'We need it more than toilet paper': Canadian Blood Services seeks donations amid COVID-19 pandemic
A spike in appointment cancellations with Canadian Blood Services has the organization reminding people that blood donation is an essential service, and if the drop continues, it could be faced with a shortage. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Why mass COVID-19 testing — even of those who are symptom-free — is key to stopping spread
As the number of COVID-19 cases in Canada continues to rise, experts say we need to rapidly expand our testing capacity in order to identify new cases and isolate people who may be spreading the virus unknowingly because they are symptom-free. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

'They were completely unaware': Why mass COVID-19 testing is key to stopping spread
As the number of COVID-19 cases in Canada continues to rise, experts say we need to rapidly expand our testing capacity in order to identify new cases and isolate people who may be spreading the virus unknowingly because they are symptom-free. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

N.W.T. to close borders to all inbound travel by air, land and port — with limited exceptions
In a press release Friday evening the N.W.T chief public health officer announced she intends to restrict all travel, with limited exceptions, to the Northwest Territories on Saturday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/North Source Type: news

Live Coronavirus News, Updates and Coverage
New Jersey, Connecticut and Illinois were preparing to follow the lead set by California and New York in telling people to stay mostly inside. The Federal Reserve moved to backstop municipal money market funds, and the U.S. was set to close borders with Mexico and Canada. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) California Italy China Source Type: news

Coughing, Fainting, Breathing Problems: Stranded Cruise Ship Passengers Describe Chaotic Flight Home to U.S.
(ATLANTA) — On a chaotic flight home, some passengers who had been stranded for days aboard a cruise ship after being exposed to the coronavirus suffered breathing problems, many coughed and several fainted with no food or medical personnel provided, travelers said Friday “It was a suicide mission,” said passenger Jenny Harrell, of Fredericksburg, Virginia. “It was a mass triage with absolutely no direction and the crew going, ‘What should we do now?’” Decisions were left up to the passengers, said Harrell, who had some emergency medical training in the past and helped a physician ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON and JEFF MARTIN / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News Desk wire Source Type: news

U.S. restrictions on travel across Canadian border will start late Friday
The U.S. Homeland Security Department (DHS) said restrictions barring non-essential travel across the U.S.-Canadian land border will begin at 11:59 p.m. EDT Friday and last until April 20, according to a notice. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

COVID-19 pandemic alters daily life across Canada and around the world
From deserted streets and empty airports to self-isolation and social distancing, take a look at how the pandemic has impacted people's lives and created an eerie new normal for millions of people in Canada and around the world. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Photos Source Type: news

1st case of COVID-19 confirmed in northern Quebec
The Chibougamau resident in their 50s recently returned from travelling, according to the regional health authorities, and has been in isolation at home with minor symptoms. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/North Source Type: news

Tsiigehtchic elders ask N.W.T. premier for a full-time nurse
The Elders Committee in Tsiigehtchic held an emergency meeting on the community's nursing situation on Wednesday, the same day a public health emergency was declared in the Northwest Territories. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/North Source Type: news

Canada to turn back asylum seekers, close border at midnight to stop spread of COVID-19
Canada will now turn back asylum-seekers attempting to enter the country outside of official border points, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday — part of a set of extreme new measures meant to stop the spread of COVID-19. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Janssen Announces Health Canada Approval of CABENUVA ™, the First Long-Acting Regimen for the Treatment of HIV
Cork, Ireland, March 20, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced that Health Canada has approved CABENUVA™ (cabotegravir and rilpivirine extended release injectable suspensions), the first and only once-monthly, long-acting regimen for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults. CABENUVA™ is indicated as a complete regimen for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults to replace the current antiretroviral regimen in patients who are virologically stable and suppressed (HIV-1 RNA less than 50 copies per milliliter [mL]). CABENUVA™, a co-packaged kit with ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - March 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Siemens gets approval for Acuson Redwood in Canada
Siemens Healthineers has received clearance from Health Canada for its Acuson...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Siemens launches teamplay platform Vendor cancellations imperil March trade shows Siemens makes 1st Magnetom Lumina U.S. install Siemens launches patient service contract package Siemens unveils Acuson Redwood ultrasound scanner (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 20, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Statins Might Reduce Harms From Breast Cancer Chemo
FRIDAY, March 20, 2020 -- Cholesterol-lowering statins are commonly used to help prevent heart disease. Now a new study hints that they could shield women's hearts from the harms of certain breast cancer drugs. The study focused on women in Canada... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 20, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Alberta Health did not disclose to public or patients that Edmonton doctor infected with COVID-19
An Edmonton doctor returned from a trip to the United States earlier this month, saw patients and had elective surgery at a hospital before testing positive for COVID-19.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

Hong Kong Records Its Biggest Rise in Coronavirus Cases as New Wave of Infections Crashes Into Asia
Hong Kong recorded what is by far its biggest daily jump in coronavirus cases on Friday—the latest in a new phase of infected travelers, many of whom are returning to the city from Europe, the United States and Southeast Asia. The city is not alone in facing the increasing threat of imported cases. Taiwan, which also saw a daily record increase in the number of new cases, reported 27 additional infections on Friday—most of which are travel-related. In Singapore, 24 out of 32 newly infected patients had a history of travel to Southeast Asia, Europe and North America. All three places managed to fend off the fir...
Source: TIME: Health - March 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hillary Leung / Hong Kong Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News Desk overnight Source Type: news

Canada closes borders, rolls out aid as country scrambles to keep coronavirus cases down
(Natural News) Canada will be closing its U.S. borders starting Friday night, the Canadian government said. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, speaking to reporters from his Ottawa residence, said that while the flow of trade between the two countries will be left intact, all non-essential travel in both directions will be banned. According to Trudeau, the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recovering COVID-19 patient describes what it was like to have the virus
David Anzarouth went to Miami for a week of partying with friends. The fit 25-year-old from Toronto returned with what he described as the most incredible pain he's experienced and has now taken to social media to persuade those who still don't take COVID-19 seriously to change their minds. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Working from home for the first time? Here's how to make it a success
Working remotely demands a big mental shift and a sudden loss of the camaraderie and socializing that comes with a shared workplace.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

Coronavirus live updates: California governor issues statewide 'stay at home' order as Italy deaths pass China
A stark warning from America ’s most populous state – but UK researchers signal hope of vaccine this year. Follow the latest newsFollow our US coronavirus live blogFollow our Australia coronavirus live blogItaly becomes country with most deathsTrump sows confusion with treatment claimSee all our coronavirus coverage2.03amGMTDom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro hasnews of stranded cruise ship passengers being flown home from Brazil.Hundreds of British, European, Australian and New Zealand citizens stranded in the Brazilian port of Recife in the Northeastern state of Pernambuco on a cruise-linerwill began flying home o...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 20, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Martin Farrer Tags: US news World news Science Global economy Donald Trump Source Type: news

Canadian distilleries make sanitizers as coronavirus sparks demand for hygiene products
Some Canadian distilleries and breweries have started producing hand sanitizers alongside alcoholic drinks as the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus stokes demand for hygiene products. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Coronavirus & Water Pandemics: Doing the Math
This article is to commemorate World Water Day on March 22   Vladimir Smakhtin is Director of the UN University Institute for Water, Environment and Health, funded by the Government of Canada and hosted by McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario. The post Coronavirus & Water Pandemics: Doing the Math appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Vladimir Smakhtin Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

The Canadian High-Resolution Traumatic Brain Injury (CAHR-TBI) Research Collaborative - Bernard F, Gallagher C, Griesdale D, Kramer A, Sekhon M, Zeiler FA.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Some children with COVID-19 become seriously ill, study finds
Children of all ages are susceptible to COVID-19 and while their symptoms are generally less severe than those of adults, a small percentage — particularly preschoolers and infants — can become seriously ill, according to a new study. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/New Brunswick Source Type: news

Is Taiwan's impressive response to COVID-19 possible in Canada?
Taiwan has limited the outbreak of COVID-19 using big data and other emergency measures despite its close proximity to mainland China. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Is Your Ultrasound R & amp;D Team Exposed to Harm?
This article collates and simplifies the main points to the level of detail needed by a team manager. It also points to more in-depth resources for those who might need them. Background on Ultrasound Physics Firstly, let’s talk a bit about what an ultrasound machine actually does. Most ultrasound machines are diagnostic—they are intended to inform a healthcare practitioner of internal health issues not visible from the outside. Fun fact: the first ultrasound machines were actually developed for identifying flaws within metal beams, and medical applications came later. Whether used for he...
Source: MDDI - March 19, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nigel Syrotuck Tags: Electronics Source Type: news

Coronavirus testing kits to be developed using SFU-invented RNA imaging technology
(Simon Fraser University) Simon Fraser University researchers will use their pioneering imaging technology -- called Mango, for its bright color -- to develop coronavirus testing kits. They're among a small set of Canadian researchers who responded to the rapid funding opportunity recently announced by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to help address COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 19, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Pandemic Risk Communication and Business Continuity
Source: International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM). Published: 3/19/2020. This one-hour, 20-minute webinar, cosponsored with the International Association of Emergency Managers Canada and the Centre for Crisis& Risk Communication, provides information about how organizations might apply science-based risk communication tools to their response to pandemic events such as COVID-19 (coronavirus). Crisis and risk communication professionals discuss types of coronavirus, lessons learned from the SARS pandemic, and crisis decision-making. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Me...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Trump closes the border to Canada
President Trump is closing the U.S.' northern border and calling himself a "wartime president," invoking emergency powers to spur production of vital medical supplies. The president says a worst-case scenario could bring unemployment levels not seen since the Great Depression. Ben Tracy reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maintaining mental health and mindfulness during the COVID-19 pandemic
The ever-evolving conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic are naturally affecting people’s mental health.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatchewan Source Type: news

Ford, other automakers agree to shutdown over coronavirus
Ford Motor Co. announced Wednesday that it will halt operations in the United States, Canada and Mexico as the coronavirus continues to spread. The auto giant (NYSE: F) will temporarily cease operations Thursday evening through March 30 to clean and sanitize the company's plants. This is the latest action from the Coronavirus Task Force that Ford formed alongside General Motors Co., Fiat Chrysler and the United Auto Workers union to impl ement protections for its employees. Fiat Chrysler and GM… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sarah Shadburne Source Type: news

Canada and U.S. close world's longest land border to 'nonessential' travel
Trump announced the near-closure of the U.S.-Canada border as international travel restrictions due to the coronavirus multiply (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David M. Shribman, Noah Bierman Source Type: news

Calling Himself a ‘Wartime President,’ Trump Invokes Act to Marshal Private Sector
(WASHINGTON) — Managing dual health and economic crises, President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he will invoke emergency powers that allow the government to marshal the private sector in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Trump, now describing himself as a “wartime president,” said he was employing the Defense Production Act “in case we need it” as the government bolsters resources for an expected surge in cases of the virus. Trump also said he will expand the nation’s testing capacity and deploy a Navy hospital ship to New York City, which is rapidly becoming the epicenter o...
Source: TIME: Health - March 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jonathan Lemire and Jill Colvin / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News Desk White House wire Source Type: news

Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Invokes Law to Increase Medical Supplies, Including Masks
President Trump announced that the U.S. is closing the border with Canada and that hospital ships will head to New York and the West Coast. The virus has now infected more than 200,000 people in at least 144 countries. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) United States Europe Great Britain Trump, Donald J Source Type: news

US, Canada working on mutual ban on non-essential travel
Both countries are eager to choke off the spread of the virus. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Asian, Black Men With HIV Less Likely to Get Anal-Cancer Screening Asian, Black Men With HIV Less Likely to Get Anal-Cancer Screening
Asian men with HIV are much less likely than their white peers to have discussed anal-cancer screening with a healthcare provider, new findings from Canada show.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - March 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

Trump says U.S., Canada agree to close border to nonessential traffic
Trump announced the near-closure of the U.S.-Canada border as international travel restrictions due to the coronavirus multiply (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Noah Bierman Source Type: news

Canadian health system to fire radiology group
A health system in Alberta, Canada, plans to end a contract that involves radiologists...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Canada's Conservatives pledge $1.5B in imaging funds Echo remains top modality in Canada for heart failure Imaging exam wait times cost Canada $2.7B U.S. per year Canada readies huge investment in TRIUMF Ontario ban on cremation after brachytherapy draws scrutiny (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 18, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Coronavirus: travellers race home amid worldwide border closures and flight warnings
A growing number of nations are shutting airports as global Covid-19 infection cases near 200,000Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTravellers across the world are scrambling to find flights home as governments urged their citizens to return and some nations announced the imminent closure of airports and borders.As coronavirus cases near 200,000 globally, a growing number of countries have imposed lockdowns and barred entry to foreigners. As a result, passengers around the world are navigating rapidly changing travel advice, high fares and cancelled flights.Continue reading... (Source: Guardi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Rebecca Ratcliffe South-east Asia correspondent Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science World news Air transport Australia news Canada New Zealand Indonesia Source Type: news

The Latest: Official says Canada, US working on travel curbs
A Canadian government official says Canada and the United States are working out the details of a mutual ban on non-essential travel between the countries (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

In Bid to Slow Coronavirus, Canada Shuts Borders to Foreign Nationals In Bid to Slow Coronavirus, Canada Shuts Borders to Foreign Nationals
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

The data-driven pandemic: Information sharing with COVID-19 is 'unprecedented'
Data released by governments and citizens worldwide is helping researchers respond faster to a global crisis. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

Alberta government backs down on forced changes to the way doctors bill province
The Alberta government has cancelled controversial changes to the way doctors bill the province that it imposed unilaterally in February. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

How Fear Can Spread Like a Virus
The sensations were familiar: my heart rate accelerating, my chest tightening, my focus narrowing. These were feelings I’d had many times before in my life—most often when exposed to heights, climbing a ladder or hiking along a steep trail. I’d felt them during the long, stretched-out moments of a serious car accident, rolling off the highway and into a ditch in a mountain hailstorm, and I’d felt them again for months afterwards whenever I drove on icy pavement or around a sharp curve. I’d felt them in late-night moments of uncertainty, walking home along a dark street with a car idling too cl...
Source: TIME: Science - March 17, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Eva Holland Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Exclusive Source Type: news

Living In Coincidental Self-Quarantine, Some Big Brother Contestants Around the World Are Still to Learn About the Coronavirus Pandemic
Across the globe, contestants on the TV show Big Brother — a reality TV competition that sees contestants being locked in a house-styled TV set and isolated from the outside world — are likely among some of the last people to learn about the coronavirus pandemic, and its spread worldwide. The hundred-some people, across studios in Sweden, Brazil, and India, among other countries, are modeling self-quarantine in ways they didn’t even realize. Big Brother began in the Netherlands in the late 1990s and and has become a reality TV staple in numerous countries, including the United States. Versions of the show...
Source: TIME: Health - March 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Madeleine Carlisle Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News Desk Source Type: news

Micro-level factors associated with alcohol use and binge drinking among youth in the COMPASS study (2012/13 to 2017/18) - Holligan SD, Qian W, de Groh M, Jiang Y, Leatherdale ST.
This study examined the associations of micro-level factors with current alcohol use and binge drinking among a large sample of Canadian youth. METHODS: This descriptive-analytical study was conducted among high school students enroll... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

As COVID-19 anxiety increases, so is Canadians' trust in institutions: poll
A new poll suggests the number of Canadians saying their provincial and federal governments are doing a good job is up, along with concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

US Cardio Societies: Continue Antihypertensives Amid COVID-19 US Cardio Societies: Continue Antihypertensives Amid COVID-19
Following several similar statements from Europe, Canada, and elsewhere, three American cardiovascular medicine societies also advise continuation of RAAS antagonists until more is known.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 17, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Canadian biotech helmed by Peter Greenleaf expands into Md.
A Canadian pharmaceutical company is expanding into Maryland about a year after an executive with a long history in Maryland ’s bioscience industry took the helm. Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc. of Victoria, British Columbia announced plans to open a new office in Rockville Tuesday, bringing about 100 employees to 30,000 square feet. The company could someday expand to employ as many as 500 people and occupy up to 120,000 square feet in Rockville during the next seven years, depending on its success… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alex Koma Source Type: news

Canada's Ontario shuts down most public venues, declares state of emergency
Ontario, Canada's most populous province, banned gatherings of more than 50 people and ordered the closure of bars and restaurants on Tuesday in a bid to slow the spread of the coronavirus. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news