Daily Media Digest April 4, 2018

McGill Tribune
“However, new hope for early detection springs from the Research Institute of McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), which has overcome a critical obstacle in developing new methods of screening for ovarian and endometrial cancers in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University. Currently …”
TAGS: cancer, women’s health, screening method


“As the authors point out, in addition to its potential health benefits, this technology could have important implications from a resource perspective; given the ubiquity of smartphone technology, the cost of its application would be minimal. However, like many mHealth innovations, this proof-of-concept pilot …”
TAGS: mobile phones, technology, health care future,


“Charnetski is the chief health innovation strategist with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. “He (Charnetski) has several projects running simultaneously throughout various parts of the province and they range from innovations in homecare, innovations in diagnostics, IT and how IT can be …”
TAGS: Health Science North Research Institute, Strategic plan, sudbury


Macleod Gazette Online
“Fort Macleod residents had a chance March 24 to learn how to use the traditional Blackfoot medicine wheel as a guide to wellness. About 40 people turned out at Trinity United Church hall for the traditional wellness workshop led by Blackfoot elders. Vera Crow Shoe of Alberta Health Services began the …”
TAGS: medicine wheel, Blackfoot tribe, Indigenous health, Alberta Health Services


“When she was one week old, Chan endured open-heart surgery — the first of three she received at SickKids hospital in Toronto throughout her lifetime. “Because the surgeries are done when she’s a baby, there could be developmental problems. She could develop slower than the average child.”.”
TAGS: heart defect, surgeries, Sick Kids Hospital


Technology Networks
“Martens’ new grant seeks to study the blood pressure lowering effect of boosting NAD+ on brain blood flow and cognitive function in people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) — a condition characterized by reduced memory abilities that often leads to the development of Alzheimer’s disease. The UD … “
TAGS: NAD+, blood flow, Alzheimer’s , Dementia, age-related diseases


Times Colonist
“Once in danger of closing, Canada’s Centre for Plant Health in North Saanich will get a new $80-million research and quarantine facility, Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay confirmed Tuesday. The project, announced in the 2017 federal budget, is in the planning stages. Construction is slated to …”
TAGS: $80-million research centre, plant health, innovation


The Sarnia Journal
“She and a small group of local families with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) children, ages 17 months to 16 years, have mobilized over the past year to fundraise for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. An estimated 33,000 Canadian children have Type 1, which is called juvenile diabetes less and less …”
TAGS: type 1 diabetes, juvenile diabetes research, cure


UCalgary News
“Tanvir Chowdhury Turin, PhD, a public health researcher at the Cumming School of Medicine is working with Calgary’s Bangladeshi-Canadian community to identify, rank and eventually eliminate the barriers that are preventing immigrants from accessing health care. Cumming School of Medicine photo.”
TAGS: Cumming researcher, immigrant healthcare


“A group that advocates for Ontario doctors says the provincial government has created a crisis in health care through years of neglect and mismanagement. The result has been a marked decline in the quality of patient care, Dr. Kulvinder Gill, president of Concerned Ontario Doctors, told reporters at … “
TAGS: Ontario doctors, provincial mismanagement, health care crisis


CBC.ca-8 hours ago
“According to Alberta Health Services, the older the patient and donor in bone marrow transplants, the greater the risk of graft versus host disease, which is a type of immune rejection that can have serious health repercussions and can even result in death. But Stephanie Amoah, Agyepong’s older sister, said she could no …”
TAGS: 1st in Canada, cured, sickle cell anemia, stem cell transplant