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

Study Begins to Develop Breath Test for Mesothelioma Early Detection
This study has terrific significance and could be extremely important,” Harbut, clinical professor of internal medicine at Wayne State University and Michigan State University, told The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com. “We’re going after this one with great guns.” The study is part of a new partnership between Owlstone Medical — the Breath Biopsy inventor in the United Kingdom — and the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers, a building trade union that covers the United States and Canada. Early Diagnosis Still a Rarity The first part of the study ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - June 18, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

'It keeps his mind going': Sask. man's homemade instrument brings him back from Alzheimer's
For Les Kish, playing is bittersweet as it reminds him he won't be able to return back home for his final years. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatchewan Source Type: news

China to suspend pork imports from Canadian company Frigo Royal
China will block pork imports from Canada's Frigo Royal Inc, after shipments by the Canadian firm were found to contain the banned feed additive ractopamine, the state Xinhua news agency reported on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

'Real-life' Scooby-Doo named to animal hall of fame after helping man having a stroke
When Bryan Oullette had a stroke while home along watching the Stampeders in the CFL West Division final last November, a "real-life" Scooby-Doo named Rosco came to his rescue. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Youth vaping an 'epidemic,' Ottawa Public Health says
Ottawa Public Health (OPH) is growing increasingly concerned about the burgeoning epidemic of vaping among youth, and is calling on Health Canada to clamp down on an industry that appears to be targeting its products at young people. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Ottawa Source Type: news

Mother-of-one, 25, describes battling through excruciating tissue disorder
Amy Miller, 25, from Ontario, Canada, was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome at age two. She was bullied so severely in high school for her appearance that she attempted suicide twice. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why a McLean mental health company went live on a Canadian stock exchange
Earlier this year, the company raised about $24 million to fuel its expansion. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 17, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Withdrawing life-support in critically-ill adults with brain injuries
Families often agonize over when to withdraw life support in critically-ill loved ones with severe brain injuries. So do doctors, says a new Canadian study. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radio/White Coat, Black Art Source Type: news

B.C. mom tells inquest of son's descent into drugs, finding him 'gone' in bedroom
Elliot Eurchuk's parents had been calling for an inquest since shortly after he died at home on April 20, 2018. The inquest began in Victoria on Monday morning. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Federal health minister releases $50M dementia strategy
The federal government released a national strategy on dementia on Monday that focuses on preventing the affliction, supporting caregivers and finding cures. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Parents, lock up your Tylenol
Tylenol is one of the leading causes of overdose in children in North America, warns pediatrician Dr. Bruce D'Souza. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

The war that won't end: Civilian who served in Afghanistan still fighting for PTSD benefits
Many Canadian soldiers came back from Afghanistan exhibiting symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. So did some of the civilian contractors who served with the Canadians - but unlike the soldiers, the civilians still haven't convinced Ottawa to provide them with treatment. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Preventing hepatitis C transmission from mothers to babies
(Joule Inc.) Hepatitis C virus (HCV) transmission from mothers to babies could largely be prevented if Canada recommended universal screening for HCV in pregnancy, argues a commentary in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 17, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

What influences critical care doctors in withdrawing life support for patients with brain injury?
(Joule Inc.) Decisions to withdraw life support treatments in critically ill patients with severe brain injury are complicated, are based on many factors, and are usually made by critical care physicians and families in the intensive care unit. A study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) provides new understanding on the decision-making processes for this patient population, which accounts for most hospital deaths from trauma. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Canada's largest national dementia research initiative funded for second phase by the CIHR
(Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care) Thanks to a $46-million investment from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and other funding partners, the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA) will be renewed for a second phase, as announced by the Minister of Health, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, today. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'I was willing to try anything': UBC study explores why people fall for health scams
Forty per cent of people who participated in a recent survey said they'd clicked on an online health scam, according to a new study from researchers at the University of B.C. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Breaking down the walls of scientific secrecy
A Canadian research team is pushing the boundaries of transparency in biomedical science by publishing their research notes in real time and refusing to patent their discoveries. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Three St. Michael’s scientists awarded prestigious Canada Research Chairs
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - June 15, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Health Canada to allow some edible cannabis products starting mid-December
Health Canada said on Friday that some edible cannabis products, extracts and topicals would be sold in physical or online stores from mid-December. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cannabis store sets June 15 opening in Niagara Falls, Ontario
As New York legislators continue to haggle over legalization of adult recreational marijuana, a second retail marijuana store has opened just across the border. Vancouver-based Choom said Friday it would unveil its retail concept in Niagara Falls, Ont., on June 15. As one of 25 cannabis stores authorized to open in the province, Choom Niagara will offer a selection of products including dry flower and pre-rolls, oils and capsules, with all products coming from a range of Canadian licensed producers. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Cannabis store sets June 15 opening in Niagara Falls, Ontario
As New York legislators continue to haggle over legalization of adult recreational marijuana, a second retail marijuana store has opened just across the border. Vancouver-based Choom said Friday it would unveil its retail concept in Niagara Falls, Ont., on June 15. As one of 25 cannabis stores authorized to open in the province, Choom Niagara will offer a selection of products including dry flower and pre-rolls, oils and capsules, with all products coming from a range of Canadian licensed producers. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 14, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Taking low-THC marijuana doesn't increase a driver's risk of crashing, study finds
Research analyzed THC amounts in the blood samples of more than 3,000 people who were injured behind the wheel. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Canada's health regulator says some cannabis products to launch mid December
Health Canada said on Friday that some edible cannabis products, extracts and topicals will be sold in physical or online stores from mid December. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Sask. Health Authority declares HIV and syphilis outbreaks in North Battleford, Lloydminster areas
The Saskatchewan Health Authority has declared outbreaks of syphilis and HIV in the area of the Battlefords and Lloydminster. Fifteen new cases of HIV were reported in North Battleford between January and May 31. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatchewan Source Type: news

Pregnant Calgary couple 'shocked' after demand for $10K upfront payment to cover delivery costs
A Calgary couple expecting the birth of their first child next month has no idea who will help deliver their baby or even where it will be born. It may not happen in Calgary, where they live, after a local obstetrician requested a $10,000 upfront payment for his services before the couple's first appointment. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news