Atheist nurse's fight against mandatory AA will go before B.C. Human Rights Tribunal
A B.C. nurse who lost his job when he refused to attend a 12-step program for addiction will get a chance to argue he was discriminated against as an atheist. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Barrie nurse fired for using fentanyl at work gets chance at reinstatement
A registered nurse fired for stealing opiates and shooting up fentanyl in a hospital washroom should get another crack at showing why she should get her job back, an Ontario court has ruled. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Canada will move on new drug price rules in 'very near future': minister
Work on the Canadian government's proposal to crack down on patented drug prices is underway and "movement" should come very soon, Minister of Health Ginette Petitpas Taylor said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Carnivorous plants have a taste for salamanders, scientists find
The northern pitcher plants, also known as turtle socks, devour juvenile spotted salamandersBiologists have discovered evidence that carnivorous plants inCanada feast on young salamanders, in what is believed to be the first instance of vertebrate consumption by plants in North America.Instudy published in the journal Ecology,a pair of biologists in the province of Ontario found that northern pitcher plants – also known as turtle socks – devour juvenile spotted salamanders.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 12, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Leyland Cecco in Toronto Tags: Canada Plants Americas Environment Source Type: news

Amgen Publishes Offer Document With Respect To The Recommended Public Cash Offer To The Shareholders Of Nuevolution
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., June 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Offer is not being made, and this press release may not be distributed, directly or indirectly, in or into, nor will any tender of shares be accepted from or on behalf of holders in, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand or South Africa, or any other jurisdiction in which the making of the Offer, the distribution of this press release or the acceptance of any tender of shares would contravene applicable laws or regulations or require further offer documents, filings or other measures in addition to those required under Swedish law. Shareholders in the Un...
Source: Amgen News Release - June 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Why pregnant women should get vaccinated, and what to say if they're hesitant
A vaccine-hesitancy expert explains why pregnant women in Canada don't have high vaccination rates and what can be said to help them overcome their hesitations. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Canada's health care system is hopelessly sclerotic. We need to wake up: Neil Macdonald
Either we fund it all properly, which means more taxes, or we allow people to spend their money on their own care, which is un-Canadian, but is what the rest of the world does. Even in Scandinavia. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Opinion Source Type: news

Fifty years later, DDT lingers in lake ecosystems
(American Chemical Society) To control pest outbreaks, airplanes sprayed more than 6,280 tons of dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) onto forests in New Brunswick, Canada, between 1952 and 1968, according to Environment Canada. By 1970, growing awareness of the harmful effects of DDT on wildlife led to curtailed use of the insecticide in the area. However, researchers reporting in ACS' Environmental Science& Technology have shown that DDT lingers in sediments from New Brunswick lakes, where it could alter zooplankton communities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 12, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Active preschool kids have healthier hearts: McMaster study
The benefits of physical activity on heart health show up as early as preschool, says a new study out of McMaster University. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Hamilton Source Type: news

Medical examiner tells couple's trial that toddler didn't die from lack of oxygen
The medical examiner who did an autopsy on a 19-month-old Albertan says there was no suggestion a lack of oxygen had anything to do with the child's death, despite claims to the contrary by the boy's father. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Carestream debuts small-format x-ray detector
Carestream Health has launched a new small-format cesium iodide x-ray digital...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Carestream completes multiple Utah DR installs Carestream wins contract in Brazil Carestream secures software contract with Iowa center Carestream adds ImageView software to DRX-Revolution Carestream signs Canadian clinic network (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 11, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Woman harassed in hospital asks AHS to reconsider coed rooms
A Beaumont woman is calling on the Alberta government to reconsider the practice of placing male and female patients in the same hospital room after she was harassed at an Edmonton hospital. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

Gene Test Might Someday Gauge Your Heart Attack Risk
TUESDAY, June 11, 2019 -- Can a DNA test predict a person's future heart health? Perhaps, researchers say. A team of Canadian researchers found that by analyzing a person's entire genome, it might be possible to predict their future heart disease... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 11, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Opioid overdoses, deaths in Peterborough prompt calls for more help from province
Critics of the provincial government are calling for more action to tackle the opioid crisis after two weekend deaths in Peterborough. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Nunavut TB rates remain high despite community testing
Even after the Nunavut health department set up mobile TB screening clinics in three communities, there has been little change to the territory's TB rate. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/North Source Type: news

Halifax libraries to offer free tampons, pads in every bathroom
Halifax Public Libraries will soon offer free menstrual products in all its bathrooms at its 14 branches, joining growing efforts across Canada to end so-called period poverty. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

EMD Serono Awards grant to American Cancer Society to deliver global evaluation data for SOURCE
(American Cancer Society) The American Cancer Society (ACS) has received a grant from EMD Serono Inc., the healthcare business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, in the US and Canada, to improve data management for its comprehensive NGO strengthening program while building a robust community of practice among cancer-focused NGOs in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 11, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

FDA Approves Keytruda (pembrolizumab) for First-Line Treatment of Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma
KENILWORTH, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE) June 11, 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 11, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Have your say: B.C. could see major changes to oversight system for health-care workers
The next few months could mark a major turning point in how B.C.'s health-care professionals are regulated, and members of the public have just a few days left to offer their input. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

University and physicians team up to cut back on patient opioid use
A new online course for Alberta physicians aims to reduce opioid use among patients. The University of Calgary, along with partners, created a course to train family doctors to do their part in opioid reduction. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Marijuana could affect fertility in women AND men, researchers warn
A new analysis from Western University in Ontario, Canada, says research shows cannabis decrease sperm motility, prevent ovulation by up to three days and decease odds of conceiving. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical examiner tells couple's trial that child died of bacterial meningitis
An Alberta father being retried in his son's death suggested Wednesday that he and his wife would have been better off going directly to hospital rather than handing the child over to an ambulance — but a paramedic who was testifying disagreed. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Patient 'rotting alive' from bedsore dies as Burlington hospital launches action plan
Bob Wilson died palliative care Saturday, according to his daughter Linda Moss, who said doctors and the coroner told her his primary cause of his death was an infection from the bedsore that got into his bones and blood. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Hamilton Source Type: news

Patient 'rotting alive' from bedsore dies, Burlington hospital launches action plan
Bob Wilson's daughter Linda Moss says doctors and the coroner told her his primary cause of death, at a palliative-care facility in Burlington, Ont., on the weekend, was a bedsore infection that got into his bones and blood. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Hamilton Source Type: news

Stop using my grandpa's name, actor Kiefer Sutherland tells Doug Ford
Canadian actor Kiefer Sutherland, the grandson of renowned former Saskatchewan premier Tommy Douglas, is asking Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Ottawa MPP Lisa MacLeod to stop using his grandfather's name for their own political ends. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Ottawa Source Type: news

Out of sight, out of mind? Geographic and social predictors of flood risk awareness - Gray-Scholz D, Haney TJ, MacQuarrie P.
The persistent gap in flood risk awareness in Canada, and elsewhere in North America, is a continual source of worry for researchers and emergency managers; many people living in at-risk places are simply unaware of risks and of their proximity to hazards.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Insights about the epidemiology of dog bites in a Canadian city using a dog aggression scale and administrative data - Caffrey N, Rock M, Schmidtz O, Anderson D, Parkinson M, Checkley SL.
Dog bites are a public health concern that also implicates animal welfare, with negative outcomes such as rehoming or euthanasia for the animals responsible. Previous research has shown that the severity of dog-bite injuries reflects multiple factors, incl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Magnetic stimulation may reduce the impact of concussion
Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan, in Canada, have used magnetic stimulation to reverse symptoms of concussion in mice. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Marijuana and fertility: Five things to know
(Joule Inc.) For patients who smoke marijuana and their physicians, 'Five things to know about ... marijuana and fertility' provides useful information for people who may want to conceive. The practice article is published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

International organization recognizes Saskatchewan data expert
(Regenstrief Institute) The recipient of 2019 LOINC Award for Distinguished Contributions, an international award for data interoperability, completes the recognition of a leadership team that allows for effective communication of medical codes and diagnoses across Canada. Lorie Carey, of Saskatchewan, has been instrumental in improving data standards throughout Canada and developed the pan-Canadian LOINC Observation Code Database. LOINC was created at Regenstrief Institute in 1994 to ensure electronic exchange of medical data and is now used in 175 countries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

It begins: Canada now ARRESTING Christian pastors and prosecuting them for teaching the Bible... the war on Christianity escalates
(Natural News) If you think the Leftist assault on freedom of speech and the First Amendment here in the United States is bad, consider the much worse situation transpiring in Canada, where a Christian pastor was recently arrested and charged with “disturbing the peace” simply for preaching the Word of God on a street corner.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A mobile phone app for the self-management of pediatric concussion: development and usability testing - Sandhu H, Wilson K, Reed N, Mihailidis A.
BACKGROUND: Concussion is a common injury among Canadian children and adolescents that leads to a range of neurobehavioral deficits. However, noticeable gaps continue to exist in the management of pediatric concussion, with poor health outcomes associated ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Linking a history of childhood abuse to adult health among Canadians: a structural equation modelling analysis - Cameranesi M, Lix LM, Piotrowski CC.
A history of childhood abuse has been linked to serious and long-lasting problems in adulthood. We developed two theoretical models concerning how early adverse experiences affect health in adulthood, and we tested the empirical fit of the two models in a ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Abusive behaviour in Canadian and US operating rooms - Villafranca A, Magid K, Young A, Fast I, Jacobsohn E.
BACKGROUND: Disruptive intraoperative behaviour has detrimental effects on clinicians, institutions, and patients. Abusive behaviour is an egregious form of disruptive behaviour that has a particular risk of detrimental consequences. The prevalence of abus... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Health Canada pulls 2 sunscreen products from Goop's 1st Canadian store
Health Canada rules for selling natural health products are very strict for bricks-and-mortar stores, but as American actress Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle brand Goop discovered Friday at its soft opening in Toronto, they are significantly more lax when it comes to online sales. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Business Source Type: news

Pharmacy School Dean Withdraws From New Role After Retracted Book Review Pharmacy School Dean Withdraws From New Role After Retracted Book Review
The Lancet has retracted a book review by the dean of a Canadian school of pharmacy, and the dean has withdrawn from a new appointment at the University of Toronto.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - June 8, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pharmacist News Source Type: news

Social determinants of racial disparities in cognitive functioning in later life in Canada - Haq KS, Penning MJ.
The objectives of this study were (a) to assess the nature and extent of racial disparities in cognitive functioning among older adults in Canada, and (b) to assess the role of socioeconomic factors and patterned health behaviors as social deter... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Sask. to provide universal coverage for abortion pill Mifegymiso
The Saskatchewan government has decided to fully cover the cost of the abortion pill Mifegymiso. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatchewan Source Type: news

Medical Assistance in Dying and Organ Donation Should Be Separate Decisions Medical Assistance in Dying and Organ Donation Should Be Separate Decisions
The decisions to seek medical assistance in dying (MAiD) and to offer organs and tissues for transplant should be separate, according to guidelines proposed by Canadian organizations.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Claire ’s JoJo Siwa Makeup Recalled over Asbestos Contamination
For the second time in three months, Claire’s stores issued a voluntary recall over concerns of asbestos contamination in its makeup products marketed to young girls, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced late Thursday. Claire’s, a children’s fashion accessory retail chain found in malls across the U.S., has recalled its JoJo Siwa Makeup Set (SKU #888711136337, Batch/Lot No. S180109) after the product tested positive for asbestos during the FDA’s ongoing investigation of asbestos contamination in cosmetics. Exposure to asbestos dust can cause serious health conditions decades later, inclu...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - June 7, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Claire ’s Recalls JoJo Siwa Makeup over Asbestos Contamination
For the second time in three months, Claire’s stores issued a voluntary recall over concerns of asbestos contamination in its makeup products marketed to young girls, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced late Thursday. Claire’s, a children’s fashion accessory retail chain found in malls across the U.S., has recalled its JoJo Siwa Makeup Set (SKU #888711136337, Batch/Lot No. S180109) after the product tested positive for asbestos during the FDA’s ongoing investigation of asbestos contamination in cosmetics. Exposure to asbestos dust can cause serious health conditions decades later, inclu...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - June 7, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

'It's devastating': B.C. cancer patient faces 8-hour ferry trips on long journey for chemo
To get cancer treatment, a B.C. senior will soon have to take an eight-hour ferry trip across often stormy seas and then a two-hour car trip each month. And she's not alone. Patients on Haida Gwaii are set to lose intravenous chemotherapy in just two weeks. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Ambulance crew took 35 minutes to get into apartment of dying woman
Chelsea Brent blames changes to B.C.'s emergency dispatch policy for it taking the ambulance crew 35 minutes to get into her dying mother's apartment last November. The province's health minister has ordered a review of the case. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Older forests resist change -- climate change, that is
(University of Vermont) Older forests in eastern North America are less vulnerable to climate change than younger forests, particularly for carbon storage, timber production, and biodiversity, new research finds. The study, to be published in Global Change Biology's June 12, 2019 edition, analyzed how climate change is expected to impact forests across the eastern US and Canada. It found that increased forest age reduces the climate sensitivity of forest carbon, timber, and biodiversity to projected increases in temperature and precipitation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

U of G researchers discover meat-eating plant in Ontario, Canada
(University of Guelph) Pitcher plants growing in wetlands across Canada have long been known to eat creatures -- mostly insects and spiders -- that fall into their bell-shaped leaves and decompose in rainwater collected there. But University of Guelph researchers have discovered the vertebrates, salmanders, are also part of their diet. He said pitcher plants may have become carnivorous to gain nutrients, especially nitrogen, that are lacking in nutrient-poor bog soil. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 7, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Vancouver police search for subject of unprecedented HIV-medication order
Vancouver police are searching for a man who is the subject of an unprecedented court order to take medication for HIV. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Innomar Strategies launches chronic disease management platform for Canadian patients
The new platform called Chronically Simple lets patients store test results, diagnostic images and medical records.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 6, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Quebec family doctors will make more money — if they see more patients
Doctors who see 750 patients a year will get an extra $7,500 yearly, and those who see 1,000 patients will get $15,000. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Americans Eat and Inhale Over 70,000 Plastic Particles Each Year According to a New Analysis
Plastics have for years been used to make nearly everything that surrounds us. But along the way, they escaped the confines of packaging and objects and settled in the environment, the food we eat and the air we breathe. Americans are consuming and breathing in a lot of plastic, finds a new analysis published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. Based on available data, Americans ingest an estimated 74,000 to 121,000 microplastic particles every year, the researchers found. However, the true number is probably much higher, because for some likely sources of microplastics, there were no strong data availab...
Source: TIME: Science - June 6, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Mandy Oaklander Tags: Uncategorized Environmental Health plastic Research toxins Source Type: news

Americans Eat and Inhale Over 70,000 Plastic Particles Each Year According to a New Analysis
Plastics have for years been used to make nearly everything that surrounds us. But along the way, they escaped the confines of packaging and objects and settled in the environment, the food we eat and the air we breathe. Americans are consuming and breathing in a lot of plastic, finds a new analysis published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. Based on available data, Americans ingest an estimated 74,000 to 121,000 microplastic particles every year, the researchers found. However, the true number is probably much higher, because for some likely sources of microplastics, there were no strong data availab...
Source: TIME: Health - June 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mandy Oaklander Tags: Uncategorized Environmental Health plastic Research toxins Source Type: news