Daily Media Digest April 30, 2018

Hill Times
“Parliamentary Health Research Caucus reception to highlight emerging areas of health research and innovation. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the introduction of Hal, the computer that took over an entire spaceship in the sci-fi movie, 2001: A Space Odyssey. Photograph courtesy of 2001: A …”
TAGS: artificial intelligence, Health Research, innovation


Toronto Star
“With calm, quick precision and stellar expertise, they did what health professionals do: They worked collaboratively to save as many lives as possible. I want to express tremendous gratitude for the outstanding role that Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and its entire staff played. Their capacity to …”
TAGS: Toronto attack, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre,


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“Dr. Nadia Alam says Ontario’s doctors will put health care front-and-centre this June. TORONTO, April 29, 2018 /CNW/ – Doctors in Ontario welcomed the new OMA President, and selected their President-Elect at a busy Council session this weekend, with both vowing to advocate on behalf of the … “
TAGS: Ontario Medical Association, Healthcare, Ontario


“Two McMaster University studies turn traditional medical thinking on its head with research that has the potential to drastically change how care is provided. The first paper concludes the common practice of liberally giving oxygen to acutely ill adults can actually increase the risk of death without …”
TAGS: challenging medical beliefs, routine treatments, Research, patient care


Lethbridge Herald
“Demi Knight. Southern Alberta Newspapers. dknight@prairiepost.com. Hoping to keep rural Alberta women up to date with their health screenings, the Mobile Mammogram program from Alberta Health Services is travelling to over 120 communities across the province throughout the year. With visits to … “
TAGS: mobile clinic, breast cancer, screening


CTV News
“… CEO and scientific director of the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation, which provided much of the funding for the project, said this is a big gap in the province’s health-care system. “Medical doctors don’t have, necessarily, the training ΓǪ to do what we call cognitive assessments,” he said. “
TAGS: new app, Dementia, diagnosis


CTV News
“Canadian researchers have created a tiny, portable device they say can do the same work as a larger blood testing lab, in a fraction of the time and cost. Their newly … The low-cost device matched the international laboratory-standard reference tests of the Kenyan Medical Research Institute. “It was 86 …”
TAGS: lab on a chip, infectious disease, Canadian Researchers


GlobeNewswire (press release)
“Is the Canada Health Act a Barrier to Reform? reveals why Canada’s universal health-care system—in its current form—is ill-suited to accept and implement reforms that could improve health-care service delivery and shorten wait times. A news release with additional information will be issued via …”
TAGS: New Study, Canadian Health Care, Fraser institute,


“Almost 30 per cent of residents of Point Douglas self-identified as Aboriginal on the last census, compared to 5.3 per cent in Fort Garry. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada final reports released in 2015 called on us to understand the current state of Indigenous health is a result of …”
TAGS: crystal meth, opioid crisis, Indigenous health


National Post
“Their paper, published in the journal Healthcare Policy, is one of a series produced by a workshop funded principally by the Stem Cell Network. “Health Canada should issue public guidance regarding how the AHRA applies to SHEEFs to avoid an unnecessary chill on promising avenues of research …”
TAGS: ‘Synthetic’ human embryos, stem cell, Research


Regina Leader-Post
“He talks to students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 and those attending sociology, psychology and law classes at the University of Saskatchewan about bullying, cyberbullying and teen suicide. For three years, he’s had a contract to speak to 25 Indigenous reserve schools through the Prince Albert …”
TAGS: opioid addiction, opiod crisis


“”If we really trained our immune system to identify all the threats that could come on board, that’s it — that’s like the holy grail of your health,” said Gujar, an assistant professor of pathology and a cancer researcher with Dalhousie University’s faculty of medicine. “And these novel approaches which are …”
TAGS: cancer treatment, immune system, health yourself