Daily Media Digest August 16, 2019

National Post
“According to University of Calgary physiotherapist and epidemiologist Carolyn Emery, there is a one in five lifetime risk of concussion. Half of them happen to youth under 19 years of age and 60 per cent of those occur during sport and recreational activities.”
TAGS: concussion, traumatic brain injury, youth health


Vancouver Courier
“Vancouver Coastal Health and BC Transplant unveiled the new program, known as Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion, Thursday. It uses a machine that not only […]”
TAGS: lung health, transplant, surgery outcomes


Workers Health & Safety Centre (blog)
“Few have also objectively measured worker exposures to solar UVR on the job. However, new Canadian research has set out to help fill these gaps.”
TAGS: cancer, sun exposure, climate change


“Crohn’s and Colitis Canada has awarded 10 scholarships to post-secondary students living with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis through the AbbVie IBD Scholarship Program.”
TAGS: Crohn’s disease, colitis, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD), Scholarships


Folio – University of Alberta
“Experts from the University of Alberta and two universities of California are teaming up to launch the world’s first open-source database for spinal cord injury research.”
TAGS: spinal cord injury, spinal health, database


“Even if taste isn’t taken into consideration – which it really should be – this system needs to change in order to improve nutritional value and to reduce food waste.”
TAGS: nutrition, hospital food, blood sugar