Nations
Liver cancer incidence is highest in the United Kingdom (9.6 per 100,000 people), followed by 9.2 in the United States, 7.4 in Australia and 6.0 in Canada. The rankings are the same for liver cancer deaths. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bullying in Canada in the 21st century: the moral obligations of parents, teachers, schools and governments - Wilkinson IG.
Despite an abundance of evidence-based intervention programmes available to schools across the country, childhood bullying persists in Canada. This paper looks at various types of bullying behaviour and its often devastating and far-reaching effects. It ex... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Police investigate after woman, 40, dies of complications from bedsore in long-term care facility
Police are investigating if criminal negligence played a role in the death of a woman who was a resident at a long-term care facility in Halifax. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Death of woman hospitalized for 'horrific' bedsore sparks criminal investigation
Police are investigating if criminal negligence played a role in the death of Chrissy Dunnington, 40, a resident at a long-term care facility in Halifax. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Massage therapy self-regulation doesn't go far enough to protect Quebecers, federation says
Despite decades of calls for provincial regulation from within the industry, massage therapy remains largely a patchwork of minimum requirements and codes of conduct and the profession is entirely self-regulating. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Tick talk: Corner Brook vet seeing more animals with bacteria-carrying pests
Ticks found on animals from Port aux Basques to the Northern Peninsula. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/NL Source Type: news

Mom's Facebook post to man who publicly shamed her son with autism goes viral
On June 10, Ashley Wright took her two kids to the Riverview Park and Zoo in Peterborough. Wright's 13 year old son Logan is on the autism spectrum and has other disabilities. "Why do people bring kids like that out in public?" a man yelled at her. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

The prevalence of sexual abuse by K-12 school personnel in Canada, 1997-2017 -
Studies surrounding the sexual abuse of children by school personnel in Canadian contexts are infrequent and often limited in their scope. The present study addresses this drawback with a contribution of data gathered from disciplinary decisions of educato... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Eating lentils instead of rice or potatoes could lower blood sugar and help to prevent diabetes
Researchers at the University of Guelph in Canada found people who swapped half a portion of rice or potato with lentils had lower blood sugar after their meal than those who didn't have lentils. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Venus Medtech launches Venus pulmonary valve implant
Chinese heart valve maker Venus Medtech said today it launched its Venus P-Valve self-expanding pulmonary valve implant in Canada, touting that the first procedures with the valve have been performed in the region. The Venus P-Valve was designed for percutaneous use in native right ventricular outflow tracts, the Hangzhou-baesd company said, and is intended for patients who wish to avoid sternotomy and cardiopulmonary bypasses associated with traditional valve replacement surgeries. The first procedures were performed on two patients who had previously been treated with surgical patch correction for tetralogy of ...
Source: Mass Device - June 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Replacement Heart Valves Venus Medtech Source Type: news

Former colleagues at public inquiry recount work life with nurse Wettlaufer
Former colleagues of Elizabeth Wettlaufer are testifying about what it was like to work with the Ontario nurse who eventually confessed to killing eight patients in her care and trying to kill six others. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/London Source Type: news

Ex-boss was told Wettlaufer was on a 'do not hire' list under maiden name, inquiry hears
A public inquiry looking into how Elizabeth Wettlaufer was able to kill eight elderly patients in her care heard conflicting accounts Thursday about whether the ex-nurse was on a "do not hire" list used by one of Canada's largest nursing home owners early in her career. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/London Source Type: news

Conflicting accounts over whether Wettlaufer was on a 'do not hire' list under maiden name, inquiry hears
A public inquiry looking into how Elizabeth Wettlaufer was able to kill eight elderly patients in her care heard conflicting accounts Thursday about whether the ex-nurse was on a "do not hire" list used by one of Canada's largest nursing home owners early in her career. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/London Source Type: news

Venus Medtech Enters North American Market
First Clinical Implantation of Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve VenusP-Valve in North America was Successfully Performed in Vancouver, Canada HANGZHOU, China and VANCOUVER, Canada, June 14, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- On June 12, 201... Devices, Interventional, Cardiology, Product Launch Venus Medtech, VenusP-Valve, Transcatheter, Pulmonary Valve (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New study proves the UNDENIABLE connection between vaccination and autism
(Natural News) How much longer can those who profit from vaccines deny the connection between autism rates and vaccination? With incriminating evidence like the latest report from the Public Health Agency of Canada, their damage control experts will certainly have their work cut out for them. The agency is about to release its first national... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Former IWK chief financial officer repaid almost $17K in expenses before quitting
The former hospital chief financial officer paid back the bulk of his expenses incurred during his tenure, hospital spokesperson Nick Cox told CBC News. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

From EpiPens to antibiotics, report finds Canada's drug shortages could be getting worse
A study by the C.D. Howe Institute heard from patients who said they had to delay treatments or switch to inferior alternatives because they couldn't fill their prescriptions. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

The molecules that energize babies' hearts
(Hokkaido University) A metabolic process that provides heart muscle with energy fails to mature in newborns with thickened heart walls, according to a Japan-Canada research team. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Wright Medical wins FDA PMA for Augment injectable bone graft
Wright Medical (NSDQ:WMGI) said today it won FDA premarket approval for its Augment injectable bone graft. The bone graft won clearance for the same indications as the Amsterdam-based company’s non-injectable Augment bone graft. The newly cleared Augment Injectable consists of both recombinant human platelet derived growth factor and a blend of Type I collagen and beta tri-calcium phosphate, the company said. “In Canada, my colleagues and I have been using Augment Injectable since 2011 based upon its ideal handling characteristics and impressive clinical results.  FDA approval of Augmen...
Source: Mass Device - June 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Orthopedics Pre-Market Approval (PMA) Regulatory/Compliance wrightmedical Source Type: news

New Brunswick bans chocolate milk, juice sales in public schools
New Brunswick's public schools are getting rid of flavoured milk and juices in a revamped nutrition policy that Education Minister Brian Kenny announced on Wednesday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/New Brunswick Source Type: news

New Brunswick bans chocolate milk, juice sales in schools
New Brunswick public schools are getting rid of flavoured milk and juices in a revamped nutrition policy that Education Minister Brian Kenny announced on Wednesday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/New Brunswick Source Type: news

Changes to food safety rules could lead to faster recalls, federal agency says
Canada is introducing new food safety regulations that the agency involved says could lead to faster recalls at the grocery store. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

TB outbreak in Nain soars to 50 cases
Fifty people in Nain are being treated for tuberculosis, up from six suspected cases in April, although health officials say the spread of the disease is showing signs of slowing. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/NL Source Type: news

No double-check on insulin at nursing home, Wettlaufer public inquiry hears
Nurses had easy access to insulin, and there were few checks to make sure patients were given the right dosage, a former colleague of killer nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/London Source Type: news

Wettlaufer called 'angel of death' by colleague, public inquiry hears
Elizabeth Wettlaufer was referred to as an "angel of death' while she worked at a Woodstock, Ont., nursing home, a former colleague tells a public inquiry. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/London Source Type: news

Wettlaufer was called 'angel of death' by colleague, public inquiry hears
Elizabeth Wettlaufer was referred to as an "angel of death' while she worked at a Woodstock, Ont., nursing home, a former colleague tells a public inquiry. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/London Source Type: news

B.C. priest is not a psychologist, college warns in public safety alert
Father Lucien Paul Larre’s registration with the College of Psychologists of B.C. was cancelled in 2008, and he signed an agreement saying he would not apply for reinstatement. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Physician 'on hands and knees begging' to become rural doctor quits medicine
A former medical resident says she never imagined that switching specialties would take her down a nightmare path that led her to quit the field, despite offering to sign a 10-year agreement to work in rural Nova Scotia. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Many Canadians diagnosed with colorectal cancer too late, despite availability of screening
Colorectal cancer is the second-most deadly type in Canada, after lung cancer, but many of those lives could be saved through screening, new statistics suggest. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

4 ways consumerism will affect women's health practices
The rise of consumerism in healthcare is a growing trend, affecting everything...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: How IT innovation can improve healthcare in Canada Are you ready for a radiologist shortage? Facebook Live from HIMSS 2018: Day 1 5 steps to improve your imaging IT strategy (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

FDA Approves Keytruda (pembrolizumab) for Treatment of Refractory or Relapsed Primary Mediastinal Large B-Cell Lymphoma (PMBCL)
KENILWORTH, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE) June 13, 2018 --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 Keytruda, the company ’s anti-PD-1 therapy, for the... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - June 13, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

FDA Approves Keytruda (pembrolizumab) for Previously Treated Patients with Recurrent or Metastatic Cervical Cancer Whose Tumors Express PD-L1
KENILWORTH, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE) June 12, 2018 --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 Keytruda, the company ’s anti-PD-1 therapy, for the... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - June 12, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Mental health impacts for homeowners with flooded basements long after water recedes, says study
The victims of basement flooding continue to be stressed out about it long after they've finished cleaning up, according to new research released by the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at the University of Waterloo. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Windsor Source Type: news

Here ’s How Many Young People Are Seeing Unwanted Sexual Content Online
More young people have access to the Internet than ever before, and researchers are trying to understand what risks are involved. A new study published Tuesday in the Journal of Adolescent Health, reports that one in five youths are seeing unwanted sexual material online—and one in nine are getting unwanted requests for sexual material from their peers or adults. Study author Sheri Madigan, a child and adolescent psychologist, says that many young clients have described their risky online behaviors to her. “Some teens I worked with set up meetings offline with strangers they had met online,” she says. &ld...
Source: TIME: Health - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Research Source Type: news

Caressant Care nurses expected to testify at Wettlaufer inquiry
The former director of nursing and two registered nurses from the Caressant Care Home — where nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer killed seven patients — are expected to testify in St. Thomas, Ont. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/London Source Type: news

Wettlaufer's former boss tells inquiry nurses have access to many deadly medications
The former director of nursing at Woodstock's Caressant Care home — where nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer killed seven patients — is wrapping up her testimony at a public inquiry in St. Thomas, Ont.. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/London Source Type: news

No autopsy done in suspicious death of 1 of Wettlaufer's patients, colleague testifies
A hospital physician who treated one of former nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer's victims recommended that the coroner be called if the patient died, according to Wettlaufer's former colleague Karen Routledge. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/London Source Type: news

Earlier menopause onset in teen mothers
Teenage mothers, and those from poorer countries, are more likely to have an earlier menopause and need a hysterectomy, according to research presented at the World Congress of Menopause in Canada.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

How children can take part in fasting for Ramadan
Around the world, millions of Muslims mark Ramadan, observing a strict fast from dawn to sunset for 30 days. While fasting isn't mandatory for kids, many want to take part as a way to connect to their faith and community. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

Overdose death leads to calls for education, decriminalization
The body of a man who had a fatal overdose was dropped off at an Ottawa hospital Sunday morning, an incident that has health workers questioning what more can be done to educate opioid users about their options. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Ottawa Source Type: news

Overdose death prompts calls for education, decriminalization
The body of a man who apparently died of a drug overdose was dropped off at an Ottawa hospital Sunday morning, an incident that has health workers questioning what more can be done to educate opioid users about their options. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Ottawa Source Type: news