Measles warning rescinded for Victoria Montessori school after tests come back negative
Island Health has confirmed that lab reports from a suspected measles case in Victoria have come back negative. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

27-year-old woman who was 'too young for cancer' survived a stage three tumor
Emily Piercell was just 27 when she found a lump in her breast in 2015. Doctors said it couldn't be cancer, until the Ontario, Canada native convinced them to biopsy the stage three tumor. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gestational Diabetes Linked to Incident Diabetes in Offspring
MONDAY, April 15, 2019 -- Gestational diabetes mellitus is associated with incident diabetes in offspring throughout childhood and adolescence, according to a study published online April 15 in CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How this teacher's note helped steer her student away from suicide
At the final class of the semester, University of Waterloo instructor Vanessa Lam gave her students a handwritten note with inspirational quotes. For one student, the note radically affected her mental health. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Kitchener-Waterloo Source Type: news

Meet the B.C. man who has reversed more than 190 overdoses
Dwayne Martin is full of survival stories. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

13th annual Canadian neuroscience meeting
(Canadian Association for Neuroscience) The next Canadian Neuroscience Meeting will take place May 22 - 25, 2019 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Blake Richards is the 2019 CAN Young Investigator awardee
(Canadian Association for Neuroscience) The Canadian Association for Neuroscience is proud to announce that Dr. Blake Richards, from University of Toronto at Scarborough, is the winner of the 2019 CAN Young Investigator Award. This award recognizes his outstanding research achievements at the intersection of neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Dr. Richards will receive this prize on May 24, 2019 in Toronto, during the 13th Annual Canadian Neuroscience Meeting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 15, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Can oxygen treatments help prevent neurodegenerative disease?
(Natural News) Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) limits the amount of oxygen that reaches important parts of the body. Patients with this condition are, thus, very prone to developing neurodegenerative diseases. But a Canadian-led research team advised that giving these patients extra doses of oxygen could help prevent the onset of dementia. For their experiment, researchers from the University of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Big pharma might cut research, delay new drugs if pharmacare means more generics: memo
Brand-name drug companies could put off introducing new medicine in Canada and scale back research here if the country makes a major shift to cheaper generic alternatives under a national pharmacare plan, according to an internal federal analysis. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Time out for time outs: Why pediatricians now promote 'positive parenting'
The latest parenting advice from Canada's pediatricians is to shift away from shaming, blaming and any other types of negative discipline to what they call positive parenting. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

B.C.'s system for regulating health-care workers is failing patients, report says
When Harry Cayton started looking into the dysfunction at the College of Dental Surgeons of B.C., he discovered something alarming, and the problem persisted even after a major shift in leadership. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

'Help!' Health Canada asks Canadians for advice on problem of youth vaping
Health Canada has asked Canadians for 'advice' on ways to prevent vaping from becoming 'normalized among young people.' Meanwhile, one tobacco giant reports an increase in 'poly-usage,' as new vaping products put it 'back in a growth industry.' (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Doctor writes to U.S. embassy, urging visa for Afghan mother in N.L. with ailing child
A doctor at Massachusetts General Hospital has written a letter to the American embassy in Halifax, urging an expedited visa for Sajia Yaqobi, whose son needs cancer treatment in Boston. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nfld. & Labrador Source Type: news

Fisher-Price recalls Rock 'n Play sleepers in U.S. after more than 30 babies die
Fisher-Price has recalled nearly five million infant sleepers in the U.S. after more than 30 babies died in them over a 10-year period. Health Canada said Saturday that the Fisher Price Rock 'N Play Sleeper is "not permitted for sale in Canada." (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

2 life-saving transplant recipients, 2 views on presumed consent for organ donation
Two New Brunswickers who both received life-saving transplants have different views on proposed Nova Scotia legislation that would require adults to opt out of organ donation if they don't want to be donors when they die. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/New Brunswick Source Type: news

Potentially fatal tapeworm spread by foxes, coyotes discovered in Ontario
A new study suggests that the Echinococcus multilocularis tapeworm that was initially confined to Western Canada has now spread to southern Ontario, posing a risk to dogs and their owners. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Technology & Science Source Type: news

N.S. Legislature passes presumed consent bill for organ donation
Members at Province House unanimously passed the Human Organ and Tissue Donation Act Friday, a bill that will require people to opt out if they do not want to be an organ donor. The bill still needs to be proclaimed and that's expected to take up to 18 months. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Fujifilm Canada forms medical systems division
In a move aimed at expanding its presence in the Canadian radiology market,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Fujifilm opens 2 AI centers in Tokyo Fujifilm launches mammography software tools Fujifilm, Epsilon partner on cardiac imaging software Fujifilm to unveil new Synapse 3D release at HIMSS 2019 Fujifilm adds to DR customer list (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 13, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New drug mix causing harder-to-revive overdoses, sparking panic in Vancouver
A new kind of overdose is showing up among Vancouver drug users and it’s scaring front-line workers who are trying to save fentanyl users who are using substances adulterated with bizarre and dangerous fillers. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Stryker wins FDA PMA, launches Lifepak CR2 AED
Stryker (NYSE:SYK) said yesterday that it launched its Lifepak CR2 defibrillator featuring the LifelinkCentral AED program manager after winning FDA premarket approval for the system. The newly launched Lifepak CR2 AED features new technology including CPRInsight, which allows users to continue chest compressions during ECG analysis and can improve survival outcomes, the Kalamazoo, Mich.-based company said. The Lifepak CR2 AED also features a child mode button to reduce defibrillation energy for pediatric patients and an optional bilingual feature. The system can be connected to the LifelinkCentral AED program manager...
Source: Mass Device - April 12, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Stryker Source Type: news

What Ontario's plan to reduce public health units could mean
The Ford government is consolidating local health units cutting their budgets by 27 per cent, a move that will mean a lot of pressure on clinicians those who deal with health and water inspections, infectious diseases and vaccinations. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/London Source Type: news

Terry Fox Research Institute launches 'precision medicine' network to better treat cancer
It’s no coincidence that the Terry Fox Research Institute chose today to reveal a countrywide network that focuses on personalized care for cancer treatment. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nfld. & Labrador Source Type: news

Canadian regulators clarify changes in qualifications for medical device licenses following Sterigenics shutdown
By Stewart Eisenhart, Emergo Group Canadian medical device regulator Health Canada has issued a clarification on which changes to Medical Device License (MDL) holders’ sterilization processes constitute “significant changes” following the closure of a major sterilization facility in the US earlier in 2019. Get the full story here at the Emergo Group’s blog. The opinions expressed in this blog post are the author’s only and do not necessarily reflect those of MassDevice.com or its employees. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - April 12, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog Emergo Group Source Type: news

What we know about the alleged misuse of labour-inducing drug in Moncton
More details about the alleged misuse of a labour-inducing drug at the Moncton Hospital are slowly beginning to emerge. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/New Brunswick Source Type: news

First Nation paths to well-being: lessons from the Poverty Action Research Project - Wien F, Denis J, Dockstator JS, Dockstator MS, Duhaime G, Loppie C, Loxley J, Moore C, Newhouse D, Weir W, Whiteduck J, Wuttunee W.
This paper describes a poverty reduction approach to addressing an important determinant of health and well-being among Canada's First Nations. The Poverty Action Research Project (PARP) has its origins in the Make Poverty History Committee established by ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Feminist Approach: Gender Equality in Humanitarian Action
Source: Government of Canada. Published: 4/12/2019. This Action Area policy provides guidance on what Canada aims to achieve through its humanitarian action as outlined in the Feminist International Assistance Policy. It guides Canada ’s humanitarian assistance programming, and advocacy and strategic policy efforts, and lays out how Canada pursues its efforts to increase the gender-responsiveness of humanitarian action through targeted and crosscutting approaches in four key areas. These areas include sexual and gender-based vi olence in the context of humanitarian crises, and sexual and reproductive health during h...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Montérégie high school to fine students for vaping, smoking on property
The principal of a high school south of Montreal says she will start fining students for vaping or smoking on the property, after the school's own efforts to prevent them from doing so failed.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Rip up current system and start over, recommends review of B.C.'s professional health colleges
An independent expert says many of B.C.'s professional health colleges have demonstrated "a lack of relentless focus on the safety of patients," and he's recommending the province rip up the current regulatory system and start from scratch. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Supreme Court decision could lift lid on physician billing figures in Ontario
The public could soon know which Ontario doctors have billed the most to the province's health plan now that the Supreme Court has ruled on the matter. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Does Red Wine Help You Live Longer? Here ’s What the Science Says
In the 1990s, some researchers observed that French people—despite eating lots of saturated fat—tended to have low rates of heart disease. Dubbing this phenomenon the “French paradox,” the researchers speculated that regular wine consumption may be protecting their hearts from disease. A little later, in the early-2000s, evidence began to pile up tying Mediterranean-style eating and drinking patterns with longer lifespans. One component of these diets that got a lot of attention was the consumption of wine—red wine, in particular. Even among people who ate healthy Mediterranean diets, those w...
Source: TIME: Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Longevity Source Type: news

Class action proposed over alleged misuse of labour-inducing drug at Moncton Hospital
A proposed class-action lawsuit has been launched against the Horizon Health Network and nurse Nicole Ruest on behalf of women who were allegedly "inappropriately" given a labour-inducing drug at Moncton Hospital. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/New Brunswick Source Type: news

Helius Medical shares tank on FDA denial
Shares in Helius Medical Technologies (NSDQ:HSDT) tanked yesterday after the company said the FDA shot down its clearance bid for the portable neuromodulation device it developed. The Newtown, Pa.-based company’s PONS system is designed to treat neurological symptoms through electrical stimulation of nerves in the tongue. A trial of the PONS device in treating patients with chronic balance deficits from traumatic brain injuries failed to meet its efficacy endpoint in November 2017. Helius said the control group showed a significant therapeutic effect from the low-frequency pulse treatment used in that arm, skewi...
Source: Mass Device - April 11, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Regulatory/Compliance Helius Medical Technologies Source Type: news

Alberta women with breast implant illness urge doctors to warn others of risk
Women across Alberta are joining together to bring attention to breast implant illness, which they say caused them such severe autoimmune disease symptoms that they thought they were dying. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

Lawsuit alleges Manitoba physicians college broke agreement to 'refrain from criticisms' of chiropractors
Manitoba's chiropractors are suing the regulatory body of the province's doctors over comments about a spinal procedure that they say are offside, inaccurate and violate a longstanding agreement to work together. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Technimount System to Partner with a Canadian Heart and Lung Institute to Develop the First ECMO Support System adapted to North American Stretchers
QUEBEC CITY, Canada — Technimount System has collaborated with the Quebec Heart and Lung Institute to develop the Xtension Pro – ECMOTM: the first North American support system adapted to the extracorporeal membrane oxygenation device (ECMO) when transporting patients on a stretcher. The first transport in North America with the support system was a young pregnant woman whose life was saved thanks to the ECMO device and the Xtension Pro – ECMOTM. Clinicians agree that the Xtension Pro - ECMOTM will allow a safer and more comfortable transportation for both patient and medical staff while protecting t...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - April 11, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Technimount (press release) Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation Press Releases Source Type: news

How family practice anesthetists could help Nova Scotia's health system
Family practice anesthetists are common in hospitals across Ontario and in western provinces. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

'It's very serious': Relying on short-term doctors may harm health care in Nunavut
Authors of the report say relying on short-term doctors and nurses results in discontinuous care for Nunavummiut. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/North Source Type: news

'You want to scream': Cost of organ transplant a worry for some B.C. patients
When Peggy Mahoney discovered she had a rare liver condition and required a transplant, it came as a shock. But Mahoney was shocked again to learn how much money she would need to follow through on her treatment. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Biophotonic therapy eliminates bacteria and viruses from organs before transplantation
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Method developed by scientists in Brazil and Canada can prevent transmission of diseases to organ recipients. The number of transplants could be higher if organs could be decontaminated. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 11, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Father of Grade 1 student suspended over vaccination records highlights 'bureaucratic black hole'
The father of a seven-year-old Toronto student is speaking out about what he says is a "bureaucratic black hole" when it comes to immunization records in Canada — one that saw his daughter, who was twice vaccinated, suspended for supposedly not having the necessary shots. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

6th case of measles confirmed on Vancouver Island
A sixth case of measles has been confirmed on southern Vancouver Island, and health officials are warning people in Saanich that they may have been exposed. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

'Damn it was good': N.S. woman made most of life after cancer diagnosis
A 35-year-old Nova Scotia woman who died of cancer last week summed up her life in her self-written obituary by saying '35 years may not seem long, but damn it was good!' (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Similar Post-HF Readmissions in US, Canada in HRRP-Penalty Era Similar Post-HF Readmissions in US, Canada in HRRP-Penalty Era
Post-HF readmissions in the United States after the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program reimbursement penalties kicked in are still tracking with Canada, where there is no such program.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 10, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

More than 10,300 Canadians lost their lives to opioids in less than 3 years
More than 10,300 Canadians died as a result of an apparent opioid-related overdose between January 2016 and September 2018, Public Health Agency of Canada says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Australia ’s TGA considering, but not yet implementing, textured breast implant ban
Australia’s TGA said yesterday that it is seeking new data from suppliers of textured breast implants, which have been linked to a rare immune-system cancer, before making a decision on whether or not to suspend or cancel those products from its Register of Therapeutic Goods. The regulatory body gave suppliers of the devices 10 working days to respond to the requests for more information, including dates they began to supply the devices and samples of the implants, according to a TGA release. The decision comes after the convening of a breast implant expert panel on April 8, following recent decisions made in Canada ...
Source: Mass Device - April 10, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cosmetic/Aesthetic Oncology Regulatory/Compliance Women's Health Source Type: news

Rapid Dose Therapeutics Appoints Chief Financial Officer and Provides Business Update
BURLINGTON, ON, April 10, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) - Rapid Dose Therapeutics Corp. ("RDT" or the "Company") (CSE: DOSE), a Canadian leader in drug delivery solutions, is pleased to announce that Mr. Ian Fodie has... Biopharmaceuticals, Drug Delivery, Personnel Rapid Dose Therapeutics, Quickstrip (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Man develops kidney failure after taking 12 TIMES the recommended amount of vitamin D
The man had been prescribed a high dose by a naturopath in his home, Canada. But his kidneys struggled to malfunction and a year after being treated, have still not recovered. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

N.W.T. man says doctor shared 'too much information' about his illness to employer
The N.W.T.'s information and privacy commissioner said a doctor inappropriately disclosed more information than needed to a man's employer about his mental health. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/North Source Type: news

Nunavut man waiting for access to home dialysis feels 'like a hostage' in Winnipeg
A Nunavut man with kidney failure says he is caught in a jurisdictional limbo that means he doesn’t have access to home dialysis. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Nigeria: Trial Shows How Universal Home Visits Can Help Reduce Maternal Risks
[The Conversation Africa] Nigerian women are at high risk of death related to pregnancy and child birth. Accurate figures are hard to come by, but the World Health Organisation estimates there are more than 800 maternal deaths for every 100,000 live births in Nigeria. That's about 100 times higher than rates in Canada or the United Kingdom. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news