Daily Media Digest April 25, 2018

The Globe and Mail
“Code Orange. Code Orange. When the overhead speaker at Toronto’s Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre blared the code that means mass casualties are on the way, surgeon-in-chief Avery Nathens had to pick up the phone to make sure it wasn’t another drill. “Do you know if this is real?” he asked … “
TAGS: Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, hospital emergency, deadly attack


EurekAlert (press release)
“TORONTO, Tuesday, April 24, 2018- New research from York University’s Faculty of Health shows cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can help children with autism manage not only anxiety but other emotional challenges, such as sadness and anger. Led by Jonathan Weiss, associate professor in the …”
TAGS: Cognitive behavioral therapy, children, autism


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“TORONTO, April 24, 2018 /CNW/ – The Salvation Army’s Toronto Grace Health Centre (TGHC) is awarded $1 million from the Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation’s (CABHI) Industry Innovation Partnership Program to participate in research to advance pressure injury management systems for … “
TAGS: Grace Health Centre, research funding, dementia


“Kang will be in Hamilton Thursday as part of Hamilton Health Sciences’ Great Big Ideas Series, a lecture series that tackles topics aimed at improving Hamiltonians’ overall health and well-being. Kang’s lecture, “Smart Phones, Smart Kids: Raising healthy kids in a digital world,” will aim to provide …”
TAGS: kids and tech, best practices, Dr. Shimi Kang, Hamilton Health Sciences, Great Big Ideas Series


“A showcase of health innovation taking place this week in Hamilton isn’t just about highlighting the research and creations of local practitioners. It’s also a chance to display the city’s growing confidence and capacity when it comes to its life sciences cluster and connect those working within it, according …”
TAGS: health innovation, Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton Health Innovation Week 2018


“Tonight’s Evening Brief is brought to you by Innovative Medicines Canada. When Canadians have access to new medicines and vaccines, they have access to a better chance at life. Click here for more information: www.innovateforlife.ca. Good evening to you. The Lead: We begin today in Toronto once …”
TAGS: Toronto attack, politics


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“We would like to thank our three Canada Research Chairs, Neila Mezghani, Normand Landry and Lonzozou Kpanake, for sharing their wealth of knowledge. … Headed by Department of Science and Technology Professor Dr. Neila Mezghani, this Canada Research Chair is pioneering research into the …”
TAGS: TÉLUQ University, Research Chair, Quebec


“Researchers pooled data from 49 studies to create a sample of more than 266,000 people on four continents to examine the role of physical activity in preventing depression. “The key message is that really when it comes to exercise and our mental health that something is better than nothing,” said study …”
TAGS: exercise, lowers risk of depression, Research Study


Richmond News
“Researchers at Simon Fraser University have received nearly $100,000 from the Stem Cell Network to better determine the cause of death in cases of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). The funding is in addition to a $160,000 grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. SFU biomedical …”
TAGS: SFU Researchers, sudden infant death, Study, Stem Cell Network


Toronto Star
“Brotto, who is also the Canada Research Chair in Women’s Sexual Health and a clinical psychologist, told StarMetro mindfulness improves sexual desire, arousal and satisfaction — allowing women to live healthier and happier lives. “Mindfulness targets distraction directly and encourages a person to …”
TAGS: better sex, mindfulness, sex drive, Research


CTV News
“Dr. Gabor Mate said ayahuasca grows in the jungle and is brewed with other plants into a thick concoction people drink at ceremonies in countries such as Peru, Costa Rica and Brazil. The drug is illegal in Canada. Health Canada said in a statement that ayahuasca is a controlled substance that is …”
TAGS: healing power, psychedelic plant, treating drug addiction


“Many reports coming from Saskatchewan’s children’s advocate deal with tragic deaths, which is why Corey O’Soup wanted to focus on the positives in his annual report. O’Soup noted there is still a lot of work that needs to be done in education and mental health, especially for First Nations and Metis …”
TAGS: children’s advocates, mental health


Brinkwire (press release)
“That is the finding of a study to be published in the April issue of Academic Emergency Medicine, a journal of the Society for Academic Emergency … The lead author is Dr. Robert Ohle, MB, BCh, BAO, MSc, MA, Department of Emergency Medicine, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa … “
TAGS: Acute aortic dissection, neurologic deficit, hypotension


““It is suspected that environmental triggers play a role in the cause of type 1 diabetes,” he said. “Research conducted in other countries has found some associations between type 1 and components in water. Given our high rates of type 1 diabetes and the availability of reliable data on water quality …”
TAGS: diabetes, type 1 diabetes, water supply