Daily Media Digest February 1, 2018

““Scientific research holds the key to finding solutions to many of the social and health challenges we face in Oakville and across the country,” said Oliver. “As someone who has been actively involved with CIHR and health care in Canada, I’m so pleased to see funding that encourages our brightest minds to …”
TAGS: health research projects, John Oliver


BCBusiness-14 hours ago
“Conducting clinical and pharmaceutical development trials is an estimated US$127-billion-a-year industry globally, and Canada should get in on it, says Boris Weiss, CEO of Medipure Pharmaceuticals Inc. The company recently opened a 3,750-square-foot research lab on the BCIT campus in Burnaby, …”
TAGS: Canada, health research hub, manpower


National Post
“OTTAWA — A new report from the Heart and Stroke Foundation says Canadian woman are “unnecessarily suffering and dying from heart disease” because of a system that is ill-equipped to diagnose, treat and support them. “Heart disease is the leading cause of premature death for women in Canada, …”
TAGS: women’s health, heart health, lack of research,


“”It can turn every one of us from a bystander to a potential life saver,” said Linda Luipini, executive vice-president of Provincial Health Services Authority and B.C. Emergency Health Services. The survival rate for cardiac arrest patients is about 10 per cent in the province, saysLuipini. She said that even …”
TAGS: lifesavers, app, cardiac arrest


CFJC Today Kamloops
“”Despite cautious optimism that deaths have not increased in the last four months, we cannot be complacent,” said Dr. Patricia Daly, executive director and clinical lead for the B.C. Overdose Emergency Response Centre and chief medical officer for Vancouver Coastal Health. “In 2018, the provincial …”
TAGS: overdose deaths, fentanyl


“The health minister released a report Wednesday evaluating the latest changes to Manitoba’s health care system. The Centre for Healthcare Innovation and Winnipeg Regional Health Authority hosted the event at which the evaluation update ‘Phase 1, Healing our Health System’ was shared. The report … “
TAGS: WRHA, health care changes


Dal News
“Nonetheless, she set her sights on attending university. … When looking to further her education, Dalhousie just made sense. … After speaking at the Halifax Autism conference last year, she met Dr. Isabel Smith, a professor and Craig Chair in Autism Research at Dalhousie who works for the Autism …”
TAGS: autism, leadership


Dal News
“To celebrate Dal’s 200th anniversary, Dalhousie Research Services is providing an inside look at the remarkable research happening right here at our university. We begin our series of monthly profiles with our Faculty of Medicine, where world-class researchers are improving health care and helping us … “
TAGS: research , health care


University Affairs
“Among the most compelling feedback we received was the suggestion by Drs. John Robertson and Luke Brzozowski at Techna, an institute of University Health Network in Toronto, of creating a pool of talent to help start-ups and academic labs to fill gaps in translational funding. I’ll let them explain…”
TAGS: translational research, funding, Techna institute


National Post
“Dr. Gerry Wright is a professor of biochemistry at McMaster University who has been working in drug development for more than 25 years. Throughout his entire career, his team has discovered a single molecule with pharmaceutical potential. “Drug discovery is hard, hard work and certainly not for the …”
TAGS: antibiotic, fight, superbug


The Sudbury Star
“Bourassa moved to Ontario last year after being named research chair in Indigenous and Northern Health and senior scientist at Health Sciences North Research Institute in Sudbury and scientific director of the Institute of Aboriginal People’s Health at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.”
TAGS: Carrie Bourassa, Indigenous health, Saskatchewan Health Quality Council


“CAMH is helping lead this expansion of the broader ECHO Ontario Mental Health at CAMH and U of T program to also include community-based addictions (working with St. Michael’s Hospital); gender identity; obsessive compulsive disorder (working with Sunnybrook); structured psychotherapies; and …”
TAGS: ECHO, Ontario First Nations, Inuit and Métis Wellness


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“Trudell Medical International designs, develops, manufactures, and distributes a wide range of medical devices and is home to a global Aerosol Lab and Research Center. From the flagship AeroChamber* Brand of Valved Holding Chamber and the latest award-winning Aerobika* device, to custom …”
TAGS: asthma, medical device


CBC.ca (blog)
“As I watch the film I’ve spent six years making with my wife, Sweet Dreams for Chiyo, there are lots of times when I watch my behaviour on screen and cringe. I filmed hundreds of hours of footage as our children grew and we learned to deal with our daughter’s diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes. Although I …”
TAGS: Diabete, type 1,


McGill Newsroom
“More than 1,000 scientists from around the world use our light every year to conduct ground-breaking health, agricultural, environmental and advanced materials research. The Canada Foundation for Innovation, Natural Sciences and Engineering”
TAGS: calcium compounds, accumulate in the arteries


The Kingston Whig-Standard-14 hours ago
“Stuart, also a senior consultant to the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s Opening Minds Anti-stigma initiative and the past chair of the World Psychiatric Association’s Stigma and Mental Health Scientific Section, advises the Bell Let’s Talk campaign on what research is showing about mental health, how the public …”
TAGS: mental health, mental illness