Health workers try experimental treatment as Congo Ebola outbreak spreads
Officials are hoping a new treatment can help patients already infected with the deadly virus, as they continue a vaccination campaign to prevent it. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Inconsolable crying is normal: B.C. program reduces shaken baby syndrome by 35 per cent
An inconsolable crying baby can be very frustrating, but new research shows that helping parents understand why infants cry so much has reduced cases of shaken baby syndrome in the province by more than a third. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Probe finds restraining immigrant teens at U.S. detention facility isn't abuse
A state review into the treatment of immigrant teens at a Virginia detention centre has confirmed the facility uses restraint techniques that can include strapping children to chairs and placing mesh bags over their heads, but concluded their treatment doesn't amount to abuse or neglect. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Ontario government puts 3 overdose prevention sites on hold
Ontario Minister of Health, Christine Elliott says the sites in Thunder Bay, St. Catharines and Toronto will be frozen as the province conducts a review of harm-reduction practices and determines if the sites "have merit." (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

'Behind the badge we have a human being': Officers could struggle psychologically after Fredericton shooting
It's normal for first responders to experience symptoms such as nightmares or increased irritability after a traumatic event such as Friday's shooting in New Brunswick, and they should seek help if problems continue or increase over time, experts say. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

What should universal pharmacare look like? Advisory council turns to B.C. citizens for answers
A collaborative study by UBC and Statistics Canada, published earlier this year, found more than 700,000 Canadians skipped food purchases in 2016 to pay for prescription medications. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Bayer shares plunge after Roundup hit with $289M lawsuit over cancer link
Bayer shares plunged as much as 14 per cent on Monday, losing about $14 billion in value, after newly acquired Monsanto was ordered to pay $289 million in damages in the first of possibly thousands of U.S. lawsuits over alleged links between a weedkiller and cancer. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Business Source Type: news

Sask. AIDS worker calls for more drug pipes to combat high HIV rates
An AIDS support worker in Saskatchewan says pipes should be more available to drug users if the province wants to reduce HIV rates that are among the highest in North America. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatchewan Source Type: news

Liberals move to give survivors of domestic violence paid leave
The Liberal government is moving soon on its plan to give federally-regulated workers paid time off to deal with the trauma and turmoil of domestic violence. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Celebrity hype about vaginal rejuvenation confuses proven treatment with puffed up promises
Vaginal laser therapy is being touted as a fix-all for both medical and cosmetic procedures, in no small part due to celebrity preening about its miraculousness. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Opinion Source Type: news

5 things nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer suggests might have stopped her killing
A public inquiry into the state of long-term care in Ontario has been ongoing since June to determine how Elizabeth Wettlaufer was able to murder eight patients in her care and what can be done to prevent similar crimes in the future. Before the inquiry began, the ex-nurse was asked what she thinks could have stopped or slowed her killing spree. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/London Source Type: news

New dads show signs of postpartum depression too, experts say
Research presented at an American Psychological Association convention says about 10 per cent of new fathers experience depression and anxiety — and that postpartum symptoms are about much more than pregnancy hormones. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

New dads can show signs of postpartum depression too, experts say
Research presented at an American Psychological Association convention says about 10 per cent of new fathers experience depression and anxiety — and that postpartum symptoms are about much more than pregnancy hormones. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

You don't have to give birth to experience postpartum depression, experts say
Research presented at an American Psychological Association convention says about 10 per cent of new fathers experience depression and anxiety — and that postpartum symptoms are about much more than pregnancy hormones. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Monsanto ordered to pay $289M US in California Roundup lawsuit over cancer claims
A California jury on Friday found Monsanto liable in a lawsuit filed by a man who alleged the company's glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, caused him cancer and ordered the company to pay $289 million US in damages. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Ebola vaccine available, but latest outbreak in Congo hard to contain, WHO says
Armed groups, dense populations and mass displacement make Congo's latest deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus more challenging than ever to manage, the World Health Organization's chief says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

HIV/AIDS groups fear federal funding shift could lead to higher rates
The head of the Canadian AIDS Society fears HIV rates will continue to rise because of a shift in federal funding towards prevention instead of treatment and support. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Women in northern and rural Sask. travel nearly 900 km to give birth
For some women living outside Saskatchewan’s major cities, giving birth in the care of medical professionals requires travelling hundreds of kilometres in multiple aircraft. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatchewan Source Type: news

Pinty's chicken products recalled due to possible Listeria contamination
Health Canada says a brand of prepared chicken products is recalling a line of chicken strips due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Court orders EPA to remove harmful pesticide from U.S. market
A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping the widely used pesticide chlorpyrifos on the market despite extensive scientific evidence that even tiny levels of exposure can harm babies' brains. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Tokyo medical school apologizes for years of altering entrance exam scores to flunk women
A Tokyo medical school apologized Tuesday after an internal investigation confirmed that it altered entrance exam scores for years to limit the number of female students and ensure more men became doctors. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Vaccinations underway in Congo's latest Ebola outbreak
Health officials try to contain the deadly virus as the presence of multiple armed groups threatens to complicate their efforts. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Puerto Rico says 'cascading failures' in infrastructure after Hurricane Maria inflated death toll
Puerto Rico is now estimating that Hurricane Maria killed more than 1,400 people, far more than the official death toll of 64, in a report to the U.S. Congress seeking billions to help the island recover from the devastating storm. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Cannabis will soon be legal in Canada, but pot for pooches may take longer
Canadian pets are a few steps closer to getting their paws on pot-based medical treatments in Canada as more cannabis companies research marijuana's efficacy for companion animals. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Business Source Type: news

Many Canadians driving after consuming cannabis, according to new StatsCan data
A troubling new survey from Statistics Canada says that more than a million Canadians have reported being the passenger in a vehicle driven by someone who has consumed cannabis within two hours of driving. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Many Canadians are driving high, according to new StatCan cannabis data
A new Statistics Canada survey has found about 1.4 million Canadians reported they had been a passenger in a vehicle driven by someone who had consumed cannabis in the previous two hours. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Wettlaufer inquiry wraps up until September with details about killer nurse's time in home care
The Wettlaufer inquiry wrapped up Thursday for a summer hiatus with more details of the killer nurse's brief time working in home health care. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/London Source Type: news

Home care and nursing homes share similar problems in understaffing, Wettlaufer inquiry hears
Officials at the South West Local Health Integration Network, which oversees home care in southwestern Ontario, will testify today at the inquiry into Elizabeth Wettlaufer's crimes while she was a nurse. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/London Source Type: news

Ford government to face human rights challenge over changes to sex-ed
Human rights lawyers have announced a legal challenge of the Progressive Conservatives' plans for the sex-ed curriculum in Ontario. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/London Source Type: news

'This is not over': Argentina's Senate rejects bill to legalize abortion
Argentine senators rejected a bill to legalize abortion after an impassioned debate ran into the early hours, pushing back against a groundswell of support from a surging abortion rights movement. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

As Saudi medical trainees ordered home, Canada prepares for potential impact on hospitals
As a diplomatic showdown escalates, Saudi Arabia has told about 800 medical residents and fellows they must leave Canada and do their training elsewhere. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Staffing issues at long-term care homes known to province for years, Wettlaufer inquiry hears
The offices charged with inspecting Ontario's long-term care homes don't have the manpower to do inspections "in a timely manner," according to testimony at the Wettlaufer inquiry from the manager of compliance inspection at the Hamilton Service Area Office. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/London Source Type: news

Care-home overseers unable to detect 'wilfully hidden' crimes, Wettlaufer inquiry hears
The offices charged with inspecting Ontario's long-term care homes don't have the manpower to do inspections "in a timely manner," according to testimony at the Wettlaufer inquiry from the manager of compliance inspection at the Hamilton Service Area Office. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/London Source Type: news

Saudi Arabia pulls its medical patients from Canadian hospitals
Saudi Arabia said on Wednesday it had stopped all medical treatment programs in Canada and was working on the transfer of all Saudi patients from hospitals there, in an escalating row after Ottawa urged it to free rights activists. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

How the town of Inuvik, N.W.T., went from 1 doctor to 11, in just 6 years
'It would be a win for any rural community,' says David Maguire, with the N.W.T. health authority. Doctors point to recruiting, work-life balance and making community connections as reasons to stay. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/North Source Type: news

How the town of Inuvik, N.W.T. went from 1 doctor to 11, in just 6 years
'It would be a win for any rural community,' says David Maguire, with the N.W.T. health authority. Doctors point to recruiting, work-life balance and making community connections as reasons to stay. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/North Source Type: news

'It's human life': Woman with schizophrenia deteriorated after bed-bug infestation
A Moncton man is speaking out after his sister with schizophrenia was left in her apartment for days without her caregivers and deteriorated so much she's now in a catatonic state in hospital. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/New Brunswick Source Type: news

Victims aren't handing rape kits over to police, researchers find
Only two-thirds of eligible sexual assault survivors choose to undergo a "rape kit" and less than one-third subsequently hand over the forensic evidence to police, say researchers at an Ottawa hospital. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Ottawa Source Type: news

Ottawa researchers find survivors often opt not to give rape kits to police
Only two-thirds of eligible sexual assault survivors choose to undergo a "rape kit" and less than one-third subsequently hand over the forensic evidence to police, say researchers at an Ottawa hospital. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Ottawa Source Type: news

Pentagon limits use of fitness trackers, geolocation services in some operations
Military troops and other defence personnel at sensitive bases or certain high-risk warzone areas won't be allowed to use fitness-tracker or cellphone applications that can reveal their location, according to a new Pentagon order. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

1 in 7 children of Zika-infected moms in U.S. suffer birth defects or other health problems
Babies born to mothers infected with Zika during pregnancy are about 30 times more likely to face birth defects than average children, according to the first long-term study on the U.S. impacts of the virus. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

6% of U.S. kids born to Zika-infected moms have birth defects, CDC study finds
Babies born to mothers infected with Zika during pregnancy are about 30 times more likely to face birth defects than average children, according to the first long-term study on the U.S. impacts of the virus. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Rollback of sex-ed curriculum could harm students, Horwath and health professionals say
Nearly 1,800 health care professionals have signed a petition calling on Ontario Premier Doug Ford to stop his plan to revert to an old sex-education curriculum. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Horwath, health experts say rollback of sex-ed curriculum could harm students
More than 1,780 health care professionals are calling on Ontario Premier Doug Ford to stop the province's plan to revert to an old curriculum on sex education. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Risk levels at long-term care homes under microscope at Wettlaufer inquiry
The Wettlaufer inquiry will hear today about how the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care assesses risk levels at long-term care homes. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/London Source Type: news

Risk levels at long-term care homes under the microscope at Wettlaufer inquiry
The Wettlaufer inquiry will hear today about how the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care assesses risk levels at long-term care homes. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/London Source Type: news

Inuk woman 'begging and pleading' for help fighting tuberculosis in Nunavut
Bernice Clarke's mother was sick with tuberculosis and succumbed to complications resulting from treatment in 2015. Now Clarke is asking why she's still "begging and pleading" the government for help as Nunavut's tuberculosis crisis continues. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/North Source Type: news

From musician to physician: Why medical schools are recruiting for musical ability
Medicine and music: there are more connections than you might think. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/NL Source Type: news

Will it damage my home and other questions about growing legal cannabis
On Oct. 17, many Canadians will have the right to cultivate small amounts of cannabis at home. But just because something is legal doesn’t mean it’s without potential pitfalls. Here are some of the questions aspiring green thumbs will want to consider before potting pot plants indoors this fall. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Technology & Science Source Type: news