Ontario to change course on unpopular autism funding, minister announces
After months of protests and outrage, the Ontario's Progressive Conservative government will pivot away from its controversial autism funding model and bring in a "needs-based program," Social Services Minister Todd Smith says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Ontario changes course on unpopular autism funding model, minister announces
After months of protests and outrage, the Ontario's Progressive Conservative government will pivot away from its controversial autism funding model and bring in a "needs-based program," Social Services Minister Todd Smith says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Little-Known Destinations in Canada
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Source: AARP.org News - July 29, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Half of Deaths After Noncardiac Surgery Due to 3 Complications
MONDAY, July 29, 2019 -- Three complications account for almost 45 percent of deaths occurring after noncardiac surgery, according to a study published in the July 29 issue of CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical Association. Jessica Spence,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ban on cannabis topicals will hurt patients with chronic pain, says Montreal woman
With cannabis topical creams being legalized across Canada this fall, Samantha Gold was hoping to try using some to alleviate her chronic pain. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Bernie Sanders visits Canadian pharmacy, talks drug prices
U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders joined diabetes patients as they drove across the border on Sunday to buy cheap insulin in Canada, highlighting his argument in favor of federally negotiated prescription drug prices. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

U.S. presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders joins 'insulin caravan' to Windsor, Ont.
The U.S. presidential hopeful joined 15 Americans living with Type 1 diabetes as they purchased insulin from a Windsor, Ont., pharmacy Sunday for a fraction of the U.S. price. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Windsor Source Type: news

B.C. donor with 'X' gender calls out Canadian Blood Services for refusing donation
JT Beck, who doesn't identify as a man or a woman and uses the pronouns they/them, says Canadian Blood Services in Surrey refused to accept a blood donation blood in June after staff discovered a new gender on Beck's ID.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Platelet-rich plasma treatment is not classified as a drug, Health Canada says
Health Canada has clarified its position on much-hyped injury treatments that use platelet-rich plasma (PRP). The agency now says such treatments shouldn't be classified as a drug — a change that could make PRP more available in Canada. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Platelet-rich plasma treatment classified as drug, Health Canada says
Health Canada has clarified its position on much-hyped injury treatments that use platelet-rich plasma (PRP). The agency now says such treatments should be classified as a drug — a change that could make PRP more available in Canada. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

U.S. demand is threatening Canada's drug supply, groups warn feds
Concern over U.S. legislation that allows Americans to import cheaper medicines from Canada has prompted more than a dozen organizations to urge the federal government to safeguard the Canadian drug supply. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Transvaginal mesh pulled from Canadian market following safety review
A Health Canada review of transvaginal mesh to treat pelvic organ problems in women concluded it should be restricted in its use. The review followed a complete ban on the surgically implanted mesh by the U.S. FDA. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Americans Are Not Getting the Message About Exercising More and Sitting Less
Doctors and public health officials have been urging Americans to get more active and try to exercise at least 150 minutes per week at a moderate level, or 75 minutes weekly at a vigorous level. Even if you can’t fit in that much activity, studies show that any exercise is better than none when it comes to health benefits like lowering risk of diabetes, heart disease and obesity. But have all of these messages had an effect? That’s what researchers led by Dr. Wei Bao , an assistant professor of epidemiology at the University of Iowa, wanted to find out in a recent study. The first guidance for how much exercise...
Source: TIME: Health - July 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized embargoed study health sedentary Sitting Source Type: news

Cannabis company CannTrust fires CEO and chair in wake of illegal growing
The Ontario-based cannabis company that was caught by Health Canada for growing the drug in unlicensed greenhouses has fired its CEO and the chair of the board in a major corporate shakeup. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Business Source Type: news

Vitamin D supplements ‘may slow diabetes progression’
Vitamin D supplementation may slow the progression of type 2 diabetes in newly diagnosed patients and those with so-called “pre-diabetes”, according to Canadian researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 26, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

A mystery illness and one woman's decade-long fight against misdiagnosis
Eser Toprak has had a rare, life-threatening disorder since she was a teenager. But for a decade it went undiagnosed and she felt "invisible" in Nova Scotia's health system. Her journey for answers took her to the other side of the Atlantic. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

ER doctor, students invent device for common hospital complaint: rings stuck on fingers
Some engineering students and an emergency department physician in Dartmouth, N.S., have invented a way to safely remove rings from swollen fingers without damage. They're hopeful Ring Rescue will be a common tool in hospitals. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Another woman falls ill in Dominican Republic after "strong chemical odor" detected in hotel room
(Natural News) The body count of tourists who’ve either fallen seriously ill or died while visiting the Dominican Republic has increased yet again. This time, a Canadian woman who was staying at the Grand Bahia Principe resort in Punta Cana came forward to say that she got really sick back in 2016 after being exposed... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Associations of birth factors and socio-economic status with indicators of early emotional development and mental health in childhood: a population-based linkage study - Guhn M, Emerson SD, Mahdaviani D, Gadermann AM.
Using a linked population-based database established on healthcare, socio-economic, and survey datasets in British Columbia, Canada, we examined how biological, socio-demographic, and socio-economic status (SES) factors at birth related to children's emoti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Survey evidence of the decline in child abuse in younger Canadian cohorts - Ligier F, Gigu ère CÉ, Seguin M, Lesage A.
Physical and sexual abuse in childhood is a worldwide phenomenon with potentially dramatic consequences of both a psychological and physical nature. Measures of primary prevention have been developed in some countries. In the USA, child protection services... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Medium-term effects of a train derailment on the physical and psychological health of men - Maltais D, Lavoie-Trudeau É, Labra O, Généreux M, Roy M, Lansard AL, Fortin G.
In July 2013, the derailment of a train caused the death of 47 people and the destruction of Lac-M égantic's downtown area (Canada). Three years after this event, a population survey was conducted among a representative sample of 800 adults, including 282 ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Canadians with chronic pain to test app to manage symptoms
A total of 250 patients across Ontario's rural and urban areas are taking part in a clinical trial testing whether an app can help manage chronic pain. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

A longitudinal study of associations between HIV-related stigma, recent violence and depression among women living with HIV in a Canadian cohort study - Logie CH, Marcus N, Wang Y, Kaida A, O'Campo P, Ahmed U, O'Brien N, Nicholson V, Conway T, de Pokomandy A, Fernet M, Loutfy M.
We examined the mediating role of experiencing recent violence in the relationship between stigma and depression among WL... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Dangerous new mix of opioids and benzo-type drug has no overdose antidote, Alberta health officials warn
Doctors are warning that a new mix of street drugs has no antidote for overdose victims. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Increase in Rates of Medical Imaging in Pregnancy in U.S., Canada
THURSDAY, July 25, 2019 -- From 1996 to 2016, the rates of medical imaging among pregnant women increased in the United States and Ontario, Canada, according to a study published online July 24 in JAMA Network Open. Marilyn L. Kwan, Ph.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 25, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

'Very sick, very quickly': Superbug C. auris thwarts hospital efforts to control its spread
Canada has had just 20 cases of the C. auris fungal infection so far, but experts expect that number to rise, fuelling the global race for answers to its spread. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Health Canada approves increased plasma donations at private clinic
Health Canada approved an request by Canadian Plasma Resources to increase the number of times a person can donate plasma from once per week to twice, a move an advocacy group questions. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/New Brunswick Source Type: news

Revolutionary method could bring us much closer to the description of hyperdiverse faunas
(Pensoft Publishers) Largely relying on DNA barcoding, rather than traditional practices, a simplified diagnostics method for species description could be the key to revealing Earth's biodiversity before much of it goes extinct. Proposed by a US-Canadian research team in a new publication in the open-access journal Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift, the approach is demonstrated in practice with the description of 18 new to science species of parasitic wasps, recently discovered from the Á rea de Conservaci ó n Guanacaste, Costa Rica. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 25, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

No pot brownies in Quebec as government clamps down further on cannabis
In order to make cannabis edibles less attractive for children, the Quebec government proposed stricter cannabis regulations. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

CAMH announces external review as concerns mount over disappearances
On the heels of a man going missing from Toronto's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and somehow boarding an international flight, the centre's president has announced an external review of its processes around passes and privileges for patients. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

FDA Asks Allergan to Recall Textured Breast Implants
FDA has finally drawn a line in the sand on an issue that has plagued the breast implant industry for years. On Wednesday the U.S. regulatory agency called on Allergan to take specific models of its textured breast implants off the market due to the risk of a rare type of cancer. "To protect individuals from the increased risk of breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) associated with Allergan Biocell textured breast implants, [FDA] requested that Allergan recall its Biocell textured breast implants and tissue expanders," the agency said in a safety communicatio...
Source: MDDI - July 24, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Worldwide recall issued for textured breast implants linked to rare cancer
The manufacturer of Biocell breast implants recalled all models of the implant on Wednesday, two months after Health Canada banned them from sale in this country amid concerns over a heightened risk of a rare form of cancer. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Brain scans different in U.S. diplomats who worked in Cuba but significance unclear
Advanced brain scans found perplexing differences in U.S. diplomats who say they developed concussion-like symptoms after working in Cuba, a finding that only heightens the mystery of what may have happened to them, a new study says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Ottawa Source Type: news

Increased Use of CT Scans During Pregnancy in US and Canada Increased Use of CT Scans During Pregnancy in US and Canada
Over 2 decades, rates of exposure to ionizing radiation from medical imaging increased among pregnant women in the US and Canada; rates of MRI are increasing and have surpassed CT rates.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Muscular dystrophy hope as scientists use gene-editing tool to relieve symptoms in mice
Muscular dystrophy is caused by mutations in genes. Scientists in Canada have relieved the symptoms in mice by altering DNA and boosting gene expression. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Textured Breast Implants Recalled Because of Link to Rare Cancer
(WASHINGTON) — Breast implant maker Allergan Inc. issued a worldwide recall Wednesday for textured models because of a link to a rare form of cancer. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it called for the removal after new information showed Allergan’s Biocell breast implants with a textured surface account for a disproportionate share of rare lymphoma cases. The move follows similar action in France, Australia and Canada. The FDA is not recommending women with the implants have them removed if they are not experiencing problems. Biocell implants feature a textured surface designed to prevent slippage and...
Source: TIME: Health - July 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MATTHEW PERRONE / AP Tags: Uncategorized Cancer onetime Source Type: news

More pregnant women are undergoing imaging
The use of medical imaging during pregnancy has grown in the U.S. and Canada...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: In utero MRI on par with ultrasound for fetal brain evaluation How does chemo during pregnancy affect child development? Ultrasound in late pregnancy could reduce C-section rate Clinical rules reduce need for CTPA during pregnancy Can prenatal ultrasound predict Zika infection outcomes? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 24, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Child maltreatment and polyvictimization as predictors of intimate partner violence in women from the general population of Quebec - Brassard A, Tourigny M, Dugal C, Lussier Y, Sabourin S, Godbout N.
This study aimed to (a) evaluate the prevalence of intimate partner violence (IPV) and revictimization among a representative sample of 1,001 women living in Quebec, Canada; (b) examine whether IPV was predicted by experiences of child maltreatment; and (c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Support for brain injuries takes shape, but geography leaving many without help
The executive director of the Brain Injury Association of Nova Scotia says they're finally seeing benefits of dedicated funding support, but there remain many gaps to fill. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Google employees label notable conservatives Dennis Prager, Jordan Peterson, and others as “Nazis” in latest malicious smear stemming from left-wing bias
(Natural News) Documents from tech giant Google that were leaked to investigative journalism organization Project Veritas show that the company refers to popular leading conservatives such as PragerU founder Dennis Prager and Jordan Peterson, a Canadian clinical psychologist and a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, as “Nazis.” A report published by Project... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beyond testosterone: Researchers looking at how performance of trans athletes changes after transition
A Canadian-born researcher is helping to launch the first substantial study of transgender athletes in a bid to better understand how transitioning and hormone therapy affects athletic performance.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Study to explore accessibility of talk therapy treatment for new mothers is underway
(University of North Carolina Health Care) The departments of psychiatry and obstetrics and gynecology at the UNC School of Medicine are collaborating on a large-scale, $13.2 million PCORI-funded perinatal psychiatry trial that will also bring together researchers at University of Toronto in Canada and NorthShore University HealthSystem in Chicago. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fujifilm debuts tomosynthesis biopsy option at AHRA
Fujifilm Medical Systems USA has formally launched a tomosynthesis biopsy capability...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Fujifilm debuts breast cancer awareness campaign Fujifilm Canada forms medical systems division Fujifilm opens 2 AI centers in Tokyo Fujifilm launches mammography software tools Fujifilm to highlight AI, digital mammo, and DR at RSNA (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 23, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Perceived barriers to mental health services among Canadian sexual and gender minorities with depression and at risk of suicide - Ferlatte O, Salway T, Rice S, Oliffe JL, Rich AJ, Knight R, Morgan J, Ogrodniczuk JS.
This study examines barriers to mental health services among sexual and gender minorities (SGM) who screened positive for depression and risk of suicide. Data from an online survey of SGM (N  = 2778) are analyzed. 37.5% met criteria for depression and 7... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Environmental and motivational determinants of physical activity among Canadian Inuit in the Arctic - Akande VO, Ruiter RAC, Kremers SPJ.
BACKGROUND: Canadian Inuit have transited from a physically active hunter-gatherer subsistence lifestyle into sedentary ways of life. The purpose of the current study was to measure physical activity levels among Nunavut Inuit adults, and explore the socio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Factor structure of deployment experiences and relations to mental health disorders among treatment-seeking Canadian armed forces personnel and veterans - King L, Ketcheson F, St Cyr K, Marlborough M, Richardson JD.
OBJECTIVE: Among a sample of 341 treatment-seeking veterans and currently serving Canadian Forces members, our objectives were to identify factors of deployment experiences and determine whether they were related to the severity of posttraumatic stress dis... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Nunavik Inuit are genetically unique from any present-day population, study finds
Researchers mapped out the complete genetic profile of Inuit in the northern Quebec region of Nunavik, and found that the population is genetically different from any present-day population in the world. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/North Source Type: news

Nunavik Inuit genetically unique among present-day world populations, study finds
Researchers have mapped the complete genetic profile of Inuit in the northern Quebec region of Nunavik and found that the population is genetically different from any present-day people in the world. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/North Source Type: news

Suicidal thoughts can be reduced among Indigenous people; this new study finds the factors
(University of Toronto) New nationally representative Canadian study from the University of Toronto and Algoma University finds that 3-quarters of formerly suicidal Indigenous adults who are living off-reserve had been free from suicidal thoughts in the past year. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hit your head, lose your sense of smell
(University of Montreal) People who suffer even a mild concussion can find it difficult to identify smells in the day that follows, and have anxiety problems a year later, a Canadian study finds. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news