Daily Media Digest April 23, 2018

Vancouver Sun
“And the Fraser Health program is similar to surgery programs Dix has already unveiled for the Island Health Authority on Vancouver Island, Vancouver Coastal Health and the Northern Health Authority with services centred in at Prince George. “All these are public-system solutions to public-system … “
TAGS: hip/knee replacement, Fraser Health, wait times


“I…Also out and about in Toronto today: Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor drops by Baycrest Health Science’s Centre ofr Aging + Brain Health Innovation to share the details of new funding for “brain health support” before making her way to UNICEF Canada headquarters to kick off Nationa”
TAGS: health aging research, Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, Brain Health


Outbreak News Today
“In a follow-up on the E. coli outbreak linked to a Filipino restaurant in Edmonton, Alberta Health Services (AHS) Environmental Public Health reports expanding its investigation into the source of an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7, beyond cases directly linked to an Edmonton restaurant late last month.”
TAGS: E. coli, outbreak, Edmonton


EurekAlert (press release)
“However, a new study from the University of Western Ontario suggests that moderate aerobic exercise can be helpful for patient recovery and “return-to-sport” decisions. Among other symptoms, concussions can have effects on the heart rate, including increased heart rate and reduced heart rate … “
TAGS: autism, concussion, chronic pain, technological innovation


Daily News & Analysis
“Dengvaxia (CYD-TDV), the vaccine in question is produced by the Pharmaceutical giant Sanofi Pasteur. The Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) formulated by WHO is examining the concerns caused by the vaccine. “Furthermore, although the efficacy against dengue infections in seropositive .”
TAGS: vaccine risk, dengue, WHO


Northern Pen
“Researchers at Memorial University are asking residents of this province to participate in an online survey dealing with cancer awareness and prevention. The study, which will collect data until the end of May, could determine whether cancer awareness and associated health practices are related to …”
TAGS: Memorial University’s faculty of medicine, Newfoundland and Labrador, Cancer Study, chronic disease


CTV News
“Getting a diagnosis early is important, says infectious diseases expert Dr. Lynora Saxinger from the University of Alberta Hospital. “If you start treatment for it, you can reduce the severity and reduce the risk of going on to a pain syndrome that can sometimes be prolonged,” she told CTV News. “You can …”
TAGS: shingles, pain, infectious disease


“Dr. Meg Sears, an Ottawa-based biochemical engineer, was the keynote speaker. She’s considered an expert on pesticide policy and its health effects. Among her work, Sears has been researching environmental contributors to cancer and other diseases at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. “
TAGS: pesticides, impact on health,


““In other provinces such as Ontario, community-based NGOs are the primary health care centres,” Magee said. “They hire clinical staff and they deliver the services within the community. So it’s meeting people where they’re at instead of clustering everything in care centres from a traditional health-care …”
TAGS: mental health, CAMH, Grit resolution