Halifax woman reaches settlement after being denied breast reduction surgery
Melody Harding has reached a settlement with the province of Nova Scotia after she was denied breast reduction surgery because her body mass index was above the threshold required. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Doctor who struggled to breastfeed her daughter explains depressive impact
Dr Stephanie Liu, a family doctor in Canada, struggled to breastfeed her daughter. She had always been a proponent but soon learned how hard it was for some, and the emotional impact. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man caught smuggling nearly 5,000 leeches in luggage
A Niagara Falls, Ont., man has been fined $15,000 after he was caught flying into Canada with a suitcase full of leeches. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Hamilton Source Type: news

Mom had limbs amputated after contracting flesh-eating bacteria during birth but refused to give up
Lindsey Hubley, 35, from Canada, had to have all four limbs amputated after she developed a flesh-eating bacteria after giving birth. She reveals the struggle of what it's like to be an amputee mom. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ontario intends to join B.C.'s proposed class action against opioid manufacturers
The Ontario government says it plans to join British Columbia's proposed class action lawsuit against dozens of opioid manufacturers. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Man, 84, spent two weeks in hospital after consuming liquorice tea twice a day
The unnamed patient, from Canada, revealed he drunk an 'erk sous' extract up to twice a day for two weeks before going to hospital with dangerously high blood pressure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doug Ford reverses retroactive funding cuts amid fierce pressure from Toronto
Ontario Premier Doug Ford is reversing this year's cuts to municipal funding, though future cuts will continue as planned. "We're a government that listens," Ford said. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

The experiences of adolescents and young adults residing with their families in emergency shelters in Canada - Polillo A, Sylvestre J, Kerman N, Lee CM, Aubry T, Czechowski K.
Emergency homeless shelters can be stressful environments for families. They can be associated with emotional distress and feelings of restriction for parents, and with behavioural, social, and developmental challenges for children. However, little is know... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Reinvent Motherisk to protect mothers and babies
(Joule Inc.) Canada should reinvent the Motherisk program to support pregnant women to have healthy babies, argues an editorial in CMAJ. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Man with severe asthma says new police powers unfair for people unable to do breath test
A B.C. man with severe breathing issues who recently had his car impounded and driver's licence suspended — twice — says new rules that allow police across the country to pull over any vehicle and force the driver to take a breath test are causing undue hardship for people who cannot blow into a breathalyzer. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Two new cases of measles confirmed in Saint John
Two new cases of measles are linked to a previous confirmed case at Kennebecasis Valley High School. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/New Brunswick Source Type: news

Number of measles cases in N.B. rises to 5
Two new cases of measles are linked to a previous confirmed case at Kennebecasis Valley High School. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/New Brunswick Source Type: news

Anxiety patients are choosing cannabis over prescription meds
(Natural News) There’s some good news on the health front. According to new research out of Canada, people with anxiety are getting tired of taking benzodiazepines and other side effect-ridden Big Pharma drugs, and are instead switching to all-natural cannabis as a safe and effective alternative. Among 146 anxiety patients who enrolled in Canada’s medical... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Walking without pain: How a new surgical procedure is giving hope to some amputees
Jason Simunic is one of a handful of Canadian amputees who have undergone osseointegration surgery — a technique that's growing in popularity around the world. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Identifying the nature of risky places for sexual crime: the applicability of crime pattern and social disorganization theories in a Canadian context - Hewitt AN, Beauregard E, Andresen MA, Brantingham PL.
PURPOSE Using both crime pattern and social disorganization theories, the current study investigates the characteristics of those places that experience high counts of reported sexual crime to police. Methods Socio-demographic factors, land use, specif... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Survey of occupational musculoskeletal  pain and injury in Canadian ophthalmology - Diaconita V, Uhlman K, Mao A, Mather R.
OBJECTIVE: Surgeons and other physicians have reported occupational musculoskeletal (MSK) pain, and it has been recently raised as a growing issue by ophthalmologists and optometrists. What is most concerning is that it could be a serious threat to career ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

"I didn't know he had it in him to kill me": nonlethal firearms use and partner violence against Canadian women - Tutty LM.
This qualitative research explored with women the nature and impact of non-lethal firearm related assaults inflicted on them by their male partners. Forty women from Alberta, Canada described incident(s) in which firearms were central, with 5 contextual th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Categorized Source Type: news

Effects of suicidal ideation on unmet mental health needs among young adults in Canada - Baiden P, Antwi-Boasiako K, den Dunnen W.
Although there has been an increase in public health campaigns and initiatives aimed at preventing suicidal behaviors, suicide rates in Canada appear to be increasing particularly among young adults. Yet, few studies in Canada have examined the effect of s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

'When the mob forms': the psychology of child 'mob' violence and bullying after Saskatoon attack
Psychologists say there is research to suggest any one of the children who attacked a 33-year-old woman in a Saskatoon park last week would know right from wrong if they were asked one on one. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatoon Source Type: news

'You disappointed us': Why is Canada opposing more transparency in drug prices?
Frustration at the pharmaceutical industry's high prices and secrecy bubbled over at the World Health Assembly this week as delegates fought for a strongly-worded resolution calling for greater transparency in the cost of clinical trials, drug R&D and prices. But some countries, including Canada, pushed for softer wording that could maintain secrecy in prices and research. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

What are the effects of inhaling wildfire smoke?
The N.W.T.'s chief public health officer says people should stay indoors if the wildfire smoke returns. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/North Source Type: news

Growing up high: Neurobiological consequences of adolescent cannabis use
(Canadian Association for Neuroscience) About one in five Canadian adolescents uses cannabis. Canadian neuroscientists Patricia Conrod, Steven Laviolette, Iris Balodis and Jibran Khokhar presented recent discoveries on the effects of cannabis on the adolescent brain at the 2019 Canadian Neuroscience Meeting in Toronto on May 25. Adolescence is associated with the maturation of cognitive functions, such as working memory, decision-making, impulsivity control and motivation, and the research presented suggests cannabis could have long-lasting, but possibly reversible effects on these. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pharmacy School Dean Has Book Review Retracted Pharmacy School Dean Has Book Review Retracted
A book review by the incoming dean of a leading pharmacy school in Canada has been retracted from the Lancet because'substantial passages...match parts of a review of the same book'by a newspaper columnist.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - May 24, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Alert Source Type: news

The Most Effective Therapies for Treating Bipolar Disorder
You’ve been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, or maybe your loved one has. And you’re wondering, what’s the best treatment? What actually works? What the heck do I do? Because bipolar disorder is a chronic, complex condition, managing it can feel overwhelming and downright confusing. But thankfully there are effective, research-based treatments that really work. Medication is the mainstay of treatment. However, the best way to treat bipolar disorder is with a comprehensive approach, which includes “ongoing psychosocial interventions to help maintain health and to respond to breakthrough symptoms whe...
Source: Psych Central - May 24, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Bipolar Disorders General Psychotherapy Self-Help Treatment Bipolar Disorder bipolar disorder treatment Cbt IPSRT managing bipolar disorder opposite action Source Type: news

Media Advisory: IntraHealth, Nursing Now, and Johnson & Johnson to Launch Nursing and Leadership Report at Women Deliver
May 24, 2019On June 6, IntraHealth International, Nursing Now, and Johnson& Johnson will launch a new report —Investing in the Power of Nurse Leadership: What Will it Take?—at a side event duringWomen Deliver 2019 in Vancouver.  OVERVIEW: The nursing workforce has massive potential to drive health and economic gains, especially for women and girls. Investing in that potential is a must to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals on health, gender equality, decent work, and poverty alleviation. Yet persistent gender-related barriers in women ’s leadership jeopardize full returns on those inv...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Tags: Leadership and Governance Nursing & Midwifery Source Type: news

Once a child cancer patient, now Dr. Rivière
When he was just seven, Raphaël Nahar Rivière became fascinated with the doctors who treated his life-threatening cancer, and resolved to become one. Earlier this month, he did. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Ottawa Source Type: news

The Best Colon Cancer Screening Test Is the One That Gets Done
Here's the bottom line: Colonoscopy continues to be the most effective screening method for colorectal cancer (CRC), but too many adults who should be screened refuse to have it done as a primary screening method. So while the headline of this article has almost become a cliche in the world of CRC screening, perhaps it's a cliche worth embracing. A poster presentation at Digestive Disease Week 2019 in San Diego, CA did a simple yet effective job of underscoring this point. The University of Miami Mitchell Wolfson Sr. Department of Community Service in Florida hosted free health fairs bet...
Source: MDDI - May 23, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Restrictions to alcohol content in sugary drinks take effect across Canada
Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor's office confirmed Thursday that new restrictions on the amount of alcohol allowed in sugary, premixed beverages come into effect across Canada today. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Restrictions on alcohol in sugary drinks take effect across Canada
New regulations restricting the amount of alcohol allowed in potent, sugary, premixed drinks take effect across Canada.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

10 ex-Ontario health ministers issue joint letter decrying 'attack on public health'
Ten former Ontario health ministers from across the political spectrum have taken the rare step of sending a joint letter to the provincial government, imploring it to reverse millions of dollars in public health cuts they say put the province "at risk." (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

A Halifax woman's battle with a rare, incurable liver condition
What began as an annoying itch for Sarka Kralicek turned out to be an incurable liver disease. Now, she hopes to help others recognize the signs of PBC before it's too late. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

CT lung screening risk model cuts false-positive rate
Using a risk prediction model to figure out which nodules to work up helped...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ARRS: Should CT lung screening programs fear flu season? Risk prediction model boosts accuracy of CT lung screening AI spots lung nodules on CT, with low false-positive rate Lung cancer risk model optimizes follow-up CT screening Canadian risk model boosts CT lung screening efficiency (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Trace metal exposure among pregnant women living near fracking wells in Canada
(University of Montreal) Researchers find higher concentrations of trace metals such as barium in the hair and urine of 29 pregnant women living near fracking wells in British Columbia, Canada. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Natural supplements firm with Phoenix footprint secures $25M in funding
A Canadian health-tech firm with an Arizona footprint has raised $25 million in a Series B funding round. California-based equity group Kayne Partners is the lead investor in the round for Natural Partners Fullscript's latest round, which plans to use the new capital to double its business yet again, a year after doubling in size, the Ottawa Business Journal reports. The Ottawa-based entity was born out of a merger last year between Fullscript and Arizona-based Natural Partners. Founded in 2011,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Tim Gallen Source Type: news

Natural supplements firm with Phoenix footprint secures $25M in funding
A Canadian health-tech firm with an Arizona footprint has raised $25 million in a Series B funding round. California-based equity group Kayne Partners is the lead investor in the round for Natural Partners Fullscript's latest round, which plans to use the new capital to double its business yet again, a year after doubling in size, the Ottawa Business Journal reports. The Ottawa-based entity was born out of a merger last year between Fullscript and Arizona-based Natural Partners. Founded in 2011,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tim Gallen Source Type: news

Health Canada approves Apple Watch ECG, public health groups warn of tobacco's guerrilla social media ads and more digital health news briefs
Also: HoloLens may affect surgeon's precision dexterity; Backpack Health integrates EHRs. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 22, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Fossilized Fungus Dates Back 1 Billion Years Ago
Paleontologists find microscopic fungi in Arctic Canada that is reported to be about twice as old as the previously oldest known fossils of fungi. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - May 22, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Cancer Now Accounts for 1 in 3 Deaths; Prevention Is Key Cancer Now Accounts for 1 in 3 Deaths; Prevention Is Key
Cancer is now the leading cause of death in Canada, and abdominal adiposity is set to become the second leading preventable cause of cancer by 2042.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Collaborative policing: networked responses to child victims of sex crimes - Grace A, Ricciardelli R, Spencer D, Ballucci D.
BACKGROUND: In response to child victims of sex crimes, Canadian police agencies are required to work collaboratively with child victim oriented community organizations. Such collaborations involve the navigation of potentially competing objectives of part... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Canadian Arctic fossils are oldest known fungus on Earth
Fungus is half a billion years older than previous record holder found in WisconsinTiny fossils found in mudrock in the barren wilderness of the Canadian Arctic are the remains of the oldest known fungus on Earth, scientists say.The minuscule organisms were discovered in shallow water shale, a kind of fine-grained sedimentary rock, in a region south of Victoria island on the edge of the Arctic Ocean.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 22, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Biology Canada Archaeology Science Arctic Source Type: news

World Trade Month: How we can expand world-class pro-innovation standards
May is World Trade Month —a celebration of the industries that import and export goods and services around the world. The month offers a good opportunity to examine the significance of international trade agreements and highlight the important economic role that the innovative biopharmaceutical sector plays both domestica lly and abroad. As it continues to build on the pro-innovation provisions of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the United States has several major opportunities to raise global standards even further. The successful pursuit of an ambitious trade agenda will help to deliver lifesavin...
Source: The Catalyst - May 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Douglas Petersen Tags: Economic Impact Intellectual Property trade Source Type: news

More mothers contemplate legal action against Moncton delivery nurse
Nicole Ruest was fired from the Moncton Hospital last month, after accusations she administered labour inducing drug oxytocin to mothers without their consent, or the doctor's knowledge (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/New Brunswick Source Type: news

Toronto launches petition demanding Ford government reverse funding cuts
The city of Toronto has launched a petition demanding that the Doug Ford government reverse its funding cuts. According to Toronto’s calculations, the funding cuts revealed in Ontario’s spring budget will amount to $177 million in 2019. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Canopy Growth pushes into Cannabis beauty and wellness with This Works buy
Canopy Growth Corp said on Wednesday it would buy skincare company This Works for C$73.8 million ($55.2 million), adding beauty and sleep products to the Canadian weed producer's portfolio of cannabis oil, hemp and medical capsules. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

'You gotta Snapchat': The hidden world of teen 'spam accounts' and social media
Students at L.A. Matheson Secondary School in Surrey offer a 'behind the screen' peek at what they are up to on the smartphones that have become an integral part of their social lives. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

More than 2,500 privacy breaches at N.S. health authority in recent years, report says
There were more than 2,500 privacy breaches at the Nova Scotia Health Authority over a 27-month period, but the most serious ones are never reported to the province's privacy commissioner. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Considering delaying retirement due to rising health costs? You're not alone
An aging population has Canadians worried about the future of health care, according to a new poll sponsored by the Canadian Medical Association. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/PEI Source Type: news

Long hours, emotional toll pushed tissue bank specialist to leave New Brunswick
Long hours and emotionally challenging work led Parise Léger to leave her job with the New Brunswick organ and tissue program. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/New Brunswick Source Type: news

Why some experts say it's time for Twitter and Facebook to ban anti-vaccination posts
As measles cases continue to rise in Canada and the U.S., experts are calling on social media platforms to ban anti-vaccination posts, saying the risks to public health created by misinformation outweigh the right to free speech. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Amgen announces a recommended public cash offer to the shareholders of Nuevolution
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., May 21, 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...
Source: Amgen News Release - May 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news