Increasing cycling for transportation in Canadian communities: understanding what works - Assun çao-Denis M, Tomalty R.
This article looks at the different factors that contributed to an increase in utilitarian cycling between 1996 and 2015 in ten communities of various sizes and locations across Canada. Interviews with engineers, planners, activists, politicians and academ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

A team of maverick scientists is trying to build a bootleg version of a million-dollar drug
Glybera was a made-in-Canada medical breakthrough that became the world’s most expensive drug and then quickly disappeared from the market because no one could afford the $1-million price for a dose. Now, a group of maverick biohackers is attempting to build an affordable bootleg version. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Here's why e-scooters are rolling out so slowly in Canada
Canada has been slow to adopt the trend of allowing app-activated, dockless electric scooter rentals on its streets. But some cities are now gradually buying in — with deliberate caution. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Technology & Science Source Type: news

Abbott Shines Light on “Forgotten Valve” with New Pivotal Trial
Abbott Laboratories’ latest pivotal trial will have the company taking a deeper dive into the treatment of what has been dubbed by some as the “forgotten valve.” The Abbott Park, IL-based has launched an IDE study of the TriClip, a transcatheter tricuspid valve repair system for the treatment of severe tricuspid regurgitation (TR). The TRILUMINATE Pivotal trial will evaluate a catheter-based, non-surgical treatment for patients with severe TR – a condition in which the valve doesn't close properly, allowing blood to flow backward into the heart, which ...
Source: MDDI - September 6, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Cardiovascular Source Type: news

Pharma industry launches court challenge of federal regulatory changes
A Canadian pharmaceutical lobby group and 16 of its members have filed a lawsuit against Ottawa's overhaul to how it regulates the costs of patented medicines. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Drugmakers file second court challenge to Canada's new drug price rules
Canada's main pharmaceutical industry lobby group, along with 16 of its member companies, filed a lawsuit on Friday to block new regulations meant to lower patented drug prices, the second legal challenge to a new regime that could eventually reduce prices in the United States as well. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

B.C. expands biosimilar drug program to include treatments for Crohn's, colitis
The British Columbia government says it is expanding its substitute drug program to include 1,700 patients with diseases such as Crohn's and colitis. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Ottawa ordered to compensate First Nations children impacted by on-reserve child welfare system
Ottawa must pay tens of thousands of dollars to every First Nations child who was placed in the on-reserve child welfare system, following a Friday ruling by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal that also provides compensation to some of their parents and grandparents.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Indigenous Source Type: news

Children's life satisfaction and travel satisfaction: evidence from Canada, Japan, and Sweden - Waygood EOD, Friman M, Taniguchi A, Olsson LE.
Travel satisfaction has been linked to life satisfaction for adults, but no evidence exists currently for children's travel. Children's travel differs from adult's in numerous ways including limitations related to independent travel and available transport... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

The association between alcohol, marijuana, illegal drug use and current use of E-cigarette among youth and young adults in Canada: results from Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey 2017 - Mehra VM, Keethakumar A, Bohr YM, Abdullah P, Tamim H.
BACKGROUND: E-cigarettes have grown in popularity around the world since 2003. Although marketed as a smoking cessation tool, e-cigarettes can lead to tobacco cigarette smoking in youth. In Canada, among all age groups, youth and young adults have the high... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Elekta, DOSIsoft sign distribution agreement
Radiation oncology vendor Elekta has signed a distribution agreement with radiation...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Elekta gets another Canadian nod for Unity Elekta appoints new president of oncology informatics Elekta sues Zap Surgical Systems DOSIsoft wins FDA nod for Planet Onco Dose software DOSIsoft gets FDA OK for ThinkQA-EPIbeam, updates Planet Dose (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 5, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Dorian, Back to a Category 3 Hurricane, Creeps Up U.S. Coast
US Army National Guard Pvt. Christopher Zambuto, left, and Specialist Jermaris Hamilton assemble cots in a shelter for Hurricane Dorian evacuees inside the old Sears location at Northgate Mall, on Wednesday, Sep. 4, 2019, in Durham, NC. (Casey Toth/The News & Observer via AP)   CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Hurricane Dorian , back to a Category 3 storm, began raking the Southeast U.S. seaboard early Thursday and left tens of thousands without power as it threatened to inundate low-lying coasts from Georgia to Virginia with a life-threatening storm surge after its deadly mauling of the Bahamas. Dorian squ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 5, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News AP News Tag Source Type: news

Colon Cancer Rates Rising Among the Young in Wealthy Nations
THURSDAY, Sept. 5, 2019 -- Colon cancer rates among young adults are on the rise in the United States, Canada and seven other wealthy nations, even though rates among older adults are down or stable, a new study finds. The researchers analyzed data... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 5, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Migraines are a 'significant risk' factor for getting dementia for women
Researchers at the University of Waterloo in Canada believe extreme headaches may cause inflammation in the brain, leading to neurological damage which may cause memory loss. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctor disciplined for failing to order CT scan for man later diagnosed with cancer
Dr. Donald Fay was reprimanded by the Nova Scotia College of Physicians and Surgeons for failing to order a CT scan of a male patient’s chest. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

How the prescriptions doctors wrote may have helped fuel the U.S. opioid crisis
U.S. and Canadian patients were more likely than Swedes to fill prescriptions for opioids after a surgery. They also received higher doses of the painkillers. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - September 4, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

How the prescriptions doctors wrote may have helped fuel the U.S. opioid crisis
U.S. and Canadian patients were more likely than Swedes to fill prescriptions for opioids after a surgery. They also received higher doses of the painkillers. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness Among Patients With Cancer: A Population-Based Study Using Health Administrative and Laboratory Testing Data From Ontario, Canada
Study (n=26,463) reports active chemotherapy usage did not significantly affect vaccine effectiveness (VE), especially among patients with solid tumor cancer. Authors support recommendations for influenza vaccination for patients with cancer. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scans and More Scans -- Are We Doing the Right Thing? Scans and More Scans -- Are We Doing the Right Thing?
Rates of imaging utilization continue to increase in the United States and Canada, but the associated harms may be changing over time, says Perry Wilson.Medscape (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 4, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Restoration Hardware recalls flammable robes, kids' furniture
California retailer recalls two products in U.S. and Canada due to safety issues, according to federal safety agency (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Axonics Takes on Medtronic in Sacral Neuromodulation for Bowel and Bladder Control
This article really demonstrated and did a very nice job in separating out the different types of anticholinergic medications and, specifically, the anticholinergic medications to treat overactive bladder, which is the primary pharmacological intervention that we have," Noblett said. The researchers analyzed the data by type of burden and level of burden (low, medium, high) and found that the risk of dementia, even in the low burden, went up by 19% and in the high burden was up by 60%.  "And those were just for patients with the overactive bladder anticholinergic,&q...
Source: MDDI - September 4, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Months-long wait for death certificates taking emotional, financial toll on Quebec families
The delay to get death certificates in Quebec has more than tripled since last summer, making it difficult for people to settle the estates of their loved ones. The minister in charge of the civil status registry hopes processing times will be back to normal by the end of the year. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

No evidence that autistic people can't read the emotions of others because of testosterone
A new study led by Western University in London, Ontario, Canada, has found that there is no link between testosterone levels and the ability to read other people's emotions. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blood cancer survival rates on the rise, report finds
Cancer remains the number one cause of death in Canada but survival rates improving for most types. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Blood cancer survival rates in Canada on the rise, report finds
Cancer remains the No. 1 cause of death in Canada, but survival rates are improving for most types. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Canadian and U.S. surgical patients filled opioid prescriptions at a rate nearly seven times higher than Swedish patients: study
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - September 4, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

22-year-old P.E.I. woman having hysterectomy in hopes of ending endometriosis pain
Rebecca McCourt says she’s been in pain nearly every day, since she was 12 years old. That's why she's decided to have major surgery, in an effort to "move on" with her life. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/PEI Source Type: news

Hardware store recalls flammable robes, lead-tainted furniture
California retailer recalls two products in U.S. and Canada due to safety issues, according to federal safety agency (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer Tops Heart Disease as Killer of Middle-Aged
For people living in "high-income" countries such as Canada, Sweden and Saudi Arabia, heart disease represented just 23%  of deaths, while cancer was to blame for 55%  of deaths, the researchers said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ilumina debuts imaging AI for insurance, law firms
Canadian healthcare artificial intelligence (AI) technology developer Ilumina...Read more on AuntMinnie.com (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 3, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New McMaster study could change how doctors treat heart attack survivors
A new study from McMaster University in Hamilton offers some advice for doctors poking around the heart to reopen a clogged artery that has caused one type of heart attack: Come back again to finish the job. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Hamilton Source Type: news

The lifetime costs of pediatric abusive head trauma and a cost-effectiveness analysis of the Period of Purple crying program in British Columbia, Canada - Beaulieu E, Rajabali F, Zheng A, Pike I.
BACKGROUND: Abusive head trauma (AHT) is a severe form of child abuse causing devastating outcomes for children and families, but its economic costs in Canada has yet to be determined. The Period of PURPLE crying program (PURPLE) is an AHT prevention progr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

"If I had a regular bicycle, I wouldn't be out riding anymore": perspectives on the potential of e-bikes to support active living and independent mobility among older adults in Waterloo, Canada - Leger SJ, Dean JL, Edge S, Casello JM.
The predominance of automobile dependency in North America is associated with a host of negative health and environmental impacts and has sparked the promotion of low-carbon and active modes of transportation. Encompassing both priorities, electric-bicycle... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

People with tattoos are impulsive and make reckless decisions, study finds
The economists from McMaster University, Canada, asked why people would willingly 'affix a visible stigma to one's identity' and found these people make impulsive decisions. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaping is illegal for under-19s in Ontario, so why are so many able to buy products?
For the first time, Ontario elementary school students will learn about the dangers of vaping as early as Grade 3 as part of the revised health and physical education curriculum. Parents, meanwhile, are dealing with the fact young people are getting their hands on vapour products despite being under the legal age. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Government falls short on pledge to better protect kids against abuse in sport
Six months since a CBC investigation revealed widespread problems of sexual offences by coaches in amateur sports in Canada, signs of the promises made by the federal government to deal with it are hard to find. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

Ottawa mammogram services so heavily booked woman must wait 4 weeks despite cancer scare
When Rachelle Gagnon went to see her family doctor for a routine physical on Aug. 22, she was shocked to learn she had a lump in her breast. Adding to her worry, Gagnon was told she'd have to wait until Sept. 18 for a mammogram. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Ottawa Source Type: news

Plants aren't just taking over homes. They're turning drab workspaces into jungles
Hoarding all those plants at your desk is good for you, too. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Alberta NDP call for firing after minister wonders if naloxone may be 'enabler' of opioid abuse
Alberta's associate minister of mental health is facing a call for removal from his job after comments he made about an opioid antidote. After an event Friday, Jason Luan told reporters that he had learned naloxone, an opioid overdose antidote, has been used as a way to push the limits of opioid dosing (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Family doctors key to spotting alcohol abuse, researchers say
More than one million Canadians suffer from alcohol use disorder in any given year. But most never get the professional help they need, according to researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Fort McMurray students show PTSD symptoms after 2016 wildfire, study shows
Many students in Fort McMurray schools remained traumatized long after the massive wildfire forced almost 90,000 people from their homes three years ago. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

U-Flourish university students well-being and academic success longitudinal study: a study protocol - Goodday SM, Rivera D, Foran H, King N, Milanovic M, Keown-Stoneman CD, Horrocks J, Tetzlaff E, Bowie CR, Pickett W, Harkness K, Saunders KE, Cunningham S, McNevin S, Duffy A.
INTRODUCTION: Over 30% of Canadians between the ages of 16 and 24 years attend university. This period of life coincides with the onset of common mental illnesses. Yet, data to inform university-based mental health prevention and early intervention initiat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Gender differences among Indigenous Canadians experiencing homelessness and mental illness - Bingham B, Moniruzzaman A, Patterson M, Sareen J, Distasio J, O'Neil J, Somers JM.
BACKGROUND: Indigenous people are over represented among homeless populations worldwide and the prevalence of Indigenous homelessness appears to be increasing in Canadian cities. Violence against Indigenous women in Canada has been widely publicized but ha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

International perspectives on the implications of cannabis legalization: a systematic review & thematic analysis - Bahji A, Stephenson C.
The legality, recreational and medical use of cannabis varies widely by country and region but remains largely prohibited internationally. In October 2018, Canada legalized the recreational use of cannabis-a move many viewed as controversial. Proponents of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Feasibility and usefulness of a leadership intervention to implement evidence-based falls prevention practices in residential care in Canada - Gifford W, Lewis KB, Eldh AC, Fiset V, Abdul-Fatah T, Aberg AC, Thavorn K, Graham ID, Wallin L.
BACKGROUND: Leadership is critical to supporting and facilitating the implementation of evidence-based practices in health care. Yet, little is known about how to develop leadership capacity for this purpose. The aims of this study were to explore the (1) ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Gun control: a health issue, a legal issue or both - Goldlist GI.
I have followed the gun control debate in the United States for a couple of years and am now following the current confrontation between physicians and gun lobbyists here in Canada. All those who have been debating this issue are in agreement in their w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

'I actually had to call in sick': Why seasonal allergies are getting worse for city dwellers
Millions of Canadians suffer from seasonal allergies, and many city dwellers across the country have noticed their symptoms worsening in recent years. Experts believe climate change is largely to blame. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Teen birth control use linked to higher depression risk as an adult, says new research
A survey of more than 1,200 adult women found that women who had used birth control pills in their teenage years were up to three times more likely to become clinically depressed than women who had never used the pill. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Sidelined by cancer, then measles outbreak, N.B. girl back on the ice amid vaccination debate
Two years after a brain cancer diagnosis and chemotherapy left her with a compromised immune system, student and hockey player Marissa Gootjes hopes New Brunswick will make measles vaccinations mandatory for everyone. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

Usability evaluation of detectable warning surfaces in Quebec City (Canada): an exploratory study - Routhier F, Lettre J, Fiset D, Morales E.
Background: International standards govern the installation of detectable warning surfaces in urban environments. However, the application of these standards at the local level poses many challenges due to contextual differences. Methods: The... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news