'I can't do this alone': Kids from Northern Quebec still taking medevac flights without parents
Parents of a six-year-old Waswanipi boy, who was taken on a medevac flight to Montreal on his own in August, described the trauma their son experienced at Quebec's inquiry into the treatment of Indigenous people. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Same WHO that pushes vaccines with covert infertility chemicals to depopulate Africa says drug legalization is a bad thing
(Natural News) The World Health Organization (WHO) put its hypocrisy on full display recently, when Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus sanctimoniously insisted that first world countries should think twice before following the example of Canada in legalizing the recreational use of cannabis, because addictive substances are “not good for human health.” This, despite the fact... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clean your bong, pass it along and other expert tips on cannabis etiquette
Emily Post might not have been thinking about cannabis when she wrote down the rules of etiquette, but that doesn't mean you should throw manners to the wind if you dabble in legal weed. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Nobel laureate Donna Strickland: ‘I see myself as a scientist, not a woman in science’
The Canadian professor is only the third female recipient of the physics prize in its 118-year history, but she is nonplussed by the focus on her genderWhen you win a Nobel prize, you can expect a fair bit of attention. When you are a woman and you win the prize in physics, as the Canadian professorDonna Strickland did earlier this month, you can expect the level of attention to be overwhelming.The day after the announcement, just about everyone Strickland knew – and several people she did not, including Justin Trudeau, the prime minister of Canada – called or emailed with congratulations. The day after that, h...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 20, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jason McBride Tags: Nobel prizes Science prizes People in science Physics Education Women Life and style Gender World news Source Type: news

High stroke impact in low- and middle-income countries examined at 11th World Stroke Congress
(Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada) Less wealthy countries struggle to meet greater need with far fewer resources. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Stroke Rates Higher Among Pot Users
FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 -- As the use of marijuana is growing, with Canada legalizing the drug just this week, a new study that ties pot to a raised risk for stroke might give users pause. The risk for any stroke could increase by 15 percent and it... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Quebec Inuit leaders plea for mental health support in wake of youth suicides
In Nunavik, Quebec's expansive northern region dotted by remote fly-in Inuit villages, most residents are connected to at least one, if not several of the young people who have recently ended their own lives. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Quebec Inuit leaders plead for mental health support in wake of youth suicides
In Nunavik, Quebec's expansive northern region dotted by remote fly-in Inuit villages, most residents are connected to at least one, if not several of the young people who have recently ended their own lives. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Marijuana use might lead to higher risk of stroke, World Stroke Congress to be told
(Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada) A five-year study of hospital statistics from the United States shows that the incidence of stroke has risen steadily among marijuana users even though the overall rate of stroke remained constant over the same period. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study reveals steep cost of delaying stroke treatment
Researchers from Canada have found that delaying treatment for stroke patients...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3 CTA signs show which stroke patients can skip surgery Perfusion imaging expands window for stroke treatment Infervision debuts AI stroke screening software CTA helps direct use of clot removal for stroke patients Color mapping boosts vessel interpretation in stroke CT (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

HPV Vaccination Not Tied to Risky Sexual Behavior in Teen Girls
THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 -- Implementation of a school-based human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination program in Canada did not lead to an increase in sexual risk-taking behaviors among adolescent girls, according to a study published in the Oct. 15... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

RaySearch to unveil new deep-learning software at ASTRO
Radiation therapy software developer RaySearch Laboratories plans to exhibit...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: RaySearch signs Canadian cancer center RaySearch, Canon sign collaboration pact RaySearch signs Swedish Cancer Institute RaySearch to highlight software upgrades at AAPM RaySearch wins Canadian installation (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Researchers Want Cancer Patients To Share Their Medical Information In Search of Cures
April Doyle, a single mom from Visalia, Cal., only lets herself look three months into her future. Since she was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014, she’s tried a new treatment every three months to keep the cancer from spreading from her breast tissue to other parts of her body. But it returned: this time in her bone. She is almost out of options for her hard-to-treat cancer, but she finds comfort in online support groups where other women with metastatic breast cancer share their experiences. “Eventually we know we will exhaust all of our options until they keep coming up with more treatments,” ...
Source: TIME: Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthytime Source Type: news

Sober Start as Recreational Marijuana Becomes Legal in Canada Sober Start as Recreational Marijuana Becomes Legal in Canada
Canada became the first industrialized nation to legalize recreational cannabis on Wednesday, but a lawful buzz will be hard to come by in its biggest cities like Toronto and Vancouver, where stores are not yet open.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Weed was legal in Canada for a whole hour before someone got a ticket for driving and toking
Pot was legalized in Canada on Wednesday, and things went great ... for exactly one hour. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exercise during pregnancy can reduce risk of major complications, research finds
If you exercise while pregnant, you could decrease your chances of developing a major complication by 25 per cent, according to new University of Alberta-led research. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

Low-cost Calgary IVF clinic took advantage of the 'vulnerable and desperate,' woman says
Effortless IVF bills itself as a more affordable alternative to traditional in vitro fertilization, but has been without a full-time doctor since it opened, prompting complaints of delays, confusion and frustration. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

US FDA grants Lynparza Orphan Drug Designation for pancreatic cancer
AstraZeneca and Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., US (Merck: known as MSD outside the US and Canada) announced that they were granted orphan drug designation (ODD) by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Lynparza (olaparib) for the treatment of pancreatic cancer. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - October 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured AstraZeneca Business and Industry Source Type: news

Canadian-led international study shows huge costs of delayed access to stroke care
(Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada) HOT TOPIC: Canadian study finds that delays of just an hour result in poorer outcomes for patients and greatly increased healthcare costsHOT TOPIC: Young people, especially women, are less likely to take an ambulance to the hospital after stroke, causing harmful delays, Canadian researchers findHOT TOPIC: Canadian study looks at impact of aerobic exercise on cognitive improvement of stroke patients (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

As Canada legalizes pot, other countries likely to follow
Canada is the second _ and by far the largest _ country to legalize and regulate the sale and use of marijuana by adults, but it almost certainly won't be the last (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

ReWalk Expected to Miss 3Q18 Expectations
Earlier this week, ReWalk Robotics revealed it would miss the mark for its 3Q18 earnings coming in about 6% lower than it did this time last year. The exoskeleton developer said it expected to bring in sales of $1.6 million for 3Q18, which misses analysts’ expectations of $2.2 million. The Yokneam, Israel-based company said in a separate filing that it was hoping to raise about $15 million by offering up 13.8 million in shares. ReWalk’s offering would be used for research and development costs and to tackle marketing, reimbursement expenses, acquisitions and investments. Revelation of th...
Source: MDDI - October 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Orthopedics Source Type: news

The Latest: Pot activist complains about new Canada law
A long-time cannabis advocate says the legalization of recreational marijuana is a remarkable step forward, but many flaws remain in the law. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Recreational Marijuana Now Legal in Canada
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 -- Recreational marijuana became legal in Canada today, and while many welcome the move, others have serious concerns. An editorial published Oct. 15 in CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical Association, called... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Latest: Crowds hit Canadian pot shops for legalization
Hundreds of people lined up at 17 licensed marijuana stores in Alberta for the start of legal sales (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: No border crossing surge with Canada pot sales
U.S. officials say the legalization of marijuana in Canada has not prompted any changes in the flow of traffic at U.S.-Canada border crossings (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Sales figures show strong demand for Canada weed
Sales figures on the first morning under Canada's new legalized pot regime suggest there's considerable demand for cannabis products across the country (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Menthol Cig Ban Didn't Spur Black Market Sales: Study
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 -- A ban on menthol cigarettes in one Canadian province did not trigger a rise in the sales of illegal cigarettes that was predicted by the tobacco industry, a new study shows. When Nova Scotia became the first jurisdiction... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Canada becomes second country to legalise recreational cannabis
The country becomes only the second nation in the world, after Uruguay, to legalise recreational use. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Canada's giant public health 'experiment' with legalized cannabis begins
Experts say making marijuana legal will help yield much needed insight into the drug's health effects — both positive and negative. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Oct. 17, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Recreational Marijuana Now Legal in Canada Recreational marijuana became legal in Canada on Wednesday and while many welcome the move, others... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Global experts gather in Montreal for opening of 11th World Stroke Congress
(Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada) The 11th World Stroke Congress brings together leading international stroke experts and an unparalleled scientific program covering epidemiology, prevention, acute care, rehabilitation and recovery in hundreds of sessions and oral posters. Congress is attended by close to 2,500 stroke professionals, researchers, policy makers, survivors and caregivers from around the world. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Childhood abuse linked to increased arthritis risk in adulthood
(Wiley) In a survey-based study of 21,889 adults in Canada, severe and/or frequent physical abuse during childhood and frequent childhood exposure to intimate partner violence were linked with higher risks or arthritis during adulthood arthritis, even after controlling for a range of factors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Canada now world's largest legal marijuana marketplace
And they're off: Canada starts legal marijuana sales and becomes world's largest national pot marketplace (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Canada becomes second country to legalise recreational marijuana
The country becomes only the second nation in the world, after Uruguay, to legalise recreational use. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Legal cannabis in Canada: Should pot convicts get amnesty?
As cannabis becomes legal, 500,000 people with possession convictions want their records expunged. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neovasc touts Tiara TMVR success rate in study
A small study of the Neovasc (NSDQ:NVCN) Tiara transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) in high-risk patients revealed a 100% procedural success rate and immediate elimination of mitral regurgitation. Published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions, the study also showed no death, myocardial infarction, stroke, major bleeding, or access site complications at 30 days. The twelve patients in the study had had a previous aortic valve replacement. Such patients have been excluded from most TMVR trials because of the potential risks of left ventricular outflow tract obstruction or interaction between the T...
Source: Mass Device - October 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Featured Replacement Heart Valves Research & Development Mayo Clinic neovasc Neovasc Inc. Source Type: news

CapsoVision Announces Distribution Partnership With PENTAX Canada, Inc.
SARATOGA, Calif., Oct. 16, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Silicon Valley medical device innovator CapsoVision, Inc. announced a distribution partnership with PENTAX Canada, Inc. to sell the CapsoCam Plus® System. This is the only ca... Devices, Gastroenterology, Distribution CapsoVision, PENTAX, CapsoCam, capsule endoscopy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Abbott Nutrition recalls meal replacements including Ensure Plus for possible bacterial contamination
Abbott Nutrition is recalling a number of canned nutritional beverages due to possible bacterial contamination, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Business Source Type: news

Value: A Balancing Act
There are perhaps few buzzwords bandied around in pharma circles as much in recent years as ‘value’. Companies are actively competing to stress value over volume and highlight their zealous efforts to go well ‘beyond the pill’ and deliver real value for every stakeholder in healthcare, from the patient up.A cynic might suggest that such talk is simply pharma marketing speak but, with ever-tightened purse strings, payers are demanding that pharma delivers on its promises, as they seek to understand how much bang for their buck they can expect when they purchase drugs.“We are over the tipping po...
Source: EyeForPharma - October 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ross Davies Source Type: news

Canadian Blood Services mulling shorter wait time for gay donors
As Canadian Blood Services considers further reducing the wait time for gay men giving blood to three months after having sex, some experts say labelling an entire group of people as high risk isn't the best way to protect the blood supply. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Youth violence lower in countries with complete ban on corporal punishment
(McGill University) A study published today in the BMJ Open shows that in countries where there is a complete ban on all corporal punishment of children there is less fighting among young people. There was 31 percent less physical fighting in young men and 42 percent less physical fighting in young women in countries where corporal punishment was banned in all settings, compared with those where corporal punishment was permitted both at school and at home. In countries where there was a partial ban on corporal punishment (such as in Canada, the US and the UK where corporal punishment not banned in at home), the level of vi...
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study shows HPV vaccination does not cause riskier sexual behaviour among teens
A new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal shows teenage girls in B.C. are waiting longer to have sex and are more likely to use contraception than they were before the HPV vaccine was made available in public schools in 2008. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News Source Type: news

Asthma During Pregnancy Tied to Postpartum Depression Risk Asthma During Pregnancy Tied to Postpartum Depression Risk
Women who have asthma during their pregnancies are more likely to experience postpartum depression after delivery, a large Canadian study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 15, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Study: HPV vaccination does not increase risky sexual behavior by girls
Adolescent girls who received HPV vaccinations in a publicly-funded program at school didn't engage in increased sexual behaviors, according to a study in Canada. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tandem wins approval for insulin pump in Canada
Tandem Diabetes Care (NSDQ:TNDM) won a medical device license from Health Canada last week for its t:slim X2 insulin pump. The device integrates directly with Dexcom‘s (NSDQ:DXCM) G5 continuous glucose monitor and is the only system of its kind approved in Canada, according to the San Diego, Calif.-based company. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Tandem wins approval for insulin pump in Canada appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - October 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Diabetes Drug-Device Combinations Featured Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance Wall Street Beat Dexcom tandemdiabetes Source Type: news

Chiropractor crackdown: College gives ultimatum on misleading health claims
There is no acceptable scientific evidence that chiropractors can treat Alzheimer's disease, cancer, diabetes, infertility, infections, autism, ADHD or Down syndrome. And yet, some practitioners in this province claim they can. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Young drivers who use cannabis at higher risk of collisions 5 hours later, McGill finds
Young people who use cannabis and drive are at greater risk of being in involved in a vehicular collision even if five hours have passed since inhaling it, according to a McGill University study. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Young drivers who use cannabis at higher risk of collisions for at least 5 hours, McGill finds
Young people who use cannabis and drive are at greater risk of being in involved in a vehicular collision even if five hours have passed since inhaling it, according to a McGill University study. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

NuSmile Summit Set for February 15-16, 2019
Unprecedented CE event targets pediatric dentists, general dentists and their teamsHOUSTON, TEXAS, October 4, 2018 —NuSmile Ltd., the worldwide leader in pediatric esthetic restorative dentistry, announced today that the second annual NuSmile Summit will be held February 15-16, 2019 in Clearwater Beach, Florida. The event’s format allows doctors and their team members to create their own schedule by choosing the specific courses that best meet their individual needs. Attendees will receive up to 16 continuing education credits from a combination of hands-on and lecture courses taught by several of the world&rsq...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 15, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

The association of school connectedness and bullying involvement with multiple screen-time behaviours among youth in two Canadian provinces: a COMPASS study - Katapally TR, Thorisdottir AS, Laxer R, Leatherdale ST.
INTRODUCTION: Screen time, a proxy for sedentary behaviours, has emerged as a critical health determinant among youth in contemporary societies, where most aspects of youth life involve access to screen-time devices. An understudied approach to reducing sc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news