Daily Media Digest September 15, 2017


As part of their review of cannabis legalization (Bill C-45), the Standing Committee on Health will today hear testimony on the critical needs and concerns regarding the medical use of cannabis.
TAGS: The Arthritis Society, Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana, Bill C-45
“The Indigenous Health Practice and Research Conference: Building on Our Roots is being held on Oct. 17 and 18 at the Hamilton Convention Centre.”
TAGS: Indigenous health


“Presented by the Hamilton Health Sciences’ (HHS) Juravinski Cancer Centre (JCC), the conference helps breast cancer survivors adjust to their ‘new …”
TAGS: Hamilton Health Sciences, breast cancer


“Biotech is a thriving industry, driven by constant innovation and a search for daring new solutions to serious health problems. After several years of …”
TAGS: biotechnology, research, Medtronic


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“CALGARY and SAN DIEGO, Sept. 14, 2017 /CNW/ – Oncolytics Biotech® Inc. (TSX: ONC) (OTCQX: ONCYF) (Oncolytics or the Company), a biotech …”
TAGS: Biotech, immune system


The Globe and Mail
“Rolando Barrios, assistant director at the BC-CfE and senior medical director at Vancouver Coastal Health, estimates the program will reach about …”
TAGS: Vancouver Coast Health, opioid, HIV/AIDS strategy


“Alberta Health Services has begun its recruitment process to hire nurses and administrative staff and expects to have its supervised consumption …”
TAGS: Alberta Health Services, overdose-related visits


Vertical Magazine (press release)
“The helicopter, which was associated with Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, was expected to carry about 500 critically ill or injured people to …”
TAGS: Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Bandage 1, air ambulance


The Globe and Mail
“In a study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, they found no connection between exercise in midlife and cognitive fitness later on.”
TAGS: exercise, Alzheimer’s


PR NewsChannel (press release)
“… of American Pathologists, The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology.”
TAGS: Dr. Dragana Pilavdzic, Lakeridge Health, University of Toronto


“Also, it entered into a deal with Sanofi’s (SNY) vaccines unit Sanofi Pasteur for the development and commercialization of MEDI8897 for the …”
TAGS: AstraZeneca, anaesthetics medicines


“Implementation of the Naylor report will take time, and getting Canada’s research investment back to international levels will take a phased approach …”
TAGS: reinvest, Research


Markets Insider
“After graduating from the Université Laval in 1973, Dr. Marcoux worked in many different areas of medicine, but always with the same goal in mind – to …”
TAGS: Alberta Medical Association, new president


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“Today, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, announced an investment of $7.5M from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research …”
TAGS: government investment, opioid crisis


Markets Insider
“As a clinician and researcher, Dr. Seely believes strongly in the ability of … cancers in conjunction with the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.”
TAGS: Dr. Rogers Prize, Dr. Dugald Seely, ND, M.Sc., Ottawa Hospital Research Institute


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“Precision ADM is currently targeting additively manufactured medical devices produced in materials such as Titanium, Cobalt-Chrome, and …”
TAGS: medical device, Canada


Markets Insider
““Point-of-care workers and service staff are often engaged directly with … Baycrest Health Sciences is a global leader in geriatric residential living, …”
TAGS: Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, Spark Program