Listeria risk from recalled packaged kale highlights pathogen's challenge
This is the third time in eight months that an Eat Smart product has been recalled in Canada because of Listeria, one of the most dangerous foodborne pathogens. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Risk of death and major injury from natural winter hazards in helicopter and snowcat skiing in Canada - Walcher M, Haegeli P, Fuchs S.
INTRODUCTION: Guests and guides partaking in helicopter and snowcat skiing (collectively known as mechanized skiing) are exposed to numerous natural winter hazards that can result in injury or death, but detailed quantitative risk estimates are currently l... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Falls Source Type: news

Virologists Escorted Out of Lab in Canada
Police are investigating "possible policy breaches" at the National Microbiology Laboratory. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 16, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

What you need to know about rabies in Canada
The death of a man in British Columbia who came into contact with a bat is a reminder to take precautions with wildlife. Here's what you need to know, according to public health experts. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Infected bat 'ran into' hand of B.C. man who later died from rabies: health officer
A 21-year-old man who died from rabies after coming into contact with an infected bat on Vancouver Island this spring had a brush with the nocturnal mammal in an "unusual" daytime encounter, health officials said Tuesday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Treating stroke patients just 15 minutes earlier can save lives
Initiating stroke treatment just 15 minutes faster can save lives and prevent disability, according to a new UCLA-led study, published today inJAMA. The research also determined that busier hospitals — those that treat more than 450 people for stroke each year — have better outcomes than those that treat fewer than 400 stroke patients per year.Researchers at the  David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and five other institutions in the U.S. and Canada, examined data for 6,756 people who experienced ischemic strokes. The patients ’ median age was 71, and 51.2% were women.The researchers looked at str...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 16, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Britain Tells Canada and France to Pull Their Weight on Ebola Britain Tells Canada and France to Pull Their Weight on Ebola
Britain's international development minister Rory Stewart called on France and Canada on Monday to offer more help in tackling the Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Woman who had an ovary and a fallopian tube after a car accident fears she'll never have children  
Ashtyn White, 22, from Halifax, Canada, was in a car accident in October 2017. She had to have 23 inches of her intestine, her right ovary and a fallopian tube removed in separate surgeries. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Event planner, 31, 'broke her back during a yoga class'
Jennifer Pond, now 31, of Saskatoon, Canada, heard a 'pop' while in a standing twist pose in 2014. An X-ray revealed she had broken the interarticularis bone at the base of her spine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This abortion doula drives clients hundreds of kilometres to access services — for free
Autumn Reinhardt-Simpson is a chauffeur. A therapist. A friend. Her actual job title is abortion doula. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

B.C. man dies of rabies after coming into contact with bat
A 21-year-old man has died of rabies after coming into contact with a bat on Vancouver Island, health officials have confirmed. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

University severs ties with two researchers who were escorted out of National Microbiology Lab
The University of Manitoba has cut ties with two researchers who were escorted out the National Microbiology Lab (NML) in Winnipeg earlier this month, until an RCMP investigation is complete. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Canada police probing 'possible policy breaches' at National Microbiology Lab
Canada's national police force said on Monday it is investigating a referral by the country's Public Health Agency over "possible policy breaches" at its National Microbiology Lab, whose work includes research on the most dangerous human and animal pathogens, such as Ebola. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Ontario preparing for a 'very difficult' flu season, health minister says
Ontario's health minister says this year's flu season will likely be a bad one. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Britain tells Canada and France to pull their weight on Ebola
Britain's international development minister Rory Stewart called on France and Canada on Monday to offer more help in tackling the Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Health Canada revokes licences of B.C. cannabis producer Agrima
B.C. cannabis producer Agrima Botanicals Corp. has had its licences revoked by Health Canada, months after the company disclosed the regulator's finding that "unauthorized activities" with pot took place at the firm. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Business Source Type: news

Another Ontario First Nation declares a state of emergency over water
Eabametoong First Nation, a fly-in Ojibway community that sits about 360 kilometres north of Thunder Bay, passed a band council resolution declaring a state of emergency Friday after test results showed levels of trihalomethanes (THMs) in the tap water between 122 to 182 per cent above Health Canada safety standards. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Indigenous Source Type: news

Developing a coordinated Canadian post-secondary surveillance system: a Delphi survey to identify measurement priorities for the Canadian Campus Wellbeing Survey (CCWS) - Faulkner G, Ramanathan S, Kwan M.
BACKGROUND: Interventions that promote health and wellbeing among young adults are needed. Such interventions, however, require measurement tools that support intervention planning, monitoring and evaluation. The primary purpose of this study is to describ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Incidence, awareness, and reporting of sport-related concussions in Manitoba high schools - Bergeron GL.
The objective of this research was to determine the incidence of concussions in high school... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Understanding the link between substance use and chronic pain: a qualitative study among people who use illicit drugs in Montreal, Canada - Dassieu L, Kabore JL, Choini ère M, Arruda N, Roy E.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Prepregnancy Surgery Linked to Risk for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
MONDAY, July 15, 2019 -- Prepregnancy surgery is associated with elevated neonatal abstinence syndrome risk in future pregnancies, according to a study published in the July 15 issue of CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical Association. Nathalie... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sudden Turbulence Injures Dozens on Air Canada Flight
HONOLULU (AP) — Passengers on a flight from Canada to Australia said they had no warning about turbulence that suddenly slammed people into the ceiling of the plane and injured more than three dozen — a phenomenon that experts say can be nearly impossible for pilots to see coming. The Air Canada flight from Vancouver to Sydney faced "un-forecasted and sudden turbulence" about two hours past Hawaii on Thursday, and the plane diverted to Honolulu, airline spokeswoman Angela Mah said. The flight made an emergency landing after 37 people were injured, nine seriously, during the sudden loss of altitude tha...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - July 15, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News AP News Tag Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news

Social media, but not video games, linked to depression in teens, according to Montreal study
Researchers in Quebec have found that the increased symptoms of depression are linked to being active on social media platforms like Instagram, where teens are more likely to compare their lives to glitzy images in their feeds. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Political support, strong public health systems key to eliminating measles outbreaks worldwide
(Joule Inc.) Strong political support and strong public health systems are necessary to combat measles outbreaks, which are growing in frequency around the world, argue public health experts in a commentary in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 15, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Surgery before pregnancy linked to higher risk of opioid withdrawal in babies
(University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM)) Babies whose mothers underwent surgery before pregnancy have an increased risk of opioid withdrawal symptoms at birth, according to a new study done by Dr. Nathalie Auger, researcher at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM), and published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sudden cardiac arrest in athletes: Prevention and management
(Joule Inc.) It's marathon season, and every so often a news report will focus on an athlete who has collapsed from sudden cardiac arrest. Although uncommon, these events get attention. A new review in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) looks at recent evidence to help physicians prevent and manage the risk of sudden cardiac arrest in competitive athletes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Surgery before pregnancy linked to increased risk of opioid withdrawal in babies
(Joule Inc.) Babies whose mothers underwent surgery before pregnancy had an increased risk of opioid withdrawal symptoms at birth, found a new study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cholesterol-lowering drugs under-prescribed for prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease
(Elsevier) Statins, the most commonly used effective lipid-lowering drugs, are significantly underutilized to treat lipid abnormalities in patients with and at risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), according to a retrospective study of more than 280,000 patients in Alberta, Canada. Investigators report in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology that only two-thirds of these patients were receiving moderate/high-intensity statins, and of the ones treated, more than a third are under-treated. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Journal of Alzheimer's Disease partners with Advanced Continuing Education Association to launch new CME article series
(IOS Press) The Journal of Alzheimer's Disease (JAD) is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Advanced Continuing Education Association (ACEA) to provide a new series of fully accredited continuing medical education (CME) journal articles. The program, accredited under the ACCME and open to US and Canadian physicians, launches today with 10 landmark articles published in JAD, each with a corresponding CME post-test providing 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ . (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Chinese researcher escorted from infectious disease lab amidst RCMP investigation
A researcher with ties to China was recently escorted out of the National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg amidst an RCMP investigation into what’s being described as a possible "policy breach." (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Chinese researcher escorted from infectious disease lab amid RCMP investigation
A researcher with ties to China was recently escorted out of the National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg amid an RCMP investigation into what’s being described as a possible "policy breach." (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Chlamydia, syphilis rates increase in Canada — and experts say declining condom use is partly to blame
Researchers from around the globe are in Vancouver this week at the STI & HIV World Congress to discuss increasing rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Living in fear but compelled to help: Daughter of murdered billionaire couple goes public
Alexandra Krawczyk, daughter of murdered billionaire couple Barry and Honey Sherman, fears for her family's safety as police continue to search for the killer. But she's determined to ensure the philanthropic work in which her parents invested millions doesn't falter. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Federal Accessibility Legislation in Canada Now Operational
Accessible Canada Act establishes framework to create a barrier-free Canada through proactive identification, removal and prevention of accessibility barriers (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - July 13, 2019 Category: Disability Tags: Canada Disability News Source Type: news

A stem cell 'cautionary tale' as Health Canada cracks down on private clinics
Canada's stem cell controversy heated up this week as Health Canada ordered private clinics to stop so-called "stem cell" treatments. At the same time, a St. John's radiologist published a gruesome story about a stem cell treatment that went terribly wrong. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Conversion therapy: What you need to know
The government is considering a nationwide ban on conversion therapy. Here's what it is, and why people are pushing to have it made illegal. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

I have two kids - but that doesn't make my emergency hysterectomy any easier
At just 22, Canada-based Kiera Elton's dreams of having a big family, and experiencing pregnancy with her friends, were over. After two nightmare births, doctors were forced to remove her uterus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lifeguards need to stay off their phones at work, Lifesaving Society says
The province's lifeguarding experts have a simple message for anyone keeping watch over Toronto’s pools and beaches this summer: put your cellphones away. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Federal Canadian Accessibility Legislation Comes Into Force
Accessible Canada Act establishes framework to create a barrier-free Canada through proactive identification, removal and prevention of accessibility barriers (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - July 12, 2019 Category: Disability Tags: Canada Disability News Source Type: news

Siemens forms 10-year partnership with Mo. health network
Siemens Healthineers and the University of Missouri health network have established...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Siemens wins Canadian license for Mammomat Revelation Siemens launches remote coaching service for MRI Siemens adds AI to molecular imaging line at SNMMI Siemens, ASRT share Radcademy program Siemens brings mobile x-ray system to Canada (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 12, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

RCMP investigate possible policy breach at National Microbiology Lab
Manitoba RCMP are investigating a possible policy breach at the National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg. Few details are available, but a spokesperson confirms police received a referral from the Public Health Agency of Canada to look into an"administrative matter" at Canada's only Level 4 lab. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Bernie Sanders to join insulin caravan to Windsor, Ont.
Bernie Sanders will join the next caravan to Canada for Americans to purchase insulin.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Windsor Source Type: news

Factors associated with posttraumatic stress disorder symptomology among women who have experienced sexual assault in Canada - Du Mont J, Johnson H, Hill C.
There is a dearth of information about the association of victim-related and assailant-related characteristics and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among sexually assaulted women. Recently, Statistics Canada included items measuring the possible presen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Pennsylvania Ambulance Signs Remind Patients It's Not OK to Assault Medics
One EMS company in Pennsylvania is hoping signs it installs inside ambulances will have the salutatory effect of reducing assaults against first responders. According to a report from WGAL 8, a sign hangs in every ambulance at Cumberland Goodwill Emergency Medical Services, reminding patients that assaulting a first responder is a felony. "We now want them to be aware that, look, violence against EMS providers is not OK," Nathan Harig of Cumberland Goodwill EMS told reporters. Cumberland Goodwill is one of the first in the area to add such signs to their vehicles. Read the full report HERE. Violence against medic...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - July 12, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News News Videos Operations Source Type: news

Pennsylvania Ambulance Signs Remind Patients It's Not OK to Assault Medics
One EMS company in Pennsylvania is hoping signs it installs inside ambulances will have the salutatory effect of reducing assaults against first responders. According to a report from WGAL 8, a sign hangs in every ambulance at Cumberland Goodwill Emergency Medical Services, reminding patients that assaulting a first responder is a felony. "We now want them to be aware that, look, violence against EMS providers is not OK," Nathan Harig of Cumberland Goodwill EMS told reporters. Cumberland Goodwill is one of the first in the area to add such signs to their vehicles. Read the full report HERE. Violence against medic...
Source: JEMS Operations - July 12, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News News Videos Operations Source Type: news

Ontario Cannabis Retailer Pulls CannTrust Products Over Unlicensed Facilities Use Ontario Cannabis Retailer Pulls CannTrust Products Over Unlicensed Facilities Use
The online retailer of cannabis run by Ontario, Canada's most populous province, said on Wednesday it had pulled several CannTrust products from its offerings, after the federal health regulator found the company sold cannabis produced in unlicensed facilities.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

GlycoNet awards $885K in funding to seven projects to foster glycomics research translation
(Canadian Glycomics Network) Between April 1 and June 30, 2019, the Canadian Glycomics Network (GlycoNet) awarded $885K in grants to support seven research projects involving 14 researchers from eight universities or research centers across Canada. GlycoNet's investment was leveraged with $916K in funding from private and public partners. These innovative projects share a common goal: improving the health of people from coast to coast, while generating positive economic outcomes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 12, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

GlycoNet awards $500K to five research projects in Alberta
(Canadian Glycomics Network) The Canadian Glycomics Network (GlycoNet) awarded $500K in grants to five Alberta-based projects between April 1 and June 30, 2019. These funds provided under the Network's Alberta Partnership Program (APP) were leveraged alongside an additional $744K from partners, including federal funding agencies, provincial funding agencies from outside of Alberta, international institutions and industry partners. The APP was created following the integration of the Alberta Glycomics Centre into GlycoNet and is funded with support from Alberta Innovates. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 12, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

GlycoNet awards $885,000 in funding to seven projects to foster glycomics research translation
(Canadian Glycomics Network) Between April 1 and June 30, 2019, the Canadian Glycomics Network (GlycoNet) awarded $885,000 in grants to support seven research projects involving 14 researchers from eight universities or research centers across Canada. GlycoNet's investment was leveraged with $916,000 in funding from private and public partners. These innovative projects share a common goal: improving the health of people from coast to coast, while generating positive economic outcomes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 12, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

GlycoNet awards $500,000 to five research projects in Alberta
(Canadian Glycomics Network) The Canadian Glycomics Network (GlycoNet) awarded $500,000 in grants to five Alberta-based projects between April 1 and June 30, 2019. These funds provided under the Network's Alberta Partnership Program (APP) were leveraged alongside an additional $744,000 from partners, including federal funding agencies, provincial funding agencies from outside of Alberta, international institutions and industry partners. The APP was created following the integration of the Alberta Glycomics Centre into GlycoNet and is funded with support from Alberta Innovates. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 12, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news