The dog park is open again. Should you use it?
As cities and province begin to ease COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, off-leash dog parks are being reopened. But is it safe to go back? (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

The Latest: Philippine police raid illegal hospital
A Canadian pastor charged in Myanmar with violating a ban on large gatherings has made his first court appearance after being released from a quarantine reportedly imposed because he had contracted COVID-19 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Sales of Johnson's Baby Powder Halted in U.S., Canada
Title: Sales of Johnson's Baby Powder Halted in U.S., CanadaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/20/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/20/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - May 20, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson to stop selling talc baby powder in U.S. and Canada
Johnson& Johnson on Tuesday announced it would stop selling its talc Baby Powder in the United States and Canada, saying demand had dropped in the wake of what it called "misinformation" about the product ’s safety amid a barrage of legal challenges. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Checkmate! China ’s Coronavirus Connection
Conclusion In 1919 George A. Soper1 wrote that the deadly Spanish Flu pandemic that swept around the earth was without any precedents, and that there had been no such catastrophe ‘so sudden, so devastating and so universal’. He remarked that, “The most astonishing thing about the pandemic was the complete mystery which surrounded it. Nobody seemed to know what the disease was, where it came from or how to stop it. Anxious minds are inquiring today whether another wave of it will come again”. With close to 3 million positive cases and around 0.2 million deaths worldwide, the coronavirus has compelle...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Simi Mehta Tags: Asia-Pacific Civil Society Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Lynparza Approved in the US for HRR Gene-Mutated Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer
20 May 2020 -- AstraZeneca and MSD Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., US (MSD: known as Merck& Co., Inc. inside the US and Canada) today announced that Lynparza (olaparib) has been approved in the US for patients with homologous recombination repair (HRR)... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - May 20, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Canadian policy on corporate emissions translates to higher market value
(University of California - Davis) A UC Davis study analyzes greenhouse gas emissions of Canadian companies over 12 years, finding that public disclosures translate to higher stock prices. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 20, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

J & J discontinues sale of talc-based baby powder in U.S., Canada
The company has faced thousands of lawsuits alleging the powder contains asbestos, which the company denies. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

World Health Assembly passes resolution to investigate global pandemic response – as it happened
Canada-US border to remain closed; Barcelona beaches to reopen as Spain death toll below 100 for third consecutive day. This blog is now closedFollow the latest global coronavirus live blog hereWHO assembly approves Covid-19 response audit12.23amBSTWe ’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for rolling coverage of the coronavirus pandemic from around the world:Related:Coronavirus live news: Brazil sees record daily deaths as World Bank warns 60m to fall into extreme poverty11.47pmBSTBeyond the hot spots of Brazil and Mexico, the coronavirus is threatening to overwhelm Latin American cities large ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 20, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan (now and earlier); Kevin Rawlinson, Damien Gayle and Jessica Murray (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news UK news US news Australia news Infectious diseases Science Europe Africa Middle East and North Africa Asia Pacific Americas Microbiology Medical research Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson is discontinuing its talc-based baby powder in the US and Canada
Sales of Johnson & Johnson's talc-based baby power have dropped by 60% over the last three years after mounting litigation that the product causes various forms of cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: crisis will push 60m into poverty, says World Bank chief
Canada-US border to remain closed; Barcelona beaches to reopen as Spain death toll below 100 for third consecutive dayTrump says he ’s taking hydroxychloroquine despite FDA warningsChina puts city of Shulan under Wuhan-style lockdown after fresh casesUS coronavirus updates - liveCoronavirus latest: at a glance10.33pmBSTTwo months ago, he was simplyCapt Tom Moore.When his fundraising exploits inspired the nation, he was made anhonorary colonel to mark his 100th birthday.Related:'Beacon of light': Capt Tom Moore to be knighted10.28pmBSTDonald Trump has reignited a controversy over the antimalarial drugs chloroquine and...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 20, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Kevin Rawlinson (now); Damien Gayle, Jessica Murray and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news UK news US news Australia news Infectious diseases Science Europe Africa Middle East and North Africa Asia Pacific Americas Microbiology Medical research Source Type: news

Too young for Cannabis? Choice of minimum legal age for legalized non-medical Cannabis in Canada - Nguyen HV, Bornstein S, Gamble JM, Mathews M, Bishop L, Mital S.
BACKGROUND: Choice of minimum legal age (MLA) for cannabis use is a critical and contentious issue in legalization of non-medical cannabis. In Canada where non-medical cannabis was recently legalized in October 2018, the federal government recommended age ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Dental hygienists wary of new protection guidelines say they feel like 'guinea pigs'
Dental hygienists say new provincial health guidelines around protective wear for safety during dental procedures are confusing at best and may not go far enough. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Guerbet brings Vectorio to Canadian market
Contrast developer Guerbet has received approval to market its Vectorio contrast...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Guerbet forecasts 30%-35% drop in April sales Guerbet receives regulatory boost for Dotarem Guerbet gets approval for contrast kit in Taiwan Guerbet names Hale as CEO, updates sales numbers Guerbet forms partnership with InterSystems (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 19, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Coronavirus World News: Live Updates on India, China, Canada, Italy
The World Health Organization ’s annual meeting was dominated by a feud between China and the U.S. A cyclone racing toward India and Bangladesh threatens their coronavirus response. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

Ontario orders commission into long-term care after more than 1,400 COVID-19-related deaths
Ontario is launching an independent commission into the province's long-term care system. More than 1,400 long-term care residents have died amid COVID-19 outbreaks in the facilities. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Ontario shuts schools until September because of COVID-19 pandemic
Students in Ontario have been out of class since mid-March as the province tries to curb the COVID-19 outbreak. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

EXCLUSIVE: In the Face of the COVID-19 Pandemic We Are Only as Strong as the Weakest of Us
By David Nabarro and Joe ColombanoGENEVA, May 19 2020 (IPS) When the COVID-19 virus travelled from Wuhan, China halfway across the world through Europe, the Americas and beyond in the space of a few weeks, it gave us proof, if one was ever needed, of how tightly interconnected we all are. Not only are our globalized economies interdepended, but also we ourselves are one with the environment around us, and with one another. We are one humankind sharing one planet. And yet, all too often we seem to forget it, as we carelessly revert to misguiding differences between “us” and “them.” Take, for example,...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: David Nabarro and Joe Colombano Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Global Global Governance Globalisation Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Butterfly Network releases at-home telemedicine platform
Butterfly Network has released a new version of its TeleGuidance ultrasound...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Butterfly Network releases remote working, education tools Butterfly Network handheld ultrasound unit approved in Canada Butterfly Network names new CEO Butterfly Network adds Android access Butterfly Network launches new software for portable US (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 19, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Top doctor acknowledges B.C. faces 'anxiety-inducing' week as province transitions to Phase 2
Sixteen more people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in B.C., bringing the total to 2,444, while two more have died of the illness. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Help seeking experiences of survivors of intimate partner violence in Canada: the role of gender, violence severity, and social belonging - Barrett BJ, Peirone A, Cheung CH.
Using data from the 2009 Canadian General Social Survey-Victimization main file, this study assessed the association between intimate partner violence (IPV) victims' socio-demographic characteristics, violence characteristics, sense of social belonging, an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Mosaic or melting pot? Race and juror decision making in Canada and the United States - Maeder EM, McManus LA.
Although Canada and the United States both demonstrate significant overrepresentation of racialized groups in prisons, the overrepresented groups vary by country, potentially signifying results of the countries' different (though similarly problematic) his... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Canada partners with CHINA to develop a vaccine for coronavirus, which was spread by China
(Natural News) Our neighbors to the north have created a partnership with communist China to develop a new vaccine for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19). According to reports, Canada’s National Research Council (NRC) has agreed to work together with the regime that let loose the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) in the first place to finish developing and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Washing your hands is better than disposable gloves for preventing COVID-19 spread, Public Health says
For the general public, regular hand washing is actually a better way to ward off COVID-19 than wearing gloves, said the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) on Saturday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Business Source Type: news

How hospitals are 'directly addressing hallway medicine' thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed hospitals into the world of virtual care, forever changing how health-care will be delivered, according to a top doctor with Toronto's University Health Network. "We're directly addressing hallway medicine," says Dr. Barry Rubin, medical director of the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

My Adherence My Fallacy: Stigma and Mental Health
Credit: Unsplash /Melanie WasserBy Fairuz AhmedNEW YORK, May 18 2020 (IPS) The World Health Organization (2019) states that every 40 seconds someone dies by suicide. Annually, this represents over 800,000 people, more than the number of people who die in conflict and by homicide put together. Every suicide is a tragedy that has long-lasting effects on the people left behind and most cases stem from prolonged mental health issues and abuses that are not reported. This is the story of Maria Gomez (56), an American citizen, born in Bangladesh, and of her daughter Mila Gomez (25), a mother and daughter duo, who work to raise ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fairuz Ahmed Tags: Crime & Justice Featured Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: record daily cases in South Africa as India extends lockdown
Daily death tolls fall in UK, Spain and Italy; Qatar makes masks mandatory on pain of prison; global infections pass 4.7 million. Follow the latest updatesCovid-19 cases in Brazil surpass ItalySouth Africa reports highest daily increase in casesAustralia coronavirus updates – liveCoronavirus latest: at a glanceSee all our coronavirus coverage4.24amBSTThe number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 2 to 174,355, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Monday.The tally showed no further deaths due to the virus.The reported death toll remained at 7,914.4.15amBSTA Can...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news Science Infectious diseases Australia news UK news US news Africa Middle East and North Africa Europe Americas China Russia Microbiology Medical research Source Type: news

Canadian Snowbirds Jet Crashes During Tribute, Killing One
Another member of the military was injured, the authorities said. The jet crashed into a house in Kamloops, British Columbia. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sandra E. Garcia Tags: Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters Military Aircraft Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Defense and Military Forces Traffic Accidents and Safety British Columbia (Canada) Snowbirds Source Type: news

Barring Taiwan from WHO is a serious health concern, Canada, U.S., and allies say
Canada, the United States and six major allies have told the World Health Organization that its ongoing exclusion of Taiwan has created a serious public health concern during the COVID-19 crisis. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

101-year-old Sept-Îles man recovers from COVID-19 in the comfort of his own home
Despite his refusal to head to a hospital, Clément Maltais recovered from the virus with the help of his family. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Hospital worker had COVID-19, returns to work after 3 weeks off and still tests positive
The union is concerned as the employee still tested positive after three weeks of isolation. Experts say the staff member isn't infectious and it is safe for the employee to return. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Hamilton Source Type: news

Lime Connect 2020 Pathways Scholarship for High School Seniors with Disabilities
Recipients of the Lime Connect Pathways Scholarship each receive $1,000 in support of their studies at a 4 year university or college in the U.S. or Canada (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - May 17, 2020 Category: Disability Tags: Scholarships Source Type: news

Does household income mediate the association between education and health in Canada? - Veenstra G, Vanzella-Yang A.
Objectives: The study aim was to investigate whether household income mediates the association between education and health in a nationally representative sample of Canadian adults. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

'Hard-working mom' who did anything for her children dies of COVID-19 at Northwood
Hilda Webber, 96, died on May 6 after contracting COVID-19 in the Northwood long-term care home. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

She spent 10 days in hospital during Walkerton's tainted water scandal. Now she's studying to be a doctor
It's been 20 years this long weekend since E.coli was discovered in the water in Walkerton, Ont. Seven people died and more than 2,300 fell ill. Some people are still suffering the long-term effects. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/London Source Type: news

Five exercises that helped Prince Charles defeat coronavirus
Prince Charles used the 5BX - full body workout which is favoured by the Royal Canadian Air Force, to help in his recovery against Covid-19. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rosslyn Retirement Residence completely emptied after COVID-19 outbreak infects 62
Health officials said 49 residents have the virus as of Friday afternoon. One, a 70-year-old man, has died. Thirteen staff members have also tested positive. On Saturday the home was emptied. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Hamilton Source Type: news

Two Sikh doctors shaved their beards, a pillar of their religion, to continue treating Covid-19 patients
Two Canadian doctors of the Sikh faith have made the difficult decision to shave off their beards -- a pillar of their faith -- to continue treating Covid-19 patients. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Canada's first COVID-19 vaccine trials approved for Halifax university
The first Canadian clinical trials for a possible COVID-19 vaccine have been approved by Health Canada. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the trials will take place at the Canadian Centre for Vaccinology at Dalhousie University in Halifax. The National Research Council will work with the manufacturers so the vaccine can be produced and distributed “here at home.” (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Team of rivals: How B.C.'s 3 parties forged a united front on health issues long before COVID-19
Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures, but the collaboration between Health Minister Adrian Dix and his opposition critics did not begin with the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, it began long before anyone had even heard of the novel coronavirus. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

He had a stroke in N.L., she's in Quebec, and COVID-19 keeps them apart
The isolation, separation and loneliness of the COVID-19 pandemic is felt deeply by a couple who split their time between this province and Quebec.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nfld. & Labrador Source Type: news

Canada is slowly reopening — and new research reveals where you're most at risk of COVID-19
As provinces across Canada slowly reopen, experts say emerging research offers lessons on how to do that safely — and suggests tight, enclosed spaces may pose the biggest risk. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

An inside look at Canada's contact-tracing COVID-19 detectives
How contact tracers in London, Ont. are tracking the virus in the community, one case at a time. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

To legalize or not to legalize cannabis, that is the question! - Di Forti M.
The wave of changes in cannabis laws coming from the US and more recently Canada has pushed many countries, including the land of Shakespeare, into the dilemma of legalizing or not legalizing cannabis use. In the UK, a first step took place in Novem... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Developing the culture of ethics in population health intervention research in Canada - Hamelin AM, Caux C, D ésy M, Guichard A, Ouédraogo S, Tremblay MC, Vissandjée B, Godard B.
Population health intervention research (PHIR) is a particular field of health research that aims to generate knowledge that contributes to the sustainable improvement of population health by enabling the implementation of cross-sectoral solutions adapted ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Association of professional football cumulative head impact index scores with all-cause mortality among National Football League players - Kmush BL, Mackowski M, Ehrlich J, Walia B, Owora A, Sanders S.
IMPORTANCE: Long-term adverse health outcomes, particularly those associated with repetitive head impacts, are of growing concern among US-style football players in the US and Canada. OBJECTIVE: To assess whether exposure to repetitive head impacts... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Investigating safety effects of wider longitudinal pavement markings - Hussein M, Sayed T, El-Basyouny K, de Leur P.
Many road authorities in Canada have been contemplating the use of wider longitudinal pavement markings (LPMs) to enhance road safety and driver comfort. However, conclusive evidence on the safety impacts of wider LPMs has not been available. To address th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Head of National Microbiology Lab resigns, takes bio-research job in U.K.
The head of the National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg has suddenly resigned to work with a bio-research institute in the United Kingdom. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Newborn May Have Contracted Coronavirus in Womb
A Canadian newborn is a "probable" case of infection with the new coronavirus while still in the womb, doctors report. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Avoiding emergency care during pandemic a dangerous trend, Edmonton ER doctor warns
Emergency rooms are seeing concerning numbers of patients who have waited dangerously long to seek medical care amid the COVID-19 pandemic, says an Edmonton physician.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news