More dental services could resume in Nova Scotia next week
A public health order shut down most Nova Scotia dental offices in March to try to help clamp down on the coronavirus pandemic. Now, dental clinics and offices should be able to reopen sometime next week for urgent and emergency cases. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Labrador officials look for solutions as pandemic makes fighting substance abuse even harder
COVID-19 is throwing long-standing inequalities into high relief — and those factors seem to be translating to higher substance use in some communities. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nfld. & Labrador Source Type: news

Digital Contact Tracing for COVID-19: An Analysis of Strengths and Limitations
An article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) analyzes the strengths and limitations of digital contact tracing for people infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) to help governments decide if and how they might adopt this technology. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - May 27, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Military report reveals what sector has long known: Ontario's nursing homes are in trouble
A new report from the Canadian Armed Forces has shone a light on shocking conditions inside five Ontario long-term care homes, but many — including the government itself — say problems have been known for years. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

COVID-19 news from Annals of Internal Medicine
(American College of Physicians) 1. Risk for COVID-19 Resurgence Related to Duration and Effectiveness of Physical Distancing in Ontario, Canada 2. Use of Hydroxychloroquine or Chloroquine in COVID-19 (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Canadian study of critically ill patients with COVID-19 found lower death rate
(Canadian Medical Association Journal) A Canadian case series of all patients with COVID-19 admitted to six intensive care units (ICUs) in Metro Vancouver found patient outcomes were substantially better than reported in other jurisdictions. The paper is published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) https://www.cmaj.ca/content/cmaj/early/2020/05/27/cmaj.200794.full.pdf. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Loss of smell, taste changes associated with COVID-19: Canadian study
(Canadian Medical Association Journal) Loss of smell (anosmia) and changes in taste (dysgeusia) were strongly associated with SARS-CoV-2, according to a Canadian study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) https://www.cmaj.ca/content/early/2020/05/27/cmaj.200869. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Digital contact tracing for COVID-19: an analysis of strengths and limitations
(Canadian Medical Association Journal) An article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) analyzes the strengths and limitations of digital contact tracing for people infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) to help governments decide if and how they might adopt this technology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

With air conditioning scarce, Quebec's long-term care homes struggle with heat during pandemic
People with chronic health conditions and the elderly are especially vulnerable to high heat and humidity — and to COVID-19. That leaves long-term care homes facing a doubly challenging situation: how to deal with the heat while preventing further spread of the virus. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Bardy Expands Home Enrollment Program for Cardiac Patch Monitor
Bardy Diagnostics is expanding the home enrollment program for its cardiac patch monitor and won CE mark for a 14-day version of the device. The Seattle, WA-based company said it was exploring more telehealth opportunities with Carnation Ambulatory Monitor (CAM) patch because of the rapidly evolving COVID-19 public health emergency. Typically, the CAM patch is applied to a patient in the clinic setting. In a prepared statement Ken Nelson, chief commercial officer of Bardy Diagnostics said, “To help address the evolving needs of physicians and patients in this public health emergency, facilitat...
Source: MDDI - May 26, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Digital Health Cardiovascular Source Type: news

Sex differences in emotional insight after traumatic brain injury - Neumann D, Zupan B.
OBJECTIVE: To compare sex differences in alexithymia (poor emotional processing) in males and females with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and uninjured controls. SETTING: TBI rehabilitation facility in the USA and a University in Canada. PARTICIPANTS... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

COVID-19 not very infectious 8 days after symptoms occur, Winnipeg study suggests
COVID-19 appears to be infectious only for the first eight days after patients experience symptoms, Winnipeg researchers conclude in a study that has implications for the way the disease is treated, isolated and prevented. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Slow return for Canada's dental offices as pandemic restrictions ease
As dental offices start to reopen across the country, they are concerned about having sufficient protective gear and protocols to safely see patients, and seeing enough of them so they can keep the office running.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Thousands still flying into Canadian airports amid COVID-19 restrictions
While U.S. and other international flights coming into Canada have been significantly curtailed since the outbreak of COVID-19, thousands of passengers are still arriving at the country's airports each week. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

From hanging out in parks to getting groceries, how can you navigate day-to-day risks of COVID-19?
Living life during a pandemic can be confusing. But experts say you can navigate how to approach different settings and activities once you know the risks. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Stormy Weather Threatens to Delay First SpaceX Astronaut Launch
(CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.) — Stormy weather is threatening to delay SpaceX’s first astronaut launch. A SpaceX rocket is scheduled to blast off Wednesday afternoon from Kennedy Space Center, carrying a Dragon capsule with NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken to the International Space Station. It will be the first time astronauts launch from Florida in nine years and a first for a private company. The manager of NASA’s commercial crew program, Kathy Lueders, said everything was progressing well — at least on the ground. “Now the only thing we need to do is figure out how to control the weath...
Source: TIME: Science - May 26, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Marcia Dunn / AP Tags: Uncategorized overnight Space wire Source Type: news

One of Canada's largest long-term care operators is owned by a federal Crown corporation
One of the largest operators of seniors' residences and long-term care homes in Canada is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP), a federal Crown corporation. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Ontario won't specify COVID-19 'hot spots' even as premier urges testing
Premier Doug Ford is pleading with people who live in Ontario’s COVID-19 “hot spots” to get tested for the virus — but officials won’t specify which neighbourhoods have been hardest hit. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Canada not immune to the virus of COVID-19 conspiracies
CBC News has devoted a considerable number of resources to fact-checking COVID-19 claims in an effort to combat what some have described as “a pandemic of misinformation." (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Editor ' s Blog Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada on Monday
Ontario reported 404 new coronavirus cases on Monday, bringing the number of confirmed and presumptive cases across Canada to more than 85,000. Here's a look at what's happening in Canada on Monday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada on May 26
Quebec and Ontario reported the vast majority of Canada's new coronavirus cases on Monday, as the number of confirmed and presumptive infections across the country rose to more than 85,000. Here's a look at what's happening in Canada on Monday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada on May 25
Quebec and Ontario reported the vast majority of Canada's new coronavirus cases on Monday, as the number of confirmed and presumptive infections across the country rose to more than 85,000. Here's a look at what's happening in Canada on Monday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

Married for 68 years, this B.C. couple died 5 hours apart after testing positive for COVID-19
Juanita and Howard Robinson died in a North Vancouver long-term care home in early April. Their children are telling their story to highlight the hardship of being separated from loved ones in long-term care and remind people that the seniors killed by the coronavirus aren't just statistics. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Fatal Lyme carditis in a 37-year-old man shows need for awareness of unusual symptoms
(Canadian Medical Association Journal) Physicians and the public should be aware of the different presentations of Lyme disease, as people spend more time outside in the warmer weather and as areas in Canada where the black legged tick is found expand. Three articles in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal), which describe a fatal case in a 37-year-old man, atypical skin lesions in a 56-year-old woman and severe neurological symptoms in a 4-year-old boy, illustrate the diversity in presentations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

National strategy needed to address grieving process 'distorted' by pandemic, coalition says
Grief experts say Canadians are facing an unprecedented level of grief as a result of the pandemic, which they say has shaped every facet of health care. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Coronavirus nightmare as 49-year-old nurse tests positive 8 times in 50 days
(Natural News) One Canadian nurse who caught coronavirus a few months ago has now tested positive for the disease eight times in the past 50 days, raising questions about just how long the disease can linger in the human body – and how long a patient who appears to be recovered remains contagious. When 49-year-old... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Masks: Everything you need to know but might be too afraid to ask
We’ve received more than 1,000 questions about masks from Canadians, and some inquiries show that many of you are just straight-up confused about wearing them. We took your most common and curious questions to the experts. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Many Ontario hospitals can't resume scheduled surgeries. Here's why
Although hospitals around Ontario are now allowed to resume non-emergency surgeries, many of them can't, either because they're too full or don't have enough protective equipment. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Potential COVID-19 vaccine shows promising early results
A Phase 1 trial of a prospective COVID-19 vaccine that will soon be tested on Canadians has found it to be safe and also prompted an immune response, but researchers caution they are far from knowing whether or not it could actually protect people from the virus. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Canada to ramp up COVID-19 testing and tracing, recommend digital app
Canada will ramp up COVID-19 testing and contact tracing as it gradually lifts restrictions and is working closely with Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google on a mobile phone app to help, the prime minister said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada on Friday
Health officials and politicians across the country, including the mayor of hard-hit Montreal, are urging people not to be lax with public health measures even as cities and provinces take tentative steps toward reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic. Here's a look at what's happening in Canada. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

Canada is reopening without knowing where Canadians are getting COVID-19
Canada is emerging from months of lockdown, but key questions remain unanswered about where Canadians are getting infected with COVID-19 and why cases remain high in our hardest-hit provinces. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Glucose levels linked to maternal mortality even in non-diabetic women
(PLOS) An elevated pre-pregnancy hemoglobin A1c--which measures average blood glucose concentration--is associated with a higher risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes even in women without known diabetes, according to a new study published this week in PLOS Medicine by Joel Ray of ICES and the University of Toronto, Canada, and colleagues. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

First piece of disputed Keystone XL pipeline finished
A Canadian company has built the first piece of the disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline across the U.S. border and started work on labor camps in Montana and South Dakota (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Canadian nurse, 49, says she has tested positive for coronavirus EIGHT times over 50 days
Registered practical nurse Tracy Schofield, 49, from Cambridge, Ontario, Canada, tested positive for coronavirus on March 31. Since then, seven more tests have come back positive. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

J & J Baby Powder Withdrawn in US After Years of Cancer Litigation J & J Baby Powder Withdrawn in US After Years of Cancer Litigation
After years of litigation over talc's potentially causing cancer, Johnson& Johnson has decided to withdraw its baby powder product in the United States and Canada.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - May 21, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

How long can coronavirus infection last?
A woman in Canada says she's had 8 positive coronavirus tests in 50 days, which raises the question – how long does it really take to recover? (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ARTMS raises $19M in funding round
Medical isotope developer ARTMS has raised $19 million in a series A round...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Companies partner on gallium-68 imaging ImaginAb inks partnership with ARTMS GE signs cyclotron partnership with Canadian firm (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 21, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

NUI Galway study compares the health of Irish children to those across Europe and Canada
(National University of Ireland Galway) A new report, Spotlight on Adolescent Health and Well-being, published today by WHO Regional Office for Europe, compiles extensive data on the physical health, social relationships and mental well-being of 227 441 schoolchildren aged 11, 13 and 15, from 45 countries. Irish children rank low on substance use such as smoking and drinking alcohol and high on physical activity. Ireland also ranks high for problematic social media use. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 test to be offered to anyone in Sask. working outside the home starting Monday
Beginning Monday, Saskatchewan is expanding COVID-19 testing to include anyone working outside the home who desires a test. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatchewan Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Scientists test cannabis strains against infection
Researchers from the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada found that cannabis extracts lowered the number of receptors coronavirus uses to infects cells and multiply by more than 70%. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How long can coronavirus infection last?
A woman in Canada says she's had 8 positive coronavirus tests in 50 days, which raises the question – how long does it really take to recover? (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Halts Talc Baby Powder Sales
The company said the talc-based powder is safe and will still be sold in other countries, but not in Canada or the United States. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sales of Johnson's Baby Powder Halted in U.S., Canada
WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2020 -- Lawsuits claiming that talc-based Johnson's Baby Powder has caused cancer have led to a plunge in sales in the United States and Canada, so Johnson& Johnson said Tuesday it is ending sales of the product in those two... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Canadians should wear masks as an 'added layer of protection,' says Tam
Canada's chief public health officer says Canadians should wear a mask as an "added layer of protection" whenever physical distancing is not possible. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Ends Talc-Based Baby Powder Sales in US, Canada
Johnson & Johnson announced Tuesday that it will stop selling its iconic, talc-based baby powder, the target of thousands of lawsuits claiming that its talc was contaminated with asbestos, which led to cancers such as mesothelioma and ovarian cancer. The company said the stoppage is only in the United States and Canada, citing a decline in consumer demand and “misinformation” about the safety of the product. “Demand for talc-based Johnson’s Baby Powder in North America has been declining due in large part to changes in consumer habits and fueled by misinformation around the safety of the product...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 20, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Ending Sale of Talcum Powder Products in U.S.
Johnson & Johnson discontinued its legacy talc-based baby-powder products in the U.S. and Canada after thousands of suits alleging asbestos contamination led to a decline in sales. The health-care giant said Tuesday it had stopped shipping hundreds of talc-based items in the U.S. and Canada after coming to a “commercial decision” to discontinue them. J&J will wind down sales in those markets over the coming months, said Kathleen Widmer, chairman of the company’s North America consumer unit. All existing inventory will continue to be sold through retailers until supplies run out, she said. J&J ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Riley Griffin and Jef Feeley / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized Companies News Desk wire Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson to stop selling talc-based baby powder in North America
Johnson & Johnson is ending sales of its iconic talc-based Johnson's Baby Powder in the U.S. and Canada, where demand has dwindled amid thousands of lawsuits claiming it has caused cancer. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Business Source Type: news

Health Highlights: May 20, 2020
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Sales of Johnson's Baby Powder Halted in U.S., Canada Lawsuits claiming that talc-based Johnson's Baby Powder has caused cancer have led to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 20, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Thousands of volunteers come forward to offer mental health support during COVID-19
As Canadians continue to grapple with an unprecedented level of stress as the COVID-19 pandemic wears on, empathy can be an effective coping strategy in maintaining mental wellness, experts say.    (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radio/White Coat, Black Art Source Type: news