Edwards Warns of Balloon Burst Risk With Sapien 3 Ultra Edwards Warns of Balloon Burst Risk With Sapien 3 Ultra
Reports suggest a low risk of burst balloons during implantation of the TAVR system, but it has prompted a type 1 recall in Canada.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 23, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

USAR Training with Colorado Task Force 1
West Metro Fire Rescue - Members of Colorado Task Force 1 (CO-TF1) spent a week in early June in Indiana, training in earthquake rescue. They joined about a dozen other urban search and rescue teams from the U.S. and also Canada and Australia.  At the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, they were able to test themselves in several skill sets- recon, search (canine and technical), collapse rescue, confined space operations, high angle rescue, water rescue operations, hazmat operations, communications, and medical- to name a few. Task force members work for fire agencies all over Colorado's Front Range. West Metro is the...
Source: JEMS Operations - July 22, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Operations Source Type: news

USAR Training with Colorado Task Force 1
West Metro Fire Rescue - Members of Colorado Task Force 1 (CO-TF1) spent a week in early June in Indiana, training in earthquake rescue. They joined about a dozen other urban search and rescue teams from the U.S. and also Canada and Australia.  At the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, they were able to test themselves in several skill sets- recon, search (canine and technical), collapse rescue, confined space operations, high angle rescue, water rescue operations, hazmat operations, communications, and medical- to name a few. Task force members work for fire agencies all over Colorado's Front Range. West Metro is the...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - July 22, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Operations Source Type: news

Cochrane's 30 under 30: Imen Farhat
Cochrane is made up of  11,000 members and over 67,000 supporters come from more than 130 countries, worldwide. Our volunteers and contributors are researchers, health professionals, patients, carers, people passionate about improving health outcomes for everyone, everywhere.Cochrane is an incredible community of people who all play their part in improving health and healthcare globally. We believe that by putting trusted evidence at the heart of health decisions we can achieve a world of improved health for all.  Many  of our contributors are young people working with Cochrane ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 22, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Toddler born with rare birth defect faces lifelong challenges 2 years after risky surgery
A Syrian refugee whose baby was born with her brain growing outside her skull says her child faces lifelong challenges two years after undergoing risky brain surgery. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

'We were shocked': Parents complain of frayed harnesses in Evenflo child car seats
Dozens of parents across the country are raising safety concerns about fraying straps on their Evenflo child car seats, prompting Transport Canada to investigate. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Early introduction of peanuts in babies to reduce allergy risk
(Joule Inc.) Worried about peanut allergies in children? A practice article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) outlines five things to know about early introduction of peanuts in infants to reduce the risk of peanut allergy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

More ED visits because of alcohol, 175% increase in 25- to 29-year-olds seeking care
(Joule Inc.) New research shows dramatically rising visits to emergency departments (ED) related to alcohol, especially for women, with a 175% increase in alcohol-related visits from young people aged 25 to 29. The article, published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) shows increases in ED visits related to alcohol that are occurring much faster than overall ED usage. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vancouver teen develops app to help detect Alzheimer's disease in seniors
An eighteen-year-old Vancouver student has created a smartphone system that helps detect whether someone might have Alzheimer's disease. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Some ice cream sandwiches recalled over risk of metal particles
Two brands of ice cream sandwiches have been recalled by a Canadian dairy company over concerns there may be fine metal particles inside them.   (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Are food politics defeating Canada's healthy eating strategy?
With the clock ticking toward a federal election, time is running out for the Trudeau government's signature healthy eating strategy. The law banning the advertisement of junk food to kids died in the Senate last month. Advocates are now worried that new front-of-package food labelling rules won't happen. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Ottawa considered at-risk area for lyme disease, warns public health
Ottawa Public Health has stopped collecting ticks after it found a high number of the arachnids within the city carry Lyme disease. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Ottawa Source Type: news

A 15-year population-based investigation of sexual assault cases across the province of Ontario, Canada, 2002-2016 - Muldoon K, Smith G, Talarico R, Heimerl M, McLean C, Sampsel K, Manuel D.
Objectives. To estimate the population-level frequencies and standardized rates of sexual assault cases in the province of Ontario, Canada. Methods. We conducted a 15-year retrospective analysis (2002-2016) of sexual assault cases by linking ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Batch of Pacific oysters recalled due to threat of paralytic shellfish poisoning
Symptoms can include tingling and numbness of the lips, tongue, hands and feet, and difficulty swallowing. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

An EKG for the Knee
Knee pain due to arthritis or injury is the second most common cause of chronic pain in the United States. Osteoarthritis affects more than 30 million adults in the United States. And the rate of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears among children and teens has been increasing about 2.3% per year for the past two decades, according to a new study. The specific cause of a patient’s knee pain has always been difficult to determine because diagnostic tools such as x-ray or MRI only image the joint in a static standing or lying down position, not in motion when the patient is feeling pain. â€...
Source: MDDI - July 20, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Susan Shepard Tags: Orthopedics Source Type: news

Medical teams, new water systems part of federal commitment to Attawapiskat, chief says
Attawapiskat Chief Ignace Gull said he is optimistic about the future of his community following a commitment from the federal government to improve failing water systems in the remote First Nation.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Sudbury Source Type: news

A Deadly Heat Wave After the Hottest June On Record: How the Climate Crisis Is Creating ‘a New Normal’
As millions of people prepare for sweltering heatwaves in the U.S. Midwest and East Coast, scientists say July will likely be the hottest July on record, following the hottest June on record. These types of heatwaves are expected to become more frequent throughout the world as global warming continues, say scientists. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports the average global temperature for June was 1.71 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th century average of 59.9 degrees. NOAA also reported record-breaking decreases in sea ice coverage in the Arctic and Antarctica. “Our climate is warming,&...
Source: TIME: Science - July 19, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Jasmine Aguilera Tags: Uncategorized climate onetime weather World Source Type: news

Elekta gets another Canadian nod for Unity
Radiation oncology vendor Elekta has received regulatory certification from...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Elekta appoints new president of oncology informatics Zap Surgical to defend against Elekta suit Elekta sues Zap Surgical Systems Elekta gets Canadian clearance for Unity MR Elekta initiates study on MR radiation therapy for cancer (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 19, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

'Fresh Air' Commemorates The 50th Anniversary Of Apollo 11's Moon Landing
We listen to archival interviews with Michael Collins, of Apollo 11; Alan Shepard, the first American in space; Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield; and Chuck Yeager, who first broke the sound barrier. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Terry Gross Source Type: news

Health Canada to keep importing Kaleo's epinephrine shot amid shortages
The Canadian health regulator said on Friday it would keep importing U.S.-based Kaleo Inc's epinephrine auto-injectors and expects adequate supply of the devices in the country over the coming months. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

15-year study tallies toll of sexual assault in Ontario
More than 52,000 sexual assault victims visited emergency rooms and hospital clinics across Ontario over the past 15 years, according to new research from the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Ottawa Source Type: news

US Leads Donor Funding to Fight HIV/AIDS Amidst Overall Decline
By Caley PigliucciUNITED NATIONS, Jul 19 2019 (IPS) Since 2010, donor funding to fight HIV/AIDS in low-and middle-income countries has dropped significantly, according to a new report released here. The study, Communities at the Centre, released July 16 by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), points out a $1.0 billion decline in funding from 2017-2018. This most heavily affects low-income countries in East and South African countries (except South Africa), which rely on donor funding for 80% of HIV responses. However, seven of 14 donor governments increased thei...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Caley Pigliucci Tags: Africa Development & Aid Education Featured Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Here ’s How the World Can Be Better Prepared to Handle Epidemics
In 2019, there are measles outbreaks in the US and Europe; Ebola outbreak in DRC and Uganda and several other infectious disease outbreaks in Nigeria, Vietnam and South Africa. Credit: Marc-André Boisvert/IPSBy Ifeanyi NsoforABUJA, Jul 19 2019 (IPS) The 2019 G20 Summit was held recently in Osaka, Japan. The Summit ended with the “G20 Osaka Leaders’ Declaration”, which identifies health as a prerequisite for sustainable and inclusive economic growth, and the leaders committed to various efforts to improve epidemic preparedness.  These efforts are commendable, but the G20, compris...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ifeanyi Nsofor Tags: Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Chiropractor forced to pay $100,000 in fines for sharing "anti-vaccine" content on social media
(Natural News) A Canadian doctor is being punished for engaging in free speech online because the board that governs her field of practice feels as though the views she expressed “brought the profession of chiropractic into disrepute.” According to reports, Dr. Dena Churchill will now be forced to pay $10,000 per year for 10 years,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PET model tracks beta amyloid, Alzheimer's risk
Swedish and Canadian researchers have developed a four-stage model that uses...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PET shows how women are more susceptible to Alzheimer's Florbetapir-PET links lack of financial acumen to dementia IDEAS study confirms amyloid PET's value for Alzheimer's Are amyloid PET scans ready for the clinical setting? PET links sleep and beta-amyloid accumulation (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 19, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Infant bed sharing in Canada - Gilmour H, Ramage-Morin PL, Wong SL.
BACKGROUND: There is debate about the practice of bed sharing, which is defined as sharing a sleep surface with an infant. Most public health guidance in Canada, including the 2011 Joint Statement on Safe Sleep, advises parents against it because of an ass... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Conservatives 'declaring war on Canada Food Guide' like they did on long-form census, Trudeau says
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is defending his government's update to the Canada Food Guide in the wake of attacks by Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer who suggested the changes were riddled with "bias" and driven by "ideology." (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Is the doctor shortage stalling the Me Too movement in the medical field?
An independent review in Nova Scotia of how sexual misconduct complaints against doctors are handled shows that patients may be too scared to come forward with their concerns because of the doctor shortage. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

'Exemplary' medical student who raped unconscious woman caved to temptation, lawyer argues
A former medical student who raped an unconscious woman "availed himself of an opportunity" he could not resist due to the stress of "leading an exemplary life," his lawyer has argued. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Fat cats: Felines heavier now than in 1990s, study finds
A new study involving millions of house cats from across Canada and the United States confirms what many pet owners and veterinarians have long suspected: cats today are fatter than they used to be. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Exclusive: Canada warns U.S. against drug import plans, citing shortage concerns
Canada opposes any U.S. plans to buy Canadian prescription drugs that might threaten the country's drug supply or raise costs for its own citizens, officials have told U.S. authorities, in a new setback to the Trump administration's efforts to tackle high drug prices, according to documents obtained by Reuters. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Ground Bison Linked to E. Coli Outbreak: CDC
An E. coli outbreak in the United States that's linked to ground bison produced by Northfork Bison Distributions, Inc. of Canada is being investigated by federal and state officials. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'It hasn't fazed her': Toddler faces throat reconstruction after swallowing teddy bear eye last year
A Regina toddler is recovering, but will undergo more surgery next month after she swallowed a plastic eye from her teddy bear and it became lodged in her throat. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatchewan Source Type: news

Ottawa unveils plan for safe disposal of mercury-filled light bulbs
The federal government has unveiled its national plan for disposing of mercury-filled light bulbs in an environmentally responsible way and decreasing how much of the toxic substance ends up in landfills. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Pediatricians urge federal action on pharmacare and gun control - Vogel L.
With the federal election approaching, the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) is calling on all parties to support pharmacare and tougher gun controls. However, some members at the society ’s recent annual meeting questioned why climate change was left ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

15 Minutes Matters With Strokes
THURSDAY, July 18, 2019 -- Just 15 minutes can make a difference when someone is struck by a stroke, new research suggests. The study included more than 6,700 patients in the United States and Canada who suffered an ischemic stroke (blocked blood... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Aurora Cannabis wins contract to supply medical cannabis to Italy
Canadian pot producer Aurora Cannabis Inc said on Thursday it had secured a two-year contract to supply medical cannabis to the Italian government. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

2 Alberta flocks quarantined after fatal disease related to mad cow found in a sheep
Two sheep flocks in central Alberta have been quarantined by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) for scrapie, a fatal disease that affects the central nervous system of both sheep and goats and is related to mad cow disease. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Dream of Retiring Abroad? The Reality: Medicare Doesn ’t Travel Well
More U.S. retirees are moving away, and they are finding that Medicare doesn ’t pay for health care outside the country. The solution: Mixing coverages. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michelle Andrews Tags: Medicare Americans Abroad Health Insurance and Managed Care Retirement Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Emergency Medical Treatment Social Security (US) Mexico Canada Japan Source Type: news

Crown mulls charges against man, 87, after woman dies following shove in Winnipeg care home
Manitoba Crown prosecutors are considering whether to lay criminal charges against a man in his 80s with dementia in the death of a 74-year-old woman at a Winnipeg personal care home. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

National rules needed for emotional-service animals: Rempel
A Conservative MP says she would like to see national standards on the right to have emotional-service animals in public spaces after watching her husband encounter numerous barriers while travelling in Canada with his dog, Midas. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Deleted tweet about big pharma by associate minister for addictions 'laughably absurd,' says scientist
A now-deleted tweet by Jason Luan wondering if the research supporting supervised consumption sites was funded by big pharma, has some questioning his qualifications as Alberta’s associate minister for mental health and addictions. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Scheer says he'd 'absolutely' review Canada's new Food Guide
Conservative leader Andrew Scheer told a business crowd in Saskatoon Monday that the new Food Guide was the result of a "flawed" process lacking consultation. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatoon Source Type: news

FDA Approves Recarbrio (imipenem, cilastatin, and relebactam) for the Treatment of Complicated Urinary Tract and Complicated Intra-Abdominal Bacterial Infections
KENILWORTH, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- July 17, 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 Recarbrio (imipenem, cilastatin, and relebactam) for... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - July 17, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Viral photo editor behind all those aging celeb photos is raising privacy concerns
A flood of pictures on social media of computer-aged celebrities, including Drake and Stephen Colbert, has boosted the popularity of the "FaceApp Challenge," but also has privacy experts raising concerns about the image-altering service's expansive terms of use. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

University suggests faculty avoid trips to China amid RCMP probe into lab researchers
The University of Manitoba is recommending faculty avoid unnecessary travel to China in light of an RCMP investigation involving two microbiology researchers and a possible “policy breach” at the National Microbiology Lab. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Gut infections can cause Parkinson's, study shows
The groundbreaking findings by researchers in Canada could lead to the development of a drug that prevents the devastating disorder. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Childhood Fracture Linked to Increased Risk of Subsequent Fracture Childhood Fracture Linked to Increased Risk of Subsequent Fracture
Childhood fracture is associated with an increased risk of fracture later in childhood or early adulthood, according to a retrospective population-based study in Ontario, Canada.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - July 17, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

What Do FM Residents Know About Environmental Health?
Results of a survey of Canadian family medicine residents suggest substantial gaps exist in their knowledge about and training on environmental health issues. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - July 17, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Featured Review: Electric fans during heatwaves
The Cochrane Review' Electric fans for reducing adverse health impacts in heatwaves 'is being turned to for advice on dealing with recent heatwaves. We talked to lead author, Mike Clarke, to learn if the evidence says that the use of electric fans contribute to or impede heat loss during a heatwave.Why is this Cochrane Review so important? Isn ’t it obvious that electric fans are useful when the weather gets hot?Although it ‘s clear that fans make us feel cooler when the temperature is in the high 20s and 30s °C, and the speed with which they leave the shop shelves as temperatures rise shows this; what&rsqu...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 17, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news