Daily Media Digest August 17, 2018

Canada NewsWire (press release)
“… and product development carried out in MaRS and through research partnerships with the University of Toronto and University Health Network.”
TAGS: cannabis, biotechnology, UHN, University of Toronto, MaRS Innovation


“He shared the story Thursday with a crowd of researchers and athletes at Western University, gathered to celebrate achieving a more than $3-million …”
TAGS: fundraising, concussion research, Western University, NHL


Toronto Star
“Vancouver Coastal Health’s medical health officer, Dr. James Lu, said local residents should “take it easy when the air looks quite smoky,” and make …”
TAGS: Vancouver Coastal Health, air quality, water quality


Squamish Chief
“The Vancouver Coastal Health text alert system told its subscribers on Wednesday morning, “Multiple suspected fentanyl overdoses reported this …”
TAGS: fentanyl, overdose, drug-user safety


Toronto Star
“Chris Sikora, a medical health officer for the Edmonton zone of the Alberta Health Service, said the key to mitigating risk under these conditions is …”
TAGS: Alberta Health Services, air quality, health risks


The Globe and Mail
“Together with Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott, Obed has set a goal of halving active TB cases among Inuit by 2025 and eliminating the …”
TAGS: Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, Minister Jane Philpott, suicide prevention, tuberculosis, housing


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“On August 10, 2018, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, and the Honourable Benoit Bourque, Minister of Health for New …”
TAGS: Minister of Health, government funding, opioid addiction, innovative treatment


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“That was the message delivered today in Ontario’s Niagara Region by the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport. Minister Duncan …”
TAGS: research and innovation, investment, jobs, Minister Kirsty Duncan


“A new study for Public Health Canada found Indigenous women are seven times more prone to post-partum depression after giving birth than other …”
TAGS: Indigenous, post-partum depression, study


“Northern Saskatchewan is in dire need of improved mental health services, … In March, the provincial government said it was working with federal and First … planning among communities, governments and the health authority.”
TAGS: mental health, first nations, Northern Saskatchewan


“Because of a diplomatic spat between Canada and Saudi Arabia, the … and other partners like the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons and …”
TAGS: Saudi Arabia, medical students, Mcgill University Health Centre


“A St. John’s-based biotech company that wants to do genetic research in Newfoundland and Labrador is celebrating the approval of a research …”
TAGS: Sequence Bio, biotechnology


Benefits Canada
“Joe Farago, executive director of private payers and investment at Innovative Medicines Canada, says yes, there is a dramatic difference, but that …”
TAGS: Innovative Medicines Canada, private drug claims, study