Daily Media Digest August 29, 2019

“Alberta’s supervised consumption and overdose prevention sites have a 100 per cent success rate, according to a new community-based report, and have saved the lives of more than 4,000 people since 2016.”
TAGS: safe consumption site, overdose prevention site, opioid crisis


Gananoque Reporter
“The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and the University Health Network in Toronto, adds to mounting …”
TAGS: heart disease, women’s health , cardiac bypass


“All of the illnesses recently reported in various states were in teens or adults who had used an electronic cigarette or some other kind of vaping device. Doctors say the illnesses resembled inhalation injuries, with the lungs apparently reacting to a caustic substance.”
TAGS: lung health, smoking, vaping and youth


“The research project “Tete premiere,” or “Head First,” will involve 38 players from Universite de Montreal, Concordia University and McGill University.”
TAGS: head injury, traumatic brain injury, protective equipment


The London Free Press
“Western University researchers who set out to calculate how the brains of left-handed and right-handed people recognize numbers has found they …”
TAGS: hand dominance, fMRI


Folio – University of Alberta
“Canadians gained the right to ask for medical assistance in dying (MAID) in June 2016, but compared with other countries where euthanasia is legal, relatively few have taken advantage of it, according to new research out of the University of Alberta.”
TAGS: medical assistance in dying, Palliative care, MAID


CTV News
“The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto says it hopes to have a culturally adapted manual on the targeted form of Cognitive Behavioural …”
TAGS: mental health, Cognitive behavioral therapy, cultural identity


CTV News
“A study suggests the average Canadian drinker receives more than one-tenth of their daily recommended calories from alcoholic beverages, but you wouldn’t know it from looking at the label.”
TAGS: nutrition, calories, alcohol consumption


The Globe and Mail
“… created a first-of-its-kind mental-health fund for all artists on his label. At $1,500 per act, it’s not a ton of cash, but, he points out, it’s enough to make a big difference.”
TAGS: mental health, depression, substance abuse


McGill Reporter (blog)
“Precision medicine is a promising framework for cancer research and care that factors in the genetic characteristics of each patient and their cancers to personalize treatments, making them more effective and reducing negative side-effects associated with current therapies.”
TAGS: cancer research, cancer network, Patient-centred approach