Daily Media Digest April 9, 2018

EurekAlert (press release)
“… Montreal Children’s Hospital and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, with coauthors. “Adolescents who had a regular family physician or pediatrician were 31% less likely or 38% less likely, respectively, to present with DKA relative to those without regular …”
TAGS: children, health care, diabetic ketoacidosis


“John Haggie, a former surgeon, says he fears health care could be thrown back to the 1920s, an era before penicillin when pneumonia and other infections were among the most serious medical threats. “They’re thrown at the common cold,” Haggie, who served as president of the Canadian Medical …”
TAGS: antibiotics, overuse, antibiotic resistance, infection


“Albert has a Ph.D. in chemistry and was a research scientist and professor at Harvard for 15 years. In 2011 he joined Lakehead University and the regional hospital’s Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute where he holds the post of Research Chair. “A colleague told me about it and I came up for a …”
TAGS: Chemist Dr. Mitchell, Thunder Bay, Health line


Vancouver Sun
“Dr. Bassam Masri, head of Vancouver Coastal Health’s orthopedics department that will receive much of B.C.’s new $175 million hip-and-knee funding, is to testify. He’s very well aware of harms of waiting lists — he helped develop the timely care benchmarks, for instance, yet the government has tried in …”
TAGS: private clinics, health care, needed


Philippine Canadian Inquirer
“Researchers at McMaster University have developed a transparent test patch for food packaging that detects the presence of potentially deadly bacteria like E. coli, with the aim of telling consumers and the grocery industry whether a product is safe to eat. (Photo by Open Grid Scheduler / Grid …”
TAGS: E. coli, packaged food, pathogens


“For almost 10 years, there have been a smattering of studies published examining the potential for cannabis to be used in the fight against the growing North American opioid crisis, given its aptitude for chronic pain relief. The legalization of weed in Canada this coming summer has thrust this debate … “
TAGS: cannabis, Opioid Epidemic, healing


“I keep hearing how Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Big Data will revolutionize health care. While we look to the future, let’s not ignore the technological challenges facing the industry today — specifically, inefficiencies in existing processes and technologies. Have we become so accustomed to the …”
TAGS: healthcare, information, medication errors


GlobeNewswire (press release)-24 minutes ago
“Pfizer Canada is enhancing its ongoing commitment to health innovation and research in Ontario through this partnership, which complements Ontario’s Life Sciences strategy announced earlier in March. The Government of Ontario has acknowledged the importance of the life sciences sector and the budget includes”
TAGS: funding innovation, new technologies, health sciences research


Canada NewsWire (press release)-13 minutes ago
“MISSISSAUGA, ON, Apr. 9, 2018 /CNW/ – Hoffmann-La Roche Limited (Roche Canada) announced today that Health Canada has approved TECENTRIQ® …. By applying our seminal research in immune tumour profiling within the framework of the Roche-devised cancer immunity cycle, we are accelerating and expanding …”
TAGS: TECENTRIQ®, cancer immunotherapy, non-small cell lung cancer (aNSCLC)