Health Canada

PocketWell App Debuts to Help Canadian Mental Health During COVID-19

Back in April 2020, Health Canada created the Wellness Together Canada (WTC) online portal to help Canadians with their mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. The online portal was created with partnerships from experts in the field including Stepped Care Solutions, Kids Help Phone, and Homewood Health, to offer mental health and substance use supports....

Health Canada Releases ArriveCAN Mobile App Update

Health Canada announced on Monday a new version of the ArriveCAN app for iOS and Android is now available for download. "An updated version of #ArriveCAN is now available for travellers who are eligible to come to Canada. If you are using the mobile app, make sure you have the latest version installed,” said the...

Health Canada Virtual Assistant Helps Answer Your COVID-19 Questions

If you have COVID-19 questions, Health Canada has a virtual assistant the can help answer your questions. On Thursday Health Canada said, "Do you have questions about #COVID19? Ask our virtual assistant, it can help you find what you need." https://twitter.com/govcanhealth/status/1240790208444071936?s=21 The link provided leads to the Government of Canada’s website on coronavirus. The virtual...

Health Canada Warns of Fraudulent Calls Related to COVID-19 Info Service

According to Health Canada, fraudsters are taking advantage of the coronavirus pandemic by making fake calls,  spoofing the number from COVID-19 information service. Health Canada started warning Canadians about this in late February, with the fake calls spoofing the info service line still happening in March. "#FraudAlert: There are reports of fraudulent calls that appear...

Health Canada Says Contact Apple for Apple Watch ECG App Release Date

Back in May, we told you Heath Canada had approved two applications for Apple Watch and the latter’s ECG app and other heart health features. Apple confirmed the applications were approved and said a launch would be coming “as quickly as possible." Health Canada’s Twitter account has been providing the odd updates here and there,...

Health Canada Approves Apple Watch ECG App, Hinting Launch Imminent

Canadians who purchased an Apple Watch Series 4 in Canada may soon get the device’s electrocardiogram (ECG) app and irregular rhythm notifications, as both features have been approved by Health Canada. According to Health Canada’s website, two active licenses from Apple are now showing as approved: 102864 for the ECG app and 102866 for the...

Health Canada: We Have Not Received an Application for Apple Watch EKG Feature

While Canadians are patiently (or impatiently) waiting for Apple to bring their Apple Watch Series 4 ECG app here, the iPhone-maker has to get approval from Health Canada first. The ECG app launched yesterday with the release of watchOS 5.1.2 in the United States. According to Health Canada’s latest update, the federal government body replied...

Health Canada Recalls Over 1.5 Million USB Chargers Over Fire and Shock Dangers

Health Canada has announced a major recall of over 1.5 million USB chargers, which pose fire and shock dangers to Canadians. According to the federal institution, "As part of a planned national sampling and compliance project, Health Canada tested a number of uncertified USB chargers. The following products were found to pose an unacceptable risk...