Public Health Agency of Canada

Theralase Releases Q322 Interim Financial Statements

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Theralase plans to commence GLP toxicology studies in animals in 4Q2022.

Key Points: 
  • Theralase plans to commence GLP toxicology studies in animals in 4Q2022.
  • Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the Company's proposed development plans with respect to Photo Dynamic Compounds and their drug formulations and a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • All forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and are subject to change.
  • Except as required by law, the Company assumes no obligation to update such statements.

Statement from Dr. Theresa Tam, Chief Public Health Officer of Canada - World Antimicrobial Awareness Week, November 18 to 24, 2022

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Thursday, November 24, 2022

OTTAWA, ON, Nov. 24, 2022 /CNW/ - From November 18 to 24, 2022, we recognized the annual World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW).

Key Points: 
  • OTTAWA, ON, Nov. 24, 2022 /CNW/ - From November 18 to 24, 2022, we recognized the annual World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW).
  • This year's campaign called for cross-sectoral collaboration to preserve the efficacy of these important medications and to strengthen preventive measures addressing antimicrobial resistance(AMR).
  • AMR is already having a significant burden on human health, our health care system, and the economy.
  • In Canada, antimicrobial use in humans continues to decrease which is good news, however inappropriate prescribing is still common.

The Prime Minister announces a change in the senior ranks of the Public Service

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Friday, November 18, 2022

OTTAWA, ON, Nov. 18, 2022 /CNW/ - The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the following change in the senior ranks of the Public Service:

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  • OTTAWA, ON, Nov. 18, 2022 /CNW/ - The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the following change in the senior ranks of the Public Service:
    Kathleen Thompson, currently Executive Vice-President, Public Health Agency of Canada, becomes Chief Administrative Officer of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, effective November 28, 2022.

Minister Khera encourages Seniors and all Canadians to get the flu vaccine

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Thursday, November 10, 2022

It can have a particular effect on those at highest risk of complications, including seniors.

Key Points: 
  • It can have a particular effect on those at highest risk of complications, including seniors.
  • Today, the Minister of Seniors, Kamal Khera visited the Bramalea Road Shoppers Drug Mart in Brampton, Ontario, to get her flu shot and spoke about the importance of getting the flu vaccine.
  • I strongly encourage everyone, especially seniors, young children and anyone with underlying health issues, to get their flu shot early, it's the best defence.
  • The flu vaccine can help prevent the flu and flu related complications, such as pneumonia.

Government of Canada Announces Funding to Address COVID-19 Challenges for Autistic Individuals in Quebec

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Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Projects will improve the capacity of communities to address challenges related to the pandemic faced by Autistic individuals, their families and caregivers.

Key Points: 
  • Projects will improve the capacity of communities to address challenges related to the pandemic faced by Autistic individuals, their families and caregivers.
  • MONTREAL, Nov. 9, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ - COVID-19 presented significant challenges to accessing resources for Autistic people and their families and caregivers.
  • In addition, due to the pandemic many people in Canada, including Autistic people, continue to experience increased stress, anxiety, and depression.
  • This program offers a unique and innovative way for Autistic individuals to break the isolation brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Diabetes Awareness Month highlights the importance of regular eye care as vision loss prevention: Canadian Ophthalmological Society

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Tuesday, November 8, 2022

TORONTO, Nov. 8, 2022 /CNW/ - November marks Diabetes Awareness Month and to help educate Canadians, the Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS) wants to remind Canadians of the various complications that are associated with diabetes, specifically diabetic retinopathy (DR), an eye disease that can lead to vision loss.

Key Points: 
  • TORONTO, Nov. 8, 2022 /CNW/ - November marks Diabetes Awareness Month and to help educate Canadians, the Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS) wants to remind Canadians of the various complications that are associated with diabetes, specifically diabetic retinopathy (DR), an eye disease that can lead to vision loss.
  • The recent national survey conducted by the COS, in partnership with the Canadian Association of Optometrists, identified gaps in the vision health system to help guide future interventions and address eye health issues across the country.
  • The implementation of the national strategy for eye care would allow for more education and awareness of DR and other various eye diseases.
  • The Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS) is the national, recognized authority on eye and vision care in Canada.

New Canadian Cancer Statistics report reveals over 1.5 million people in Canada are living with or beyond cancer

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Tuesday, November 8, 2022

The report Canadian Cancer Statistics: A 2022 special report on cancer prevalence wasdeveloped by the Canadian Cancer Statistics Advisory Committee incollaboration with CCS,Statistics Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Key Points: 
  • The report Canadian Cancer Statistics: A 2022 special report on cancer prevalence wasdeveloped by the Canadian Cancer Statistics Advisory Committee incollaboration with CCS,Statistics Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada.
  • Statistics Canada is proud to contribute to the Canadian Cancer Statistics report, which provides insight into the services and research required to better support the 1.5 million people living with cancer in Canada.
  • Canadian Cancer Statisticsis developed through a collaboration of the Canadian Cancer Society, Statistics Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada.Cancer incidence and mortality data are from the Canadian Cancer Registry and the Canadian Vital Statistics Death databases, respectively, which are maintained at Statistics Canada.
  • We provide a compassionate support system for all those affected by cancer, across Canada and for all types of cancer.

Health Canada authorizes second bivalent COVID-19 booster targeting the Omicron BA.4/5 variants

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Thursday, November 3, 2022

OTTAWA, ON, Nov. 3, 2022 /CNW/ - Today, Health Canada authorized an adapted version of the Moderna Spikevax COVID-19 vaccine that targets the Omicron BA.4/BA.5 subvariants.

Key Points: 
  • OTTAWA, ON, Nov. 3, 2022 /CNW/ - Today, Health Canada authorized an adapted version of the Moderna Spikevax COVID-19 vaccine that targets the Omicron BA.4/BA.5 subvariants.
  • After a thorough and independent scientific review of the evidence, Health Canada has determined that the bivalent Moderna Spikevax booster is safe and effective.
  • Health Canada has placed terms and conditions on the authorization requiring Moderna to continue providing information to Health Canada on the safety and efficacy of the bivalent vaccine.
  • Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada will continue to closely monitor the safety of this vaccine in Canada and internationally, and will take action if any safety concerns are identified.

Carbon Monoxide – The Silent Killer

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Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Toronto, Ontario, Nov. 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ontarios annual Carbon Monoxide (CO) Awareness Week begins today as CO remains a leading cause of unintentional poisoning across the province.

Key Points: 
  • Toronto, Ontario, Nov. 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ontarios annual Carbon Monoxide (CO) Awareness Week begins today as CO remains a leading cause of unintentional poisoning across the province.
  • Approximately 65% of all CO injuries and deaths in Ontario occur in homes and most, if not all, are preventable.
  • As Carbon Monoxide Week rolls out safety experts at the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) are speaking out about preventive measures to help prevent CO incidents in the home.
  • Attached is a carbon monoxide backgrounder.

Dr. Dinah Mourise Announces a Joint Venture with Astra Fertility Group

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Sunday, October 30, 2022

In 2004, Dr. Essam Michael founded the entity, Astra Fertility Group, with the first location in Mississauga, Ontario.

Key Points: 
  • In 2004, Dr. Essam Michael founded the entity, Astra Fertility Group, with the first location in Mississauga, Ontario.
  • Dr. Dinah Lilia Mansour Mourise is one of the most competent individuals in medicine, philanthropy, politics, and entrepreneurship.
  • Therefore, through this joint venture, Dr. Mansour aims to address fertility issues and help the Niagara community realize the basic right to start a family.
  • Now Dr. Mansour expands her focus to help countless people realize their dreams of starting a family and bringing new life into the world through the joint fertility clinic venture in collaboration with Astra Fertility Group.