Ontario's COVID-19 death toll at 1,145, new cases jump to 459 after decline yesterday
The upswing in new cases comes after the province saw its lowest daily increase in three weeks yesterday, prompting Premier Doug Ford to tell reporters during his daily briefing that Ontario is "getting close to opening up." (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Heavy Pot Use Linked to Mental Problems, Even After Quitting
THURSDAY, April 30, 2020 -- Marijuana dependence goes hand in hand with poor mental health, and problems may persist long after stopping the drug, according to Canadian researchers. Nearly half of people who have been or are now dependent on pot... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 30, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

NT-proBNP Does Not Improve Evaluation of Syncope in the ED
THURSDAY, April 30, 2020 -- For adult emergency department (ED) patients with syncope, serum N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) does not improve prognostication above the Canadian Syncope Risk Score (CSRS), according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

COVID-19 in Quebec: 'There will continue to be many deaths,' says premier, insisting spread is under control
The death rate from COVID-19 will remain very high for the foreseeable future, Quebec Premier François Legault warned Thursday, even as he sought to address criticism of his government's plan to ease pandemic restrictions in the coming weeks.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

As weather improves, questions about outdoor COVID-19 transmission risks grow
As millions of Canadians eye the imminent arrival of better weather and feel the impact of six weeks stuck largely at home, some are wondering whether spending more time outdoors is a risk worth taking amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Why we can't tell you the full COVID-19 story
Today CBC News is launching a project called Lives Remembered, our commitment to honouring and understanding more about the Canadians who have lost their lives to COVID-19. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Editor ' s Blog Source Type: news

Collaboration yields brain CT hemorrhage dataset
It's not easy to create datasets needed to train generalizable artificial intelligence...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: RSNA to build a COVID-19 image repository RSNA announces AI challenge winners RSNA debuts intracranial hemorrhage AI challenge Canada-U.S. duo wins RSNA pneumonia AI challenge RSNA launches AI challenge to detect pneumonia on x-rays (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 30, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Intensive care team shares moment of joy after COVID-19 patient taken off ventilator
A Toronto doctor posted a moment of pure joy on Twitter: an intensive care team celebrating a patient no longer needing a tube to help them breathe. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Alberta meat-processing plant tied to Canada's largest COVID-19 outbreak to reopen within days
An Alberta meat-packing plant hit by the largest single-site COVID-19 outbreak in Canada plans to reopen within days, after shutting down for two weeks when hundreds of workers fell ill with the virus and one woman died. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Supporting Agile Scale Ups During COVID-19 Medical Supplies Shortage
With the COVID-19 pandemic creating shortages of crucial products and equipment, ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. has stepped up to assist medical device manufacturers in scaling up production of these critical devices. ATS is also working to enable manufacturers in other industries to quickly pivot to making products used in treating or diagnosing the disease. With more than 40 years in business, roughly 55 percent in life sciences, ATS has experience in manufacturing medical devices requiring the highest product quality.  “This is the world we live in—we are used to this...
Source: MDDI - April 29, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Susan Shepard Tags: Assembly and Automation Source Type: news

Fort McKay First Nation man dies as flooding overwhelms Fort McMurray
The Wood Buffalo region has recorded its first death related to spring flooding that has forced thousands of people from their homes in and around Fort McMurray, Alta. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

'It'd be a disaster': Ford warns against reopening economy too soon as new COVID-19 cases trend down
While today's figures represent a considerably lower daily growth rate than what the province has typically seen throughout April, public health officials have cautioned against inferring trends from any single data point. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

New rural doctor pay rules could mean cuts for some Alberta physicians
Alberta doctors working in some rural and remote areas say they could lose thousands of dollars a year from government changes to their pay. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

'Absolutely could have been avoided': How one nursing home director's fast actions may have saved lives
The way in which COVID-19 has affected long-term care homes reflects how they have responded to the pandemic and the impact of early actions, say advocates for residents and leaders of the unions representing workers at the homes. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

What doctors and parents should watch for when COVID-19 affects children, including 'COVID toes'
COVID-19 is not hitting children in Canada or other countries as hard as adults, but doctors who care for children are on the lookout for unusual symptoms, including "COVID toes." (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

People are getting COVID-19 by community transmission, but Ontario knows little about how
Despite six weeks of workplace closures, physical distancing and stay-at-home messages, people are still contracting COVID-19 in the community, and public health officials don't have a firm handle on why or how it's happening.   (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Why a flatter curve does not mean we've won the COVID-19 battle
Some simple math reveals a sobering reality about the current state of COVID-19 in Canada, and indicates continued action to contain the virus is necessary. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Opinion Source Type: news

Travel cards could help radiopharma patients avoid delays
Patients who undergo radiation treatment with lutetium-177 DOTATATE for neuroendocrine...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SNMMI: PSMA-PET helps guide prostate cancer therapy Health Canada OKs AAA's Lutathera agent Novel PET tracer shows promise for neuroendocrine tumors Theranostic approach could aid pancreatic cancer patients SNMMI: PET prostate image lands Image of the Year honors (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 29, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

FDA Approves Merck ’s Keytruda (pembrolizumab) for Use at an Additional Recommended Dose of 400 mg Every Six Weeks for All Approved Adult Indications
KENILWORTH, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE) April 28, 2020 --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 an additional recommended dosage of 400 mg every... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - April 29, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

In the 'hot zone': On the front lines of the COVID-19 battle at B.C.'s biggest hospital
An exclusive look inside the specialized COVID-19 unit at Vancouver General Hospital and how health-care workers leading it are coping with the pandemic (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Doctors want Ottawa to keep them in the loop on PPE shortages, says CMA survey
Canada's medical doctors are calling on the federal government to be more open and transparent about the supply of personal protective equipment, saying pervasive anxiety on the front lines of the pandemic fight could be eased by more information. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Testing, contact tracing are keys to easing social restrictions. But is Canada ready?
There have been problems with COVID-19 testing across Canada, and it's not clear whether those problems have been fixed to prepare the country to ease restrictions. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Brenntag Canada and Fuji Chemical Industries Announce Exclusive...
Effective April 1, 2020, Brenntag Canada is the exclusive distributor of Fuji Chemical’s premium line of excipients in Canada.(PRWeb April 28, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/brenntag_canada_and_fuji_chemical_industries_announce_exclusive_distribution_agreement/prweb17059208.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - April 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

EOS Imaging reports mixed full-year, Q1 results
Orthopedic imaging technology developer EOS Imaging reported mixed results...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Alphatec to acquire digital x-ray developer EOS EOS brings EOSedge to North America EOS 2019 revenue lags due to dip in orders EOS debuts EOSedge system in Europe, Canada; gets FDA OK EOS Imaging signs MemorialCare (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 28, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Biocon, Mylan launch cancer drug in Canada
Fulphila, co-developed by Biocon Biologics and Mylan, was the first biosimilar pegfilgrastim to be approved in the US and was launched in July 2018. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - April 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

'Was it perfect? No': Theresa Tam discusses Canada's early pandemic response
Canada's top doctor told CBC News the federal government could have made earlier efforts to keep the COVID-19 pandemic from sweeping across the country — but moves to close borders and screen travellers for the illness sooner might not have made much of a difference. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

B.C. 'getting close' to easing restrictions as 3 more deaths recorded from COVID-19
One hundred and three people have now died of COVID-19 in B.C. after three more deaths were recorded over the last 48 hours. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Pace of Canada's coronavirus deaths slows further; major province mulls reopening
Canada's death toll from the coronavirus grew by less than 10% for the eighth day in a row, data showed on Monday, and Canada's most populous province prepared to explain how it intends to restart its economy. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Ford 'won't set hard dates' for reopening, saying Ontario must see drop in new COVID-19 cases first
Ontario must see a "consistent two-to-four week decrease in the number of new daily COVID-19 cases" before the government can start loosening restrictions and begin reopening the economy, says a new framework for reopening released by the province. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Abbott Receives Health Canada Authorization under Interim Order to Use FreeStyle ® Libre System for Hospitalized Patients During COVID-19 Pandemic
-- New authorization from Health Canada allows FreeStyle Libre system to be used by frontline healthcare workers in hospitals to remotely monitor patients' glucose status to minimize exposure during COVID-19 and preserve use of personal protective equipment (PPE) (Source: Abbott.com)
Source: Abbott.com - April 27, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Inside the ER: How a Truro hospital responded to a mass shooting during a pandemic
The head of the emergency department at a hospital in Truro, N.S., says staff are heartbroken over last weekend's mass shooting but that the fallout from the tragedy means their work is far from over. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

'Flat-out incorrect': Anti-lockdown 'rant' from associate biology professor draws ire of Sask. scientists
An associate professor of biology in Saskatchewan has raised the ire of other scientists after he claimed that most people in the province had already contracted the novel coronavirus and recovered from it, rendering the COVID-19 lockdown unnecessary. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatchewan Source Type: news

'Flat-out incorrect': Scientists debunk Sask. biologist's claims about COVID-19 spread and physical distancing
An associate professor of biology in Saskatchewan has raised the ire of other scientists after he claimed that most people in the province had already contracted the novel coronavirus and recovered from it, rendering the COVID-19 lockdown unnecessary. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatchewan Source Type: news

Lucknow hospital begins plasma therapy to treat COVID-19 positive patients
The doctor from Orai in Uttar Pradesh was administered the plasma donated by a woman doctor from Canada who was the first COVID-19 patient admitted to the KGMU and later recovered, Dr Tulika Chandra of the hospital's blood transfusion medicine department said. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospital hotline lends support to long-term care homes during COVID-19
A 24-hour hotline for long-term care homes launched before the pandemic is proving to be extra valuable now that many are dealing with COVID-19. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Liberia: Liberians in Canada Present COVID-19 Stimulus Package to Group of 77
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Liberian Association in Canada (LAC) has presented a coronavirus stimulus package to the Group of 77 Disabled Organization with a call on well-meaning Liberians and philanthropic organizations to remember vulnerable and less fortunate citizens during this emergency period in Liberia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 rips bandage off the open wound that is our nursing home system
The pandemic has exposed the dismaying inadequacies of Canada's long-term care system for seniors, writes Dr. Amit Arya. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Opinion Source Type: news

The coming flu season could make the pandemic worse. Is Canada ready for it?
As countries compete ferociously for resources to fend off the COVID-19 pandemic, the government of Canada may want to start planning ahead for another viral wave set to sweep over the planet: the annual influenza epidemic. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Canada's top doctor warns against relying on herd immunity to reopen economy
Canada’s top doctor says there isn’t enough evidence to back herd immunity as a way to reopen society, as Quebec’s premier is considering the approach to restart his province’s economy. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

How hospitals will tackle the backlog of nearly 100,000 surgeries delayed by the pandemic
Flattening the COVID-19 infection curve, securing funding to pay for overtime, and finding a consistent supply of personal protective equipment and COVID-19 tests for every patient are all requirements for surgeries to ramp up again, the surgeon-in-chief at one of Canada's largest hospitals says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Why 'be kind, be calm and be safe' is more than just a catchphrase in B.C.'s COVID-19 fight
B.C. is handling COVID-19 nearly as well as one could hope. Now comes the tricky part — keeping the virus in check, slowly easing some restrictions and maintaining social cohesion. All at the same time. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

How the COVID-19 crisis in Quebec's nursing homes unfolded
Vectors of the coronavirus — family and health-care workers returning from abroad — carried it into the province’s long-term care institutions, home to those most vulnerable to the disease, well before Premier François Legault banned all visits in mid-March. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Mexico says auto factories to reopen with virus safeguards
The Mexican government says it plans to reopen automotive factories in conjunction with the United States and Canada (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Menopause May Someday Disappear as Women Postpone Pregnancy: Study
WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2020 -- As more women postpone childbirth, evolution may start to delay menopause or do away with it altogether, Canadian researchers predict. " Menopause is not a disease. It's a medical condition that arises simply because of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 24, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world Friday
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he will discuss the process of restarting parts of the economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic with premiers on Friday, a day after Saskatchewan unveiled a multiphase plan to reopen. Here's a look at what's happening in Canada, the U.S. and around the world. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

University of Central Lancashire seeks Managing Editor
Job title : Managing EditorJob reference : REQ004899Application closing date : 21/05/2020Location : Preston Campus, UKSalary : Grade: I ( £44045 - £51034)The School of Medicine wishes to appoint a Managing Editor who will be based at UCLAN Preston campus but will be expected to work collaboratively with the wider study team internationally employing IT solutions to achieve this. This role will involve the primary managing editor role for the Cochrane Gut group satellite in UCLAN. The group has a portfolio of 120 reviews, 40 protocols and 25 titles at present. This covers IBD management in adults and children, e...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 24, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

How focusing on the age of pandemic victims could blind us to the bigger picture
Provinces have started thinking about how to get back to normal as the number of pandemic deaths among Canada's oldest people continues to grow. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Requirements for Serological Antibody Tests Submitted Under the COVID-19 Interim Order: Guidance
Source: Government of Canada. Published: 4/24/2020. This web page provides guidance to manufacturers of serological assays intended for the detection of antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 disease. It outlines recommendations regarding the minimum testing that should be performed for SARS-CoV-2 diagnostics to support an application for an authorization under the Interim Order Respecting the Importation and Sale of Medical Devices for Use in Relation to COVID-19. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Infection Prevention and Control for COVID-19: Interim Guidance for Home Care Settings
Source: Government of Canada. Published: 4/24/2020. This web page provides guidance specific to the COVID-19 pandemic for home care organizations and staff to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 in home care settings. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Leaked Data From a Key Remdesivir Study Suggest the Potential Coronavirus Drug Is Not Effective
A summary of a study conducted in China on a potential COVID-19 treatment, remdesivir, was posted on the World Health Organization (WHO) website on Thursday and then removed. The researchers responsible for the study had not approved its posting; Tarik Jasarevic, a WHO spokesperson told STAT that it was “inadvertently posted on the website and taken down as soon as the mistake was noticed. The manuscript is undergoing peer review and we are waiting for a final version before WHO comments.” Remdesivir, an experimental drug originally developed to treat Ebola, is not yet approved for that or any other disease. Bu...
Source: TIME: Health - April 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news