Wealthy, Male American Students Are More Likely to BS, Study Says
Students who are wealthier and male are more likely than others to claim that they know more than they actually do, says a new study. The study, which reviewed surveys of 40,000 15-year-old students from across nine English-speaking countries, found that boys and people from wealthier families are more likely to be “bullshitters,” which it defines as “individuals who claim knowledge or expertise in an area where they actually have little experience at all.” The study, which was published by the IZA Institute of Labor Economics, looked at survey data attached to the Programme for International Studen...
Source: TIME: Science - April 30, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized onetime psychology Source Type: news

A major Rx transparency bill is likely to soon die in the Colorado Capitol, but 3 more may survive
Colorado could set up a program to import drugs from Canada, if the state receives a waiver from the federal government. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 29, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ed Sealover Source Type: news

Indigenous perspectives on health: integration with a Canadian model of practice - Fijal D, Beagan BL.
BACKGROUND.: The Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission recommend change within the Canadian health care system, respecting and valuing Indigenous health and healing practices. Adjusting the lens through... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

The road to mental readiness for first responders: a meta-analysis of program outcomes - Szeto A, Dobson KS, Knaak S.
OBJECTIVES: First-responder mental health, especially in Canada, has been a topic of increasing interest given the high incidence of poor mental health, mental illness, and suicide among this cohort. Although research generally suggests that resiliency and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Practice patterns in pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies for children with mild traumatic brain injury: a survey of 15 Canadian and United States centers - Mannix R, Zemek R, Yeates KO, Arbogast KB, Atabaki S, Badawy M, Beauchamp MH, Beer D, Bin S, Burstein B, Craig W, Corwin D, Doan Q, Ellis M, Freedman S, Gagnon I, Gravel J, Leddy JJ, Lumba-Brown A, Master C, Mayer A, Park G, Penque M, Rhine T, Russell K, Schneider K, Bell MJ, Wisniewski SR.
Given the lack of evidence regarding effective pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions for pediatric mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and the resultant lack of treatment recommendations reflected in consensus guidelines, variation in the manage... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Building a culture of intimate partner violence prevention in Alberta, Canada through the promotion of healthy youth relationships - Exner-Cortens D, Wells L, Lee L, Spiric V.
This article explores the design and implementation of the Alberta Healthy Youth Relationships (AHYR) Strategy. The AHYR is a province-wide practice and policy change initiative in Alberta, Canada, that aims to prevent intimate partner violence by promotin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Adolescent media use and its association to wellbeing in a Canadian national sample - Fitzpatrick C, Burkhalter R, Asbridge M.
Our objective is to describe associations between media usage and multiple wellbeing indicators in a nationally representative sample of Canadian youth (CSTADS 2012-13) enrolled in grades 7 to 12 (N  = 41,057). Youth reported media usage (television/mov... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Canadian drug imports could get go-ahead in Florida
Gov. Ron DeSantis ’ push to allow the state to import prescription drugs from Canada inched closer to passage Friday in the Senate. The Senate positioned a bill (HB 19) for a vote after adding amendments by Sen. Aaron Bean, a Fernandina Beach Republican who told senators they have two choices: “We can do nothing and next year we will continue to pay the highest prices for drugs on the planet, or we can do something.” The bill would authorize three programs --- the Canadian Prescription Drug… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Christine Sexton Source Type: news

Say No To Canadian Drug Imports
More than a dozen states are considering or have previously weighed bills to permit the importation of foreign drugs. The United States doesn't need to look outside its borders for lower drug prices. Market competition can reduce costs without compromising patient safety. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sally Pipes, Contributor Source Type: news

In sickness and in health: Battling Parkinson's as a couple
For the Caves of Corner Brook and the Coffeys of Gander, Parkinson's has left them with only one option: keep going. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nfld. & Labrador Source Type: news

Comprehensive tumor profiling promises new therapeutic options for patients with advanced cancer
The WINTHER trial, NCT01856296, led by investigators from Vall d'Hebron Institute of Oncology - VHIO (Spain), Chaim Sheba Medical Center (Israel) (Raanan Berger), Gustave Roussy (France) (Jean-Charles Soria), Centre Léon Bérard (France) (Pierre Saintigny), Segal Cancer Centre, McGill University (Canada) (Wilson H. Miller), UT MD Anderson Cancer Center (USA) (Jordi Rodon and Apostolia-Maria Tsimberidou) and University of California San Diego, Moores Cancer Center (USA) (Razelle Kurzrock), (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - April 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Is the celery juice craze driving up the price at the supermarket?
If you've noticed your greens are costing you a little more green, you're not alone — especially when it comes to celery. The celery juice diet craze might be thinning out more wallets than waistlines. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

Crunching the Toronto Public Health funding numbers
The Ford government and the City of Toronto are in a war of numbers over the size of the funding cut on the way to public health.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Are Canadians kept in the dark about new risks of medicines?
(University of British Columbia) Government warnings about potential drug safety risks vary significantly across countries, according to a new international study co-authored by researchers at the University of British Columbia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AmorChem | Champions of the 2019 KNOCK OUT!
(Canadian Glycomics Network) The Contenders of the fifth AmorChem KNOCK OUTTM Event valiantly climbed into the ring and duked it out against a panel of Heavyweight Champions for a chance of winning a coveted $500,000 financing from AmorChem. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

US 1 of 8 nations where child & adolescent health improved but maternal mortality worsened
(Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation) The United States is one of only eight countries in the world where decreases in child and adolescent mortality over a 27-year period haven't also been matched by reductions in maternal mortality, according to a new scientific study. This divergent trend also was found in American Samoa, Canada, Greece, Guam, Jamaica, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Zimbabwe. Of these countries, the United States had the largest increase in maternal mortality rate at 67.5%. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 29, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize scooter batteries
A B.C. man says airline officials and airport security agents were violating the law when they seized the lithium batteries he needed to operate a portable scooter. Now he's fighting to take his case to the Canadian Human Rights Commission. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

New Sask. ammunition incinerator will be safer than one shut down after failing to meet standards: Defence
The Department of National Defence wants to build a new incinerator to burn ammunition at Dundurn, Sask., almost 20 years after the last one was shut down following a report that found soil contamination and "astronomically high" lead levels in an area used by workers. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatoon Source Type: news

SCHC, a Leading Canadian Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Centre...
Sunshine Coast Health Centre (SCHC) is a leading drug and alcohol treatment program in British Columbia, Canada, yet serving clients coast-to-coast from Vancouver to Toronto. The Centre is announcing...(PRWeb April 28, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/schc_a_leading_canadian_drug_rehab_and_alcohol_treatment_centre_serving_clients_from_vancouver_to_toronto_announces_executive_achievements/prweb16267130.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - April 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Weird science: Did a mirror image of the universe exist after the Big Bang?
(Natural News) A Canadian study came up with a bold new cosmological model regarding the state of the universe before the Big Bang event. It theorized that the earlier universe started out as perfectly symmetrical due to having a mirror image of itself. Everything in the mirror universe would be identical to our universe, except in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nova Scotia's health care 'crisis' is Canada's crisis too
Nova Scotia's health-care system came under fire this week when a tearful patient's angry video went viral, blaming the province's doctor shortage for her delayed cancer diagnosis. But it's not just Nova Scotia. The same problems are happening across Canada. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Doctor shortage in Lac-Brome leaves aging patients scrambling to find care
For someone with a chronic health condition, the wait for a new family doctor is expected to take an average of 213 days, according to the online registry that pairs patients with physicians — far too long in a community with an aging population, says one stranded patient. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Gun control: a health issue for which physicians rightfully advocate - Stanbrook MB.
A Canadian gun lobby group recently launched an aggressive, coordinated attack on Dr. Najma Ahmed, a Toronto trauma surgeon and founder of Canadian Doctors for Protection from Guns. The group had its supporters file nearly 70 complaints with the College... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Confirmed case of measles in Saint John, public health warns
A person in Saint John who recently travelled to Europe has become the province's first confirmed case of measles since 2017, public health announced Friday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/New Brunswick Source Type: news

Ontario becomes 1st province to demand pharmacists complete a cannabis education course
Ontario pharmacists have a little less than a year to get up to speed on weed if they want to practice in the province. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Elekta sues Zap Surgical Systems
Radiation oncology vendor Elekta has sued radiosurgery technology developer...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Elekta gets Canadian clearance for Unity MR Elekta initiates study on MR radiation therapy for cancer FDA clears Elekta's Unity MR radiation therapy system Elekta highlights Unity abstracts at ASTRO Elekta acquires software firm Acumyn (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 26, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Here's how the next N.L. premier would help children with disabilities
Families are telling the province they can't afford to pay for their kids. This was the response on the campaign trail. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nfld. & Labrador Source Type: news

New Brunswick declares gonorrhea outbreak, launches ad campaign targeting dating apps
New Brunswick has declared a provincial outbreak of gonorrhea and launched an ad campaign after the number of cases nearly doubled, partly because of the growing popularity of dating apps and anonymous unprotected sexual encounters. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/New Brunswick Source Type: news

Many With Chronic Pain Achieve Remission From Suicidality
FRIDAY, April 26, 2019 -- Almost two-thirds of formerly suicidal Canadians with chronic pain were free from suicidal thoughts in the previous year, according to a study published online April 9 in The Journal of Pain. Esme Fuller-Thomson, Ph.D., and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Broward health care tech closes on $9M in Series B
Deerfield Beach-based Tellus has raised $9 million in new growth capital financing. The health care technology company this week announced that Tampa-based Carroll Capital Capital Holdings led the Series B funding round. The deal is expected to fuel a national expansion. "We believe this successful capital round accurately reflects our past performance as we scale our [electroni c visit verification] technology platform across the country," said Tellus CEO Brad Levine. Canadian Imperial Bank of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 26, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Emon Reiser Source Type: news

OHIP+ changes force Hamilton student into health dilemma with risky consequences
The provincial government has taken away access to free prescription drugs for people under 25 if they have private insurance  — a move that's left one Hamilton student with a chronic illness forced to make a tough decision with dangerous consequences. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Hamilton Source Type: news

CHEO's new autism therapy fees too expensive, say parents
Some Ottawa parents of children with autism say they won't be purchasing therapy from the eastern Ontario's children's hospital because it's too expensive. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Ottawa Source Type: news

Manitoba unveils first walk-in for less-urgent CT scans
Manitoba now has its first walk-in clinic for CT scans that aren't urgent.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Do NOT give peanuts to children to cure their allergy, study warns
A study by McMaster University in Canada shows that compared with avoiding peanuts, attempts to desensitize children in the 'real world' promote allergic reactions. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Promising Peanut Allergy Treatment May Not Work So Well After All, Research Review Says
In a new review published in the Lancet, researchers came to a disappointing conclusion about recent studies on treating peanut allergies. They found that treating children by exposing them to small amounts of peanuts, which has shown success in several studies, is actually associated with an increased risk of allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis. This approach, called oral Immunotherapy, involves repeated controlled exposure to whatever is causing an allergic reaction — in this case peanut allergens — to retrain the immune system. Allergic reactions occur when the immune system treats benign substances, l...
Source: TIME: Health - April 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Research Source Type: news

No, eating small amounts of peanuts will not cure an allergy, review suggests
Contrary to what you might have heard, eating tiny amounts of peanuts does not appear to help a person with a peanut allergy build up a tolerance in the real world, according to a recent review by researchers in Canada, the U.S. and Italy. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Siemens, ASRT share Radcademy program
Siemens Healthineers and the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT)...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Siemens brings mobile x-ray system to Canada FDA clears Siemens' mobile x-ray system Siemens to debut cardio edition of go.TOP CT at ACC Siemens and MRI Interventions sign MRI deal Siemens VP Darrow dies (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 25, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes REVERSED in 40 percent of patients… could have doubled if they used superfoods and vitamin D
(Natural News) Intensive medical treatment with oral drugs, insulin and lifestyle therapies may help reverse Type 2 diabetes, a Canadian study shows. Researchers at McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences in Ontario examined 83 patients with Type 2 diabetes and stratified them into three groups. Two groups received intensive metabolic intervention that featured a personalized... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Polio vaccination push turns deadly in Pakistan as Osama bin Laden's legacy sparks fresh violence
A closer look at the day's most notable stories with The National's Jonathon Gatehouse: polio vaccination teams attacked, clinic torched in Pakistan; with more provinces leaning Conservative, federal politicians face interesting times; Japan and France have lessons for Canadian workplaces. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/The National Source Type: news

AI researcher, Soviet historian among winners of $100K Killam Prize
Canada Council for the Arts recognized academics for outstanding contributions to the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences and engineering. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

'This is the face of the health-care crisis': Woman issues plea to N.S. premier
Inez Rudderham posted an emotional video this week asking Stephen McNeil to “tell me there is no health-care crisis.” She said her cancer went undiagnosed for two years because she couldn’t access a family doctor. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Technimount System is launching the new Bracket Pro Serie 35 - Heavy Duty for the LIFEPAK ® 15 Monitor/Defibrillator
QUEBEC CITY, Canada, April 25th, 2019 — Technimount System is proud to announce the launch of a new product: The Bracket Pro Serie™ 35 – Heavy Duty (BP 35 HD). This mount is designed to secure the LIFEPAK®[1] 15 Monitor/Defibrillator from Stryker (formerly known as Physio Control). The BP 35 HD was specifically designed and developed to answer the market’s needs for a more robust solution for extreme use in tougher emergency environments. The BP 35 HD is a lightweight product similar to the standard BP 35 version. The heavy-duty version is thicker and stronger with an anodized finish of 5...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 25, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Industry News Product Announcements Source Type: news

'It was disgusting': Nova Scotia meat plant pleads guilty to multiple violations
Nearly 3½ tonnes of mouldy meat had to be thrown out at a Shubenacadie, N.S., plant after government inspectors found numerous deficiencies at the facility, including abundant mould growth on the ceilings, walls, compressors, shelves, doors, and seals in the coolers and freezers. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

What an anesthesiologist shortage means for pregnant women in Yarmouth
A letter being given out to prenatal clinic patients has some pregnant women in Yarmouth, N.S., worried about what they're going to do when they're due. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Parents say they 'can't afford' their disabled children under N.L. health system
Lauren Tucker, a six-year-old cerebral palsy patient, is cared for around the clock by her parents who say the provincial government won't help them with her costs. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nfld. & Labrador Source Type: news

B.C.-based NÜTRL Vodka apologizes for sharing photo of teen holding alcohol
NÜTRL Vodka, the Delta-made adult beverage brand is apologizing after it shared a photo of a 16-year-old male teenager holding its product on Instagram. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Researchers, patients meet to discuss Stevens-Johnson syndrome
(Vanderbilt University Medical Center) Scientists and patients from all over the world are gathering in Vancouver, Canada, on Friday and Saturday to discuss new discoveries and future direction in the treatment of Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis (SJS/TEN), a drug-induced disease that has a mortality of up to 50%. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Integrated approaches to natural resource management key to Canada's continued prosperity
(Council of Canadian Academies) A new expert panel report from the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) finds that conventional methods of natural resource management haven't kept pace with the scale and complexity of 21st century problems. It concludes that we know enough to act on integrated approaches to engagement, planning, and decision-making that will protect the health and competitiveness of Canada's resource industries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 25, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Top health officer calls on B.C. to 'urgently' decriminalize possession of illicit drugs
B.C.'s top health officer has recommended that the province urgently move to decriminalize possession of illegal drugs for personal use, saying the years-long overdose crisis needs to be treated more as a public health issue rather than a criminal justice issue. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Ford government proposes scrapping OHIP's out-of-country medical coverage
The Ford government is proposing to end the Ontario Health Insurance Plan's limited coverage of emergency out-of-country medical costs. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news