Daily Media Digest August 19, 2019

Technology Networks
“A multidisciplinary team at Lawson Health Research Institute is exploring whether fecal transplants can improve outcomes in melanoma patients …”
TAGS: melanoma, immunotherapy, Lawson Health Research Institute


UM Today (press release)
“Dr. Thomas Murooka is using his expertise in the study of how cells communicate with each other to advance the body of knowledge around HIV, hoping that one day it will help lead to a cure.”
TAGS: HIV, immunology, University of Manitoba


“If everyone was more aware of dementia, it could improve comfort in a loved one’s dying days, say Canadian geriatricians who found distressing …”
TAGS: dementia, nursing homes, psychological distress, Women’s College Research Institute


“Canadian researchers say so-called “silent” strokes are common in seniors after they have elective, non-cardiac surgery and double their risk of cognitive decline one year later.”
TAGS: stroke, seniors, surgery, Hamilton Health Sciences, Western University


“A University of Calgary-led initiative is making an impact on the health of mothers and their babies in an area of the world where maternal mortality …”
TAGS: maternal mortality, cesarean, University of Calgary


The Kingston Whig-Standard
“The Stand Up To Cancer Canada Metastatic Breast Cancer Dream Team is a collaboration between the Canadian Cancer Society and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. “
TAGS: breast cancer, clinical trial, Kingston General Hospital


Yorkton This Week
“Eight University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have been awarded $1.3 million by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) for …”
TAGS: equipment, Canada Foundation for Innovation, University of Saskatchewan


“Janie Wilson, a professor with the department of surgery at McMaster University’s School of Biomedical Engineering in Hamilton, Ont., added that …”
TAGS: pain, osteoarthritis, joint health


“… my University of Saskatchewan co-authors — Jason Perepelkin and David Di Zhang — and I find that when retail pharmacies implement expanded services, they ultimately achieve both better professional and financial outcomes.”
TAGS: pharmacies, health care providers, University of Saskatchewan