Daily Media Digest February 19, 2019

The Globe and Mail
“Earlier this month, surgeons at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre implanted a pacemaker-like device in their first PTSD patient, launching a …”
TAGS: PTSD, treatment, deep brain stimulation


“A health scientist who grew up in the Northwest Territories says his research team has made a breakthrough in protecting the heart against the …”
TAGS: chemotherapy, side effects


EurekAlert (press release)
“The work was funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada …”
TAGS: antibiotic resistance, physics research


CTV News
“Chu is a scientist with the Lawson Health Research Institute and a cardiac surgeon at the London Health Sciences Centre, both of which are in …”
TAGS: women’s health, aortic surgery, cardiac research


“(Reuters) – A combination of Merck & Co’s immunotherapy Keytruda and Pfizer Inc’s Inlyta helped patients with advanced kidney cancer live longer …”
TAGS: kidney cancer, treatment


“… who is head of the psychiatry department at the University of Calgary. … microbiome researcher at the University of British Columbia and co-author …”
TAGS: clinical trials, treatment, gut bacteria, microbiome


UCalgary News
“A research lab led by Dr. Jennifer Thompson, PhD, at the University of Calgary is exploring this pressing prenatal issue. Using an animal model, her …”
TAGS: women’s health, maternal obesity, risk factors, prenatal health


CTV News
“Dr. Sylvain Boet, an anesthesiologist and lead researcher at The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, agreed and said the technology could be a …”
TAGS: surgery, technology, learning


“… the chickenpox virus living in their body for the rest of their lives,” said Shelly McNeil, chief of infectious diseases at the Nova Scotia Health Authority.”
TAGS: shingles, infectious disease


CTV News
“Meanwhile, a 2017 Centre for Addiction and Mental Health study found about one in ten Ontario students in Grade 7 through 12 were using …”
TAGS: cough medicine, children, teenagers


“Giroux left to become the president and CEO of the hospital in Sudbury, Health Sciences North. Haché is currently the vice president of research and …”
TAGS: Robert Haché, Laurentian University