Daily Media Digest February 23, 2018

CFJC Today Kamloops
“OTTAWA — Canada’s appalling record on Indigenous health is undermining its efforts to be a global health leader. That’s according to research published this week in one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious medical journals, which calls on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to start backing up his lofty … “
TAGS: Indigenous health, Global health


Slate Magazine
“To confront this, Vancouver Coastal Health undertook a nine-month pilot study in which Insite visitors were offered a testing strip that could determine whether their drugs contained fentanyl. Out of 1,000 drug samples tested, 80 percent turned up positive. Since participation was voluntary, it’s possible …”
TAGS: safe injection sites, fentanyl


U of T Engineering News
“He is the recipient of numerous prestigious honours, including the Governor Generals’ Innovation Award (2017), the Connaught Innovation Award (2016/2017), the Manning Award for Innovation/Entrepreneurship (2014), and a fellowship in the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. He also led the U …”
TAGS: Paul Santerre, Chair of Health Technology, health investment


““U of T is grateful for the continued support for innovative research from the Government of Canada that fosters collaboration among our various faculties, departments and hospital partners to find ways to work together to find solutions that benefit the health of Canadians and those around the globe,” … “
TAGS: health-care collaborations, federal funding


“The Society for Fair and Transparent Health Funding to Central Alberta has been a year in the making after it says expansion was dropped from the provincial priority list in 2016 with little explanation from either Alberta Health Services or the Government of Alberta. “Citizens should not have to travel for …”
TAGS: local doctors, red deer, non-profit, funding hospital


“… BSc (Hon), from Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. “This has been shown to be safe and often acceptable by patients,” explained Seung, who presented the results of the study during the Cancer Survivorship Symposium (CSS) 2018: Advancing Care and Research.”
TAGS: Breast Cancer Survivors, primary care provider (PCP)


“The forum will assemble a group of health care experts, representatives from community organizations around Vaudreuil-Soulanges, including Parkinson’s Canada and Alzheimer’s Canada, notaries, accountants, and people from respite care programs. “There’s always the surprise when we have ..”
TAGS: English language health care services, Montreal


MetroNews Canada
“Nova Scotia has joined five other provinces and the Yukon Territory in providing coverage for the Parkinson’s drug known as DUODOPA. … DUODOPA is described by AbbVie Canada as a treatment for patients who have severe and disabling motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease that can’t be well ..”
TAGS: Parkinson’s drug DUODOPA, province coverage, Nova Scotia


“The idea is once the city purchases the property, the property will house the Niwasa Kendaaswin Teg, the Indigenous early years and head start service provider. The group received provincial funding in February to relocate their services to the former school from its overcrowded building at 678 Main St. “
TAGS: school reinvented, Indigenous health


UCalgary News
“University of Calgary geography professor Stefania Bertazzon, right, and Rizwan Shahid, a geographic information scientist at Alberta Health Services, have conducted a study which sheds new light on the variations of air quality in Calgary neighbourhoods. Photo by Riley Brandt, University of Calgary.”
TAGS: air quality, Health Research


Cantech Letter
“Biopharmaceutical company Bellus Health Inc. (TSX:BLU) is developing a cough treatment drug that could have widespread application, says analyst Andre Uddin from Mackie Research Capital Corporation, who gives BLU a “Speculative Buy” rating and one-year target price of $1.00. On Thursday … “
TAGS: cough treatment, research


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“Whether enabling advanced healthcare treatments and cures via precision health analytics or using data collection and visualization to support new best practices in the natural resources sector, our B.C.-led Digital Technology Supercluster will now be able to innovate in a globally leading manner.”
TAGS: supercluster, BC jobs, technology


“Through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency’s Atlantic Innovation Fund, Ottawa has contributed $2,999,699 to ABK Biomedical Inc., to help the medical devices company produce and commercialize a variety of sizes of its patented “imageable microspheres,” which appear to the average person to … “
TAGS: cancer treatment, benign tumors, funding research