Pregnant mother of five, widowed by COVID-19, wants Quebec to see what long-term care work cost her family
Two separate fundraising campaigns were launched for Amoti Furaha Lusi and her family, but all the money in the world won't bring her husband back. Now she wants Quebec to know what being an essential worker has cost her. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

FDA Approves Second Biomarker-Based Indication for Merck ’s Keytruda (pembrolizumab), Regardless of Tumor Type
KENILWORTH, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE) June 17, 2020 -- Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Keytruda, Merck’s anti-PD-1 therapy, as... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - June 17, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

New family of enzymes reveals the Achilles' heel of fungal pathogens
(Canadian Glycomics Network) Aspergillus fumigatus is a fungal species that can cause serious illnesses in immunocompromised individuals. Infections caused by A. fumigatus are difficult to eliminate because the fungus often aggregates into small communities called " biofilms, " which protect the pathogens from antifungal agents and help the fungus evade the immune system. GlycoNet scientists Drs. Lynne Howell and Don Sheppard recently identified a key enzyme in A. fumigatus that could lead to therapeutics to treat these fungal infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 17, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Quebec women should be reimbursed for implant removal in U.S., report says
Quebec's college of physicians is recommending that dozens of women who have been forced to travel to the United States for surgery — to remove implants to treat incontinence — be reimbursed by the province's health insurance board. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Autonomy, competence and relatedness and cannabis and alcohol use among youth in Canada: a cross-sectional analysis - Enns A, Orpana H.
INTRODUCTION: There has been increasing attention on preventing problematic youth substance use in light of concerns about rates of use and policy changes in Canada. Strengths-based approaches that emphasize protective factors, including positive mental he... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Wife of Ukraine ’s President Zelensky Is Hospitalized After Contracting the Coronavirus
(KYIV, Ukraine) — The wife of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has been hospitalized with double pneumonia after contracting the new coronavirus, joining the ranks of several first ladies around the world who got infected with COVID-19 earlier this year. Zelensky’s office said in a statement Tuesday that Olena Zelenska’s condition was stable and the president himself and the couple’s children tested negative for the virus on Monday. Zelenska, 42, said she tested positive for the virus on Friday. In an Instagram post that day, she said she “felt good,” was receiving outpatient treat...
Source: TIME: Health - June 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News Desk Ukraine wire Source Type: news

Ontario reports 184 new COVID-19 cases, premier urges people to wear masks in public
Ontario’s government reported 184 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, while the number of people hospitalized with the illness continues on a downward trend. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

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Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - June 16, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Center for Drug Evaluation and Research Source Type: news

Doctors call for Alberta to make wearing a mask mandatory in public
A group of doctors has written an open letter to the government of Alberta asking that people be required to wear masks in all indoor spaces outside the home, in crowds, and on public transit. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

'Significant increase' in number of new COVID-19 cases among under-20s in Ontario, study finds
Researchers at the University of Guelph conducting a study looking at the COVID-19 caseload impact on the medical system in Canada have found numbers of new cases continue to climb among people under the age of 20 in Ontario. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Kitchener-Waterloo Source Type: news

Witness video captures violent takedown of elderly Black couple at GTA hospital
An elderly Black couple are alleging that Durham Regional Police and staff at an Ajax, Ont., hospital assaulted and abused them during a fall 2018 confrontation, and then tried to suppress video of the incident via threats of arrest and legal action. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

North American Leader in Retail Solutions Officially Launches...
POPCANN, the North American leader in prefabricated retail solutions, officially launches its unique turn-key cannabis retail stores in Canada.(PRWeb June 16, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/north_american_leader_in_retail_solutions_officially_launches_regulated_pop_up_cannabis_locations_across_canada/prweb17194635.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Apteryx Imaging Inc. to be Acquired by Planet DDS, a Portfolio Company of Level Equity
Vancouver, BC – June 15, 2020 – Apteryx Imaging Inc. ( " Apteryx " or the " Company " ) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an arrangement agreement (the " Arrangement Agreement " ) with PDDS Buyer, LLC ( " Planet DDS " ), a portfolio company of Level Equity Management, LLC ( " Level Equity " ), pursuant to which a Planet DDS subsidiary will acquire 100% of the Company's outstanding common and preferred shares (collectively, the " Shares " ) for CAD$0.65 per Share (the " Consideration " ) in an all-cash transaction (the " Tra...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 15, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

As Canada emerges from coronavirus, residents hope to curb second wave of infections
(Natural News) Canadians aren’t taking any chances when it comes to the pandemic, as more people report wearing masks to curb the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus. A new survey by Leger and the nonprofit Association for Canadian Studies reveals that aside from heading off new infections, many fear that a second wave of infections may... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New fossil discovery shows 50 million-year-old Canada-Australia connection
(Simon Fraser University) The discovery of a tiny insect fossil in Western Canada is unearthing big questions about the global movement of animals across deep time. The fossil, estimated to be 50 million years old, is the latest in a pattern of discoveries that are leading experts to contemplate a Canada-Australia connection not previously considered. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 15, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

FDA Approves Merck ’s Gardasil 9 for the Prevention of Certain HPV-Related Head and Neck Cancers
KENILWORTH, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE) June 12, 2020 -- Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an expanded indication for Gardasil 9 for the... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - June 15, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Legal Cannabis Set to Grow Scientific R & D
What legal Cannabis in Canada means for Science showcases research demonstrating how industry developments are expected to promote growth over 50% (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - June 14, 2020 Category: Disability Tags: Medical Marijuana/Cannabis Source Type: news

Some living in U.S. eye Canada for health care, but not everybody can get in
Immigration lawyers say many seniors who hold dual citizenship decide to return to Canada during their golden years because of the cost of health insurance. But for Americans with no ties to Canada, moving north with the hope of accessing affordable health care isn't that simple. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Canadian scientist sent deadly viruses to Wuhan lab months before RCMP asked to investigate
One of the scientists escorted from the National Microbiology Lab last year amid an RCMP investigation was responsible for a shipment of Ebola and Henipah viruses to the Wuhan National Biosafety Laboratory four months earlier. Coronavirus was not part of the shipment. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Rise in opioid deaths serve as reminder COVID-19 isn't Canada's only health crisis
Last month in B.C. a record number of people died from an overdose; 170. It is more than the total number of deaths due to Coronavirus in the province; 167. More than 400 people in B.C. have died from overdosing during the three months that COVID-19 measures have been in place. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Rise in opioid deaths serves as reminder COVID-19 isn't Canada's only health crisis
Last month in B.C. a record number of people died from an overdose; 170. It is more than the total number of deaths due to Coronavirus in the province; 167. More than 400 people in B.C. have died from overdosing during the three months that COVID-19 measures have been in place. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Conservation Officer Fired For Refusing To Shoot Bear Cubs Wins Court Victory
A judge in Canada ruled Bryce Casavant was improperly dismissed. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 13, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

A son's suicide, a mother's grief, and her message of hope for others
Speaking out in the wake of her son Tyler Pittman's death, Helen Pittman shares the struggle of caring for a loved one with mental illness. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nfld. & Labrador Source Type: news

One country, two pandemics: what COVID-19 reveals about inequality in Canada
We're all in this together. That's what we've told ourselves. But it's becoming increasingly clear that the pandemic's effects are not being borne equally by all Canadians — and the working poor are taking the brunt. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Australia's COVID-19 successes shine a light on Canada's troubled long-term care sector
When it comes to the death toll of the COVID-19 pandemic, the comparison between Canada and Australia is shocking. Australia has suffered four deaths per million residents compared to more than 212 in Canada.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Indigenous Services eyeing Canadian trial of antiviral drug that could prevent COVID-19
Indigenous Services Canada is watching for the results of the world's first trial to determine whether an antiviral medication developed in Japan could be used to prevent COVID-19, according to a letter provided to CBC News. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Indigenous Source Type: news

Coronavirus Updates and Live News
Counties that include Houston and Dallas have logged some of the nation ’s largest single-day rises. Canada may give special attention to asylum cases of people who are working as caregivers in the pandemic. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

Canada to mandate temperature checks for airline passengers, Trudeau says
Canada will take airline passengers' temperatures before they fly and anyone with a fever will not be allowed to travel, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Feds should take action on B.C.'s overdose epidemic like it has with COVID-19: chief coroner
British Columbia has recorded the highest number of illicit drug overdose deaths in a single month, prompting the chief coroner to say the federal government should take bold action on the overdose epidemic as it has done with the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Feds should take action on B.C.'s overdose epidemic as it has with COVID-19: chief coroner
British Columbia has recorded the highest number of illicit drug overdose deaths in a single month, prompting the chief coroner to say the federal government should take bold action on the overdose epidemic as it has done with the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Ontarians get OK to build social bubbles of 10 people — and yes, you can hug
As new daily cases of COVID-19 continue to decline in Ontario, the Ford government is allowing people anywhere in the province to build "social circles" of up to 10 people that can include family and friends. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

COVID-19 puts disability tax credit reform on back burner 
The federal government is being urged to bring in regulations to limit the amount third-party companies can charge for helping people apply for the disability tax credit. The CRA says it doesn't know when that will happen because it's busy dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

N.W.T. lays 1st charge for violating public health order amid confusion over border rules
Just days after the territory's premier surprised residents by suggesting travellers from southern Canada would be welcomed to the N.W.T., health authorities have levied the first ever fine for breaching a public health order on an individual who travelled to the territory from Alberta Wednesday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/North Source Type: news

Restaurant capacity limits eased as B.C. marks 6 days without a COVID-19 death
B.C. has marked a sixth straight day without a death from COVID-19, but Dr. Bonnie Henry is drawing attention to the province's other health emergency with a tearful statement about the overdose crisis. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

B.C. records highest number of fatal overdoses in a single month, with 170 deaths
More people died after a drug overdose in B.C. last month than people who died from COVID-19 all year, new data from province confirmed Thursday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

"You need to just provide health services:" navigating the politics of harm reduction in the twin housing and overdose crises in Vancouver, BC - Nowell M, Masuda JR.
BACKGROUND: Since harm reduction's origins as a grassroots, activist movement, cooperation and compromise among people who use drugs, bureaucrats, politicians, and other actors have been critical to its advancement in Canada. Critics have argued, however, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Predictors of suicide at time of diagnosis in schizophrenia spectrum disorder: a 20-year total population study in Ontario, Canada - Zaheer J, Olfson M, Mallia E, Lam JSH, de Oliveira C, Rudoler D, Carvalho AF, Jacob BJ, Juda A, Kurdyak P.
BACKGROUND: Suicide is a major cause of mortality for individuals with schizophrenia spectrum disorders (SSD). Understanding the risk factors for suicide at time of diagnosis can aid clinicians in identifying people at risk. METHODS: Records from linke... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

The relationship between depression risk perception and self-help behaviours in high risk Canadians: a cross-sectional study - Warner E, Nannarone M, Smail-Crevier R, Manuel D, Lashewicz B, Patten S, Schmitz N, MacQueen G, Wang JL.
The objectives of this study are to (1) describe the s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Police officer who fatally shot D'Andre Campbell not providing interview, notes to police watchdog
The officer who fatally shot a young Black man with schizophrenia at his family's Brampton, Ont., home in April has not agreed to an interview, nor turned over his notes to investigators, Ontario's police watchdog says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Major Cosmetic Companies Moving Away from Talc in Makeup
Consumer concerns and the threat of potentially costly lawsuits are driving cosmetic companies away from the long-standing manufacture of talc-based products. Reuters News Service is reporting that Revlon, Chanel and L’Oreal — three of the biggest names in U.S. cosmetics — have been turning quietly to talc alternatives in the last few years. Talc is the softest mineral on Earth and is used ubiquitously in thousands of personal care and cosmetic products to absorb moisture, provide lubrication and improve feel. Unfortunately, talc also is mined near the Earth’s surface in proximity to asbestos, which...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - June 11, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Ontario announces plan to allow visitors at some long-term care homes
The Ford government announced a new plan to allow visits to long-term care and retirement homes where there aren't COVID-19 outbreaks. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Cameroon: COVID-19, Humanitarian Aid - Canada Offers 4 Billion FCFA to Cameroon
[Cameroon Tribune] High Commissioner Richard Bale disclosed this in Yaounde on June 9, 2020 after meeting the Minister for External Relations, Lejuene Mbella Mbella. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 11, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New WHO study confirms face masks are effective in reducing COVID-19 spread
A Vancouver infectious disease physician who took part in an international study to review the effectiveness of masks, physical distancing and eye protection to prevent the spread of COVID-19 says all three work, and now there's a clear document on the issue. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Heartbreak on the 49th parallel: Lives interrupted by the Canada-U.S. border closure
It's been a dismal few days for Canada-U.S. relations. Specifically, for people in relationships with someone on the other side of the border, dealing with depressing news about their life-altering limbo. In some cases, the travel restrictions have prevented parents from meeting their newborns. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Montreal's poorest and most racially diverse neighbourhoods hit hardest by COVID-19, data analysis shows
Since the start of the pandemic, Montreal districts with higher numbers of Black people and more cramped housing have registered the most cases of COVID-19, according to an analysis of census data by CBC News. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Neighborhood built environment measures and association with physical activity and sedentary time in 9-14-year-old children in Saskatoon, Canada - Goon S, Kontulainen S, Muhajarine N.
This study assessed whether perceptual and researcher-rated measures of neighborhood-built environments (BEs) predict device-based multiple activity-related outcomes, specifically: moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA), light physical activity (LPA... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Modifications proposed to the Canadian Society of Forensic Science Alcohol Test Committee: October 2014 to October 2019 - Mendes V.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Perceptions of cannabis health information labels among people who use cannabis in the U.S. and Canada - Winstock AR, Lynskey MT, Maier LJ, Ferris JA, Davies EL.
This study ex... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Africa passes 200,000 confirmed cases after Burundi president dies of suspected Covid-19 – as it happened
Asylum applications in Europe fall to lowest level for a decade as borders closed; world facesworst food crisis in 50 years. This blog is now closedFollow the latest global coronavirus live blog here12.51amBSTWe ’ve launched a new blog at the link below:Related:Coronavirus live news: US cases near 2 million as Mexico city ramps up testing in push to reopen12.36amBSTThe coronavirus pandemic will hit Coronation Street on 24 July when newly filmed episodes featuring the impact of the health emergency and recorded under strict restrictions are broadcast, although the producers promise the long-running soap will not be tu...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 11, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan (now and earlier); Kevin Rawlinson, Jessica Murray, Damien Gayle and Simon Burnton (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news Australia news UK news US news Americas Middle East and North Africa Asia Pacific New Zealand Canada Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

University of Toronto team awarded CIHR grant to study impact of cannabis use on Indigenous oral health
Clinical research and Indigenous knowledge models will help team gather first evidence of effects of cannabis on Indigenous peoples of CanadaUniversity of Toronto - Faculty of DentistryIMAGE: Sacred Indigenous objects laid out on cloth for Learning Circle Symposium, 2018.viewmore Credit: Katia TaylorA multidisciplinary team from the University of Toronto, with experts from the Faculty of Dentistry and the Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health have been awarded a five year, $1.5 million grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to study the impact o...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 11, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news