Daily Media Digest April 5, 2018

The Suburban Newspaper
“On Thursday, April 12 (7:30 p.m.) Dr. Dubinsky will take part in a McGill IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease) Research Group free information session at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) Amphitheatre (E Block at the Glen Site 1001 Decarie). She will be joined by Dr.”
TAGS: pediatric gastroenterologist, Dr. Marla Dubinsky, Montreal


“CALGARY, AB and SAN DIEGO, CA –(Marketwired – April 04, 2018) – Oncolytics Biotech® Inc. (TSX: ONC) (OTCQX: ONCYF), a biotech company developing REOLYSIN® (pelareorep), an intravenously delivered immuno-oncolytic virus creating an inflamed phenotype, today announced that it will be …”
TAGS: immuno-oncolytic virus, Oncolytics Biotech, biotech


“As Alberta jails face an overdose epidemic, the province’s health authority is rolling out opioid addictions treatment at corrections facilities after a successful pilot project in Calgary. Alberta Health Services ran the pilot for seven months at the Calgary Correctional Centre, where 60 inmates were …”
TAGS: opioid crisis, addiction treatment, Calgary pilot project


“Alberta Health Services has stated that there was a total of 15 people which needed medical attention, and 10 out of them were children. At the scene, there were four adults who also had to go to the hospital.”
TAGS: Flu-like symptoms, Alberta, Stoney First nation


Benefits Canada
“The SickKids Foundation, a Toronto-based charity, is encouraging its employees to skip the elevator and use the stairs, beginning with a wellness challenge piloting the Carrot Rewards’ mobile app. Earlier this year, the organization opened new meeting space on the eighth floor of its office location. “
TAGS: take the stairs, Sickkids Foundation, Wellness program


University Affairs
“If the trend continues, there will be an estimated 140 graduating students who go unmatched in 2021, and 330 if you include those who are re-applying for a second time, according to the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC). In simple terms, more medical school graduates aren’t … “
TAGS: medical residency, system, physicians


“And because Parkinson’s is a chronic condition and symptoms can be so varied from one person to the next, Robert TerSteege, an information and referral associate at Parkinson Canada, says it’s important that patients pay attention to their own bodies so they can receive the best level of care and …”
TAGS: Parkinson Canada, Parkinson’s disease, manage symptoms


Regina Leader-Post
“Lisa Pont has heard plenty of skepticism about video game addiction and whether it’s truly a medical condition that should be classified as a disease, as the …. This section was created by Content Works, Postmedia’s commercial content division, on behalf of an Innovative Medicines Canada company.”
TAGS: video games, addiction, disease, gaming disorder


Newswise (press release
“Enabled by an unprecedented gift of $130 million from the Rogers family in 2014, the Centre was jointly conceived by its three partner organizations: The Hospital for Sick Children, University Health Network, and the University of Toronto. Together, they committed an additional $139 million toward the …”
TAGS: Heart Research, immune system, prevent heart failure


“April is daffodil month when the Canadian Cancer society runs its campaign asking people to donate to help fund life-saving cancer research. Britt Dixon took a look at the research being done at McMaster University and the impact it’s having on patients. 0. Share. 0. Tweet. 0. Mail. 0. Share. 0. Pin. 0.”
TAGS: cancer, research


Belleville Intelligencer
“The Ontario Oral Health Alliance asks all parties to commit to addressing dental care. It represents 107 primary-care organizations, including Community Health Centres, family health teams, nurse practitioner-led clinics and Aboriginal Health Access Centres. “It’s not fair that only people who can afford ..”
TAGS: oral care, oral health,


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“A major focus of the report is on First Nations, Inuit and Métis in Ontario, who have unique histories, but share the negative consequences of colonization, which has dramatically impacted all aspects of their health. First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities have higher rates of some cancer risk factors, …”
TAGS: health inequities, Ontario, cancer, Cancer Care Ontario


Vancouver Courier
“As the opioid crisis rages on across North America, a number of recent studies are pointing to cannabis and prescription heroin as viable options in curbing the consumption of lethal street opiates, reducing long-term medical and policing costs and extending the lives of users. An analysis of opioid ..”
TAGS: medicinal cannabis, Research, opioid crisis, addiction


Trail Times
“The province is also partnering with the First Nations Health Authority; Indigenous people face rates of addiction that are three times higher than the non-Indigenous population. “If we’re going to build a better system, we really need all hands on deck,” the minister said. In a round table setting, nurse …”
TAGS: Nurse practitioners, prescribe, opioid substitutes


Proactive Investors USA & Canada
“(NYSE:LLY) announced Wednesday a collaboration agreement with privately-held biopharmaceutical company Sigilon Therapeutics to develop cell therapies for the treatment of type 1 diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes. Indianapolis-based Lilly is a global pharma company and a leader in …”
TAGS: diabetes treatment, Eli Lily, Pharma


Canada NewsWire (press release)-18 hours ago
“”Using Infoway’s benefits evaluation framework, along with a standardized methodology for valuing the effects of digital health, and guidance of an Advisory Panel of health care experts, this research reveals valuable insights,” said Simon Hagens, Group Director, Evaluation Services at Canada Health Infoway. “Although …”
TAGS: digital health technology, Canada Health Infoway (Infoway), benefit healthcare system


Canada NewsWire (press release)-2 hours ago
“For example, a breast cancer drug approved by Health Canada in March 2016 was only added to Quebec’s list of reimbursed drugs in February 2018, or 23 months later. “Such delays are … The Montreal Economic Institute is an independent, non-partisan, not-for-profit research and educational organization. Through its …”
TAGS: new drugs, slow access for patients, quality of life, health