A match is found: Nova Scotia transplant advocate gets 2 new lungs
A Nova Scotia woman has received a double lung transplant just months after she thought the financial burden of the procedure would force her into palliative care. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

The working-at-home blues: Loneliness, depression a risk for those who are isolated
More Canadians are working at home than ever before, but for those who do it full-time, there's a risk of isolation and depression. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Business Source Type: news

Fort St. John, B.C., considers supplying free menstrual products in public spaces
A city councillor in the northeastern reaches of the province wants to make menstrual products free in community centres, arenas and parks. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

B.C. woman gets first implant in Western Canada to help treat opioid addiction
A Kamloops woman is the first in Western Canada to receive an implant which releases buprenorphine, a drug used to help treat opioid addiction.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Gonorrhoea, syphilis rates skyrocket in N.W.T.: public health officer
The N.W.T. chief public health officer is issuing a public health advisory after seeing a dramatic rise in the rates of two STIs in the territory. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/North Source Type: news

Gonorrhea, syphilis rates skyrocket in N.W.T.: public health officer
The N.W.T. chief public health officer is issuing a public health advisory after seeing a dramatic rise in the rates of two STIs in the territory. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/North Source Type: news

Synthetic street drug causes zombie-like effects, says provincial health authority
The British Columbia Interior Health authority is warning street-drug users of a synthetic cannabinoid that has been linked to a so-called "zombie" outbreak in New York. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

How mistrust and fear make fighting Ebola more difficult
An Ebola outbreak in Congo has killed more than 800 people, and angry locals have attacked aid workers. Canadian doctor Vinh-Kim Nguyen tells us what he saw on an aid mission to the region. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radio/Front Burner Source Type: news

Patients with cancer seen in the emergency department have better outcomes at original hospital
(Joule Inc.) Patients with cancer requiring emergency department care had better outcomes at their original hospital or a cancer centre hospital than at alternative general hospitals, found research published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 23, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Ontario's cuts to Toronto Public Health threaten to 'devastate' school nutrition program, some warn
Many advocates are warning that Ontario's surprise cuts to Toronto Public Health's funding threaten to destroy the city's school nutrition program, which is relied upon by at least 200,000 children, and they want to see the province reverse course. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Lifestyle behavior and mental health in early adolescence - Loewen OK, Maximova K, Ekwaru JP, Faught EL, Asbridge M, Ohinmaa A, Veugelers PJ.
We examined the associations of meeting established recommendations for diet, physical activity, sleep, and sedentary behavior... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Patient-level resource use for injury admissions in Canada: a multicentre retrospective cohort study - Porgo TV, Moore L, Truchon C, Berthelot S, Stelfox HT, Cameron PA, Gabbe BJ, Hoch JS, Evans DC, Lauzier F, Bernard F, Turgeon AF, Clement J.
BACKGROUND: Variations in adjusted costs have been observed among trauma centres in the United States but patient outcomes were not better in centres with higher costs. Attempts to improve injury care efficiency are hampered by insufficient patient-level i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Medical Device To Treat ADHD In Children
(CNN) — The first medical device to treat childhood attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, was OK’d Friday by the US Food and Drug Administration. Designated for children ages 7 to 12 who are not currently on medication for the disorder, the device delivers a low-level electrical pulse to the parts of the brain responsible for ADHD symptoms. “This new device offers a safe, non-drug option for treatment of ADHD in pediatric patients through the use of mild nerve stimulation, a first of its kind,” Carlos Peña, director of the Division of Neurological and Physical Medicine Devices in...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN ADHD Source Type: news

Moose nose and prairie oysters: Sask. farmer, chef say nose-to-tail cooking is a sustainable option
The concept of using all parts of the animal, from nose-to-tail, has environmental and sustainable benefits, says a Sask. farmer. She says there's a recipe for everyone, and a recipe for every part of an animal, if you're willing to get creative. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatchewan Source Type: news

FDA Approves Merck ’s Keytruda (pembrolizumab) in Combination With Inlyta (axitinib) as First-Line Treatment for Patients With Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC)
KENILWORTH, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 22, 2019 --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, in... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - April 22, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Shelters for victims of abuse in Canada still struggling with underfunding, capacity issues: StatsCan
New numbers from Statistics Canada show shelters for victims of abuse across the country admitted 68,106 people in 2017/18.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatchewan Source Type: news

Occupational injury trends in the Canadian workforce: an examination of the Canadian community health survey - Nowrouzi-Kia B, Baig A, Li A, Casole J, Chai E.
BACKGROUND: Previous studies suggest that various factors including the type of occupation, employment status, and level of education have significant associations with the rates of occupational injuries. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Parent-Child Reminiscing Affects Children's Pain Memories Parent-Child Reminiscing Affects Children's Pain Memories
How parents and children reminisce about the child's recent surgery affects the child's pain memory, researchers from Canada report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 19, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology News Source Type: news

Problematizing sexual harassment in residential long-term care: the need for a more ethical prevention strategy - Grigorovich A, Kontos P.
ABSTRACTSupporting sexual rights in residential long-term care is ethically complex. The well-being of care workers and residents is inextricably linked, and increasingly recognized empirically, yet public policy in Canada generally continues to exclusivel... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

A retrospective cohort study comparing non-fatal self-harm emergency department visits between Canadian veterans living in Ontario and matched civilians - Mahar AL, Cramm H, Aiken AB, Whitehead M, Tien H, Fear NT, Kurdyak P.
This study included male veterans who registered for provin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Brain-injury device licensed by Health Canada was rejected by the FDA
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's refusal to license a therapeutic device intended to help brain-injured people is raising questions about the rigour of Health Canada's approval process. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

ViewRay inks Canadian distribution deal
Image-guided radiation therapy developer ViewRay has signed a distribution...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ViewRay secures FDA clearance for MRIdian upgrades New orders drive ViewRay revenue growth in 2018 ViewRay adds to revenue and net loss in Q3 ViewRay to launch pancreatic cancer trial ViewRay taps new CCO (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 19, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Researchers Find More Screen Time Leads To More Behavioral Problems In Children
BOSTON (CBS) – There’s more reason to limit your child’s use of digital media. Canadian researchers found that the more time a preschooler spends on screens a day, the more likely they are to exhibit behavioral problems. Young children often spend two to three hours a day using screens, including televisions, tablets, smartphones, video games, etc. Researchers looked at 2,400 children between the ages of 3 and 5 and found that compared to kids with less than 30 minutes a day, those who got more than two hours of screen time a day were more likely to have problems with inattention. In fact, those kids were...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Children's Health Dr. Mallika Marshall Screen Time Source Type: news

Ontario slashes Toronto Public Health funds by $1B over a decade, board chair says
Premier Doug Ford's government is clawing back public health funding as part of a plan to consolidate the number of province-wide units from 35 to 10, according to Toronto's board of health chair. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

An end to #TAMPONGATE. Period.
An outcry over the banning of feminine hygiene products created a hashtag of its own. #tampongate erupted on social media, after it was revealed that the Medical Council of Canada required medical trainees and residents to declare any menstrual hygiene products before going in for their exams. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

ViewRay inks Canadian distribution agreement
Image-guided radiation therapy developer ViewRay has signed a distribution...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ViewRay secures FDA clearance for MRIdian upgrades New orders drive ViewRay revenue growth in 2018 ViewRay adds to revenue and net loss in Q3 ViewRay to launch pancreatic cancer trial ViewRay taps new CCO (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ViewRay Partners with Leading Canadian Distributor to Bring MRI-guided Radiation Therapy to Canada
Minogue Medical to Serve as Exclusive Canadian Distributor for ViewRay's MRIdian System CLEVELAND, April 18, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- ViewRay, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRAY) announced today that the company has partnered with Minogue Medi... Devices, Radiology, Oncology, Distribution ViewRay, Minogue Medical, MRIdian, MRI-guided, radiotherapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Suicide Deaths Are Often ‘Contagious.’ This May Help Explain Why
In the wake of any high-profile suicide, public health experts steel themselves for the aftershock. Suicide contagion, the phenomenon by which exposure to one suicide death can trigger suicidal behavior in others, is well-documented but poorly understood. A recent study published in the journal Society and Mental Health adds to the knowledge about why suicide contagion occurs. And it spotlights a common mistake that people may make when a community experiences suicide: normalizing these deaths. “When there’s an unexpected death, people take notice,” says study co-author Seth Abrutyn, an assistant professo...
Source: TIME: Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news

Recordati to Seek Canadian Approval for Kidney Disease Drug Recordati to Seek Canadian Approval for Kidney Disease Drug
Italy's Recordati said on Tuesday it plans to seek Canadian approval for its drug Cystagon, which treats a rare kidney disease, in a potential blow to Horizon Pharma, which makes the only drug approved for treatment in Canada.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

B.C.'s top doc Bonnie Henry reflects on 3-year anniversary of opioid emergency
B.C.'s provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, spoke with CBC's Mike Killeen at Victoria's The Harbour, an overdose prevention and supervised injection site. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Calgary groups look for solutions after Syrian girl, 9, dies by suicide
The suicide of a nine-year-old Syrian girl last month has organizations in Calgary scrutinizing their many services for newcomers, in hopes of preventing future tragedies. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Adaptation of a Canadian culpability scoring tool to Alberta police traffic collision report data - Pitt TM, Aucoin J, Nettel-Aguirre A, McCormack GR, Howard AW, Graff P, Rowe BH, Hagel BE.
The objective of this study was to adapt a previously validated Canadian Culpability Scoring Tool (CCST) to Alberta police report data. METHODS: Police traffic collision reports from motor vehicle (MV) collisions in Calgary and Edmonton ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

As fewer patients sue their doctor, the rate of winning malpractice suits is dropping too
When patients try to sue their physician, a CBC investigation shows the rate of success is very low. CBC News obtained every annual report filed by the Canadian Medical Protective Association, which provides liability coverage and legal support to physicians, dating back to 1901, and analyzed the last 40 years. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Medical malpractice suits are an uphill battle — here's why
When patients try to sue their physician, a CBC investigation shows the rate of success is very low. CBC News obtained every annual report filed by the Canadian Medical Protective Association, which provides liability coverage and legal support to physicians, dating back to 1901, and analyzed the last 40 years. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Disappearing bumblebee species under threat of extinction
(York University) The American Bumblebee - a species once more commonly seen buzzing around Southern Ontario - is critically endangered, according to a new study led by York University.The finding, published in Journal of Insect Conservation, found the native North American species, Bombus pensylvanicus, is facing imminent extinction from Canada, considered the highest and most at-risk classification before extinction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 18, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

MedMen Selects Buxton to Guide Expansion in the U.S. and Canada
MedMen – a cannabis retailer credited with redefining the product, raising the bar in manufacturing, shaping law and leading world class retail locations – has partnered with Buxton to identify its...(PRWeb April 18, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/medmen_selects_buxton_to_guide_expansion_in_the_u_s_and_canada/prweb16252507.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - April 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Intragastric balloons for weight loss linked to punctures to stomach and esophagus, Health Canada says
Health Canada says it is aware of Canadian and international reports of complications, including deaths, associated with using intragastric balloons for weight loss. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Losing the uphill battle? Emergent harm reduction interventions and barriers during the opioid overdose crisis in Canada - Strike C, Watson TM.
Canada continues to experience an escalating opioid overdose crisis that has claimed more than 8000 lives in the country since 2016. The presence of the synthetic opioid fentanyl and its analogues is a central contributor to the increases in preventable op... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Chronic pain management among people who use drugs: a health policy challenge in the context of the opioid crisis - Dassieu L, Kabore JL, Choini ère M, Arruda N, Roy E.
BACKGROUND: In Canada, the rise in prescription opioid (PO) overdoses and addiction is a major public health concern. Various health authorities have recently recommended that physicians use caution when prescribing opioids, especially to people with histo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Recent trends in child and youth emergency department visits because of pedestrian motor vehicle collisions by socioeconomic status in Ontario, Canada - Rothman L, Macarthur C, Wilton A, Howard AW, Macpherson AK.
BACKGROUND: Children in lower-income households have higher injury rates. Trends in emergency department (ED) visits by children 0-19 years because of pedestrian motor vehicle collisions (PMVCs) in Ontario, Canada (2008-2015) by socioeconomic status were e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Egg Allergy? Don't Let That Stop You From Getting Vaccinated
WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 -- Allergies to vaccines are extremely rare and even when they do occur, allergists can safely administer vaccines, Canadian experts report. Immunoglobulin E (IgE) allergies that cause hives, swelling, wheezing or... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Germany to launch cannabis farming as Canada's Aurora, Aphria win tenders
Germany has awarded contracts to supply domestically-grown cannabis to two Canadian companies, as it seeks to develop its own medicinal marijuana industry and reduce reliance on imports. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Two Lives Saved in Rare'Paired' Liver Donation
WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 -- In a North American first, an anonymous living liver donation led to a rare paired living liver donor exchange in Canada last summer that saved the lives of two people with failing livers. Kelly Bryan, 38, donated 70%... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New rules for driving with children on board come into effect Thursday
Children under the age of nine, or under four feet nine inches in height, are required by law to be in booster seats, as of Thursday, April 18. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

New Quebec rules for driving with children on board come into effect
Children under the age of nine, or under four feet nine inches in height, are required by law to be in booster seats, as of Thursday, April 18. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Clinic serving Montreal's Hasidic community educates patients about measles outbreak
With Passover approaching, there's expected to be an increase in visitors from Brooklyn, where mandatory vaccinations were ordered last week. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

FDA Approves Expanded Monotherapy Label for Merck ’s Keytruda (pembrolizumab) for First-Line Treatment of NSCLC
KENILWORTH, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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 label for Keytruda, Merck’s anti-PD-1 therapy, as... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - April 17, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Social support key to remission from suicidal thoughts for disabling chronic pain sufferers
(University of Toronto) A new nationally representative study from the University of Toronto found that almost two-thirds of formerly suicidal Canadians (63%) with chronic pain were free from suicidal thoughts in the past year. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Major study finds one in five children have mental health problems
(McMaster University) The 2014 OCHS study included 10,802 children and youth aged four to 17 in 6,537 families. It replicated and expanded on the landmark 1983 Ontario Child Health Study of 3,290 children in 1,869 families. The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry has simultaneously published eight papers on different aspects of the 2014 OCHS results. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

SickKids shuts down Motherisk helplines after grants, donations 'reduced to zero'
A statement posted late Tuesday afternoon on the Hospital for Sick Children's website says funding through grants and donations has dropped to zero over the last three years, forcing SickKids to shut down its Motherisk helplines for pregnant women and new mothers. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news