Daily Media Digest February 13, 2018

Canada NewsWire (press release)
“As tomorrow’s physicians and health care leaders, the medical students of Canada call on the government to urgently address the Indigenous mental … these policy recommendations,” says Charles Yin, MD-PhD student at Western University and National Day of Action Research Committee Chair. “
TAGS: Canadian Students, Indigenous health, mental health


Montreal Gazette
“After a particularly gruelling night shift, Émilie Ricard took to Facebook in late January and posted a tearful video of herself questioning Health Minister Gaétan Barrette’s claim that his reform of Quebec’s health system has been a success. The young Sherbrooke woman described being the only nurse …”
TAGS: Quebec, nurses, healthcare


EurekAlert (press release)
“TORONTO, February 12, 2018 — Can you be fit and healthy even if you’re overweight? That’s the question researchers at York University’s Faculty of Health set out to answer in a new study that shows physical activity may be equally and perhaps even more important than weight for people living with … “
TAGS: exercise, obesity, health effects


“Eight years ago Katie Lentz was 17, homeless and addicted to drugs. The services she needed to get off the streets weren’t available then, she says, but that may be changing. Vancouver Coastal Health opened the first-of-its-kind no-barrier home for teens aged 15 to 19 in East Vancouver last month.”
TAGS: refuges, homeless teens


Montreal Gazette
“Rural living may be touted as better for your health than life in the city, but if you suffer a stroke, your chances of dying are significantly higher, according to a Quebec study comparing urban and regional hospitals. A Université Laval study published in PLOS ONE in January found the risk of dying from a … “
TAGS: stroke victims, urban centres, Health


UCalgary News
“Health-care workers treating soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) report that some soldiers’ partners and family members display symptoms of PTSD despite never serving in the military. A research study by scientists at the University of Calgary may help explain how that could happen.”
TAGS: stress, PTSD, brain cells


Government of Ontario News
“Ontario is supporting Quinte Health Care to plan for a new hospital in Picton so that patients and their families continue to have access to quality health care closer to home. Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, was in Picton today to announce that the province is providing a grant to …”
TAGS: Ontario, hospital, Picton


News@UofT-14 hours ago
“One in 16 women in Canada experiences excessive blood loss following labour, in spite of having a hospital birth or other actionable measures taken, such as being … The Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) invests $1.67 million in early career investigators who conduct research across the four CIHR pillars …”
TAGS: prevention, postpartum hemorrhage


Canada NewsWire (press release)-1 hour ago
“Health Canada approves Ipsen’s Somatuline® Autogel® for the treatment of carcinoid syndrome in adult patients with neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) … “This new indication for Somatuline Autogel reinforces Ipsen’s commitment to developing research-driven treatments that provide physicians and patients in Canada with .”
TAGS: Ipsen’s Somatuline®, neuroendocrine tumours


HalifaxToday.ca-16 hours ago
“Dr. Sharon Mulvagh with the Maritime Heart Centre’s Women’s Heart Health Clinic said, despite heart disease being the leading cause of premature death for Canadian women, less than one-third of research is devoted to women. “We’ve not recognized before that women’s hearts are not exactly the same as men’s, they’re …”
TAGS: heart disease, women’s health