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ViaTherapy app

New app offers rehab support for stroke patients

A new, first-of-its-kind app is now available to support clinicians with decisions on best practice rehabilitation strategies for patients with arm impairment due to stroke. The ViaTherapy app, developed through a worldwide collaboration of stroke rehab researchers co-led by Drs. Mark Bayley, medical director, Brain and Spinal Cord Rehab Program, Toronto Rehab and Steven Wolf of Emory…

magnetic drug implant

Tiny magnetic implant offers new drug delivery method

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have developed an implantable device designed to release a drug when triggered by an external magnet. The amount of the drug that the implant ejects into the body can be controlled by using different strength magnets. Such technology may be of particular use in treating localized conditions to…

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World’s first antiviral condom enters Canadian market

Ansell, a global leader in protection solutions and the makers of LifeStyles and SKYN Condoms have announced the Canada launch of LifeStyles Dual Protect. The first condom of its kind, Dual Protect features patented VivaGel lubricant, developed by Starpharma. VivaGel, an innovative antiviral agent, has been proven in laboratory studies to inactivate HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), HSV (herpes simplex virus) and HPV (human…

Fever Scout

FDA clears soft wireless stick-on thermometer

VivaLnk, a firm based in Santa Clara, California, has won FDA clearance to introduce its Fever Scout stick-on wireless thermometer. The device, after being stuck to the skin, is designed to be transmit measurements to a tablet or smartphone. Readings can be checked at any time and those taken previously are also available for review….

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…

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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 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,…