Woman, 42, wakes up with a BLACK EYE and swollen face after being scratched by her cat
Heidi Plamping, of Alberta, Canada, had been trying to calm down her cat, Storm, who was scared. After receiving scratches to the face and arm, a reaction worsened over the next five days. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Food insecurity rising in Nunavut since launch of Nutrition North: study
Food insecurity in Nunavut has gotten worse since the introduction of the Nutrition North program in 2011, according to a study published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/North Source Type: news

Food insecurity in Nunavut increased after Nutrition North Canada introduced
(Joule Inc.) Food insecurity, meaning inadequate or insecure access to food because of a lack of money, has worsened in Nunavut communities since the introduction of the federal government's Nutrition North Canada program in 2011, found research published in CMAJ. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Challenges of Formulating Cannabinoids, New Webinar Hosted by Xtalks
As the Canadian cannabis industry prepares to take a giant leap forward following new product approvals in October 2019, companies must face the challenges of forming safe and effective cannabis...(PRWeb May 21, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/challenges_of_formulating_cannabinoids_new_webinar_hosted_by_xtalks/prweb16322314.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 21, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Join Guttmacher at the Women Deliver 2019 Conference
The Guttmacher Institute is proud to participate in theWomen Deliver 2019 Conference in Vancouver, Canada, from June 3-6. Women Deliver brings together world leaders, advocates, policymakers, researchers and media for the largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights and well-being of girls and women. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - May 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Looking to terminate, but nowhere to turn? Abortion doulas can help
Birth doulas help expectant mothers — but for women wanting to know more about options to terminate a pregnancy, these counselors-in-training can lend a helping hand. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nfld. & Labrador Source Type: news

Abortion doulas help women with nowhere else to turn
Birth doulas help expectant mothers — but for women wanting to know more about options to terminate a pregnancy, these counselors-in-training can lend a helping hand. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nfld. & Labrador Source Type: news

Happy rebirthday: What it's like to experience your first pulse in over a year | Point of view
Adrienne Mahoney suffers from a rare autoimmune disorder that caused her heart to all but fail. She lived precipitously with a device to assist her heart's function, until it came time for a full heart transplant this year. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatchewan Source Type: news

Could U.S. appetite for cheaper Canadian drugs affect our supply?
How Americans are able to get a valid Canadian prescription varies. But right now, it isn't impacting Canada's health-care system or supply. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Quiet resurgence: Americans coming north to fill prescriptions on the rise again
How Americans are able to get a valid Canadian prescription varies. But right now, it isn't impacting Canada's health-care system or supply. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Living in a remote location is associated with avoidable death. Why is that?
A study by Statistics Canada has found that Canadians living in remote areas have higher chances of unnecessary death — avoidable mortality — than those living in heavily populated areas. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Health units worried about Ontario's plans to consolidate 35 agencies into 10
Public health units across Ontario are raising concerns about a sweeping amalgamation of their services planned by the province, saying the changes could affect the delivery of programs and lead to layoffs. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Event billed as 'national pharmacare forum' dominated by groups opposed to universal drug plan
Canada's minister of health Ginette Petitpas Taylor faced criticism for being the keynote speaker at an event billed as a "national pharmacare forum" that was dominated by industries and groups that oppose a universal single-payer national drug plan. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

'We're just like everybody else': New play tackles misconceptions about disabilities, love and sex
A new theatre production in New Westminster, B.C., wants its audience to consider what dating, romance and sex is like for people with disabilities. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

'Stem cell' therapies offered at private clinics need to be approved as drugs, Health Canada says
Across Canada, private clinics charge thousands of dollars for injections and IV therapies using what they claim are stem cells. This week, Health Canada ruled that those cell therapies are drugs that must be approved. But so far, the agency has not ordered clinics to stop doing the procedures. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Legal in Canada, but barriers to abortion remain, advocates say
While abortion remains legal in Canada, some abortion rights advocates say women continue to face hurdles in accessing the procedure. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Abortion barriers in Canada are back in spotlight following passage of abortion bans in U.S.
While abortion remains legal in Canada, some abortion rights advocates say women continue to face hurdles in accessing the procedure. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Too much screen time tied to school problems even in little kids
(Reuters Health) - Kindergarteners who get more than two hours of screen time a day may be more likely to have behavior and attention problems in school than their classmates who spend less time in front of televisions, smartphones and tablets, a Canadian study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Call Info-Santé before inundating clinics over fear of measles, Montreal specialist says
Montreal health authorities are working with local clinics and hospitals to prevent a possible measles outbreak, but where people can go if they’re worried about being infected or in need of a booster shot isn’t being made public. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

How Some Generic Drugs Could Do More Harm Than Good
For the 16 years that Dr. Brian Westerberg, a Canadian surgeon, worked volunteer missions at the Mulago National Referral Hospital in Kampala, Uganda, scarcity was the norm. The patients usually exceeded the 1,500 allotted beds. Running water was once cut off when the debt-ridden hospital was unable to pay its bills. On some of his early trips, Westerberg even brought over drugs from Canada in order to treat patients. But as low-cost generics made in India and China became widely available through Uganda’s government and international aid agencies in the early 2000s, it seemed at first like the supply issue had been ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katherine Eban Tags: Uncategorized generic drugs medication medicine Source Type: news

Sask. mom warns others after baby's rubella scare
A Regina mom is urging people to vaccinate their kids after her baby became sick with an unknown illness, initially diagnosed as rubella.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatchewan Source Type: news

N.S. village plans to open a medical clinic co-operative, with a monthly fee for care
An Annapolis Valley community is trying a new approach to connect residents with medical services, but not everyone agrees with this idea to address Nova Scotia's shortage of rural family doctors.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Weight loss 'grants' program fails to pay up after participants shed pounds
Some Canadians who responded to national TV and radio ads that promised to pay people to lose weight say when it came time to deliver, the so-called Weight Loss Grants Program wouldn't pay out, or dragged claims out for months before cutting a cheque. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

'Basically rotting alive': Family shocked by massive bedsore threatening man's life
For months, a bedsore silently formed on Bob Wilson's backside while he lay in a hospital bed in Burlington, Ont. Now the hospital has apologized and is investigating, but his family remains horrified and racked with guilt. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Hamilton Source Type: news

Opioid crisis spreads beyond Canada and U.S. to Europe, OECD says
Deaths linked to opioid also rising sharply in Sweden, Norway, Ireland, and England and Wales. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

2 new cases of measles in Montreal has public health scrambling to contain spread
Montreal's public health authority is trying to track down anyone who was in one of six places last week, most of them in Montreal's West Island, as they might have been exposed to the measles virus. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Getting past the senior stereotypes: U of A researcher says attitudes need to mature
It’s a stereotype as old as the hills: hit a certain age and your body falls apart, your health gets dodgy and your value in society plummets. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre develops new clinic to boost kidney transplants
The new ambulatory care clinic is expected to boost the number of kidney transplants performed to 70 surgeries a year from 50.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Carestream secures software contract with Iowa center
Carestream Health has inked a contract with Broadlawns Medical Center in Des...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Carestream adds ImageView software to DRX-Revolution Carestream signs Canadian clinic network Carestream wins large order in RI Carestream signs Mo. healthcare system Carestream wins DR order in New England (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 16, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Canada not doing enough to prevent disease from imported dogs
The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association says the federal government needs to update its rules for testing imported animals for communicable diseases, including brucellosis. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

GenePOC Obtains FDA Clearance for its GenePOC(TM) Carba Test in the US
GenePOC announces FDA clearance of its molecular diagnostic test for the detection and differentiation of the five most frequent gene sequences associated with carbapenem-non-susceptibility QUÉBEC, Canada, May 16, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Mark... Diagnostics, FDA GenePOC, Debiopharm, revogene, Carba assay, carbapenem-producing organisms (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Opioids crisis has spread beyond United States: OECD
Opioid use has reached crisis proportions not only in the United States but also in Canada and some European countries, as prescription opioid painkillers have become much more common, the OECD club of wealthy nations said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

April 4, 2018: Canadian Pharmacist Sentenced for Distributing Counterfeit and Adulterated Botox to Local Doctors
(Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - May 16, 2019 Category: Medical Law Authors: u.s. Department of Justice Source Type: news

Health Canada approves injectable hydromorphone to treat opioid addiction
Health Canada has approved injectable hydromorphone, a drug commonly used to manage pain, to treat patients with severe opioid use disorder. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

ISMRM: MRI contradicts cancer treatment's effect on myelin
MONTREAL -- Results from two MR imaging techniques have Canadian researchers...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SMRT: The 'tunnel game' helps prep kids for MRI scans MRI should be 1st choice for pediatric appendicitis Pediatric patients use app to prep for MRI scan 3T MRI fetal scans should not affect newborns' hearing PAWS program achieves sedation-free pediatric MRI scans (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 16, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Ford government scraps funding for stem cell research
The Ford government plans to stop all provincial funding to an institute that supports Ontario scientists at the cutting edge of stem cell research. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

UK adults get drunk more often than anywhere else in the world
English speaking countries led the way for how often their citizens get drunk, with the US, Canada and Australia closely following the UK at the top of the global rankings. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Canadian drug makers hit with $1.1B lawsuit for promoting opioids despite risks
Canadian drug makers are facing a $1.1-billion lawsuit for their role in the opioid crisis. A proposed class action filed Wednesday accuses almost two dozen companies of enriching themselves at the expense of vulnerable patients. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Push on for fresh, local hospital food across Canada over 'pitiful' alternatives
Across Canada, chefs and hospital staff are working to redefine what patients think of as 'hospital food,' using nourishing, locally grown ingredients. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

CBSA given new powers to seize chemicals used to make illegal opioids
Canada's border officials now have new powers to seize chemicals used to make illegal opioids. The federal government tweaked the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act to allow certain law enforcement agencies to stop what's known as precursor chemicals from being brought into Canada and used to make deadly fentanyl and amphetamines. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Importing Drugs From Canada Not Viable For Lowering U.S. Prices
Americans are rightly concerned about the price of prescription medicines. New ideas and approaches are needed to deal with this issue. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John LaMattina, Contributor Source Type: news

Investigation Begins in Deadly Alaska Mid-Air Crash
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Two sightseeing planes that crashed in Alaska collided at about the 3,300-foot (1,006-meter) level, the National Transportation Safety Board announced shortly after an elite team arrived Tuesday from Washington, D.C., to investigate the crash. The two planes collided in mid-air Monday, killing six people, the Coast Guard said. The larger plane, a de Havilland Otter DHC-3 with 10 passengers and the pilot, had descended from 3,800 feet (1158 meters) feet and collided with a smaller de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver, carrying four passengers from the same cruise ship, the Royal Princess, and the pilot. ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 15, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Operations Source Type: news

Investigation Begins in Deadly Alaska Mid-Air Crash
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Two sightseeing planes that crashed in Alaska collided at about the 3,300-foot (1,006-meter) level, the National Transportation Safety Board announced shortly after an elite team arrived Tuesday from Washington, D.C., to investigate the crash. The two planes collided in mid-air Monday, killing six people, the Coast Guard said. The larger plane, a de Havilland Otter DHC-3 with 10 passengers and the pilot, had descended from 3,800 feet (1158 meters) feet and collided with a smaller de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver, carrying four passengers from the same cruise ship, the Royal Princess, and the pilot. ...
Source: JEMS Operations - May 15, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Operations Source Type: news

Will I lose my license for that? A closer look at Canadian disciplinary hearings and what it means for pharmacists' practice to full scope - Foong EA, Grindrod KA, Houle SKD.
OBJECTIVE: Concerns about liability from clinical errors have been cited as a barrier preventing greater adoption of practice change. Our objective was to determine the most common actions or omissions that result in disciplinary action for pharmacists and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Ontario's highest court rules doctors must give referrals for services they oppose
Ontario's highest court ruled Wednesday that doctors in the province must give referrals for medical services that clash with their religious beliefs, calling it a compromise that balances the rights of physicians and the interests of patients. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Canada now CRIMINALIZING Christianity; public demonstrations to be completely outlawed
(Natural News) Not only is it becoming increasingly obvious that Western liberals are becoming anti-Christian, they are also becoming increasingly authoritarian when it comes to the practice of Christianity by others. Most Americans have this image of Canada as some liberal utopia where health care is free (and good), there is no such thing as... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'She will go on': How organ donation is helping one man grieve his wife's death
Phil Gardner's wife, Mabel, died of a heart attack in December 2018. He hopes more people will be open to organ donation after hearing her story. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Association between benzodiazepine use in early pregnancy, miscarriage risk
(JAMA Network) Benzodiazepines are a class of drugs used to treat anxiety, insomnia and mood disorders. This observational study examined the risk of miscarriage associated with their use in early pregnancy by drug class, specific agent and short- or long-acting formulation in about 442,000 pregnancies in Canada from 1998 through 2015. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Chronic insomnia and memory problems: A direct link is established
(Concordia University) The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging, involving almost 30,000 adults aged 45 and over, has concluded that chronic insomnia disorder has a direct negative impact on cognitive functions, independent of other health issues. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news