Daily Media Digest April 17, 2019

CTV News
“… and more of a problem, currently it’s about 5,000 to 6,000 Canadians per year,” says Dr. Anthony Nichols of the Lawson Health Research Institute.”
TAGS: genetics, cancer, smoking


Technology Networks
“Scientists have ‘reverse engineered’ brain cancer stem cells gene by gene, uncovering multiple potential targets for this hard-to-treat cancer.”
TAGS: cancer, stem cells, glioblastoma


UCalgary News
“She is currently vice-dean in the Cumming School of Medicine and a member of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute and the Mathison Centre for Mental …”
TAGS: schizophrenia, research, international award


“Toronto’s University Health Network has achieved a North American first thanks to an anonymous living liver donation. As Caryn …”
TAGS: organ donation, organ translplant


“… director of the Physical Activity Centre of Excellence (PACE) and the Centre for Nutrition, Exercise and Health Research at McMaster University.”
TAGS: health, fitness industry, diet, trends


“… with pain and slowing down and stiffness,” said Dr. Nigil Haroon, co-director of the Spondylitis Program at the University Health Network in Toronto.”
TAGS: arthritis, chronic pain


CTV News
“Deadly, drug-resistant fungus raising alarms among health experts … Findings of the study, which includes research by Dirks and investigator …”
TAGS: brain cancer, stem cells, genetics


“… a scientist emeritus at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and professor in the departments of psychiatry and public-health sciences at the …”
TAGS: addictions, treatment, access, northern Ontario


BioPharma Dive
“A Pfizer vaccine candidate meant to protect against 20 different strains of pneumococcal disease was well-tolerated, safe and elicited an immune …”
TAGS: vaccine, pneumococcal disease, clinical trial


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“March of Dimes Canada’s Supportive Housing Program offers a variety of community-based living options. They provide inclusive models of …”
TAGS: brain injury, housing