Banning Indoor Tanning Devices Could Save Lives and Money Banning Indoor Tanning Devices Could Save Lives and Money
Banning indoor tanning devices outright in the United States, Canada, and Europe could prevent as many as 448,000 melanomas and 9.7 million keratinocyte carcinomas,   according to a recent study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - February 21, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

How art is helping N.W.T. teens learn about drugs, alcohol and wellness
The Dope Experience is a $1-million, arts-based project that was developed by the territory's Health Department in consultation with youth and elders for the N.W.T. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/North Source Type: news

Canadian cruise ship passengers arrive in Cornwall, Ont., to begin quarantine
Canadian cruise ship passengers whose charter plane first landed in Trenton early Friday morning have arrived in Cornwall to begin a 14-day quarantine. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Ottawa Source Type: news

Cardiovalve Reaches 2 Milestones for its Tricuspid Valve Replacement System
Cardiovalve has a pair of milestones that could help catapult the company into the forefront of the tricuspid valve market. The Or Yehuda, Israel-based company received FDA approval for an early feasibility study of the transcatheter tricuspid valve replacement system and Breakthrough Device Designation for the technology. The study’s primary endpoint is the safety and feasibility of the Cardiovalve technology and procedure in reducing tricuspid regurgitation, with evaluations at 30 days and periodically up to five years. The study will be conducted in collaboration with five leading US hospitals. In a re...
Source: MDDI - February 21, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Cardiovascular Source Type: news

B.C. reveals 6th presumptive coronavirus case
A sixth person in B.C. is believed to be infected with the coronavirus, and the case is raising new questions about how the disease is spreading, health officials announced Thursday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Fall Is The Best Time To Conceive, According To New BU Study
BOSTON (CBS) — What is the best season to try to get pregnant? A new study from the Boston University School of Public Health shows it’s not when most people start trying to conceive. While birthdays across the United States peak in early September, in northern states, most babies are born in the summer or even spring. Researchers at BU looked at data on more than 14,000 women who were trying to get pregnant from the US, Canada and Denmark. They found that while couples are most likely to begin attempting to conceive in September, it’s not until late November or early December that they have the best chan...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Healthwatch News Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Health News Local News Source Type: news

Calls for culturally-specific care amidst concerns over mental health issues in black communities
People are sounding the alarm about the state of mental health in black communities across the country and how little is actually known about it, and are urging action, especially in the form of culturally-appropriate services. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatoon Source Type: news

Norgen Biotek Offers First-Class Products to Assist Researchers in the Study and Molecular Diagnosis of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak
Norgen Biotek Corp., an innovative privately held Canadian biotechnology company focusing primarily on advancing powerful tools for nucleic acid and protein stabilization and purification, today... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - February 20, 2020 Category: Science Tags: The Scientist The Marketplace Source Type: news

Screening for alcohol and substance use in pediatric trauma patients: a retrospective review - Robinson T, Tarzi C, Zhou XG, Bailey K.
This study aimed to assess the rates of screening for substance use in pediatric trauma patients presenting at a single Canadian center. METHODS: A retrospective ch... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Common Antibiotics Linked To Increased Risk Of Birth Defects, Study Says
(CNN) — Taking some common antibiotics during the first trimester of pregnancy was linked with higher risk of birth defects, according to a new study. The study, published Wednesday in the medical journal BMJ, found an increased risk of birth defects in the children of women who were prescribed macrolides during the first three months of pregnancy compared to mothers who were prescribed penicillin. Macrolide antibiotics include erythromycin, clarithromycin and azithromycin, and they are used to treat infections, such as pneumonia, bronchitis and urinary, skin and sexually transmitted diseases. They are often prescrib...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Source Type: news

Canadian with COVID-19 describes life under quarantine at Japanese hospital
A Canadian who contracted coronavirus aboard a quarantined cruise ship before being moved to a Japanese hospital said he's being "well treated but would prefer to be on the plane." (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

Flight carrying Canadian cruise passengers who tested negative for coronavirus on way home
Canadian passengers from the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan who have not tested positive for COVID-19 are on a charter flight that is expected to arrive in Trenton, Ont., in the wee hours of Friday morning. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Condom nation
(McMaster University) Researchers at McMaster University have peered into the most intimate moments of sexually active women and men across Canada to ask if they're using condoms, all in an effort to gather data that could inform decisions around public health and sex education. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Restaurant owner targeted by coronavirus rumour bewildered by lies spread online
Lily Yung, owner of of Grand Crystal Seafood Restaurant in Burnaby's Crystal Mall, said a rumour involving an employee circulating on WeChat tanked her family's business in less than 24 hours. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Health Canada-DEA Approves MMJ International Holdings To Ship THC
MMJ will be utilizing its new product for an FDA approved treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS) and Huntington's disease (HD). It also received the US Drug Enforcement Agency's approval to...(PRWeb February 20, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/health_canada_dea_approves_mmj_international_holdings_to_ship_thc/prweb16927573.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - February 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Jubilant claims win in patent dispute with Bracco
Jubilant DraxImage said that it has received favorable rulings from the U.S....Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Jubilant gets Health Canada nod for Drax Exametazime ITC upholds ruling in Jubilant-Bracco case Decision in Bracco-Jubilant case under review Jubilant forms new radiopharmaceutical company Bracco hits Jubilant with patent complaint on rubidium PET (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 20, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Exposure to Cleaning Products May Compromise Infants' Lungs Exposure to Cleaning Products May Compromise Infants' Lungs
Infants who were frequently exposed to household cleaning products during their first 3 months of life were at higher risk for asthma by age 3 years, data from a Canadian birth cohort suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Woman's 'liver cancer tumor' that was the size of a grapefruit turned out to be a rare parasite
Cassidy Armstrong, 36, of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, was diagnosed with liver cancer in late 2019 but, after the tumor was removed, it was discovered she actually had a rare parasite. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Babies Exposed To Cleaning Products May Have Increased Asthma Risk
BOSTON (CBS) – New parents often thoroughly clean their homes to reduce their baby’s exposure to germs, but new research suggests cleaning products could actually increase a child’s risk of asthma. Asthma is the most common chronic disease in childhood. A new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal finds that babies under three months of age living in homes where cleaning products are frequently used were more likely to develop wheezing and asthma by age three. The greatest link was with air fresheners, dusting sprays, hand sanitizers, and oven cleaners. Researchers said babies spend m...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Asthma Parenting Source Type: news

1st person with coronavirus disease in B.C. has fully recovered, provincial health officer says
The first person confirmed to have novel coronavirus in B.C. has now fully recovered and is no longer required to stay in isolation, B.C. provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Experimental treatment saved life of retired Hamilton firefighter with rare disease
Tom Salisbury didn’t think much of his chest cold when he got it in January 2014. He would later learn it was the first symptom of a rare disease that could have killed him. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Hamilton Source Type: news

Prison needle exchanges driven by security, not health concerns, federal watchdog says in critical report
Only a "handful" of inmates enrolled in the prison needle exchange program in its first 10 months, because Correctional Service Canada appeared to design the program around security concerns rather than health, according to the correctional investigator's annual report. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Why firearms officers returned Lionel Desmond's gun licence after suicide attempt, police calls
A firearms officer who reviewed Lionel Desmond's gun licence after a suicide attempt explained how a veteran with complex mental illness was able to get the licence back. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

6,000 people missed their medical flights in Nunavut last year, says government
Over a quarter of the territorial health budget is going towards medical travel, but the MLA for Pangnirtung says that money is being wasted because patients are missing their flights. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/North Source Type: news

Cannabis extract prices vary 'wildly' between provincially run stores
A CBC News analysis has revealed the price of cannabis extracts varies widely across Canada, with the same product sometimes costing two to three times more in one provincially run online store than another. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Ethic of Canadian Nursing Practice
(Bentham Science Publishers) This book is an inspiration for nurses to be the leaders of tomorrow. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Siemens launches patient service contract package
Siemens Healthineers has launched a new patient service contract offering that...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Siemens brings Artis Icono biplane to U.S. Siemens grows sales in Imaging segment as profit slips Siemens nets multimillion-dollar imaging supply deal Siemens gets large imaging supply contract in Canada Siemens completes 1st install of its Magnetom Altea (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 18, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

No new coronavirus cases under investigation in Ontario, chief medical officer says
There are currently no new novel coronavirus cases being investigated in Ontario, the province's chief medical officer of health announced Tuesday, largely chalking it up to the tests themselves improving. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Exposure to Cleaners Tied to Baby's Asthma Risk
Canadian research shows that an infant's exposure to household cleaning products in the first few months of life is tied to heightened odds for asthma by age 3. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ipsen writes down $725M after largest-ever acquisition, trial woes
Less than one year after Ipsen SA made its largest-ever acquisition, the company has written down most of the deal ’s value as a loss.  Ipsen spent $1 billion last year to acquire Canadian startup Clementia Pharmaceuticals Inc. and its leading rare disease drug candidate. But the drug giant, which is based in France and has its U.S. headquarters in Cambridge, recorded a $725 million impairment loss on the de al in its year-end financial report, resulting in a $54 million net loss for Ipsen.  The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

Vitalité CEO stands behind postponed emergency room proposals
“The proposals that we made were very good, were very sound, were evidence based,” said Gilles Lanteigne, Vitalité Health Network CEO. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/New Brunswick Source Type: news

Rural Albertans use ERs more than those in Edmonton and Calgary, review shows
Rural Albertans visit hospital emergency rooms for less urgent or non-urgent issues far more often than their urban counterparts, a review of government review of Alberta Health Services says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

Mesothelioma Detection May Come Earlier with Liquid Biopsy
Cellular Analytics, a biotechnology company in Ontario, Canada, has unveiled a novel liquid biopsy test for mesothelioma that could lead to more effective management of this rare cancer. The test has the potential to produce a much-earlier diagnosis of disease and the ability to personalize treatment and better predict a patient’s response to specific therapies. “We could change completely how this disease is viewed,” Dr. Brent Zanke, a specialist in diagnostic oncology and chief executive officer of Cellular Analytics, told The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com. “It’s a proactive way to get...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - February 18, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Firearms officers tell inquiry how a veteran with PTSD was able to keep a gun licence
The focus of the Desmond inquiry shifts this week from access to health-care to access to weapons. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Wheeze, Asthma Risk Up With Cleaning Product Use Exposure in Infancy
TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2020 -- Infants in homes with frequent use of household cleaning products have an increased risk for childhood wheeze and asthma, according to a study published online Feb. 18 in CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Canadians wait for flight home as COVID-19 numbers rise on quarantined ship
Japanese health authorities say they have confirmed 88 more cases of COVID-19 on a quarantined cruise ship near Tokyo, bringing the total to 542 — including 43 Canadian cases. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Luke's legacy: Brandon family hopes to raise awareness about organ donation following son's death
Aimee Hatcher says her son Luke had a big heart and was the type of kid who would give the shirt off his back to a friend in need. Knowing that, she said, made the decision to donate his organs after a tragic accident a lot easier. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Emergency warming shelter workers learn how to help vulnerable people in urgent crises
Volunteers and staff at an emergency warming centre located in Osborne Village are now equipped with non-violent crisis intervention training to help vulnerable people during their most desperate times. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Babies' Exposure to Household Cleaning Products Tied to Later Asthma Risk
TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2020 -- A key to your baby's asthma risk may be as close as your laundry room. Canadian research shows that an infant's exposure to household cleaning products in the first few months of life is tied to heightened odds for asthma... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 18, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Access to chemo 'cold caps' varies, patients find
A "cold cap" treatment that aims to limit hair loss during chemotherapy is available in Gatineau, Que., but not in Ottawa, in part because the medical community remains unsure about the treatment's effectiveness. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Ottawa Source Type: news

'My name is Karly': Sex trafficking victim joins police on front lines in battle against exploitation
Durham Regional Police Human Trafficking Unit is one of the first in Canada to team up with a human trafficking survivor. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

Early exposure to household cleaning products is associated with asthma and wheeze in young children
(Canadian Medical Association Journal) Early exposure of babies to household cleaning products is associated with the development of childhood asthma and wheeze by age 3 years, according to new research in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

People living with HIV diagnosed with COPD 12 years younger than HIV-negative people
(St. Michael's Hospital) Researchers analyzed incidences of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) among adults 35 years and older who were living with and without HIV between 1996 and 2015 in Ontario - where over 40 per cent of Canadians living with HIV reside. People in Ontario living with HIV had a 34 per cent higher incidence rate of COPD and were diagnosed with the disease about 12 years younger than HIV-negative individuals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Exposure to cleaning products in first 3 months of life increases risk of childhood asthma
(Simon Fraser University) The study was published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. It found that young infants (birth to three months) living in homes where household cleaning products were used frequently were more likely to develop childhood wheeze and asthma by three years of age. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Canada's charter flight heads to Japan to evacuate its citizens on virus-hit cruise ship: TV Asahi
A plane chartered by the Canadian government has left for Japan to evacuate its nationals aboard a virus-hit cruise ship off Yokohama, TV Asahi reported on Tuesday, citing a tweet by Canada's foreign minister. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Opioid vending machine opens in Vancouver
MySafe scheme for addicts aims to help reduce overdose deaths in Canadian cityA vending machine for powerful opioids has opened in Canada as part of a project to help fight the Canadian city ’s overdose crisis.The MySafe project, which resembles a cash machine, gives addicts access to a prescribed amount of medical quality hydromorphone, a drug about twice as powerful as heroin.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 17, 2020 Category: Science Authors: William Turvill in Vancouver Tags: Drugs Opioids Canada Americas World news Science Society Drugs trade Source Type: news

The mental health of young Canadian mothers - Van Lieshout RJ, Savoy CD, Boyle MH, Georgiades K, Jack SM, Niccols A, Whitty H, Lipman EL.
PURPOSE: Although many young mothers (aged ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Canadians on coronavirus-hit cruise ship await repatriation as Americans land home
Canadian passengers of a cruise ship that has been quarantined in Japan due to a coronavirus outbreak on board are still waiting to be repatriated as their American counterparts touched down in the U.S. on Monday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

'I thought I was going to die': Canadian farmers open up about struggles with mental health
People should feel comfortable reaching out for help with mental health issues, says farmer who is pushing back against those who've told him he should just suck it up. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

As Canadians return home from Westerdam cruise, health officials urge them to self-isolate
Two Canadians who were aboard a cruise ship that was refused entry to several countries before docking in Cambodia last week received an unusual greeting when they returned to Canada Sunday — border agents were waiting at their gate, requesting they put on masks. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news