Daily Media Digest December 12, 2019

Study finds link between dementia and lack of sleep
The Globe and Mail
“Dr. Liu-Ambrose, the Canada research chair in physical activity, mobility and cognitive neuroscience at UBC, said good-quality sleep is believed to […]”
TAGS: dementia, aging, sleep

Study of avoidable deaths in Ontario finds widening gap between rich and poor neighbourhoods

Toronto Star
“The researchers who worked on this study were from ICES (Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences), the Ottawa Hospital, and Bruyère Research […]”
TAGS: avoidable deaths, wellness, community health

Building a Diverse Alliance: Research Canada Welcomes Nine New Members
HRI Portal
“Research Canada: An Alliance for Health Discovery is pleased to welcome nine new Members into its Alliance dedicated to advancing health research and health innovation in Canada: ALS Society of Canada, Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists, Canadian Foundation for Animal-Assisted Support Services, Lady Davis Institute, Myeloma Canada, Pancreatic Cancer Canada Foundation, Saint Paul University, VIDO-InterVac, and Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care.”
TAGS: Research Canada, health innovation, health research

It’s a young person’s problem, too
University Health Network
“Most people don’t realize arthritis affects thousands of teenagers and young adults. Here’s why that matters and what Krembil Research Institute scientists are doing about it.”
TAGS: arthritis, youth health, ankylosing spondylitis

Almost 14000 Canadians killed by opioids since 2016: national study
CTV News
“New numbers released Wednesday show close to 14,000 Canadians have been killed by opioids over the last four years and more than […]”
TAGS: opioid crisis, community health, wellness