The effects of alcohol warning labels on population alcohol consumption: an interrupted time series analysis of alcohol sales in Yukon, Canada - Zhao J, Stockwell T, Vallance K, Hobin E.
OBJECTIVE: There is limited evidence that alcohol warning labels (AWLs) affect population alcohol consumption. New evidence-informed AWLs were introduced in the sole government-run liquor store in Whitehorse, Yukon, that included a cancer warning (Ca), low... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Transforming surgery in the aftermath of COVID-19
(Canadian Medical Association Journal) To restart surgeries cancelled because of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, Canada needs to adopt single-entry models (SEMs) with team-based care, argues a commentary https://www.cmaj.ca/content/cmaj/early/2020/05/06/cmaj.200791.full.pdf in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Why the COVID-19 death rate is higher in U.S. than Canada
Why was the death rate from COVID-19 in the U.S. so much higher than Canada's in the early days of the pandemic? Researchers who spoke to CBC outlined three broad reasons and said it didn't all come down to how the Trump administration handled the pandemic response. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Drug supply chain could still be interrupted because of COVID-19
New Brunswick pharmacists say there are still potential drug shortages on the horizon because of the global COVID-19 pandemic.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/New Brunswick Source Type: news

Vaping among Canadian teens doubles in 2 years, new research shows
New research reveals vaping among Canadian youth has risen dramatically over the past two years, and experts say it shows no signs of slowing down unless stricter regulations are put in place immediately. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Pandemic may lead women to neglect their reproductive health care
Sexual health experts across Canada are concerned the COVID-19 pandemic may be causing women to neglect their reproductive care. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Scientists concerned focus on COVID-19 disrupting regular health research funds
Canada's health research granting agency has postponed its usual funding competition due to COVID-19, sparking concern the lack of money could disrupt regular health research.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

'The storm is not over,' warns chief medical officer of health as Alberta begins reopening economy
After recovering from COVID-19, Edmontonian Ingrid Parker is among those worried Alberta is opening the economy too soon. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

Sask. mother of disabled child says tepid COVID-19 response highlights long-term issues
Families living with adult disabled children say COVID-19 is making a challenging situation even more difficult for caregivers. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatoon Source Type: news

Why limited contact tracing could slow Ontario's plan to end COVID-19 restrictions
It's not clear when Ontario will be able to hit one of its key targets for phasing out emergency measures: rapid contact tracing for every new confirmed case of COVID-19. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Canadians are accidentally poisoning themselves while cleaning to prevent COVID-19
Canadians are accidentally poisoning themselves while trying to keep their homes and themselves clear of COVID-19. Health Canada numbers show a jump in the number of calls to poison centres across the country compared to this time last year. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Why Legault's plan to reopen Quebec leaves some more anxious than others
The early days of the COVID-19 crisis suited the premier's decisive brand of leadership. Now, with the path forward less obvious, consulting more widely might go a long way toward easing Quebecers' generalized anxiety. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

'I'm too young to die': 2,892 Ontario health-care workers got COVID-19. This nurse was one of them
An Ontario nurse who survived COVID-19 can't shake the fears that ran through her mind as the virus made her feel ill from head to toe. She's among a rising number of health-care workers who've been infected across the province, with close to 2,900 cases now confirmed. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

SFU epidemiologist awarded Genome B.C. grant to develop COVID-19 statistical tool
(Simon Fraser University) SFU professor Caroline Colijn ’ s research and data modelling to map the spread of COVID-19 in British Columbia has helped her procure funding from Genome B.C., a non-profit research organization that leads genomics innovation on Canada ’ s West Coast. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 5, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Five Eyes network contradicts theory Covid-19 leaked from lab
No current evidence to suggest coronavirus leaked from Wuhan research lab, agencies sayCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThere is no current evidence to suggest that coronavirus leaked from a Chinese research laboratory, intelligence sources have told the Guardian, contradicting recent White House claims that there is growing proof this is how the pandemic began.The sources also insisted that a “15-page dossier” highlighted by the Australian Daily Telegraph which accused China of a deadly cover up was not culled from intelligence from theFive Eyes network, an alliance between the...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 4, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor Tags: Surveillance Espionage Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases World news Science China Source Type: news

Cochrane ’s Toronto Colloquium, October 2020 -important announcement
Dear Community colleagues,With the deepest disappointment and regret I have to inform you that as a result of the continued spread and impact of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) across the world, Cochrane ’s 27th Colloquium in Toronto, Canada, between 4th-7th October this year has been cancelled.Cochrane ’s Governing Board has concluded, with the agreement of Cochrane Canada, that the most appropriate decision is to cancel the Toronto Colloquium in its entirety for 2020 and hold it instead in the Canadian Fall of 2022 following Global Evidence Summit 2 taking the place of our annual Colloquium in Prague in 2021. We a...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 4, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Will Coronavirus Be the Death or Salvation of Big Plastic?
It was supposed to be a blockbuster moment for the U.S. plastic industry. With an abundance of cheap natural gas at hand, thanks to the country’s fracking boom, U.S. energy giants were pouring billions of dollars into building new plants to turn that gas into plastic. As the world was poised to slowly turn away from fossil fuels as an energy source, plastic seemed to be a feasible replacement and possibly even a potential cash cow—overseas, demand for plastic was projected to explode in the coming decades. But the rosy projections may not be panning out. With the oil industry in freefall, and a pandemic grippin...
Source: TIME: Science - May 4, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Zoë Schlanger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Source Type: news

When Booze Labels Carry Health Warnings, Drinking Declines: Study
MONDAY, May 4, 2020 -- If warning labels on cigarette packs discourage smoking, could warning labels on alcohol products discourage drinking? Researchers in Canada decided to find out. In the study, which began in 2017, the researchers applied... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 4, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Suicide fatalities in the US compared to Canada: potential suicides averted with lower firearm ownership in the US - Raifman J, Sampson L, Galea S.
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: The United States (US) has the highest rate of firearm suicides in the world. The US and Canada are comparable countries with markedly different rates of firearm ownership, providing an opportunity to estimate suicide fatalities... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Social determinants associated with pediatric burn injury: a population-based, case-control study - Padalko A, Gawaziuk J, Chateau D, Sareen J, Logsetty S.
Social determinants of health (SDoH) influence risk of injury. We conducted a population-based, case-control study to identify which social determinants influence burn injury in children. Children ( ≤16 years of age) admitted to a Canadian regional burn c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

'Better than Christmas': 100-year-old Nova Scotia woman survives COVID-19
When Kathleen Murphy's family got the call two weeks ago that the 100-year-old Northwood resident had COVID-19, they feared the worst. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Public health officials take seriously new research that children may not be superspreaders after all
What Australian researchers are calling the first survey on children and the spread of COVID-19 in the class room is turning heads in Canada. The preliminary data suggests kids are not so-called superspreaders, as they're often called by epidemiologists, when it comes to influenza. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Ottawa Source Type: news

'Our safety is becoming secondary': How funeral homes are grappling with mounting COVID-19 deaths
Funeral workers are labouring tirelessly to try and keep up with the demand of Canada's rising death toll from COVID-19. Many are needing to ration their PPE after having their orders diverted. Others are limiting funeral services to 10 people to comply with physical distancing measures. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

U.S.-Canada border closure leaves families separated amid coronavirus pandemic
In the era of the coronavirus, the world's longest undefended border can seem like the Berlin Wall. John Blackstone shows us how people separated from family members are using the border as a meeting place while international social distancing. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Canada's daily coronavirus death toll rises by less than 5%: official data
The total number of people killed by the coronavirus in Canada rose by 4.6% to 3,606 on Sunday, official data posted by the public health agency showed. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Sunday
Canada's chief public health officer struck an optimistic tone about the COVID-19 pandemic on Saturday, saying that efforts to flatten the curve are working as provinces across the country reported more positive figures. Here's a look at what's happening in Canada, the U.S. and around the world. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

Ontario infectious disease doctor says B.C. has 'plateaued,' urges slow, steady reopening
One of the first Canadian infectious disease specialists to spot the COVID-19 crisis coming says B.C.'s public health performance is the talk of Ontario. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Accessibility matters: exploring the determinants of public transport mode share across income groups in Canadian cities - Cui B, Boisjoly G, Miranda-Moreno L, El-Geneidy A.
Planning for accessibility is increasingly considered in the development of equitable plans by transport agencies and it has also been shown to exert a positive influence on public transport use. However, this influence has not been examined across income ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Intervention in Context of Radicalization Leading to Violence: a Multidisciplinary Clinical Approach - Ben-Cheikh I, Rousseau C, Hassan G, Brami M, Hernandez S, Rivest MH.
OBJECTIVEs This manuscript provides a first description of a specialized clinical work addressing the radicalization leading to violence phenomenon in Canada. Since July 2016, a multidisciplinary clinical team attached to a mental health and primary care p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Eye Opener: FDA authorizes remdesivir for COVID-19 treatment
Drug manufacturer Gilead received emergency FDA authorization for their drug, remdesivir, to be used for COVID-19 treatment. Also, Canada has banned assault-style weapons less than two weeks after the country's deadliest mass shooting. All that and all that matters in today's Eye Opener. Your world in 90 seconds. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ontario premier says province ready for spring flooding amid COVID-19
Premier Doug Ford says the province is ready for spring flooding season and is actively monitoring risks across Ontario as it continues to manage the COVID-19 outbreak. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Alberta dentists, physiotherapists need rules in place before reopening
Albertans itching for a routine dental checkup or eye exam might have to wait a little bit longer than Monday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

"Eye Opener: FDA authorizes remdesivir for COVID-19 treatment "
Drug manufacturer Gilead received emergency FDA authorization for their drug, remdesivir, to be used for COVID-19 treatment. Also, Canada has banned assault-style weapons less than two weeks after the country's deadliest mass shooting. All that and all that matters in today's Eye Opener. Your world in 90 seconds. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alberta launches Canada's first contact tracing app as economy slowly reopens
The Canadian province of Alberta on Friday launched the country's first phone app to trace contacts of people infected with the coronavirus, as the country slowly restarts its economy. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Still many unanswered questions about remdesivir's potential as a COVID-19 treatment
The preliminary highlights from a major U.S. study suggesting an experimental drug can speed up the recovery of COVID-19 patients is exciting news that needs to be tempered with a healthy dose of caution until full details are released in a published study, say Canadian infectious disease experts. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

Alberta to launch Canada's first contact tracing app as economy slowly reopens
The Canadian province of Alberta said on Friday it would soon launch the country's first phone app to trace contacts of people infected with the coronavirus, as the country slowly restarts its economy. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mobile contact-tracing app can help Alberta slow spread of COVID-19, top doctor says
A new mobile contact-tracing app unveiled Friday by Alberta Health Services, combined with aggressive testing for COVID-19, can help public health officials slow transmission and reduce the spread of coronavirus, says Dr. Deena Hinshaw. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

Ontario allows some businesses to reopen with 'strict safety guidelines'
The Ontario government is allowing some workplaces to reopen next week, as long as they meet "strict public health measures and operate safely during the COVID-19 outbreak." The list includes garden centres, nurseries and some construction projects. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Canada's Coronavirus Curve Is Flat, Worrying Trends Emerging: Top Medical Officer Canada's Coronavirus Curve Is Flat, Worrying Trends Emerging: Top Medical Officer
Canada's coronavirus curve is flat but some worrying trends are emerging, particularly outbreaks in vulnerable indigenous communities, the country's top medical officer said on Thursday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

'Distressing' drop in people seeking care for heart attacks in Canada, data suggests
New data analyzed by Heart & Stroke and the Canadian Cardiovascular Society suggests fewer people in Canada are seeking care for serious heart attacks amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Friday
Nova Scotia announced Friday it is immediately easing some of its COVID-19 restrictions, one day after Alberta and Newfoundland released frameworks for how they would reopen their economies. Here's a look at what's happening in Canada, the U.S. and around the world. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on May 1
Nova Scotia announced Friday it is immediately easing some of its COVID-19 restrictions, one day after Alberta and Newfoundland released frameworks for how they would reopen their economies. Here's a look at what's happening in Canada, the U.S. and around the world. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

How COVID-19 could change the way cities look and operate after the lockdowns
Measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are already reshaping urban areas, and some cities have rolled out ambitious plans to make some of the changes more permanent. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

Canada's coronavirus curve flattens but worrying trends emerge: top medical officer
Canada's coronavirus curve is flat but worrying trends are emerging, particularly outbreaks in vulnerable indigenous communities, the country's top medical officer said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cannabinoid oil cost-effective choice for Dravet syndrome in Canada
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - May 1, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

BRCA testing prevention cost better than cure in Canada
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - May 1, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

100 days after B.C.'s first warning on COVID-19, 111 people have died
Thursday marks 100 days since B.C. health officials issued their first warning on COVID-19, and in that time, the province's total has risen to 2,112 confirmed cases. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

'She's a hero': Family mourns health-care worker who died after contracting COVID-19
Arlene Reid died on Monday, as her daughter frantically performed CPR while waiting for paramedics to arrive. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Talking to yourself in quarantine? It's nothing to worry about and you're not the only one
With people cooped up at home, either alone all day or looking for a spare moment to themselves, many use that time to sort out their thoughts. For some, that inner monologue spills out. But experts say it's normal. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Hamilton Source Type: news

Alberta to take first steps to open economy on Saturday, with emphasis on outdoor activities
The first step in Alberta's plan to reopen its economy will emphasize outdoor activities, with golf courses to open on Saturday followed by shops, bars and restaurants by mid-May. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news