Could Fluoride Be Bad for Baby During Pregnancy?
Two out of every three U.S. residents now live in an area with fluoridated water, compared with 38% of Canadians and 3%  of Europeans, the researchers said in background notes. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here's what can go wrong when you shop in Mexico and Canada for cheap drugs
Americans routinely skirt federal law by crossing into Canada and Mexico or tapping online pharmacies abroad to buy prescription medications at a fraction of the price they would pay at home. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - August 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alberta draws fire after naming panel to review impacts of supervised consumption sites
An Alberta government-appointed panel to examine the social and economic impacts of supervised consumption sites for drug users will not consider the health benefits of such sites or the social issues surrounding drug abuse. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

ViewRay touts clinical trial on MRI-guided radiotherapy
Image-guided radiation therapy vendor ViewRay is highlighting a prospective...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ViewRay reports revenue decline in Q1 ViewRay inks Canadian distribution deal ViewRay secures FDA clearance for MRIdian upgrades New orders drive ViewRay revenue growth in 2018 ViewRay adds to revenue and net loss in Q3 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 19, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Pregnant women who drink fluoride-treated water may have children with lower IQs, study suggests
A new study from York University in Toronto, Canada, found that there was a 4.5-point lower IQ score in boys for every 1mg/L increase of fluoride found in a mother's urine sample. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can Maternal Fluoride Consumption During Pregnancy Lower Children's Intelligence?
A Canadian study suggests that fluoride consumed by pregnant women can affect the IQ of their children. No single study provides definitive answers, but the findings will no doubt stir debate.(Image credit: vitapix/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard Harris Source Type: news

Study prompts call for lower fluoride consumption by pregnant women
(Reuters Health) - Adding fluoride to the water supply prevents tooth decay, but women who drink fluoridated water during pregnancy may also trim the IQs of their male children by a few points, according to a Canadian study that suggests a serious drawback to a long-established public health intervention. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Could Fluoride Be Bad for Your Baby During Pregnancy?
MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 -- Fluoride exposure from drinking water during pregnancy could be making children less intelligent, a new Canadian study argues. Expectant moms with higher levels of fluoride in their urine tended to have kids with lower... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Peak noise measured inside SkyTrain cars louder than a construction site
CBC measured sound at 106 decibels on some sections of track, a level high enough to cause hearing damage if exposure persists. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Does place matter? An international comparison of early childhood development outcomes between the metropolitan areas of Melbourne, Australia and Montreal, Canada - Dea C, Gauvin L, Fournier M, Goldfeld S.
There is strong consensus about the importance of early childhood development (ECD) for improving population health and closing the health inequity gap. Environmental features and public policies across sectors and jurisdictions are known to influence ECD.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Does one bicycle facility type fit all? Evaluating the stated usage of different types of bicycle facilities among cyclists in Quebec City, Canada - Veillette MP, Gris é E, El-Geneidy A.
For cities wishing to foster a strong culture of cycling, developing a network of safe and efficient bicycle infrastructure is paramount, yet not a straightforward task. Once transport professionals have selected the optimal location for a new bicycle faci... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

'Shortsighted' and 'wrong': Ontario moving forward with municipal funding cuts
Ontario will move ahead with some of its controversial municipal funding cuts for public health and child care next year, Premier Doug Ford announced Monday at a gathering of municipal leaders in Ottawa. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Critics call it 'shortsighted' and 'wrong', but Ontario government moving forward with municipal funding cuts
Ontario will move ahead with some of its controversial municipal funding cuts for public health and child care next year, Premier Doug Ford announced Monday at a gathering of municipal leaders in Ottawa. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

'It's a no-brainer': Hunters call for steps to stop 'Zombie deer disease' epidemic
The Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation is calling for a ban on hunting baits and for mandatory chronic wasting disease testing on any deer, elk or moose killed by hunters. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatchewan Source Type: news

Killing free speech in Canada
As has become standard in such cases, the charter contains no definition of what constitutes “hate”, making it a catchall for whatever the Canadian government deems politically inopportune. This is all exhaustingly familiar by now: Germany already has legislation that requires social media platforms to censor their users. France is working on it. (Natural News)... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sick hospital workers often expose patients to contagious illness
Hospital workers often come to work with contagious respiratory illnesses, against the recommendations of public health regulators, a Canadian study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

First-of-its-kind study highlights incidences and causes of pediatric hot car deaths in Canada
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - August 16, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Africa: Nothing About Us Without Us - Rwanda and Malawi Part of New Initiative to Focus On Engaging Youth Around Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
[Swenga] Vancouver, Canada - Women Deliver 2019 (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Women Who Give Birth Before 18 Are Economically Impacted for Life - New Study
[Swenga] Vancouver, Canada. Women Deliver 2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

BC Transplant says misunderstanding led to liver transplant human rights case
BC Transplant says a misunderstanding about the guidelines concerning alcohol abstinence and liver transplants triggered a human rights complaint filed earlier this week by a B.C. man who has end-stage liver disease. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

As many as 3 MILLION seniors may suffer 'silent strokes' after surgery every year, study suggests  
Researchers at McMaster University in Canada estimate that 3 million people over 65 have strokes after surgery each year - but they go undiagnosed because they are small and 'silent.' (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Potential public health impacts of medical cannabis availability on opioid-related harms? Urgent but un-answered questions from Canada - Fischer B, Jones W, Hall W, Kurdyak P.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Bring in pharmacare now, health experts ask federal leaders
More than 1,000 Canadian health-care and public policy experts who support a universal pharmacare system sign an open letter to all federal party leaders to commit (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Men twice as likely to consume cannabis as women, StatsCan survey suggests
Statistics Canada says Canadian men are almost twice as likely to use cannabis as women. New data from the National Cannabis Survey Thursday shows 16 per cent of Canadians over 15 years old report using pot in April, May or June. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Business Source Type: news

Critics warn of 'totally unacceptable' risk to humans after meat from 21 tainted elk herds enters food supply
Elk meat from 21 herds where chronic wasting disease was found has been released into Canada's food supply over the last five years, CBC News has learned — a move contrary to World Health Organization recommendations that critics say creates unacceptable risk for humans. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

The Rise of the Pea: How an Unassuming Legume Emerged as a Frontrunner in the Race to Replace Meat and Dairy
No one denies peas are nutritious. Whether they’re delicious—that’s debatable. But arguments over taste no longer matter because peas, specifically yellow peas, are being formulated into so many products, they’re unavoidable, and often invisible. As a crop, the pea has risen and fallen in favor, but today everyone seems to agree that it checks the box against the biggest problems plaguing the Earth: climate, food and health. From a sustainability standpoint, peas, in the legume family, do everything wheat, corn and soy don’t. They require less water, are drought tolerant, reduce the need for n...
Source: TIME: Science - August 15, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Larissa Zimberoff Tags: Uncategorized Food Source Type: news

Former chiropractor known for anti-vaccination views says some see her as 'a hero'
Dena Churchill lost her licence to practise chiropractic in Nova Scotia over sharing anti-vaccination posts on social media that have been either unfounded or disproved. She says if the price for sharing her health "truths" is a $100,000 fine and losing her career, she’s willing to accept it. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Identifying motorist characteristics associated with youth bicycle-motor vehicle collisions - Pitt TM, Nettel-Aguirre A, McCormack GR, Howard AW, Rowe BH, Hagel BE.
The objective of this study was to identify driver characteristics associated with youth bicycle-motor vehicle collisions in Alberta, Canada. Methods: Edmonton and Calgary police collision report data from the years 2010-2014 were ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Correlates of children's independent mobility in Canada: a multi-site study - Riazi NA, Blanchette S, Trudeau F, Larouche R, Tremblay MS, Faulkner G.
Globally, physical inactivity is a concern, and children's independent mobility (CIM) may be an important target behavior for addressing the physical inactivity crisis. The aim of this study was to examine correlates of CIM (8-12 years old) in the Canadian... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Indigenous B.C. man denied place on liver transplant list challenges alcohol abstinence rule
The Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs and an Indigenous man are filing a complaint at the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal challenging the legality of a policy that requires people to abstain from alcohol for six months in order to be eligible for a liver transplant. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

The lengths Americans go to for cheap medicine
With drug prices soaring in the US, people are travelling to Canada to buy life-saving medication. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: Prescription Drug Use Similar in United States, Canada
Almost 70 percent of adults aged 40 to 79 years used at least one prescription drug in past 30 days (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Whiteway woman's mysterious illness baffling doctors, frustrating family
Suzanne Whalen is living out a real-life version of a television medical drama — except she doesn't know if a doctor will have a flash of inspiration and diagnose her in the nick of time. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nfld. & Labrador Source Type: news

What Parents Can Do When Their Child Is Anxious
This article may assist you in helping your child with anxiety.  Consider Treatment Options Anxiety disorders tend to persist without treatment. A psychotherapist or a psychiatrist can determine if your child has an anxiety disorder and what type of treatment is needed. Psychotherapy is an effective method for treating childhood anxiety disorders. In fact, psychotherapy is a first line treatment for anxiety disorders. Family interventions that focus on changing parent behavior have been shown to be effective in treating childhood anxiety disorders even when the child is not receptive to treatment. In general, psychoth...
Source: Psych Central - August 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Matthew A. Carlson, Psy.D., ABPP Tags: Anxiety Children and Teens Parenting Psychology School Issues Adolescence anxious thoughts Avoidance Child Development Childhood Anxiety Coping Strategies education Exposure Therapy Family therapy Learning Source Type: news

CDC: Prescription Drug Use Similar in United States, Canada
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14, 2019 -- Use of prescription drugs is similar in the United States and Canada, with almost 70 percent of adults aged 40 to 79 years using at least one prescription drug, according to an August data brief published by the U.S.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Lynparza Phase III PAOLA-1 trial met primary endpoint as 1st-line maintenance treatment with bevacizumab for advanced ovarian cancer
AstraZeneca and MSD Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., US (MSD: known as Merck & Co., Inc. inside the US and Canada) today announced positive results from the Phase III PAOLA-1 trial in women with advanced ovarian cancer. The trial, in the 1st-line maintenance setting, compared Lynparza (olaparib) added to standard-of-care (SoC) bevacizumab vs. bevacizumab alone in women with or without BRCA gene mutations. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - August 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured AstraZeneca Business and Industry Source Type: news

New mental health resource helps 1st year students cope
Experts estimate between two and 10 per cent of university and college students think about killing themselves. Every year, some follow through. A new mental health guide for first-year students aims to help prevent burnout, breakdowns and, ultimately, suicides. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Needle-vending machines are part of the response to STI outbreaks in Saskatchewan
Drug users who have long sought to keep others safe by voluntarily distributing clean needles are now getting paid for their work in North Battleford, Sask., where public health workers are responding to recent outbreaks of HIV and syphilis.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatoon Source Type: news

Advocates fear meat from latest infected deer herd has entered Canada's food supply
A third case of chronic wasting disease in 2019 has been confirmed at a Canadian deer farm, and an advocate fears servings of infected meat may have once again entered the country's food supply. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Needle-vending machines are part of the response to HIV and STI outbreaks in Saskatchewan
Drug users who have long sought to keep others safe by voluntarily distributing sterile needles are now getting paid for their work in North Battleford, Sask., where public health workers are responding to recent outbreaks of HIV and syphilis.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatoon Source Type: news

CFIA says no meat from latest infected deer herds has entered Canada's food supply
A third case of chronic wasting disease in 2019 has been confirmed at a Canadian deer farm, but the Canadian Food Inspection Agency says no infected meat from this year's cases has been allowed to enter the country's food supply.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Canadian drug price regulator may be flexible on rare diseases
Canada's patented drug price regulator, set to gain new powers next year, may be "more forgiving" in setting price caps for drugs that treat rare diseases, the agency's executive director told Reuters, as some advocates warned the country's pricing reforms would hurt patients. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Private pot shops closer than government retailers to schools, study finds
Private cannabis stores tend to be closer to primary and secondary schools than government-run stores are, according to a new study that compares legally operating recreational cannabis outlets across Canada. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Ottawa Source Type: news

High cost of internet access leaving low-income families behind, report finds
A national organization says the high cost of internet access in Canada is threatening to leave low-income families without the means to take part in the digital economy, and it's calling on the federal government to act. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Disability Claimant Failed To File Suit Within Plan's 3-Year Limitation Provision
NEW ORLEANS - The Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on July 25 affirmed a district court's dismissal of a disability claimant's suit because the claimant clearly failed to file suit within three years of the accrual of his claim as required by the plan (Michael Faciane v. Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada, No. 18-30918, 5th Cir., 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 222320). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - August 12, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Pokemon Go player urges gamers to carry naloxone after saving overdose victim
After saving a man from a drug overdose while playing Pokemon Go, a woman in Prince George is urging other games to carry naloxone. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Relationships between area-level socioeconomic status and urbanization with active transportation, independent mobility, outdoor time, and physical activity among Canadian children - Delisle Nystr öm C, Barnes JD, Blanchette S, Faulkner G, Leduc G, Riazi NA, Tremblay MS, Trudeau F, Larouche R.
BACKGROUND: Active transportation (AT), independent mobility (IM), and outdoor time are promising ways to increase children's physical activity. However, in order to create interventions to increase those forms of physical activity, it is important to unde... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Perceptions of elder abuse and neglect by older Chinese immigrants in Canada - Zhang W.
This study investigates how older adults perceive elder abuse and neglect in the context of migration and ageing. Based on a qualitative study of recent Chinese older immigrants in the Greater Toronto Area in Canada, it seeks to understand how migration an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Family members' perspectives of health care system interactions with suicidal patients and responses to suicides: protocol for a qualitative research study - Bryksa E, Shalaby R, Friesen L, Klingle K, Gaine G, Urichuk L, Surood S, Agyapong V.
BACKGROUND: Suicide is a major cause of preventable death globally and a leading cause of death by injury in Canada. To support people who experience suicidal thoughts and behaviors and ultimately prevent people from dying by suicide, it is important to un... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

'This is not right': Car crash victim says Home Depot botched $27K accessible bathroom renovation
For Dijana Kambic, enduring spinal cord damage from a car accident was life-changing enough. But now she says a botched $27,000 accessible bathroom installation through Home Depot has derailed her rehabilitation efforts for more than five months. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news