Daily Media Digest December 14, 2017

McGill Reporter
“Dr. Guy Rouleau, has been reappointed as Director of the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital. … Over the last 20 years, Dr. Rouleau and his team have focused on identifying genes causing such neurological and psychiatric diseases as autism, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), hereditary …”
TAGS: Dr. Guy Rouleau, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital


McGill Reporter
“… a scientist from the Infectious Diseases and Immunity in Global Health Program at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), and an associate professor in the Department of Medicine at McGill University. “As Chagas disease is not a notifiable communicable disease in … “
TAGS: Changas disease


“Miguel Ramalho-Santos, who is originally from Portugal, spent the last two decades in the U.S. studying molecular mechanisms in early embryonic development, looking at the interaction of the environment with genes. He will join U of T’s Faculty of Medicine and the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research … “
TAGS: research chairs, U of T


The Telegram
“As a young registered nurse hailing from St. John’s, my postgraduate studies landed me an internship at a Boston clinic. One of my first nights on call, I had to turn away a distraught mother and her suicidal daughter for lack of insurance. I naively thanked my lucky stars that my home and native land …”
TAGS: Mental health, MHCC, a click away


Ottawa Business Journal
“Financing comes from Ontario’s $20-million Healthcare Technologies Fund, which aims to strengthen the province’s health innovation ecosystem. Aetonix’s platform is one of 15 projects assisted in the first round of the HTF, each of which is eligible for up to $500,000 in funding and/or 50 per cent of the …”
TAGS: provincial funding, health platform


Simon Fraser University News
““Canada’s atmosphere of openness and innovation, coupled with SFU’s strategic commitments to data, interdisciplinary research and public health, make this an ideal time and place for this move.” As an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Fellow at Imperial College, she has … “
TAGS: mathematician, SFU, research chair


EurekAlert (press release)
“They were randomly assigned false feedback that they were either at low or high risk of losing control over their thoughts and actions,” explains Radomsky, Concordia University Research Chair in Anxiety and Related Disorders. Next, participants were given a computerized task — trying to control the …”
TAGS: fear, Anxiety Disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder


“For guidance, he turned to his former supervisor David Naylor, then the dean of University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine. Naylor told him that if he came … Jha, who was born in India and grew up in Winnipeg, received his medical degree from the University of Manitoba. At Oxford, he worked under the …”
TAGS: Naylor report, public funding, Dr. Prabhat Jha


McMaster University
“researchers to formulate new assessment methods: Dr. Harold Reiter (MD), a professor in the oncology department and former chair of admissions for the undergraduate medical program at McMaster’s Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine; and Dr. Kelly Dore …”
TAGS: Innovation, Research, McMaster University


“In a presentation to town council Monday night, David Price, chair of the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University, said the so-called Tapestry approach is being implemented in centres across Ontario. This includes Hamilton, where about 100 paired volunteers — a younger person teamed …”
TAGS: new approach to health, Tapestry, pilot project, patients stay in home


PR Newswire (press release)
” — Half of all individuals in Canada born with cystic fibrosis will not live past around 50 years of age. Emily Lyons – successful serial entrepreneur and CEO of multiple Toronto-based companies – experienced firsthand the reality of this sobering statistic.”
TAGS: cystic fibrosis,


Ottawa Citizen
“Health care in the Pontiac is suffering because bureaucratic decisions made in Gatineau are stifling the flexible, creative style in which rural medicine thrives, says a new report. The document comes from Santé Outaouais 2020, an advocacy group that criticizes economy measures by Quebec Health … “
TAGS: rural healthcare, Pontiac


MTL Blog (blog)
“In fact, the overall mental health picture in Ontario is considered among the best in the country. Ontario also has low rates of death by cancer, heart disease, and lung disease. A potential area of weakness for Ontario is the diabetes death rate. Although the statistics are not drastic, the province does not …”
TAGS: healthiest Provinces, ranked


CBC.ca-13 hours ago
“… he said the fact that “there is a possibility for false negatives in a small number of instances … suggests more research on this issue is needed.” The risk of a false negative is particularly concerning, because it could “lead to a false sense of security which may result in overdose or death,” Health Canada’s advisory said.”
TAGS: Fentanyl test strips, opioid crisis


Canada NewsWire (press release)-8 hours ago
“The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada’s largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital and a world leading research centre in this field. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental illness …”
TAGS: CAMH, Ontario student drug use low, fentanyl