Daily Media Digest December 2, 2019

U of T professor wins grant to study how online psychotherapy can help children with inflammatory …
“[…] received a $50,000 grant from Crohn’s and Colitis Canada to research the […] inflammation of the gastro-intestinal tract: ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s […]”
TAGS: acceptance and commitment therapy, Crohn’s and colitis, irritable bowel syndrome

‘Brainstorm’: Western University video series sheds light on concussions

The London Free Press
“Western University researchers are sharing their knowledge about concussions in a series of TED Talk-style videos on the university’s website.”
TAGS: concussion, traumatic brain injury, informative seminars

UBC study uses pharmacists in preventative approach to heart health

Benefits Canada
“The research then sought to measure the effects of intervening, with the goal of improving the health of the 178 participants. “The intervention itself […]”
TAGS: heart and stroke, pharmacists, early intervention

‘MyGut’ App Empowers Patients Living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
iPhone in Canada (press release) (blog)
“A new iOS and Android app launched by Crohn’s and Colitis Canada called ‘MyGut’ has been designed to help patients living with inflammatory […]”
TAGS: inflammatory bowl disease, digital healthcare, wellness

Introducing ‘Tip-Tap’ Waterloo’s new sci-fi tech for surgeons

The “Tip-Tap” looks like something from the sci-fi movie Minority Report — metal tags worn directly on the hand, or in gloves, which let users operate a computer interface by touching together their finger and thumb.
TAGS: innovative technologies, surgery

AIDS ‘no longer an epidemic’ in BC, doctor declares amid record-low number of cases

CTV News
“On World AIDS Day, Montaner and B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix cut the ribbon […] to support people living with HIV/AIDS and also collecting vital research. Related Stories. For babies born with HIV, start treatment right away: study … New HIV cases in Canada have increased by 17 per cent since 2014.”
TAGS: community health, HIV, AIDS