Using their immunity, Ebola survivors play special role in Congo outbreak
Dozens of survivors are providing care — and much-needed human contact — to some of the littlest victims of the second-worst Ebola epidemic on record. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Why swim goggles might help astronauts' eyesight
Lower gravity of space reduces pressure in the eye but goggles and exercise might help (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Moose nose and prairie oysters: Sask. farmer, chef say nose-to-tail cooking is a sustainable option
The concept of using all parts of the animal, from nose-to-tail, has environmental and sustainable benefits, says a Sask. farmer. She says there's a recipe for everyone, and a recipe for every part of an animal, if you're willing to get creative. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatchewan Source Type: news

Why shift work can be tough on your health
Working the night shift could cause some long-term health problems, like obesity, heart attacks and strokes, as well as more immediate issues, like inattention. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Battling burnout: Modern work pressures distort our very identities, warns Rahaf Harfoush
People need to question why the sheer amount of work we do is so thoroughly woven into our identities these days — and looms so large in how we measure our success, author and work expert says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Business Source Type: news

Shelters for victims of abuse in Canada still struggling with underfunding, capacity issues: StatsCan
New numbers from Statistics Canada show shelters for victims of abuse across the country admitted 68,106 people in 2017/18.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatchewan Source Type: news

What happened to triclosan? A lingering legacy of the hyper-hygiene era
A few years ago we were brushing our teeth with it, rinsing our mouths with it, sanitizing our hands with it. And now triclosan is almost vanished from the marketplace. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Brain-injury device licensed by Health Canada was rejected by the FDA
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's refusal to license a therapeutic device intended to help brain-injured people is raising questions about the rigour of Health Canada's approval process. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Ontario slashes Toronto Public Health funds by $1B over a decade, board chair says
Premier Doug Ford's government is clawing back public health funding as part of a plan to consolidate the number of province-wide units from 35 to 10, according to Toronto's board of health chair. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

An end to #TAMPONGATE. Period.
An outcry over the banning of feminine hygiene products created a hashtag of its own. #tampongate erupted on social media, after it was revealed that the Medical Council of Canada required medical trainees and residents to declare any menstrual hygiene products before going in for their exams. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

B.C.'s top doc Bonnie Henry reflects on 3-year anniversary of opioid emergency
B.C.'s provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, spoke with CBC's Mike Killeen at Victoria's The Harbour, an overdose prevention and supervised injection site. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Calgary groups look for solutions after Syrian girl, 9, dies by suicide
The suicide of a nine-year-old Syrian girl last month has organizations in Calgary scrutinizing their many services for newcomers, in hopes of preventing future tragedies. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Medical malpractice suits are an uphill battle — here's why
When patients try to sue their physician, a CBC investigation shows the rate of success is very low. CBC News obtained every annual report filed by the Canadian Medical Protective Association, which provides liability coverage and legal support to physicians, dating back to 1901, and analyzed the last 40 years. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

As fewer patients sue their doctor, the rate of winning malpractice suits is dropping too
When patients try to sue their physician, a CBC investigation shows the rate of success is very low. CBC News obtained every annual report filed by the Canadian Medical Protective Association, which provides liability coverage and legal support to physicians, dating back to 1901, and analyzed the last 40 years. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Doctors use gene therapy to fix 'bubble boy' disease
Doctors at two medical centres say they have cured 10 infants of so-called bubble boy disease, a genetic defect that leaves children, typically boys, without an immune system. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Intragastric balloons for weight loss linked to punctures to stomach and esophagus, Health Canada says
Health Canada says it is aware of Canadian and international reports of complications, including deaths, associated with using intragastric balloons for weight loss. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Some activity restored in brains of slaughtered pigs, study reports
Scientists restored some activity within the brains of pigs that had been slaughtered hours before, raising hopes for some medical advances and questions about the definition of death. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Technology & Science Source Type: news

New Quebec rules for driving with children on board come into effect
Children under the age of nine, or under four feet nine inches in height, are required by law to be in booster seats, as of Thursday, April 18. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

New rules for driving with children on board come into effect Thursday
Children under the age of nine, or under four feet nine inches in height, are required by law to be in booster seats, as of Thursday, April 18. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Clinic serving Montreal's Hasidic community educates patients about measles outbreak
With Passover approaching, there's expected to be an increase in visitors from Brooklyn, where mandatory vaccinations were ordered last week. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

SickKids shuts down Motherisk helplines after grants, donations 'reduced to zero'
A statement posted late Tuesday afternoon on the Hospital for Sick Children's website says funding through grants and donations has dropped to zero over the last three years, forcing SickKids to shut down its Motherisk helplines for pregnant women and new mothers. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

New measles case confirmed, infected person visited Vancouver airport
Vancouver Coastal Health has confirmed another case of measles in the Lower Mainland, marking the 27th case in B.C. this year. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

After a cancer diagnosis at 30 'shook her world' this P.E.I. woman wants to spread hope
P.E.I. native Michelle Fuller was first diagnosed with cancer in 1999 at the age of 30, when she had surgery to remove her right eye, her cheekbone and part of the roof of her mouth. She's telling her story in a new book, A Fuller Life written by Sue Anne Linde. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/PEI Source Type: news

Telemedicine and walk-in clinics have future of family doctor in flux
Telemedicine and walk-in clinics are attracting people because of their convenience. Primary care practices are shifting as patients visit elsewhere. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

She changed a stranger's life in what's believed to be a North American first
One of the recipients of what's believed to be North America's first paired living liver donation is calling the stranger who saved his life "an angel." (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Congo's president wants Ebola contained within 3 months
'If we follow the instructions, in two or three months Ebola will be finished,' Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi tells a crowd. Some health experts say it could take twice as long. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Health Canada says ultrasound no longer mandatory before Mifegymiso prescribed for abortion
An ultrasound is no longer automatically required before a woman is prescribed Mifegymiso to medically terminate a pregnancy, Health Canada says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Liberal MP 'in a mood to celebrate' as Manitoba signs on to health accord after 18-month delay
If there was frustration over the more than 18 months it took for Manitoba to finally sign on to Ottawa's health accord, the politicians who gathered Tuesday morning at the official announcement wouldn't show it. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Stop selling transvaginal surgical mesh for pelvic organ prolapse, U.S. FDA orders
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday ordered makers of transvaginal surgical mesh implants to immediately stop sale and distribution of the products in the United States. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

After Moncton Hospital allegations, renewed calls for patient advocate
There are renewed calls for an independent patient advocate in New Brunswick since a nurse was recently fired for allegedly inappropriately administering Oxytocin to pregnant women. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/New Brunswick Source Type: news

This exoskeleton shows people with spinal cord injuries what it's like to walk again
Meet three people who have a new outlook on life, thanks to one wearable, shareable robot. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radio/The Doc Project Source Type: news

Public health spending cut in Ontario called 'huge step backwards'
A cut of $200 million to public health units in Ontario annually would be a "huge step backwards" to frontline services that help to keep communities healthy, says the head of an organization that represents boards of health and medical officers of health. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Ford government to merge ambulance services across Ontario
The Ford government plans to merge the 59 local ambulance services in Ontario into just 10, CBC News has learned. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

'You're the voice in a very dark night': Training helps RCMP's 911 staff stay calm
The calls come in at every hour of every day, and it’s up to the 911 and dispatch operators in Alberta’s two RCMP operational communication centres to sort and prioritize them. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

'He was so broken': B.C. mother loses son to opioids after years of sobriety
Bryson Diaz was clean for three years but still couldn't overcome the shadow of addiction, his mother says (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Group wants to set up Halifax overdose prevention site 'one way or another'
A group hoping to establish an overdose prevention site in Halifax's north end says it can't be up and running soon enough, but there are rumblings of opposition in the neighbourhood. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

UNAIDS grapples with previously undisclosed allegations of financial and sexual misconduct
Confidential documents obtained by The Associated Press show UNAIDS is grappling with previously unreported allegations of financial and sexual misconduct involving Martina Brostrom, who went public last March with claims that one of the organization's top officials assaulted her in 2015. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Measles warning rescinded for Victoria Montessori school after tests come back negative
Island Health has confirmed that lab reports from a suspected measles case in Victoria have come back negative. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

UN, U.S. report sizable increase in measles cases compared to this time last year
The number of measles cases worldwide nearly quadrupled in the first quarter of 2019 to 112,163 against the same period last year, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, citing provisional data, while federal officials in the U.S. also reported (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

How this teacher's note helped steer her student away from suicide
At the final class of the semester, University of Waterloo instructor Vanessa Lam gave her students a handwritten note with inspirational quotes. For one student, the note radically affected her mental health. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Kitchener-Waterloo Source Type: news

'Is red meat good or bad?' Researchers say that's the wrong question
When red meat was substituted with legumes, soy or nuts, researchers found favourable changes in cholesterol levels. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Meet the B.C. man who has reversed more than 190 overdoses
Dwayne Martin is full of survival stories. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Pesticide on planes: Parents call for changes after cabin fumigated with passengers on board
Concerns over potential health risks and weak communication are being raised over a longstanding airline practice of spraying insecticide in plane cabins, sometimes when passengers are on board. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

'I had a hard time breathing': Changes urged over airplane cabin fumigation
Concerns over potential health risks and weak communication are being raised over a longstanding airline practice of spraying insecticide in plane cabins, sometimes when passengers are on board. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Big pharma might cut research, delay new drugs if pharmacare means more generics: memo
Brand-name drug companies could put off introducing new medicine in Canada and scale back research here if the country makes a major shift to cheaper generic alternatives under a national pharmacare plan, according to an internal federal analysis. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Madagascar measles epidemic kills more than 1,200 despite desire for vaccinations
As Madagascar faces its largest measles outbreak in history — with more than 1,200 dead and cases exceeding 115,000 — resistance to vaccinating children is not the problem. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Time out for time outs: Why pediatricians now promote 'positive parenting'
The latest parenting advice from Canada's pediatricians is to shift away from shaming, blaming and any other types of negative discipline to what they call positive parenting. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Why this 2nd-worst Ebola outbreak is growing concern
Here's a look at how the latest outbreak of the Ebola virus in Congo become the second-deadliest in history, claiming 772 lives since last August.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

B.C.'s system for regulating health-care workers is failing patients, report says
When Harry Cayton started looking into the dysfunction at the College of Dental Surgeons of B.C., he discovered something alarming, and the problem persisted even after a major shift in leadership. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Doctor writes to U.S. embassy, urging visa for Afghan mother in N.L. with ailing child
A doctor at Massachusetts General Hospital has written a letter to the American embassy in Halifax, urging an expedited visa for Sajia Yaqobi, whose son needs cancer treatment in Boston. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nfld. & Labrador Source Type: news