Daily media digest August 15, 2017

“Hamilton Health Sciences does the same. And 179 medical professionals in the province have performed one, according Ontario’s Ministry of Health.”
TAGS: assisted death, Hamilton Health Sciences


CTV News
“Nigel Raine, an environmental science professor at the University of … Recent research by York University showed neonicotinoids had spilled over …”
TAGS: pesticides, neonicotinoid, York University


Cape Breton Post
“SYDNEY, N.S. — The Canadian Nurses Association is honouring 150 nurses for being pioneers in health innovation and a Cape Breton woman is …”
TAGS: health innovator, Canadian Nurses Association


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“This year’s grant recipients were selected by a panel of 12 Joule Innovation Council members, focusing on degree of disruption, health care benefits, …”
TAGS: Joule, innovative grants, surgical oncologists


“For patients with congenital heart disease and atrial … from the Montreal Heart Institute, and colleagues conducted a multicenter cohort …”
TAGS: study, atrial arrhythmias, congenital heart disease, Montreal Heart Institute


“When it is complete, the tool will prompt people with Alzheimer’s disease to complete day-to-day tasks, such as handwashing, in a way that aligns with ..”
TAGS: researchers, virtual assistant, Alzheimer’s


EurekAlert (press release)
“nterferon-α/β: Determinants for Vaccine Development,” coauthors Ben Wang and Eleanor Fish, University Health Network and University of Toronto, …”
TAGS: NS1, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Influenza A Virus, vaccine


Endpoints News
“The two Big Pharmas are splitting R&D costs for MEDI8897, with AstraZeneca in charge of manufacturing and Sanofi Pasteur taking control of the …”
TAGS: regenerone, R&D, antibody for RSV


The Kingston Whig-Standard
“Health research is increasingly being driven by what patients and families want, and the new facility will serve as a base for families, patient”
TAGS: Kingston General Hospital Research Institute, study on bowel disease, Health Research centre


The Sudbury Star
“HSNRI includes northern and Indigenous population health research, which focuses on the specialized needs of populations such as Indigenous …”
TAGS: Health Science North Research Institute, northern and indigenous health research, Janet McElhaney


The Kingston Whig-Standard
“Kingston Health Sciences Centre doctor and Queen’s University researcher Dr. Anne Ellis is in the Kingston General Hospital Environmental Exposure …”
TAGS: Kingston General Hospital, Anne Ellis, Award for Excellence in Biomedical/Health Research


“The study showed over 400 people between the ages of 16 to 21 expressed problems….”
TAGS: study, sex education


U of T Engineering News
“U of T biomedical engineering researcher Alexander Vlahos is the lead author of a study that shows how type 1 diabetes can be treated in the space …”
TAGS: U of T Researchers, type 1 diabetes, biomedical


Radio Canada International
“12 non-governmental organizations will keep up the pressure for it to restrict the commercial marketing of food and beverages to those under 16 years old”


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“”This approval reinforces the need for ongoing research into viable MS treatments … The Health Canada approval of OCREVUS is based on the pivotal phase III, …”
TAGS: Hoffmann-La Roche Limited (Roche Canada), OCREVUS™ (ocrelizumab), MS, Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (RRMS)


CP24 Toronto’s Breaking News
“The Canadian Mental Health Association says when marijuana is legalized in the … “More research needs to occur about the impact of cannabis on a young …”
TAGS: marijuana, regulation


U of T Engineering News
“A team of U of T Engineering researchers is mending broken hearts with an expanding tissue bandage a little smaller than a postage stamp”
TAGS: University of Toronto, heart tissue patch, Innovation