Daily Media Digest February 12, 2018

The Globe and Mail
“Mayor Gregor Robertson and almost every councillor thanked Dr. Tyndall and Dr. Patricia Daly, Vancouver Coastal Health’s chief medical health officer, for their efforts to reduce the number of overdose deaths. Even Non-Partisan Association (NPA) councillor Hector Bremner, who questioned the logic of …”
TAGS: harm-reduction plans, Vancouver, opioid crisis


National Post
“Better understanding collagen allows researchers to develop solutions for health issues involving the molecule, Forde said. But experiments for her research have long been onerous tasks, with previous equipment only allowing for the testing of two molecules per day. Now that’s changing, thanks to the …”
TAGS: faster microscope, BC Researchers, molecular biology


“Dr. Christine Chambers is a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Children’s Pain, a Killam Professor in pediatrics and psychology-neuroscience at Dalhousie University and has been singled out as one of Canada’s top 10 most productive women in clinical psychology. That’s just a few paragraphs from a …”
TAGS: female scientists, funding,


Luxora Leader
““That’s arguably more important than what the numbers say or the lab test,” says Chan, also an associate professor in health policy management at the University of Toronto. Palliative care physician Dr. James Downar of Toronto’s University Health Network agrees. He says these patient-reported … “
TAGS: smart phones, relationships, Study


“Health-care providers in the Northwest Territories are trying something new in a bid to weed out what they call excessive use of prescriptions and diagnostic testing. On Feb. 2, the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority launched a campaign called Choosing Wisely to help doctors …”
TAGS: new health-care campaign, Choosing Wisely, NWT


“9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ –Thornhill Medicalhas received notification from Health Canada that the MADM™, Mobile Anesthesia Delivery Module has received … The University Health Network spun off Thornhill Medical in 2003 as a for-profit company tasked to capitalize on Dr. Fisher’s expertise and …”
TAGS: medical device, MADM™


“Shearer, who also sat on a 2010 Health Canada expert panel on caffeinated energy drinks, says the amount of caffeine in a single energy drink can exceed Health Canada guidelines for children by at least double. “The amount of caffeine is going to increase if we go to something like an energy shot, …”
TAGS: Caffeine, engergy drinks


Lethbridge Herald
“Zovoilis was recruited from Harvard Medical School as a Canada Research Chair in RNA Bioinformatics and Genomics. Zovoilis’ RNA Genomics Laboratory is the first in Western Canada to get access to a new sequencing platform called PromethION. It enables a better insight into the biology of …”
TAGS: Alzheimer’s, Study


CTV News
“OTTAWA — The federal government wants to make it easier for consumers to choose healthy foods with front-of-package warnings on items that contain high levels of sodium, sugar or saturated fat — ingredients linked to chronic health problems like obesity, heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes.”
TAGS: food packaging, warnings