Daily Media Digest February 11, 2020

Anti-stigma campaign addresses addiction, teaches students mental-health literacy
University Affairs
“A student-led campaign at Carleton University aims to address this gap. The campaign, called “Stigma Ends at CU,” uses social media to educate the …”
TAGS: addiction, mental health, stigma

U of M students bring video game rehab projects to India

UM Today (press release)
“A new collaboration between the University of Manitoba and SDM University in Dharwad, India is using computer games to enhance rehabilitation for …”
TAGS: rehabilitation, cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury

University of Saskatchewan looking into obstructive sleep apnea
620 CKRM.com
“The University of Saskatchewan Respiratory Research Centre – in partnership with the James Lind Alliance are looking to decrease the number of …”
TAGS: sleep apnea, sleep disorder, sleep quality

How to Sleep, Move and Eat Your Way to Savvier Decisions
“According to current research, these are not coincidences. Our brainpower is affected by many lifestyle choices — from what we eat and how much we exercise to whether we spend our spare time socializing or sleeping. So it’s no surprise that highly successful people leverage lifestyle to help their minds perform at their best. Let’s take a look at how you can, too.”
TAGS: sleep quality, diet, mental health

Groundbreaking Surgery by Greek Canadian Allows Child Amputee to Walk Again
Greek Reporter
Dr. Panagiotis Glavas, a professor of Surgery at the University of Montreal, recently performed an unprecedented technique in pediatric orthopedic …
TAGS: pediatric medicine, orthopedic surgery, 3D printing

Canada Gairdner Public Lecture Series: From the Bark of a Tree to Millions of Patients – The Story of Taxol
“Join us at Science North for a public lecture with Dr. Susan Band Horwitz, 2019 Canada Gairdner International Award Laureate; Distinguished Professor, Rose C. Falkenstein Chair in Cancer Research, Department of Molecular Pharmacology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York as she discusses her role in the development and use of Taxol®, a widely used antitumor drug.  She will discuss the journey of Taxol®, from the Yew Tree to the patient.”
TAGS: public lecture series, antitumor drug, Canada Gairdner International Award