Daily Media Digest August 27, 2018

“Thanks to a $2.5-million gift from the Temerty Foundation, Western University professor Dr. Michael J. Strong will be leading an international study that …”
TAGS: ALS, Research, Western University, Dr. Michael Strong


“Ben Badger travels off his eastern Alberta community with his family, … the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta, said pathogens living in …”
TAGS: First Nation, water quality, University of Alberta


The Globe and Mail
“To meet the shortage of nurses and healthcare aides, engineers are … the University of Toronto, and Canada Research Chair in Robots for Society. But as we continue to live longer, Canada’s health-care system is struggling to keep …”
TAGS: robotics, elder care


“VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Naloxone has become the go-to emergency lifeline for opioid overdoses, and with that popularity comes the …”
TAGS: naloxone, opioid crisis, overdose


“People living with dementia often suffer from isolation. But a nursing professor from the University of Victoria has been working to change that.”
TAGS: Dementia, study, music


“… when you’re supposed to be attending court or going to school,” said Dr. Mansfield Mela, a forensic psychiatrist with the University of Saskatchewan.”
TAGS: fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, treatment, inmates, University of Saskatchewan


The Globe and Mail
““Certainly, things have changed,” said Dr. Lu, who now works as a medical health officer with Vancouver Coastal Health. Regional and federal …”
TAGS: wildfire smoke, air quality, Vancouver Coastal Health


“McMaster University associate professor Dr. Sally Radisic says her 2012 research, in Hamilton, found only 21 per cent of people at risk were using …”
TAGS: air pollution, air quality health index, health


CTV News
“University of Manitoba College of Pharmacy assistant professor Christine Leong quoted a recent study when she said 1 in 10 Canadians takes some …”
TAGS: Research, long-term use of medication, anxiety medication, insomnia medication, University of Manitoba


Benefits Canada
“Federal health minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor tabled the report, which also illustrated a rise in the sales of patented medicines in 2017. Sales jumped …”
TAGS: PMPRB, Ginette Petitpas Taylor, cost of drugs