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Green tea supplements warning after teen's organ damage
Health Canada has ordered stronger warnings on green tea extract product labels after Madeline Papineau, 17,took ill. Scores of cases have been reported in the media worldwide. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flu Shot Could Help Your Kid Avoid Hospital
FRIDAY, Nov. 17, 2017 -- There's an easy way for parents to help cut their child's chances of ending up in the hospital with the flu -- get them vaccinated, researchers say. For the new study, the Canadian researchers analyzed the medical records of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 17, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Newly available drug secobarbital could boost number of self-administered assisted deaths
Only a tiny percentage of Canadians who've received medical assistance to end their lives has chosen to self-administer a lethal drug cocktail. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Canadians Root For An Underdog Health Policy Idea From The U.S.
A center created by the Affordable Care Act to foster innovations in health care is at risk in Donald Trump's U.S. But some Canadian health analysts see it as a model for curbing health care's cost.(Image credit: Jay Mallin/Bloomberg via Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Shefali Luthra Source Type: news

Comparing perceived adequacy of help received among different classes of individuals with severe mental disorders at five-year follow-up: a longitudinal cluster analysis - Fleury MJ, Grenier G, Bamvita JM.
This study developed a typology describing change in the perceived adequacy of help received among 204 individuals with severe mental disorders, 5  years after transfer to the community following a major mental health reform in Quebec (Canada). Participant... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Hazard identification and risk assessment for improving farm safety on Canadian farms - Chattha HS, Corscadden KW, Zaman QU.
Agriculture is one of the most hazardous industries worldwide. The number of serious accidents on farms, despite sophisticated technology, development of effective prevention methods, and high-quality training and improved skill levels of farmers, is still... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Former FDA Official to Conduct Popular ComplianceOnline Seminar on...
ComplianceOnline, the leading GRC advisory network, and ex-FDA official, Peggy Berry, will conduct a two day seminar on eCTD Submissions of IND and NDA/BLA to the US FDA, EU and Canada.(PRWeb November 17, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/11/prweb14927813.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - November 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What Exactly Motivates and Retains Health Workers —and How Do We Measure It?
November 16, 2017The quirks, preferences, and priorities that drive our decisions are tough to nail down.Human beings do weird things sometimes.Or maybe the things we do as individuals onlyseem weird to others because they don ’t know our particular quirks, preferences, and priorities. Think about it: Why do you live where you live? How did you choose your job? What makes you go back to work day after day? The answers are different for us all.Maybe we want to live close to our family. Maybe we love the city life, or our hometown is the only place we want to live. Or maybe we choose our jobs based on what pays the bes...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Drug squad officer dies of fentanyl overdose, leaving police with 'more questions than answers'
Toronto police issued a statement Thursday afternoon saying a constable with the drug squad died of a fentanyl overdose back in April. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Drug squad officer dies of fentanyl overdose, leaving Toronto police with 'more questions than answers'
Toronto police issued a statement Thursday afternoon saying a constable with the drug squad died of a fentanyl overdose back in April. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Toronto police criticized for not disclosing drug squad officer's fentanyl overdose sooner
Toronto police issued a statement Thursday afternoon saying a constable with the drug squad died of a fentanyl overdose back in April. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Overdose calls jump 28% but Toronto police still aren't carrying naloxone kits
Toronto Police have received a 28 per cent increase in overdose calls so far this year, but officers still don't carry naloxone - a drug that can potentially save the lives of opioid users. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Unapproved stem cell therapies on the market in Canada
Private clinics are performing unproven stem cell procedures on patients across Canada even though Health Canada says all cell therapies are considered “drugs” and require federal approval before they can be legally used on human patients. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

MARKETPLACE | Health Canada toughens green tea extract warnings
Health Canada has announced it wants a more explicit warning on the labels on green tea extract products due to concerns about the risk of liver injury. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Health Canada toughens green tea extract warnings
Health Canada has announced it wants a more explicit warning on the labels on green tea extract products due to concerns about the risk of liver injury. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Intelerad posts prosperous fiscal 2017
Canadian PACS vendor Intelerad Medical Systems is reporting record growth in...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Intelerad inks contract with Aris Radiology Intelerad completes Fla. PACS installation Intelerad joins forces with MedCurrent Intelerad launches new cloud-based service Intelerad debuts new layout management system (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Don't Fret Delays in Treating Colon Cancer, Study Suggests
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 15, 2017 -- Delays in colon cancer treatment may not increase the risk of death, according to a new study. Canadian researchers examined data from more than 900 people diagnosed with stage 1 to stage 3 colon cancer. Some began... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 15, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Eczema babies' risk of asthma predictable at one
A study by McMaster University in Canada found having eczema alone does not raise asthma and allergies risks. But infants with a certain anitbody are at higher risk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study finds asthma and food allergies predictable at age 1
(McMaster University) Using data from more than 2,300 children from across Canada participating in the CHILD Study, the researchers evaluated the presence of AD and allergic sensitization at age one. When the children were three years of age, the researchers performed a clinical assessment to determine the presence of asthma, allergic rhinitis, food allergy and AD. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Parents' convictions in son's meningitis death upheld by Alberta Appeal Court
A panel of Alberta judges has dismissed the appeal of a couple found guilty of failing to provide the necessaries of life to their 19-month-old son, who died of meningitis in 2012. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

To grow teen athletes, let kids try lots of sports
(Reuters Health) - The best way to get teens to play sports may be to let them sample a variety of different athletic pursuits earlier in childhood, a Canadian study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

LabCorp firm partners with Canadian company to offer diagnostic tests for medical marijuana
Dynacare, a Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings company, is partnering with MedReleaf Corp., a Canadian firm, to offer genetic diagnostic tests for medical cannabis.   The test, called ReleafDxTM, analyzes a patient’s DNA and health conditions, and seeks to help physicians determine what dosage of medical marijuana should be prescribed and which cannabis product will work best for an individual.  “Genetic tests are a part of the growing trend towards per sonalized medicine across the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 14, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

Surgeons repair spina bifida in fetus for first time in Canada, hospitals say
For the first time in Canada, a team of surgeons has successfully performed in-utero surgery to repair a form of spina bifida, two Toronto hospitals say. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Surgeons repair spina bifida in fetus for 1st time in Canada, hospitals say
For the first time in Canada, a team of surgeons has successfully performed in-utero surgery to repair a form of spina bifida, two Toronto hospitals say. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Pay-for-access online doctors move N.S. into 'dangerous territory'
A company providing access to doctors online for a fee has expanded into Nova Scotia and the body that regulates the practice of medicine in the province says it has a number of concerns with the practice. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Pay-for-access online doctors move N.S. into 'dangerous territory,' college warns
A company providing access to doctors online for a fee has expanded into Nova Scotia and the body that regulates the practice of medicine in the province says it has a number of concerns with the practice. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Nodule count on CT not linked to lung cancer risk
Does a higher number of lung nodules detected on baseline CT screens indicate...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: New solid nodules may increase lung cancer risk Canadian risk model boosts CT lung screening efficiency Study: CT screening would cut lung cancer deaths in China Subsolid lung nodule assessment with CT evolves Results of European CT screening trial can be widely applied (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 14, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

GE gets clearance for HD contrast mammography
GE Healthcare has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Reuters: GE explores sale of health IT business GE Healthcare numbers stand out in gloomy Q3 FDA clears GE's patient-assisted compression mammo unit GE signs cyclotron partnership with Canadian firm GE gets FDA nod for new Signa Premier MRI (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 14, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

GE CEO: Healthcare core part of company's future
Healthcare is one of a core of businesses that industrial conglomerate GE plans...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Reuters: GE explores sale of health IT business GE Healthcare numbers stand out in gloomy Q3 FDA clears GE's patient-assisted compression mammo unit GE signs cyclotron partnership with Canadian firm GE gets FDA nod for new Signa Premier MRI (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 14, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Denial Of Appellate Attorney Fees In Disability Dispute Was An Abuse Of Discretion
SAN FRANCISCO - The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Oct. 31 reversed a district court's denial of attorney fees to a disability plan acting on behalf the plan participant after determining that the plan is entitled to collect the attorney fees it incurred as result of the disability insurer's appeal and that the district court's denial of attorney fees was an abuse of discretion (John Paul Micha M.D., v. Sun Life Assurance Of Canada, Inc., No. 16-55053, 9th Cir., 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 21800). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - November 14, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Aspirin can prevent heart attacks after noncardiac surgery in patients with prior PCI
(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine& Dentistry) A Canadian-led study has found that perioperative aspirin can prevent heart-related complications after major noncardiac surgery in patients with previous percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) such as an angioplasty or stent. The study found that for every 1,000 patients with PCI, giving them aspirin at the time of noncardiac surgery would prevent 59 heart attacks and cause eight major bleeding events. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Shoppers Drug Mart posts job for medical marijuana brand manager
Shoppers Drug Mart is looking to hire a medical marijuana brand manager as it tries to position itself in the burgeoning cannabis market, even though it is not currently legal to distribute the drug through pharmacies. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Bublé​ announces return to the stage following son's cancer diagnosis
Canadian crooner Michael Bublé will return to the stage in the U.K. in July for the first time since he and his wife, actress Luisana Lopilato, suspended their careers to focus on their eldest son who was diagnosed with cancer last year. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Entertainment Source Type: news

Sectra signs Saudi Arabian company
PACS vendor Sectra has entered into a partnership with El Seif Development...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Sectra adds new support for machine learning Sectra inks Philippines distributor agreement Sectra signs Temple University Sectra secures UC San Diego PACS contract Sectra expands presence in Canada (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 13, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Another Agropur Comté cheese recalled for Listeria
Another batch of Comté firm-ripened cheese from Agropur Import collection has been recalled due to possible Listeria infection. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/PEI Source Type: news

Workplace violence among female sex workers who use drugs in Vancouver, Canada: does client-targeted policing increase safety? - Prangnell A, Shannon K, Nosova E, Debeck K, Milloy MJ, Kerr T, Hayashi K.
Workplace violence, by clients or predators, poses serious negative health consequences for sex workers. In 2013, the Vancouver (British Columbia), Canada Police Department changed their guidelines with the goal of increasing safety for sex workers by focu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

A traumatic tale of two cities: does EMS level of care and transportation model affect survival in patients with trauma at level 1 trauma centres in two neighbouring Canadian provinces? - Rouse C, Hayre J, French J, Fraser J, Watson I, Benjamin S, Chisholm A, Sealy B, Erdogan M, Green RS, Stoica G, Atkinson P.
BACKGROUND: Two distinct Emergency Medical Services (EMS) systems exist in Atlantic Canada. Nova Scotia operates an Advanced Emergency Medical System (AEMS) and New Brunswick operates a Basic Emergency Medical System (BEMS). We sought to determine if survi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Families First Home Visiting programme reduces population-level child health and social inequities - Chartier M, Nickel NC, Chateau D, Enns JE, Isaac MR, Katz A, Sarkar J, Burland E, Taylor C, Brownell M.
BACKGROUND: Home visiting has been shown to reduce child maltreatment and improve child health outcomes. In this observational study, we explored whether Families First, a home visiting programme in Manitoba, Canada, decreased population-level inequities i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

New tool identifies headache patients at risk of aneurysms in emergency department
(Canadian Medical Association Journal) A new tool to identify potentially fatal aneurysms in patients with headaches who seem otherwise well will help emergency departments to identify high-risk patients, improve survival rates and cut out unnecessary imaging, according to new research published in CMAJ. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Exposure to benzene during pregnancy: a pilot study raises concerns in British Columbia
(University of Montreal) Universit é de Montr é al research reveals that 29 pregnant women living near natural-gas hydraulic fracturing sites had a median concentration of a benzene biomarker in their urine that was 3.5 times higher than that found in women from the general Canadian population. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Report shows Ontario government knew of mercury contamination near Grassy Narrows 30 years ago
Grassy Narrows First Nation will be reviewing all its options in the wake of a report that shows the province knew nearly 30 years ago that a nearby mill site upstream from the community was contaminated with mercury, the community's chief says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Thunder Bay Source Type: news

Toxic proteins that cause Alzheimer's can develop in your liver and kidneys, then migrate to the brain like cancer, shocking new study finds
(Natural News) No one really knows what causes Alzheimer’s, but recent studies on the disease are promising. Researchers at the University of British Columbia in Canada have discovered that Alzheimer’s-causing proteins can be formed in the liver and the kidneys, and then transported to the brain through the blood. These toxic proteins, known as beta-amyloids,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Immune system intelligence: Your biochemistry "morphs" to defend against new parasites
(Natural News) Researchers discovered how the immune systems of certain species evolve to better adapt to new parasitic threats, all the while maintaining critical immune function that remained virtually unchanged for over millions of years, in a study published in the journal Nature Communications. Scientists from the University of East Anglia, U.K. and Dalhousie University, Canada... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How a high-fat diet helped curb a Laval child's daily seizures
When she was just two years old, Tiana Raposo from Laval started having up to 500 seizures every single day, and nothing seemed to help keep the attacks under control. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Exploring the History & Treatment of PTSD: An Interview with Dr. Paula P. Schnurr
As we celebrate Veterans Day (and Remembrance Day in Canada) and honoring military veterans, many of us think back to World War I but also many other wars throughout history. I recalled the 1980s, when Iran was engaged in an almost decade-long war with Iraq, and millions were killed or injured on both sides. In the West, the older generations may recall World War II and the Vietnam War, while the younger ones remember the more recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. We think of the millions who have fought, who have come back with injuries, and those who died serving their countries. But the numbers we rarely think about: How...
Source: Psych Central - November 11, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Arash Emamzadeh Tags: Interview Medications PTSD Trauma Treatment Combat Trauma Posttraumatic Stress Disorder PSTD Traumatic Experiences veterans Veterans day Source Type: news

SECOND OPINION | Is religious belief hard-wired into the brain?
Scientists test the hypothesis that humans are born believers by following pilgrims on the famous Camino de Santiago in Spain. Also, remembering Canada's Dr. Elizabeth Stern, a scientist whose pioneering cancer research is still saving lives. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Global Health: In Africa, Rural Clinics Entice Pregnant Women With ‘ Baby Pictures ’
Many pregnant women in poor countries don ’ t see a doctor until they are in labor. In Uganda, that changed when clinics began advertising ultrasounds. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Pregnancy and Childbirth Uganda Canada Ultrasonic Imaging and Sonograms Bridge to Health Source Type: news

'It's going to save lives': Drug testing machine to be piloted in Vancouver amid overdose crisis
A portable machine will be used in conjunction with fentanyl test strips to check drugs for a wide range of contaminants at Insite and Powell Street Getaway, two safe injection sites in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside neighbourhood. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

It pays to live on an island: N.L., P.E.I. least stressed provinces
The economic prospects on the East Coast may not be the best in the country, but people living there don't seem to be too worried about it. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/PEI Source Type: news