Daily Media Digest December 19, 2019

Canada falls behind in healthcare technology

“From 2015 to 2019, she served as federal minister of health, minister of indigenous services and president of the treasury board. Onil Bhattacharyya is […]”
TAGS: healthcare technology, global health, primary care

Saving babies from superbugs
BC Children’s Hospital
“Roughly eight per cent of babies in Canada are born before 37 weeks of pregnancy and infections are the leading cause of death in these fragile infants. The earlier a baby is born, the greater the risk: One in 12 babies born before 33 weeks of pregnancy and one in two born before 25 weeks will contract an infection.”
TAGS: superbugs, infection, neonatal care

Animal Memories magazine highlights many benefits of animal-assisted interventions with inmates
University of Saskatchewan
“Animal Memories, a new online magazine, shares the stories of inmates and their animal companions, as well as profiles of animal-assisted intervention (AAI) programs within five of Correctional Service Canada’s (CSC) facilities.”
TAGS: animal-assisted intervention, mental health, therapy dog

Pregnant teens face higher rates of depression, poverty and substance use: study

“Pregnant teenagers are more likely than their adult counterparts to live in poverty, have poor mental health and experience higher rates of substance […]”
TAGS: teen pregnancy, mental health, substance use

London company at forefront of cannabis research
Drug & Alcohol Testing Association of Canada (DATAC) (blog)
“The London–based clinical research company KGK Science has recently received approval from Health Canada to conduct human trials examining […]”
TAGS: cannabis research, nutrition, innovative research

Imagia Partners with Top US and Canadian Hospitals to Facilitate AI Accelerated Healthcare …

Cantech Letter
“[…] de Sherbrooke, Jewish General Hospital (JGH), the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and its Research Institute (RI-MUHC), Penn Medicine, […]”
TAGS: artificial intelligence, healthcare technology, community health