Daily Media Digest August 14, 2019

“Christo El Morr, associate professor of health informatics at York University, says users always need to verify if health apps are legitimate […]”
TAGS: biotechnology, Health data, blood pressure


The Globe and Mail
“[…] proper care and support can usually stop a pressure injury from forming – although a lot depends on the underlying condition of the patient, says Dr. Morty Eisenberg, a hospitalist and wound consultant at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto.”
TAGS: bedsores, long term care, Palliative care,


University Affairs
“Boosting number of Indigenous medical students, bolstering Indigenous curriculum among measures promised.”
TAGS: Indigenous health, medical training, Indigenous communities


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“The Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI), powered by Baycrest, in collaboration with four academic centres in Quebec, announced support for the validation testing of two new healthcare innovations for older adults, specifically for those living with dementia.”
TAGS: healthcare innovation, geriatric care, aging


McGill Newsroom
“Physicians and other mental health workers have noted that patients with depressive disorders exhibit cognitive symptoms, especially with regard to memory.”
TAGS: depression, hippocampus, memory


“Some of our amateur and pro fighters are co-operating with a team from the University of Calgary, exploring the use of new health technology innovations to better protect our athletes.”
TAGS: head injury, steroid use, boxing


“Now, two Nova Scotia based organizations will be providing increased mental health supports for veterans […]”
TAGS: veterans, mental health, Nova Scotia


CTV News
“Very frequent use of social media may compromise teen girls’ mental health […]”
TAGS: social media, mental health, women’s and children’s health


Yahoo Sports
“Napping during the day could be a sign of Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research. Many of us take occasional naps during the day, …”
TAGS: Alzheimer disease research , Alzheimer’s Disease, sleep