Daily media digest August 8, 2017

hriportal.ca (release)
Researchers have discovered that a protein called cardiotrophin 1 (CT1) can trick the heart into growing in a healthy way and pumping more blood, just as it does in response to exercise …”
TAGS: Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, heart failure, protein – cardiotrophin 1


“In fact, implanted medical devices could account for up to 70 per cent of … at the Research Institute at McGill University Health Centre in Montreal.”
TAGS: McGill University Centre (RI-MUHC), antibiotic-resistant, lung infection


Globe and Mail
“He was the founding president of the Canadian Academy of Health … Our government has been staking much on an “innovation economy” – if the …”
TAGS: invest in research, Innovation


“Five years later, 134 participants had developed Alzheimer’s disease and 47 had developed what’s known as vascular dementia, which results from …”
TAGS: blood pressure, Dementia


“… first-person shooter video games could put certain users at greater risk of developing neuropsychiatric illnesses such as depression and Alzheimer’s …”
TAGS: first-person video games, Alzheimer’s


MetroNews Canada
“A new Siri-like application to help seniors with dementia or memory loss is in the works thanks to a group of current and former Dalhousie University …”
TAGS: app, Dementia, Dalhousie University


Local Xpress
“Sidney Crosby visits with Harper Saunders, 3, a leukemia patient at the IWK Health Centre, on Sunday. “
TAGS: IWK Health Centre, leukemia, Sidney Crosby


EurekAlert (press release)
“. which also includes Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the Michener Institute for Education; …”
TAGS: Michener Institute for Education, University Health Network, prostate tumor


EurekAlert (press release)
“When asked about the study, Dr. Ganslandt said, “The first results look … the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Neurosurgery) of Canada or …”
TAGS: AANS, intracranial pressure monitoring


Globe and Mail
“OHTAC’s recommendation, which is in the hands of Ontario’s health …. surgeon and president of the University Health Network, said public funding for …”
TAGS: robotic surgery, Ontario


“For Cystic Fibrosis Canada, the immediate focus is to get the new drugs to patients as soon as possible, said John Wallenberg, chief scientific officer …”
TAGS: cystic fibrosis, medication, Cystic Fibrosis Canada


“As James Shapiro at the University of Alberta, Canada, told New Scientist, “A limitless source of human insulin-producing cells would be a major step …”
TAGS: University of Alberta, diabetes, insulin-producing cells


EurekAlert (press release)
“The research team is from The Ottawa Hospital, the University of Ottawa, the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and Carleton University. Heart failure …”
TAGS: Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, heart failure, protein – cardiotrophin 1


Globe and Mail
“That’s two to six times the rate for similar illnesses in other parts of Canada and … collected from the dispensing unit, installed in 2014, could pose health risks.”
TAGS: gastrointestinal illness, Inuit community, clean water bottles