At-a-glance - 2015 injury deaths in Canada - Yao X, Skinner R, McFaull S, Thompson W.
Injuries continue to be a public health concern in Canada. National injury death data are essential for understanding the magnitude and pattern of injuries. This paper used the Vital Statistics - Death database to examine deaths associated with injuries in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Tobacco, alcohol and marijuana use among Indigenous youth attending off-reserve schools in Canada: cross-sectional results from the Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey - Sikorski C, Leatherdale S, Cooke M.
INTRODUCTION: Ongoing surveillance of youth substance use is essential to quantify harms and to identify populations at higher risk. In the Canadian context, historical and structural injustices make monitoring excess risk among Indigenous youth particular... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Class-action lawsuit filed in Calgary over breast implants and cancer
Allergan Inc. is facing legal action after a type of breast implants it sold was linked by Health Canada to a higher risk of a rare form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

2,500 East Coast Games athletes didn't get advisory about measles outbreak in Saint John
New Brunswick Public Health wanted to urge the 2,500 athletes from across the Maritimes, Quebec and New England participating in the East Coast Games in Saint John this weekend to ensure their measles vaccines were up to date before arriving because of an ongoing outbreak. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/New Brunswick Source Type: news

Survey of dental researchers' perceptions of sexual harassment at AADR conferences
(International& American Associations for Dental Research) At the 97th General Session& Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), held in conjunction with the 48th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) and the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research (CADR), AADR Immediate Past President Raul Garcia, Boston University, Massachusetts, USA, presented a poster on 'Survey of Dental Researchers' Perceptions of Sexual Harassment at AADR Conferences 2015-2018.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Wakefulness drug modafinil tied to fetal harm, Health Canada warns
Women who are pregnant or may become pregnant should avoid the wakefulness-promoting drug modafinil, sold as Alertec, to prevent serious harm to the fetus, Health Canada warns. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

B.C. health minister calls for federal action on vaping after study shows surge in teen use
A recent study published in the British Medical Journal found that teen vaping rose by a whopping 74 per cent in a single year in Canada. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Control blood pressure with food therapy
(Natural News) The food you eat greatly affects your health: It can either keep you healthy or contribute to diseases. A review of literature published in The American Journal of Chinese Medicine suggested that food therapy is an effective way to control blood pressure. Author Ping Zhou, a researcher from Nipissing University in Canada, looked... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Refugees Have High Burden of Mental Health Problems Refugees Have High Burden of Mental Health Problems
Refugees and asylum seekers fleeing conflict in their homeland often have high levels of psychological distress and should undergo routine mental health screening at arrival to a new country, researchers said at the North American Refugee Health Conference held June 14 to 16 in Toronto, Canada.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Promoting active school travel in elementary schools: a regional case study of the school travel planning intervention - Buttazzoni AN, Clark AF, Seabrook JA, Gilliland JA.
Introduction Active school travel (AST) can be a viable way to increase children's low levels of daily physical activity by promoting opportunities to walk and wheel. To promote AST in Canada, School Travel Plan (STP) programs have been implemented throug... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

The development of the occupational health and safety profession in Canada - Wright N, Hollohan J, Pozniak E, Ruehlen P.
This thematic paper explores the development of the occupational health and safety profession in Canada, including: a review of the OHS professional bodies - the national membership and national certification boards, a brief history of the profession in Ca... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

This woman lived on her own until 107; expert says care in community key to aging population
More than a dozen residents at a Chinese nursing home in Toronto are part of the fastest growing age group in Canada — people 100 years old and older. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Canadian researchers discover new genetic link to premenopausal breast cancer
(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine& Dentistry) University of Alberta researchers have added a new genetic marker to the breast cancer map, helping to expand the list of genetic mutations clinicians can watch for in cancer screenings. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Teen vaping steady in England as it doubles in Canada
We must monitor closely the ‘rapidly evolving’ vaping market and nicotine salt-based products Related items fromOnMedica Texting can improve flu jab uptake Most CCGs missing smoking target for pregnant women Parents still following folklore methods for cold prevention Put families at heart of helping obese children Flu nasal spray fine for children with egg allergy (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 20, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Capsule that takes ultrasound images of the stomach after being swallowed could replace endoscopy
The new device, called Sonopill, is wirelessly guided through the colon using an outer body magnet and artificial intelligence, a team from England, Scotland, the US and Canada found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Canada ’s Permafrost Is Thawing 70 Years Earlier Than Expected, Study Shows. Scientists Are ‘Quite Surprised’
The Canadian Arctic permafrost is thawing 70 years earlier than expected, a rate shocking a group of scientists who released the findings of their long-term study this month. A research team affiliated with the University of Alaska Fairbanks observed three sites over a period of 13 years between 2003 and 2016, according to a brief of their findings. Researchers discovered that a series of unusually warm summers triggered the rapid thawing, which is occurring 150 to 240 percent above the average rate between 1979 to 2000. Bill Cable, a co-author of the study and engineer at the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for ...
Source: TIME: Science - June 19, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Nadia Suleman Tags: Uncategorized climate change onetime World Source Type: news

Bruce Riddle Recognized by Cancer Registry Community
Bruce Riddle, PhD, MA, an instructor in epidemiology at Geisel, has received the Constance L. Percy Award for Distinguished Service from the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR), the umbrella organization of central registries in the U.S. and Canada. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - June 19, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Timothy Dean Tags: News Research cancer faculty recognition Source Type: news

Suicide mortality in Canada after the death of Robin Williams, in the context of high-fidelity to suicide reporting guidelines in the Canadian media - Whitley R, Fink DS, Santaella-Tenorio J, Keyes KM.
BACKGROUND: Evidence suggests that suicide mortality increases after high-profile suicide deaths. Indeed, suicide in the United States increased disproportionately after the suicide by suffocation of well-known comedian Robin Williams in August 2014. Such ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Sex workers' experiences and occupational conditions post-implementation of end-demand criminalization in Metro Vancouver, Canada - Machat S, Shannon K, Braschel M, Moreheart S, Goldenberg SM.
OBJECTIVES: In 2014, Canada introduced end-demand criminalization (the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act (PCEPA)), criminalizing purchase of sexual services while leaving the sale of sex legal. We assessed factors correlated with self-rep... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Responding to the structural violence of migrant domestic work: insights from participatory action research with migrant caregivers in Canada - Bhuyan R, Valmadrid L, Panlaqui EL, Pendon NL, Juan P.
This study explores international domestic workers' response to employer abuse and exploitation following changes to Canada's Live-in-Caregiver Program in 2014. This research followed an interpretive policy analysis research design, using feminist, partici... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

50  years later, insect evidence overturns Canada's most notorious case - Regina v. Steven Truscott - VanLaerhoven SL, Merritt RW.
On 11 June 1959, the body of 12-year old Lynne Harper was discovered in a woodlot northeast of Clinton, Ontario. Although insect evidence was photographed and collected at the scene and autopsy, this evidence was not used in the 1959 trial. Instead, time o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Stress, anxiety, depression, and resilience in Canadian farmers - Jones-Bitton A, Best C, Mactavish J, Fleming S, Hoy S.
PURPOSE: To estimate the prevalence of stress, anxiety, depression, and resilience amongst Canadian farmers. METHODS: An online cross-sectional survey using validated psychometric scales [Perceived Stress Scale (PSS), Hospital Anxiety and Depressio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Suicide risk: automated underwriting versus medical experts - Deshauer D.
In the early 20th century, the rating of higher risk, “substandard” applicants for life insurance was largely the purview of physicians known as medical directors of life insurance companies.1,2 Medical directors from the United States and Canada me... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Spousal violence and evaluations of police performance in Canada: does police contact matter? - Barrett BJ, Peirone A, Cheung CH.
Using data from the Canadian General Social Survey-Victimization main file, this study assessed the relationship between spousal violence victimization and attitudes towards police. In a nationally representative study of male and female Canadians, we cond... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Recovery from severe mental illness in Qu ébec: the role of culture and place - Boucher MÈ, Groleau D, Whitley R.
This paper examines the role of culture and place in recovery from severe mental illness amongst a group of Qu ébécois living in Montreal, Canada. RESULTS indicate that dominant cultural characteristics of Québécois, such as a marked Roman Catho... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Substance use and impaired driving prevalence among Francophone and Anglophone postsecondary students in Western Canada - Gueye NR, Boh émier M, de Moissac D.
INTRODUCTION: Substance use and impaired driving increase risk of motor vehicle crashes and deaths. Individual, socio-economic and -cultural factors are associated with these at-risk behaviors; however, little is known if differences exist between the Angl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Does place matter? A multilevel analysis of victimization and satisfaction with personal safety of seniors in Canada - Amegbor PM, Rosenberg MW, Kuuire VZ.
Studies on the victimization and abuse of seniors in Canada have largely ignored the influence of place-based variations in social bonds and socioeconomic characteristics. Using the 2014 General Social Survey (GSS) data on Canadians' safety, we examine nei... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Context matters: examining children's perceived barriers to physical activity across varying Canadian environments - Taylor LG, Clark AF, Gilliland JA.
Children's perceptions of their environment have been associated with their physical activity (PA) levels, however a better understanding of the formation of perceptions within different contexts is needed. This will help to inform decision making related ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Sexual harassment of Canadian medical students: a national survey - Phillips SP, Webber J, Imbeau S, Quaife T, Hagan D, Maar M, Abourbih J.
We report on a national survey of Canadian medical students' experiences of sexual har... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Negotiating space & drug use in emergency shelters with peer witness injection programs within the context of an overdose crisis: a qualitative study - Bardwell G, Boyd J, Kerr T, McNeil R.
Vancouver, Canada is experiencing an overdose crisis due to the proliferation of fentanyl and related analogues and novel overdose response interventions are being implemented across multiple high overdose risk environments, including emergency shelters. W... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Fleeing with Fido: an analysis of what Canadian domestic violence shelters are communicating via their websites about leaving an abusive relationship when pets are involved - Gray A, Barrett BJ, Fitzgerald A, Peirone A.
In response to the growing body of empirical research demonstrating a substantial co-occurrence of intimate partner violence (IPV) and animal abuse, domestic violence shelters are increasingly offering on- or off-site services to care for the pets of abuse... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Marijuana trajectories and associations with driving risk behaviors in Canadian youth - Sukhawathanakul P, Thompson K, Brubacher J, Leadbeater B.
Objective: Research on risky driving practices involving marijuana use among youth and young adults often relies on cross-sectional data, which fail to account for longitudinal changes in substance use patterns. A better understanding of the longitu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Disrupting assumptions of risky play in the context of structural marginalization: a community engagement project in a Canadian inner-city neighbourhood - en AJ, Jenkins E, Hodgson K.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Canada, cannabis and the relationship between UN child rights and drug control treaties - Barrett D.
Article 33 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child requires States to take appropriate measures to protect children from illicit drugs 'as defined in the relevant international treaties'. Those treaties are the UN drugs conventions. Following canna... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Mom who refused to leave ER says son now admitted for mental-health treatment
A Nova Scotia mother who refused to leave a Halifax emergency department Wednesday morning as she desperately sought mental-health treatment for her 10-year-old son says he is finally being admitted to the IWK children's hospital. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Health Care Workers Often Come To Work Sick, Study Says
BOSTON (CBS) – A new study out of Canada finds that health care workers often come to work when sick with a cold or even the flu, putting their colleagues and patients at risk for infection. Health care workers are often the first to tell someone to stay home from work if they’re sick but unfortunately, they don’t always practice what we preach. Researchers conducted a study at nine Canadian hospitals. Up to 95-percent of health care workers said they have worked while sick with a respiratory illness, usually because their symptoms were mild or started while they were on the job. But doctors, nurses, and ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Employers Are Steering Workers Toward Controversial Stem Cell Therapies
A Midwestern grocery chain, Hy-Vee, is taking an unusual—and highly controversial—approach to reducing health care costs. Before employees in certain cities can undergo knee replacement, they first must visit a stem cell provider. Hy-Vee has contracted with one of the U.S.’ leading stem cell companies—Regenexx, based in Des Moines, Iowa—that claims injections of concentrated bone marrow or platelets can help patients avoid expensive joint surgery. Regenexx has persuaded over 100 employers to include its services in their health insurance plans. In a marketing booklet, Regenexx, whose injection...
Source: TIME: Health - June 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Liz Szabo / Kaiser Health News Tags: Uncategorized Healthcare medicine Source Type: news

Desperate Measures: The Skyrocketing Price Of Insulin In America
In the U.S., there’s another kind of caravan crossing borders in search of survival: diabetic Americans traveling to Canada to get cheaper insulin.(Image credit: Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kindergarten Behavior Linked to Life Earnings in Study
WEDNESDAY, June 19, 2019 -- Believe it or not, how your kid acts in kindergarten might impact his earning potential years later, a new study suggests. Canadian researchers found that boys and girls who were identified by their kindergarten teachers... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Never-ending allergies? Blame multiple pollen seasons
A Vancouver-based allergist says that some allergy sufferers can experience a resurgence of their symptoms in May and June when both tree and grass pollen are floating around. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Why this Toronto man is trying to boost diversity on Canada's stem cell registry
After Tom Wong discovered he had a rare form of blood cancer, he found out very few people of Chinese descent had donated stem cells and finding a match was going to be difficult. Now that he's healthy again, he's trying to get more people of different ethnic groups to donate. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Certain behaviors in kindergarten associated with lower adult salary
(JAMA Network) Inattention among kindergarteners was associated with lower earnings as adults in this study based on behavioral ratings from kindergarten teachers for 2,850 children in Canada at ages 5 or 6 and government tax returns for those same children as adults at ages 33 to 35. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA Approves Keytruda (pembrolizumab) for the Treatment of Metastatic Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC)
KENILWORTH, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 18, 2019 Merck (NYSE:MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Keytruda, Merck’s anti-PD-1 therapy, as... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - June 19, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

USPSTF proposes to reaffirm stance on AAA screening
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is seeking comment on a draft...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Value of AAA screening drops as smoking declines POCUS helps medical students find more AAAs than surgeons Canadian task force shifts gears on AAA screening USPSTF to take another look at AAA screening SPECT/CT tracer shows promise for AAA risk evaluation (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 18, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Naloxone distribution questions need answers amid Canada's opioid crisis
Medical, ethical, distribution issues on safety, effectiveness and distribution of a medication that reverses overdoses need to be addressed, a national network says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

China suspending pork imports from third Canadian firm as dispute with Ottawa deepens
China will block pork imports from a third Canadian firm after a shipment was found to contain the banned feed additive ractopamine, the customs agency said on Tuesday, deepening a trade and diplomatic dispute with Canada. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Surgery program will help trans patients 'live true lives,' Toronto hospital says
"For trans people, not everyone gets surgery ... but for those who decide to get the surgery, it's a life-saving treatment and medically necessary," said Dr. Yonah Krakowsky, a urologist and medical lead of the Transition-Related Surgery Program at Women's College Hospital in Toronto. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

No provisions in USMCA to change U.S. pharmaceutical patent laws: Lighthizer
The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement has no provisions that would force changes to U.S. laws with respect to pharmaceutical companies, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mother died awaiting surgery amid crowded 'chaos' at St. Boniface ER, Manitoba woman says
A Manitoba woman believes her mother wouldn't have died waiting for potentially life-saving surgery if St. Boniface Hospital's emergency room had been less chaotic last week, on a day when staff turned people away amid a bed shortage. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Coroner outlines series of mistakes that led to Gilles Duceppe's mother being found dead in snow
Hélène Rowley Hotte Duceppe, 93, who died of hypothermia after leaving her seniors' residence in response to an alarm, was stuck outside in plain view of a security camera that no one bothered to check for six hours, a coroner has concluded. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news