Daily Media Digest February 18, 2020

Being bilingual can delay symptoms of early dementia, study says

CTV News
“Researchers from an Ontario university have found more evidence that symptoms of dementia were delayed in bilingual patients …”
TAGS: dementia, aging population, cognitive impairment

Halifax doctor agrees endometriosis should be treated like cancer

The Signal
“New study published in Canadian medical journal says endometriosis patients … program for chronic pelvic pain patients at the IWK Health Centre.”
TAGS: endometriosis, women’s health, chronic pain

U of S researchers studying benefits of service dogs for COPD patients

“Researchers from the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Medicine and Sociology department are studying how service dogs might be able to …”
TAGS: mental health, COPD, service dogs

Vitamin E effective, safe for fatty liver in HIV patients

McGill Newsroom
“… Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, McGill University and scientist at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre.”
TAGS: HIV, vitamin E, liver health

Pediatric researchers in Montreal unite to tackle infection and immunity on two different fronts

McGill Newsroom
“Researchers at the Montreal Children’s Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre – the Children’s – and the CHU Sainte-Justine are coming ..”
TAGS: pneumonia, antibiotic use, primary immunodeficiencies

Study finds ‘stunning’ lack of research into women’s heart health

“The review was released by Heart & Stroke and the Canadian Women’s Heart Health Alliance, who call it a first-of-its-kind scientific look at gender …”
TAGS: women’s health, heart health, sex-specific risk factors

Seniors study aims to find out if medical cannabis can ease common ailments of aging

“Seniors study aims to find out if medical cannabis can ease common … The goal of the research is to determine how effective cannabidiol is at treating … Cannabis isn’t a proven treatment for mental health disorders, but experts … works for Revera Homes, a network of seniors residences across Canada.”
TAGS: cannabis, aging population, CBD oil