Daily Media Digest December 21, 2017

CTV News
“An Ottawa woman being hailed as Canada’s first Inuk heart surgeon hopes to inspire Indigenous youth across the country to follow their dreams. Dr. Donna May Kimmaliardjuk, 28, is in her fourth year of residency at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. “It’s very flattering,” Kimmaliardjuk says of the …”
TAGS: Canada’s first Inuk cardiac surgeon, uOttawa, Indigenous youth


Financial Post
“In July, researchers at Ben Gurion University in Israel found heavy smartphone usage was associated with impaired attention and changes in social cognition. Closer to home, Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) found higher psychological distress among high school students who …”
TAGS: addiction, smartphones, CAMH


Times Colonist
“UNB’s Dr. Liuchen Chang (right) and his team are a step closer to making it possible for utility companies to use 100 per cent renewable energy because of a $4.3 million investment from ACOA, Emera Inc. and NSERC. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-University of New Brunswick-Rob Blanchard …”
TAGS: smart grid technology, researchers, UNB


Anesthesiology News
“Now it’s time to start doing something about it,” said Daniel I. McIsaac, MD, MPH, FRCPC, assistant professor of anesthesiology and pain medicine at University of Ottawa, in Ontario, and associate scientist at Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. “Such trials should consider perioperative exercise therapy …”
TAGS: Peri-op Interventions, Frail surgical patients


The Sudbury Star
“”I am extremely grateful for this recognition by the Korean government. It’s an incredible honour to be recognized,” Lee, a senior scientist at the Health Sciences North Research Institute, said in a release. The Mogyeon Medal is the fourth highest civilian honour in Korea. Dr. Lee was recognized for his …”
TAGS: south Korea, Sudbury, Health Researcher, Dr. Hoyun Lee


The Globe and Mail
“At present, governments have shown little interest in promoting Canada as a medical tourism destination, says Ronald Labonté, the Canada research chair in globalization and health equity at the University of Ottawa. “It gets discussed from time to time and there are little pockets of experimentation.”.”
TAGS: medical tourism, economic drive


National Post
“The new policy for pathogens capable of creating a pandemic will allow researchers who want to study them to apply for funding through the new process outlined by the Department of Health and Human Services. The end of the moratorium applies to research on the SARS, MERS and influenza viruses …”
TAGS: researchers, studying pathogens, viral pandemic


UCalgary News
““The Government of Canada believes that world-leading research organizations like the University of Calgary and CMC Research Institutes Inc. are positioning Canada at the forefront of clean technology innovation,” Hehr said. “Investments in these institutions are helping to transition Canada to a …”
TAGS: researchers, clean technology


NEWS 1130
“(VANCOUVER) — The toll in BC from the opioid crisis is reaching much farther than the more than 1,200 people who have died from overdose this … The Provincial Health Services Authority says the Mobile Response Team is available to provide psychosocial supports across the province.”
TAGS: The Mobile Response Team (MRT), opiod crisis


Nanaimo News NOW (press release)
“”We find that people are having more events in the risk interval compared to the control interval,” said Dr. Andrea Gershon, a respirologist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and an ICES scientist who led the study. The research, published online in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical … “
TAGS: Champix, ups risk of cardiovascular events, Study


Edmonton Journal
“Alberta Health Services is set to take over operation of a 52-bed seniors care centre in Hinton, after buying the facility from a non-profit organization for $2.5 million. The purchase of the Mountain View Centre from the Lutheran-based Good Samaritan Society was announced Wednesday, with AHS …”
TAGS: Hinton seniors care centre, Alberta Health Services


Business in Vancouver
“Vancouver Coastal Health oversees a host of local services, including home support for those who need it, while Fraser Health Authority manages its own portfolio of health centres, including New Westminster’s Royal Columbian Hospital, Surrey Memorial Hospital and the Abbotsford Regional Hospital …”
TAGS: BC world class health care, Vancouver Coast Health


GlobeNewswire (press release)
“NEWSWIRE) — Hemostemix Inc. (“Hemostemix” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:HEM) announced today that they have received a No Objection Letter from Health Canada for its current clinical trial of its lead product ACP-01 for patients with critical limb …”
TAGS: Critical Limb Ischemia, Clinical Trials


“A small scale project could lead to big improvements for the Medical Laboratory Technology program at Cambrian College in Sudbury. … The Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science is expecting a nationwide shortage in the field, as approximately 50 per cent of medical lab technologists will …”
TAGS: Sudbury college professor, improve medical laboratory, CSMLS