Daily Media Digest April 15, 2019

Technology Networks
“A team of McMaster researchers has discovered a unique subset of cells within human stem cells that appear to signal how the surrounding cells will …”
TAGS: stem cells, research


UCalgary News
“A new University of Calgary study of two made-in-Canada policy options to crack down on the marketing of foods to children shows the vast majority of …”
TAGS: children, public health, food


“Yet research studies over the past 15 years have found that immigrants arrive in better health than Canadians … but suffer a decline in their health as their time in Canada increases.”
TAGS: immigrants, Health, children


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“”This announcement today of the creation and kickoff of the Marathon of Hope Cancer Centres by the Terry Fox Research Institute is historic,” said Dr. Brad Wouters …”
TAGS: cancer, research, national network, Terry Fox


Toronto Star
“Working in mental health research, I am acutely aware of one area where we lack crucial data: suicide. Canadians do not know enough about suicide …”
TAGS: suicide, prevention, mental health, data


“… the boosters start to wane, Dawn Bowdish, McMaster University professor and Canada Research Chair in Aging & Immunity, told Global News.”
TAGS: vaccines, adults, public health


“According to Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), ketamine can produce “vivid dreams and a feeling that the mind is separated from the …”
TAGS: depression, treatment


CTV News
“Now, Alberta Health Services, which delivers medical care on behalf of the province to more than 400 facilities, has been taking the End PJ Paralysis …”
TAGS: patients, recovery


UM Today (press release)
“… in science and medicine, and to create mentoring, networking and professional development opportunities for women at the University of Manitoba.”
TAGS: equity, women, leadership


“Rosenberg, a professor at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont, and other experts I spoke to said new data on health and aging, high levels of …”
TAGS: aging, Health, healthcare system


“Brand-name drug companies could put off introducing new medicine in Canada and scale back research here if the country makes a major shift to …”
TAGS: pharmacare, innovative medicines


Benefits Canada
“While some say a single-payer system would mean reduced drug prices and expenditures, others argue it could have unintended consequences, particularly for private plan sponsors.”
TAGS: pharmacare