Daily Media Digest April 16, 2018

Coast Reporter
“28. The statistics are not broken down by community unless there were a significant number of deaths. The B.C. Coroners Service reported two deaths within the Coast Garibaldi section of Vancouver Coastal Health, which includes the Sunshine Coast as well as the Sea to Sky Corridor, Powell River and ..”
TAGS: opioid crisis, Report on deaths, stats


“Élisabeth Bruyère was one of eight people — and the only Canadian — to be named a “Venerable Servant of God,” which means the Vatican has started investigating if she is worthy of sainthood. Bruyère was a woman ahead of her time. – Rachelle Watier, superior general of the Sisters of Charity of …”
TAGS: Bruyère, Ottawa, hospital, Élisabeth Bruyère, sainthood


Toronto Sun
“Obesity is associated with a whole host of medical consequences at tremendous costs, said Dr. Roger McIntyre, who is with the department of psychiatry at the University of Toronto and the department of mood disorders and psychopharmacology at the University Health Network. Those include diabetes …”
TAGS: stigma, bias, obesity


CTV News
“Chelation therapy has long been scorned by many in the medical community as quackery. But after a major study seemed to question that hardline view, the alternative health treatment is once again going under the microscope. Chelation therapy is not new; Health Canada has long approved its use to …”
TAGS: Chelation, heart, therapy


National Post
“These marks can be inherited, helping to explain how the effects of painkillers on fertility may be passed on to future generations. The study, published in Environmental Health Perspectives, was funded by the Medical Research Council, Wellcome and the British Society of Paediatric Endocrinology and … “
TAGS: Paediatric Research, painkillers, pregnancy, fertility


“Health Canada, the government agency which must approve all drugs and medical technology for use in Canada, has recognized the need to keep up with the pace of innovations which have allowed new cancer drugs to be brought to market sooner, and has worked to speed up approval of promising …”
TAGS: cancer drugs, speed up access, cancer


Toronto Star
“For example, we confuse care quality with how much is spent on the system. But more money doesn’t necessarily equal better care. The health-care system is vast and complex and the difficulties within it are well-documented. The reality is budgets are finite and every taxpayer dollar is a sacred trust.”
TAGS: wait times, information gaps, health care


“A Calgary doctor and entrepreneur is a finalist in a prestigious U.K. innovation forum, for her business idea that helps prevent damage to the feet of people with diabetes. Dr. Breanne Everett is a top 12 finalist in the Pitch@Palace Commonwealth Competition, which means she’ll be able to pitch her …”
TAGS: smart shoes, diabetes, Dr. Breanne Everett, Innovation


News-Medical.net-6 hours ago
“But new U of T Scarborough research finds that it may also yield important clues about a range of mental health illnesses including addiction, anxiety and depression … Current Biology, received funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, and the Canada Institutes for Health Research.”
TAGS: mental illness, hippocampus, brain, memory