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Gamma Knife procedure

Radioactive ‘knife’ developed by UAlberta Hospital

Next November, a new tool at the University of Alberta will enable neurosurgeons to work on brains without cutting into patients’ skulls. Known as the Gamma Knife, the tool will focus rays of gamma radiation onto brain tumours to allow neurosurgery to be performed through an intact scull. The $17.5 million project was spearheaded by…


Mozzaz app

Mobile mental health app teams with hospital

Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) and Mozzaz, a digital health company based in Waterloo have announced the launch of an innovative mobile mental health app for patients. The app uses Mozzaz’s mHealth platform and is fully integrated with Ontario Shores’ EMR system. The Mozzaz solution enables patients to actively participate in their…


overdose detector

UBC students create wearable overdose detector

A group of students at the University of British Columbia have turned to technology in an effort to address the opioid crisis by creating a wearable device they say can detect an overdose. The six engineering, medical and design students wanted to focus on people who could overdose indoors, where others can’t see or help…


411-iMD logos

Vaccines411 and iMD Health announce partnership

iMD Health and Vaccines411 have partnered to allow healthcare professionals to deliver valuable immunization resources found on Vaccines411, including required vaccines and where to obtain them, to their patients using state of the art technology provided by iMD Health. Resources will include vaccine information, an immunization checklist and the Vaccines411 clinic finder. iMD Pinga and…


LactMed app

Free app tracks drugs that affect breast milk

A source of anxiety for new parents is knowing what medications are safe for a nursing mother. LactMed, a free online database with information on drugs and lactation, is one of the newest additions to the National Library of Medicine’s TOXNET system, a Web-based collection of resources covering toxicology, chemical safety, and environmental health. For…


Maple

Maple joins ranks of new telemedicine companies

A new paid service in Ontario called Maple allows clients to connect with doctors by instant messaging or video chat at any time of day, for a fee. The licensed physicians can offer basic medical care for non-urgent conditions, such as rashes, ear infections or coughs, according to its website. Services include sick notes, prescriptions,…


CareCrew app

CareCrew app helps caregivers and MDs collaborate

For the past two years, Rosemary Dunne has been a primary caregiver for her 82-year-old mother, who has advancing dementia. She’s now drawing on that experience as she works with a team in Vancouver developing a mobile app that could offer some relief. CareCrew, which recently won a competition staged by Fraser Health, provides a…


Toshiba Aplio i900

FDA clears Toshiba premium cardiovascular ultrasound

Cardiologists can now access the advanced ultrasound imaging technology needed for fast and confident diagnoses with Toshiba Medical’s Aplio i900. The newly FDA-cleared system is the latest addition to the premium Aplio i-series ultrasound platform, helping to elevate cardiovascular ultrasound with excellent imaging clarity and definition. The Aplio i900 brings ultra-premium cardiac imaging to an everyday clinical setting,…


mySugr

Roche integrates Accu-Chek with mySugr

MONTREAL – Roche has launched a collaboration for Canada with mySugr, a leading diabetes app provider. Once connected to the Accu-Chek Aviva Connect meter, mySugr users in Canada can now also enjoy the wireless synchronization of glucose levels and free access to mySugr Pro. “Thanks to smartphones, the inconvenience of manually logging diabetes data will…


BIOS Diagnostics Protocol

Highly accurate home blood pressure monitor launched

According to the Hypertension Canada Guidelines to Physicians, patients should record their numbers four times daily over a seven-day period when monitoring blood pressure at home. To help doctors adhere to the new protocol, BIOS Medical has launched a first-of-its-kind line of portable blood pressure monitors that are the gold standard in home monitoring, delivering…